MONDAY, June 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Called “forever chemicals” because they linger in the environment, new research suggests that middle-aged women with high levels of perfluoroalkyls and polyfluoroalkyls (PFAS) in their blood may be more vulnerable to high blood pressure. In the study, women aged 45 to 56 whoContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The often-used steroid spironolactone is not linked to any increased risk of a range of common cancers, according to a new study. The synthetic steroid is routinely used to manage heart failure, high blood pressure and edema, and also used off-label to treatContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat and beat, but new research suggests that commonly prescribed high blood pressure drugs may boost survival in patients. Known as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), those who took them saw slightContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Giving dark chocolate to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day may be a win-win emotionally and physically, an expert suggests. But it’s important to keep any potential health benefits in perspective, noted Lizzy Davis, an assistant professor of nutrition sciences at the University ofContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Mobile health apps can help older Americans but only about four in 10 use them, and those most likely to benefit are least likely to take advantage of them, a new survey reveals. Health apps monitor everything from calories and exercise to bloodContinue Reading