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Blood pressure drug improves response to cancer therapy

Scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have discovered that a drug to lower blood pressure alters the tissue characteristics of secondary tumours, or metastases, from colon cancer. The ‘stiffness’ of these metastases has an effect on the success of cancer therapies. The results are published in Cancer Cell. Heidelberg… Read More »

Donate Blood: You May Be Saving Your Own Life

Iron is essential for hundreds of biological functions including DNA synthesis, oxygen transport and the use of energy. About 6% of the human body is iron and 25% of it is stored as ferritin.1 Iron is used in every living thing. Plants, animals, bacteria and even cancer cells would not survive without iron. Plants use… Read More »

What is low blood pressure for pregnancy

Living with low or high blood pressure requires a comprehensive approach to managing the symptoms associated with hypotension and hypertension, which often includes medication and lifestyle changes. When you become pregnant, your doctor will work with you on how to best address these issues to keep you and your growing baby safe during these critical… Read More »