An analysis of published studies has found a link between the use of antihypertensive mediations and the development of psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease. In the analysis, which is published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, data from 13 studies indicated that angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors, beta- blockers, calcium-channel blockers, […]
Could work pressure be causing greater increase in cardiovascular risk factors in women compared to men?
Work stress, sleep disorders, and fatigue, regarded as non-traditional risk factors for heart attack and stroke, are rising more steeply amongst women than men, according to a new study presented today at the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Conference. Researchers compared data from 22,000 men and women in the Swiss Health […]
Higher pulse pressure in smokers may signal cardiovascular disease risk
Consistent cigarette smoking has a small but significant effect on pulse pressure, according to research that suggests a possible new link between smoking and cardiovascular disease, especially among Black and white women. Pulse pressure is the difference between systolic blood pressure, the top number in a reading, and diastolic blood […]
Salt substitution—an effective way to reduce blood pressure in rural India
Replacing regular common salt consumed by hypertensive patients in rural areas with a salt substitute can have a significant impact in terms of lowering their blood pressure, a new study by The George Institute for Global Health has revealed. Researchers found that substituting a small part of the sodium in […]