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Common blood pressure drug may cause skin cancer – study

Common blood pressure drug may cause skin cancer – study

People who take a certain water pill prescribed to control fluid retention and treat high blood pressure may be more likely to get skin cancer than other individuals, a Danish study suggests.

IT’S two weeks before Christmas! With gatherings and celebrations this season, the temptation to indulge in sweet, salty, and fatty food is greater compared to other times of the year. Since our physical health affects our quality of life, daily activities, relationships, finances, and even our mood, here’s a rundown of health facts that will hopefully make us think twice before we get another serving of our sweet, salty, and fatty favorites.

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Web-based counseling lowers blood pressure according to study

People who received regular lifestyle counseling online were able to lower their blood pressure as much as a medication would, researchers claim. Their study involved 264 people with high blood pressure and an average age of 58.

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Thailand’s ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej is recovering well after a recent operation to improve blood flow to his heart, the palace said, the latest in a series of major medical procedures for the 88-year-old.

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