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Nutrition Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled 'healthy', according to a new CDC report.

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Daily Caffeine Linked to Lower Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Daily Caffeine Linked to Lower Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Study suggests caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow and sexual function.

Third-Line Therapy Choices for Type 2 Diabetes

Third-Line Therapy Choices for Type 2 Diabetes

TZD effective post metformin and exenatide; exenatide effective post metformin and glimepiride.

PCa Recurrence Not Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

PCa Recurrence Not Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

High LDL cholesterol and high blood glucose, however, did increase the risk of PSA relapse.

Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled 'healthy', according to a new CDC report.

New Hypertension Guidelines for Coronary Artery Disease Patients

New Hypertension Guidelines for Coronary Artery Disease Patients

One aim of the updated guidelines is more flexibility for heart disease patients, doctors say.

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

The risk is particularly elevated for patients who have CKD risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, and older age.

International Cardiovascular Disease Risk Equation

International Cardiovascular Disease Risk Equation

Risk equation can be recalibrated for application in different countries; good discrimination in validations.

Spike in Hypertension-Related Deaths, Says CDC

Spike in Hypertension-Related Deaths, Says CDC

Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85

Enalapril Plus Folic Acid Reduces Stroke Risk in Hypertension

Enalapril Plus Folic Acid Reduces Stroke Risk in Hypertension

Study in Chinese population shows reduced risk of first stroke with combined use of enalapril, folic acid

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Blood Pressure

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Blood Pressure

No reductions in systolic, diastolic BP in trial-level analysis, individual patient data analysis

Americans Taking Steps to Reduce Dietary Sodium

Americans Taking Steps to Reduce Dietary Sodium

53% taking action to reduce sodium. Those receiving medical advice to reduce sodium intake appeared more willing to take action.

Unusual CKD Identified in Salvadoran Women

Unusual CKD Identified in Salvadoran Women

In a study, 6.6% of women had CKD that could not be attributed to diabetes, hypertension, or glomerulopathy.

Interarm BP Differences Predict Cardiovascular Events in CKD Patients

Interarm BP Differences Predict Cardiovascular Events in CKD Patients

A difference of 10 mm Hg or more in systolic blood pressure was associated with an 80% increased risk.

Avoid 3 Risk Factors, Live 10 More Heart Healthy Years

Avoid 3 Risk Factors, Live 10 More Heart Healthy Years

Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and live up to 13 more years without congestive heart failure, study suggests.

Acetaminophen May Be Riskier Than Thought

Acetaminophen May Be Riskier Than Thought

Researchers call for a new systematic review of acetaminophen's effectiveness and safety