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10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication

By making these 10 lifestyle changes, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. By Mayo Clinic Staff If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about taking medication to bring your numbers down. Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your high blood pressure. If you successfully control your blood ...

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Study: Several cups of coffee every day can keep the doctor away

TORONTO, CANADA (KDAF) — For some people coffee can help cure a handful full of problems. For example, fatigue, mood swings, cramps (for the ladies), and some will even tell you they need it to survive. But now, a study out of York University is spilling the beans and claiming a cup of Joe, or two… or three is actually ...

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Public Notification: Black Panther contains hidden drug ingredient

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Black Panther, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Black Panther contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in the FDA approved prescription drug Viagra, used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).  ...

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What eating too much sugar

Overeating, poor memory formation, learning disorders, depression — all have been linked in recent research to the over-consumption of sugar. And these linkages point to a problem that is only beginning to be better understood: what our chronic intake of added sugar is doing to our brains. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the average American consumes 156 ...

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Tips for Parents: The Truth About Club Drugs

What Are Raves? “Raves” are high energy, all-night dances that feature hard pounding techno-music and flashing laser lights. Raves are found in most metropolitan areas and, increasingly, in rural areas throughout the country. The parties are held in permanent dance clubs, abandoned warehouses, open fields, or empty buildings. Raves are frequently advertised as “alcohol free” parties with hired security personnel. ...

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Canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) and Dapagliflozin (Farxiga, Xigduo XR): Drug Safety Communication – Strengthened Kidney Warnings

Audience: Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pharmacy ISSUE: FDA has strengthened the existing warning about the risk of acute kidney injury for the type 2 diabetes medicines canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) and dapagliflozin (Farxiga, Xigduo XR). Based on recent reports, we have revised the warnings in the drug labels to include information about acute kidney injury and added recommendations to minimize this ...

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New HIV infections rife in Sunyani Municipality

Source: GNA Dr Paulina Appiah, the Sunyani Municipal Director of Health has observed that new HIV and AIDS infections are increasing in the Municipality. She said HIV and AIDS prevalence in the municipality has jumped from two per cent to five percent, an indication that the disease is fast-spreading. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting on an integrated health intervention programme, ...

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Malaria is as deadly as AIDS -Medical Director

Dr Antobre Boateng, the Deputy Eastern Regional Health Director in-charge of Public Health, has expressed worry that some Ghanaians still take malaria for granted. Speaking on the occasion of the World Malaria Day durbar organised by the Regional Health Directorate at Sekesua in the Upper Manya Krobo District, the Deputy Health Director said malaria is as deadly as AIDS and ...

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