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Physical fitness lowers mortality risk in men with prehypertension

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Prehypertensive men who are physically fit are likely to live longer as a result, according to a long-term follow-up study published in the American Journal of Hypertension for July. Prehypertension – resting untreated systolic blood pressure (BP) of 120-139 mm Hg...

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Natriuretic peptide levels help provide acute coronary syndrome prognosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome, elevated B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels add important prognostic data, independent of echocardiographic findings, according to a report in the American Heart Journal for July. The report also indicates that repeat...

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Extreme hyperglycemia linked to antipsychotic use by elderly diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Upon starting an antipsychotic drugs, older patients with diabetes are prone to episodes of hyperglycemia severe enough to require hospitalization, Canadian researchers report in the Archives of Internal Medicine for July 27. “In our study, first-time use of both...