Tag Archives: Blood

Online pharmacy flags possible new impurity in blood pressure drug

(Reuters) – Online pharmacy Valisure reported that it found a new cancer-causing impurity in some versions of widely prescribed blood pressure medicine valsartan, but U.S. regulators said on Tuesday that the amount in the drugs was well below levels deemed to be potentially harmful. Connecticut-based Valisure informed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a… Read More »

High blood pressure: This strange toilet habit at night could be a sign you have condition

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a long-term medical condition which involves the blood pressure in the arteries which becomes persistently elevated. The symptoms of having high blood pressure are not obvious and if left untreated it puts a person at high risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, vision loss,… Read More »

“Smart” molecules that selectively target abnormal cell growth in blood vessels may reduce reoccurring blockage after stenting

Artificial “smart” molecules that selectively target certain blood-vessel cells and prevent abnormal growth, appear to reduce reoccurring blockages in blood vessels previously opened by stents, while sparing healthy endothelial cells lining the blood vessel. One molecule studied prevented vascular smooth muscle cells from overgrowing and blocking blood vessels, and the other caused these cells to… Read More »