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Experimental therapy fails to cure blood pressure

An experimental therapy that was once hailed as a possible cure for people whose high blood pressure does not respond to medication, has been shown to be ineffective, a US study said Saturday. Known as renal denervation, the process involves inserting……

Blood pressure medications shown to help slow dementia

A class of drugs designed to lower blood pressure also slightly brakes the progression of dementia among the elderly and may even boost brain power marginally, a study published on Friday said. Doctors in Cork, Ireland, looked at data from a long-term study involving 361 patients aged in their late…

Is chocolate really heart-healthy?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – That heart-shaped box of chocolate you got for Valentine’s just might have some benefits for your real heart, a new study hints. The study, which combined the results of 42 small clinical trials, found that people fed chocolate or cocoa for a few weeks to…

Hormone helps obese shed weight: study

An appetite-curbing hormone found in the gut may help overweight and obese people shed weight, lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels, according to a study released Wednesday. Known as glucagon-like peptide-1, or GLP-1, the hormone is naturally secreted from the intestine when we eat. Recently, doctors have begun to use GLP-1 to treat…

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