Too-Low Diastolic Blood Pressure Statistically Linked to Heart Damage
Clinical guidelines recommend aggressive treatment to push blood pressure down to 120/80 mm of mercury. A new study cautions, however, that continuing to drive down systolic blood pressure might not be the best course in patients who already have relatively low diastolic blood pressure numbers. Here are the potential dangers.
Antibiotic Prescriptions in Infants Could Be Cause of Rising Food Allergies
While a prescription for an antibiotic might sometimes be warranted in babies less than a year old, the effect might be more than just combating an infection. New research suggests that early antibiotic use significantly raises the risk of a food allergy diagnosis. Find out why study authors believe that occurs.
Despite Link, Diabetes Drugs Prescribed Far More Than Obesity Medications Despite six medications approved for use in the United States to combat obesity, healthcare providers don’t recommend them that often, according to a new study. Researchers report, on the other hand, that drugs for type 2 diabetes—which is linked to being overweight or obese—are prescribed 15 times more frequently. Here are the details.
Independent Brick-and-Mortar Drugstores Rank Highest in New Survey
Independent pharmacies that band together to improve negotiating and purchasing power apparently don’t lose their hometown touch. Two such “chains” topped the latest J.D. Power survey for brick-and-mortar pharmacies. Find out which pharmacies scored highest in other categories.