New tool to improve blood pressure measurement

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A new prediction model has been developed that uses three separate blood pressure readings taken in a single consultation and basic patient characteristics to give an adjusted blood pressure reading that is significantly more accurate than existing models for identifying hypertension. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Rescue inhaler study: New approach increases mastery of life-saving technique

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A rescue inhaler can be a lifesaver during an asthma or COPD flareup, but using a rescue inhaler is complicated and misuse is common, putting patients’ lives at risk. An education strategy, called teach-to-goal, may help patients use their inhalers properly during these critical times, according to new research. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Intensive blood pressure lowering treatment may harm people with diabetes

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People with diabetes often have high blood pressure and an increased cardiovascular risk. They are therefore often recommended more intensive blood pressure lowering treatment that non-diabetics. However, for patients with systolic blood pressure levels under 140, antihypertensive drugs may increase the risk of dying from cardiovascular causes. » Read more Source: Science Daily

New target could help to reduce symptoms of asthma attacks, research shows

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The role of a receptor in the body that could help to prevent or reduce the effects of asthma attacks has been examined by an international team of researchers. The team examined the role in the body of nociceptin, a peptide that activates the nociceptin receptor, better known for its association with pain processing. » […]

Wearable graphene-based biomedical device to monitor, combat diabetes

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A patch is capable of non-invasive blood sugar monitoring and painless drug delivery. The device’s pH and temperature monitoring functions enable systematic corrections of sweat glucose measurements as the enzyme-based glucose sensor is affected by pH (blood acidity levels) and temperature. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Scientists discover a link between psoriasis and general bone loss

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For the first time, researchers have linked psoriasis to the risk of widespread bone loss and describe how the protein IL-17 acts as a ‘messenger’ between the skin and the bones. IL-17 inhibitors, some of which already on the market, could simultaneously address skin inflammation and associated bone loss. These results recommend monitoring the bone […]


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