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Do number of visits and measurements affect BP readings?

Study cautions careful interpretation of high BP in adolescents.

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Non‐ST‐segment elevation ACS: does choice of antiplatelet therapy affect outcomes across troponin categories?

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Does vitamin D status influence serum lipid profile during pregnancy?

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Rivaroxaban vs dabigatran or warfarin: which is better for stroke prevention in Afib?

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Diet drinks linked to stroke and dementia

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Is it systolic BP or pulse pressure that better predicts acute coronary syndrome?

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Heart attack: keep popping those BP pills

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High levels of serum calcium and parathyroid hormone increase VTE risk

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Does salt reduction provide any benefit in people with normal BP?

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Cycling to work could reduce cancer risk, says study

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Amino acid restricting diet could ‘starve’ cancer

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Bullying and anxiety frequent among UK teens

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Don’t neglect the NHS in June election, warns BMA

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Links between housing problems and mental illness

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Boys and African American children are likelier to have BP problems at earlier age

African American young men are especially more likely to transition earlier.

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When commuting, cycling beats walking for health benefits

Either one is better than sitting in traffic.

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Half of patients are willing to replace doctors with robots
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Half of patients are willing to replace doctors with robots

A new survey looking at patient acceptance of artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector has produced interesting findings.

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Most stop taking high intensity statins
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Most stop taking high intensity statins

A substantial proportion of patients prescribed high intensity statins following a heart attack do not continue to regularly take them after they have...

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Nonparoxysmal Afib: is catheter ablation better than antiarrhythmics?

Cochrane review and meta-analysis tackles the question systematically.

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Sudden cardiac death, ventricular arrhythmia risk is greater with Afib

Effect seen across age groups and even with antiarrhythmic use.

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LABAS, corticosteroids are safe in patients with COPD and CVD

Findings may ease long-standing concerns.

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Interventions needed to improve post-MI statin adherence

Lower medication costs, more cardiologist visits, and cardiac rehabilitation may help.

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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines
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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines

The Standing Committee of European Doctors reminds physicians that they have a duty to inform the patient before a product is used off-label.

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Alternative finance for the NHS

The NHS need lot of money to invest in large infrastructure projects

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Can a low glycemic diet reduce blood pressure?

Meta-analysis evaluates the association of dietary glycemic index with blood pressure.

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Hypertension: Monthly Essentials April 2017
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Hypertension: Monthly Essentials April 2017

BP goals in high-risk patients | Value of hypertension screening | No link between BP, BCa.

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What is the cardiovascular effect of GLP-1 receptor agonists?

Real-life data suggest benefit even in diabetes patients at relatively low cardiovascular risk.

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High-risk arthritis: celecoxib linked to fewer GI bleeds than naproxen

But neither option was very safe.

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