Many people with high blood pressure may take a drug that worsens it, says study

Nearly 1 in 5 people with hypertension may be unintentionally taking a drug for another condition that causes their blood pressure to climb even higher, a new study suggests. Left untreated or undertreated, high blood pressure will increase your risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and vision problems by damaging blood vessels. Lifestyle changes […]

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One avocado or two? Study finds eating lots of the fruit has public health import

In a novel study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing the potential health effects between families that consumed a low allotment of avocados (three per week) and families that consumed a high allotment […]

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Which glioblastoma patients will respond to immunotherapy? A biomarker may hold answers

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new biomarker to identify which patients with brain tumors called glioblastomas—the most common and malignant of primary brain tumors—might benefit from immunotherapy. The treatment could extend survival for an estimated 20% to 30% of patients. Currently, patients with glioblastoma do not receive this life-prolonging treatment because it has not […]

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