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No benefit from lower than standard blood pressure targets: review

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In the general population of patients with elevated blood pressure, there is currently no evidence to support aiming for a blood pressure (BP) target lower than the standard 140 over 90 millimeters mercury (mm Hg),...

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Statement indicates need for more research on partial breast irradiation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released a consensus statement regarding patient selection and best practices in using accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) outside the context of a clinical...

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Anemia independently raises the risk of death in very elderly people

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research indicates that anemia, regardless of comorbid disease, is a risk factor for death in very elderly individuals. In the study, incident anemia was associated with a twofold increased risk of death during...