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For years doctors have been uncertain what the optimal goal should be for patients with high blood pressure. The aim of course is to bring it down, but how far and how aggressively remained a mystery. Researchers report that lowering blood pressure to 120 — instead of the current guideline of ... Read More
20 February 2017Mentory


Some sufferers of psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia may have a treatable immune disorder, research suggests. In a nationwide study, scientists at the University of Oxford found up to one in 11 cases of psychosis may involve a condition where antibodies attack the brain. The team suggested that all patients displaying signs of ... Read More
13 December 2016farmadmin


A large study has found that body mass index, waist circumference and diabetes are all associated with an increased risk for liver cancer. Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer, and its incidence has tripled since the mid-1970s in the United States.... Read More
23 November 2016farmadmin
Pregnancy and depression


Treating pregnant women for depression may benefit not just themselves but their babies as well. A study, in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, included 7,267 pregnant women, of whom 831 had symptoms of depression. After controlling for maternal age, race, income, body mass index and ... Read More
25 October 2016farmadmin


Eating potatoes four or more times a week may increase the risk for high blood pressure, a large new study has found. Researchers pooled results from three observational studies involving 187,453 men and women followed for more than 25 years. The participants returned health and diet questionnaires every two ... Read More
20 October 2016farmadmin


The number of Americans having strokes and the number dying following strokes decreased over the past 20 years, according to a new study. The declines in strokes and improvements in survival were similar between blacks, whites, men and women, according to the researchers. “Stroke is still the fourth leading cause of death ... Read More
26 September 2016lhadmin


It may be a good idea to get a blood pressure reading in both arms rather than just one. A difference in those readings, a new study suggests, is an independent risk factor for heart disease.    Using data from a large health study, researchers examined 3,390 people 40 ... Read More
16 September 2016farmadmin
World Health Day 7 April


One of the dominant goods, especially nowadays, is health. The day that is dedicated to the World Health is April 7, with the 7th of April 1948, the day the World Health Organization was established, as a reference date. WHO was established with "the attainment by all people of the ... Read More
7 April 2016farmadmin