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Kinds of Coughs and What They Might Mean
Allergies? A cold? Acid reflux? No matter what the cause, there’s a simple reason behind all your hacking: “A cough is a protective mechanism to clear your airway,” explains Jonathan Parsons, MD, Director of the Cough Clinic at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. While it’s impossible
Cardiovascular-Disease Prevention in a Pill?
One pill to prevent high blood pressure and high cholesterol? Yes, according to a new study from the United Kingdom. Researchers at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine in London tested a polypill consisting of three blood pressure medications – amlodipine, losartan and hydrochlorothiazide
Blood Pressure Drug Olmesartan Linked to Celiac Disease Side Effects in a Handful of Patients
A drug used for treating high blood pressure has been linked with a number of severe gastrointestinal side effects, according to a report from the Mayo Clinic . Between 2008 and 2011, 22 patients taking the drug olmesartan, sold under the brand name Benicar, suffered symptoms similar to celiac
Pharmacy Errors: Swallowing the Wrong Pill
Have you ever left the doctor’s office not remembering exactly which medication your doctor prescribed and later, whether the pharmacist got it right? Names like Darvan and Diovan can sound the same. But one is a pain reliever while another is used to treat high...
Profound Fatigue, Cold Sweats, Dizziness May Signal Heart Attack
Pamela Detrow was having lunch in Milwaukee when she suddenly broke into a cold sweat, became dizzy and felt her heart racing. Thinking this would pass quickly, she asked her friends to order her a salad and diet soda, then stepped outside for some fresh air. But within a couple of minutes, the
Popular Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Cancer
Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers Linked to Elevated Risk, But Some Doctors Aren't Convinced
Surprise! Doctors Learn Some Drugs are Stinky
Any good doctor will know about a drug's side effects, both brand names and generics before they prescribe it. But a doctor may have no idea that your medication tastes like fish. A group of family physicians in Georgia were surprised to learn that many of their diabetes patients had stopped taking
Do Blood Pressure Meds Prevent Alzheimer's?
The exact cause of dementia and alzheimer's disease remains a mystery but research consistently links pour blood circulation and memory loss. This connection between heart and brain health as led scientists to wonder if treatment of high blood pressure improves blood flow to the brain. also reduce
Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Stave Off Dementia
TUESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Blood pressure drugs that block the protein angiotensin appear to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a new study finds. "We think it [angiotensin] is one of the most important factors determining healthy blood vessels
Blood Pressure Drugs Might Fight Diabetic Retinopathy
FRIDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- New research in mice suggests that some drugs used to treat high blood pressure might help prevent and treat a disorder that causes people with diabetes to lose their vision. The researchers tested candesartan (Atacand), a drug known as an angiotensin receptor