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Role of Traumatic Experiences in Vascular and Heart Diseases

A new study presented at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, shows the impact of traumatic experiences on vascular health and heart diseases.

Today it seems about everything has been shown to lead to cardiac diseases. Of course, smoking is bad for you, as is high blood pressure. There's a lot of evidence that psychosocial factors could cause heart-related problems.

Photoplethysmography can Accurately Measure Blood Pressure

A third of adults in the U.S. were diagnosed with high blood pressure. Automatic blood pressure devices are used to assess blood pressure levels, but these are prone to significant errors and in turn, result in the unrequired prescription of anti-hypertensive agents. A technique for accurate assessment of systolic blood pressure has been developed by researchers at the Jerusalem College of Technology and the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Israel. Their findings were unveiled at the APS Cardiovascular Aging: New Frontiers and Old Friends conference in Westminster, Colo.

Tuberculosis chemoprophylaxis value in HIV-infected people revealed by the trial

The tuberculosis chemoprophylaxis in HIV-infected people was more than ever relevant in resource-limited countries, showed by lasting follow-up in the ANRS TEMPRANO trial. The prophylactic drugs use decreased mortality, even among people taking antiretroviral treatment who have a high CD4+ T cell count. The outcomes of ANRS TEMPRANO trial encouraged countries where the tuberculosis burden was high to apply the relevant WHO recommendations.