Salt pills neither help nor harm acute heart failure patients

In acute heart failure (AHF), salt supplementation during aggressive diuretic therapy didn’t appear to mitigate neurohormonal activation in a randomized placebo-controlled trial but it didn’t hurt outcomes either, challenging the usual low-sodium paradigm in heart failure. As per results from a Cleveland Clinic-led trial, increasing salt consumption orally for patients with heart failure who are […]

There is a need for hormone tests among adults as over 1.4% of unselected adults have adrenal tumors, says a Chinese study

About 1.4% of the general adult population has an adrenal tumor, of which about two thirds are nonfunctioning adenomas regardless of age, a new study suggests. The detection rate of adrenal incidentaloma, or an incidentally found nodule not causing clinical symptoms, has increased as screening techniques have improved and become more common. However, most published […]

More senior citizens should perform at-home blood pressure checks

The NPHA team collaborated with study authors Deborah Levine, M.D., M.P.H., of the Department of Internal Medicine at Michigan Medicine, and Mellanie V. Springer, M.D., M.S., to construct the poll questions and evaluate the results. A new study shows that just 48% of persons aged 50 to 80 who use blood pressure drugs or have […]

Lack of sleep causes us to be less kind

An fMRI study and assessments of sleep-deprived people reveal a diminished willingness to assist others. One of the cornerstones of civilised society is the fact that people help one another. However, a recent study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, shows that sleep deprivation impairs this essential human quality, which has practical repercussions. […]

If untreated for a long time, hypertensive conditions during pregnancy may result in Hypertension

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP) were associated with an increased risk of hypertension 10 years later, according to a prospective cross-sectional study. HDP, which affects about 20% of pregnant women, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. A previous meta-analysis found that a history of HDP was associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease compared with no history […]

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