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Eating blueberries may reduce blood pressure in postmenopausal women

Nitric oxide levels were greater in the blueberry powder group compared with baseline levels, while no changes were observed in the control group.

Protein, probiotic combo shows promise for pediatric peanut allergy

A new oral therapy that combines a probiotic and peanut protein appears to be a successful immunotherapy for peanut allergy.

Chronic insomnia tied to increased hypertension risk

Patients with chronic insomnia who took longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep had a 300% higher risk of hypertension.

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Eating blueberries may reduce blood pressure in postmenopausal women

Eating blueberries may reduce blood pressure in postmenopausal women

Nitric oxide levels were greater in the blueberry powder group compared with baseline levels, while no changes were observed in the control group.

Protein, probiotic combo shows promise for pediatric peanut allergy

Protein, probiotic combo shows promise for pediatric peanut allergy

A new oral therapy that combines a probiotic and peanut protein appears to be a successful immunotherapy for peanut allergy.

Women, providers unhappy with cervical cancer screening changes

Women, providers unhappy with cervical cancer screening changes

Results of a survey revealed that many female patients would be more comfortable with routine Pap and HPV tests to screen for cervical cancer.

More oversight needed for compounded drugs, says OIG

More oversight needed for compounded drugs, says OIG

The report suggests CMS consider requiring more than 50 practices for accreditors to use to oversee compounded sterile preparations (CSPs).

Chronic insomnia tied to increased hypertension risk

Chronic insomnia tied to increased hypertension risk

Patients with chronic insomnia who took longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep had a 300% higher risk of hypertension.

Diet, exercise may lower plaque build-up in coronary arteries

Diet, exercise may lower plaque build-up in coronary arteries

Intensive lifestyle modifications were associated with a decrease in atherosclerotic burden in both coronary and carotid vasculature systems.

How does the public perceive medical malpractice?

How does the public perceive medical malpractice?

A survey of Massachusetts residents concluded overwhelming public support for more transparency from providers and hospitals.

First generic esomeprazole approved by FDA

First generic esomeprazole approved by FDA

The FDA has approved esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules, the first generic version of AstraZeneca's Nexium.

Updates to U.S. childhood, adolescent vaccine schedule released

Updates to U.S. childhood, adolescent vaccine schedule released

Changes in the 2015 childhood and adolescent immunization schedule include column changes to reflect the availability of influenza vaccines.

Novel combo hypertension drug gets FDA nod

Novel combo hypertension drug gets FDA nod

Perindopril arginine and amlodipine besylate may be used as initial therapy if a patient is likely to need multiple drugs to achieve their blood pressure goals.

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