Heart Disease

Don’t Take Hypertension For Granted

Don’t Take Hypertension For Granted

  Hypertension or high blood pressure is often called a “silent disease” because you usually don’t know that you have it, thus making it dangerous. In fact, one third of ...

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DOH, Merck, PTA Unite to Fight Thyroid Disorders

DOH, Merck, PTA Unite to Fight Thyroid Disorders

  MANILA, Sep. 18 – The Department of Health (DOH) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Merck Inc. Philippines and the Philippine Thyroid Association (PTA) to implement activities in increasing awareness ...

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Setting Aggressive Targets for Hypertension Saves Lives: Report

Setting Aggressive Targets for Hypertension Saves Lives: Report

  Washington, United States – Treatment for high blood pressure that goes above and beyond what was previously recommended can significantly reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and even death, preliminary results ...

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Salt, Sex and Booze: Lifestyle Killers on the Rise

Salt, Sex and Booze: Lifestyle Killers on the Rise

  Paris, France –  The number of people worldwide whose deaths were tied to avoidable health risks like high blood pressure and smoking has shot up by almost 23 percent ...

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NY Becomes First US City to Add Salt Warnings to Menus

NY Becomes First US City to Add Salt Warnings to Menus

  New York, United States – Eating too much salt can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes. And now New Yorkers will get that warning loud and clear when ...

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New Anti-cholesterol Drugs Too Expensive: Report

New Anti-cholesterol Drugs Too Expensive: Report

  Washington, United States – The high price of two new anti-cholesterol drugs limits the benefits patients may see from them, according to a draft report released Wednesday by a US ...

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US Approves Injectable Anti-cholesterol Drug Repatha

US Approves Injectable Anti-cholesterol Drug Repatha

  Washington, United States – US regulators on approved Repatha, the second injectable drug of its kind designed for certain patients with stubbornly high cholesterol which puts them at risk of ...

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Fish Oil Supplements Don’t Prevent Mental Decline: Study

Fish Oil Supplements Don’t Prevent Mental Decline: Study

  Miami, United States – Fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, do not protect against mental decline despite common belief, said a study Tuesday spanning 4,000 older ...

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