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Pharmaceutical companies recall 87 batches of blood pressure drugs over cancer concerns

The medicines are called Losartan and Valsartan

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March 2, 2019


Nawaz Sharif given insulin to control sugar level

Doctors gave Nawaz Sharif insulin as his sugar level was higher than normal

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July 30, 2018


The drug regulatory authority is recalling heart medication that could cause cancer

The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan has stopped nine companies from producing and distributing a drug used to control blood pressure and prevent heart failure because it may cause cancer. The authority says the drug, valsartan, has chemicals that may cause cancer and has also recalled it from markets. The move comes after the United…

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July 15, 2018


People with strong handshake face lesser risk heart attack, stroke

ISLAMABAD: Testing the strength hand’s grip could be a life-saver, as new study has shown that it’s the easier and affordable way to predict heart attack and stroke risk.

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July 4, 2017


The Bright Side Of Load Shedding

By Gulrukh Tausif Last Sunday, after a hectic lunch I decided to have an afternoon siesta. It was Mother’s Day after all and mothers are entitled to some rest and recreation too, right? But as soon as I entered my room, the air conditioner switched off abruptly as if mocking my intentions. Howls of protest…

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May 19, 2017


Heart attack risk rises in winter, dips in summer

ISLAMABAD: The risk of getting a heart attack is highest in winter and lowest in summer, according to latest research based on analysis of more than 100,000 patients in seven European countries.

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February 18, 2017


Air pollution can affect blood pressure: study

PARIS: Long-term exposure to urban air pollution incrementally increases the risk of high blood pressure, according to a study released Tuesday of more than 41,000 European city-dwellers. Constant noise pollution — especially traffic — also boosts the likelihood of hypertension, researchers reported in the European Heart Journal. High blood pressure is the most important risk…

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October 25, 2016


Dementia linked to sudden drop in blood pressure and dizziness

People who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when suddenly standing up are at an increased risk for dementia, scientists say. Writing in Plos Medicine they suggest that less blood reaches the brain during these moments, leading to brain cell damage over time. Dementia experts say this is a “robust study” and “plausible…

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October 15, 2016


Aggressive blood pressure control could help millions: study

MIAMI: A more aggressive approach to lowering blood pressure could help millions of people over age 50, according to the results of a major US study published Monday. Patients who lowered their systolic number, meaning the higher of the two figures used to express blood pressure, to less than 120 mm Hg saw their risk…

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November 10, 2015


Salt, sex and booze: lifestyle killers on the rise

PARIS: 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 since 1990, researchers said Friday. According to results published in British journal The Lancet, scientists concluded that a range of 79 health dangers contributed to 30.8 million deaths…

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September 11, 2015


Folic acid plus blood pressure drug lowers stroke risk: study

LOS ANGELES: People who took folic acid supplements along with a medication for high blood pressure called enalapril, marketed in the US as Vasotec, were less likely to have a stroke than people who took the drug alone, researchers said Sunday. The study was based on a pool of more than 20,000 adults in China…

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March 16, 2015


Blueberries may help control blood pressure

NEW YORK: Eating blueberries every day might improve borderline high blood pressure in middle-aged women, according to a small U.S. study. Women who ate freeze-dried blueberries for two months had lowered blood pressure and increased levels of a chemical that relaxes blood vessel walls. “This tells us that blueberries may improve the health of blood…

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February 6, 2015


Blueberries may reduce blood pressure

ISLAMABAD: Just a cup of blueberries every day could help reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both of which are associated with heart disease. “Our findings suggest that regular consumption of blueberries could potentially delay the progression of prehypertension to hypertension, therefore reducing cardiovascular disease risk,” said Sarah Johnson from Florida State University. Over an…

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January 11, 2015


Blood pressure apps may be dangerously wrong

NEW YORK: Millions of people could be trying to measure their blood pressure with untested, inaccurate and potentially dangerous smartphone applications, or apps, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the top 107 apps for “hypertension” and “high blood pressure” that are available for download on the Google Play store and Apple iTunes and found that…

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December 23, 2014

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