Control of Heart Risks May Vary Among Outpatient Practices
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Management of heart disease
risk factors -- such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and
smoking -- varies significantly among outpatient practices in the
United States, according to a new study.
Yoga May Help Ease High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who follow the
ancient practice of yoga may be getting an added health boost, with
a new study suggesting it can fight high blood pressure -- also
known as hypertension.
People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- High-salt diets have long
been linked to high blood pressure, but new research finds that
those with the condition may have a far greater preference for
salty foods than those with normal blood pressure.
Metformin Won't Aid Breast Cancer Survival in Diabetics
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Despite prior research suggesting that the widely used diabetes drug metformin might help cancer patients, a new study finds it does not boost survival for older breast cancer patients with diabetes.
CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dialysis facilities could
cut bloodstream infection rates among their patients by up to half
by following a set of recommendations from the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, according to new research.
How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts
MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs on one side of the body, confusion and trouble speaking are among the signs that someone is having a stroke. The sooner a stroke is recognized and treated, the greater the chance of recovery, experts say.