News tagged with blood pressure

Cut down on salt, government says -- and calories

(AP) -- You should eat less salt, the government says. A lot less. It won't be easy. Consumers will need help from food companies if they are going to meet the government's ambitious new goals, announced Monday, for half ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Health
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FDA extends Plavix patent by 6 months to May 2012

(AP) -- The makers of Plavix, the world's second best-selling medication, said Tuesday they will retain exclusive U.S. marketing rights to the blood thinner for an additional six months, under a decision by U.S. health regulators.

dateJan 25, 2011 in Medications
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Pressure of housework can be bad for the heart

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in the US have discovered that in busy people housework such as cleaning, cooking, home maintenance, and even budgeting, can raise blood pressure. Those at greatest risk are the people who believe ...

dateJan 19, 2011 in Health report
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US says 129 million people have health woes

As many as 129 million people in the United States, or almost half of those under 65, have a pre-existing condition that could bar them from health insurance, a government report said Tuesday.

dateJan 18, 2011 in Health
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