HEALTH A-Z

How African Caribbean background can affect your heart health

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: SERIES I   About High blood pressure Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your […]

Big Tech’s next steps on opioids

Tech companies are launching a new partnership today aimed at better coordinating their respective efforts to help fight the opioid crisis. The big picture: Federal regulators had criticized tech platforms over a proliferation of ads for illegal pharmacies. But the companies have done a lot to rein in those ads and to redirect users toward […]

A compound found in apples can slow down aging

New research has identified a natural compound found in many types of fruit, such as apples and strawberries, and vegetables that can slow down the aging process. A natural compound called fistein, found in apples, can help slow down aging. One key factor in the aging process is known as “cellular senescence,” or the aging […]

US doctors’ organization endorses event-based PrEP for the first time

US doctors’ organization endorses event-based PrEP for the first time For the first time, a US-based professional HIV body has published guidelines endorsing event-based or so-called ‘on-demand’ pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an alternative to daily dosing. The International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA) released its 2018 recommendations during the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, but there was […]

MS: New drug proven to slow brain shrinkage

New Drug Shows Promise For Patients With Progressive Multiple Sclerosis A new clinical trial for the drug ibudilast offers much-needed hope for people living with multiple sclerosis — a neurological condition that affects primarily women and has limited treatment options. Using MRI scans, researchers were able to see that the new drug slows down brain […]

If You Have One of These 7 Symptoms, You Could Have High Blood Pressure

Voyagerix via DepositPhotos Did you know that about 1 in 3 Americans has high blood pressure? It’s a staggering statistic, especially considering that it can lead to deadly conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and even sudden cardiac arrest. So, if you are in between doctor’s visits and suspect that there may be something awry, […]

New ‘triple pill’ could eliminate high blood pressure

A new combination drug may have the potential to revolutionize hypertension treatment worldwide, after a clinical trial has declared it safe to use and very effective. A recent clinical trial has confirmed that a new pill can treat hypertension more effectively than traditional therapy. In a recent clinical trial led by researchers from the George […]