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Psoriasis medication Otezla may aid fat loss in people with psoriatic arthritis

Otezla (apremilast) is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating plaque psoriasis. In a†recent study, scientists say they found the drug may also help people with psoriasis reduce body fat, potentially improving their cardiovascular health. Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania measured changes in 70 […]

Bleeding complications risk drops when patients on a blood thinner stop taking aspirin

Researchers say aspirin should only be taken under the direction of a physician to review if the expected benefit outweighs the risk. Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to reduce pain, fever, and/or inflammation. Specific inflammatory conditions which aspirin is used to treat include Kawasaki disease, pericarditis, and rheumatic […]

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 […]

Salt substitutes may help lower the risk of heart attack, stroke

Researchers used 21 international studies involving nearly 30,000 people in western Europe, the Western Pacific, the Americas, and South-East Asia. Salt substitutes could lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from all causes, according to a new review of studies published in the online journal Heart. Researchers said it didnít matter where the […]

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