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Discrimination, high blood pressure, and health disparities in African Americans

Over the past few months, we have all seen the results of significant disruption to daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic, high levels of unemployment, and civil unrest driven by chronic racial injustice. These overlapping waves of societal insult have begun to bring necessary attention to the importance of health care disparities in the… Read More »

Blood pressure drug improves response to cancer therapy

Scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have discovered that a drug to lower blood pressure alters the tissue characteristics of secondary tumours, or metastases, from colon cancer. The ‘stiffness’ of these metastases has an effect on the success of cancer therapies. The results are published in Cancer Cell. Heidelberg… Read More »

What can you to lower blood pressure

In many studies, salt has been linked to high blood pressure and heart events, like stroke 7, 8. Your doctor may suggest checking it daily or less often. Controlling your blood pressure through the methods in this article may, ultimately, help you lower your risk of heart disease. In general, limit sodium to 2, milligrams… Read More »