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Blood pressure, often abbreviated as BP, is one of the principal vital signs often taken by health professionals. It is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of the blood vessels. The blood pressure in the circulation is principally due to the pumping action of the heart.

High Blood Pressure

Hypertension or high blood pressure, sometimes called arterial hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. This requires the heart to work harder than normal to circulate blood through the blood vessels. Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100-140mmHg systolic (top reading) and 60-90mmHg diastolic (bottom reading). High blood pressure is said to be present if it is persistently at or above 140/90 mmHg.

Risks of High Blood Pressure

Brain Aging

Research indicates that high blood pressure can accelerate brain aging. A research conducted at the University of California and published on November 19, 2012 in its journal The Lancet Neurology present findings that high blood pressure can cause accelerate brain aging.

Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a serious condition in which high blood pressure and Protein in the mother's urine develop in the second half of Pregnancy.

A study published in journal BMJ on November 27, 2012 said that mothers who have only one child and who developed preeclampsia are more likely to die from heart disease later in life than mothers with multiple children who develop the condition during their first pregnancy.

Prevention of Hypertension

  • Exercising regularly
  • Reducing sodium intake
  • Maintaining a healthy BMI (body mass index)
  • Consuming foods shown in studies to possibly lower blood pressure such as raisins, bananas, and watermelon.

Yogurt

In a new study in September 2012, it was found that Yogurt along with a healthy diet will help prevent hypertension. The researches at Tufts University in Boston found that people who ate at least one serving every three days were 31% less likely to develop high blood pressure compared to those who ate no yogurt at all. The ground published an abstract and presented at a conference said, "Yogurt is a nutrient-dense, low-fat dairy product. Higher yogurt intake, as part of a healthy diet pattern, may be beneficial for blood pressure control and hypertension prevention."

Blood Pressure Drugs

Nearly 5 per cent of the drugs prescribed to treat high blood pressure for pregnant women aren't considered safe. A research of the American Hearth Association's journal Hypertension, in November 2012, said that researches studied a database of more than 1 million Medicaid patients, out of which 48,453 filled prescriptions for high BP drugs during their pregnancies.

Hypertension in various countries

Tamil Nadu, India

The Hypertension prevalence in urban areas of Tamil Nadu is 22-30 per cent, while in rural areas, it is reported to be 20 per cent.

A study undertaken in December 2012 in Tamil Nadu has showed that 21.4 per cent hypertension prevalence in 11 villages of the state. The study was published in the International Journal of Public Health which conducted the study in about 10,500 people aged between 25 and 64.

Blood Pressure in News

Theravance Biopharma Announces First Subject Dosed in Phase 1 Clinical Trial of TD-1473, a GI-Targeted Pan-Janus Kinase (JAK) Inhibitor
Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBPH) ("Theravance Biopharma" or the "Company") today announced dosing of the first subject in a Phase 1 clinical trial of TD-1473, a novel, potent, and orally administered GI-targeted pan-Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor. The Company is developing TD-1473 as an investigational compound with the potential to treat a range of inflammatory intestinal diseases.

VIVUS, Inc. Announces Intent to Reacquire U.S. and Canadian Rights for Stendra(R) (Avanafil)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - December 31, 2015) - VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) (the "Company"), announced today that it has been notified by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Endo International, plc., of Auxilium's intention to return the U.S. and Canadian commercial rights for STENDRA® (Avanafil) to VIVUS

Boston Therapeutics' sugardown(R) in Clinical Trials Reduces Glucose, Fructose and Insulin
Boston Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: BTHE) released final trial results from its proof of concept (POC) Sydney University study that showed consumption of sugardown® tablets prior to sugary beverages was found to significantly reduce the postprandial glucose, fructose and insulin responses to the sugary soft drink beverage. Every subject had a favorable response

L-Arginine -- Linked to Maintenance of Healthy Cholesterol Levels
AMERICAN FORK, UT--(Marketwired - December 25, 2015) - In recent years, the amino acid L-arginine has received much attention from the scientific community thanks to its numerous beneficial effects

The New England Journal of Medicine publishes "Selexipag for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension"
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /The New England Journal of Medicine publishes "Selexipag for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension" . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Actelion receives US FDA approval of Uptravi (selexipag) for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion receives US FDA approval of Uptravi (selexipag) for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Dr. Gregory Brammer -- Brings Awareness to the New Diabetes Drug INVOKANA
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 16, 2015) - Expert Emergency Medicine Specialist and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Gregory Brammer has recently brought awareness to the potential dangers of the new diabetes drug INVOKANA (canagliflozin)

L-Arginine -- A Good Tool in the Fight to Prevent Stroke
AMERICAN FORK, UT--(Marketwired - December 15, 2015) - Numerous studies indicate that the ingredients in the popular health supplement L-arginine Plus® may contribute to the prevention of stroke among adults. It may also play a role in the reduction of cholesterol levels, and the improvement of blood pressure, both of which contribute to helping combat heart disease.

Give the Gift of Sight
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New Year, New You
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Daxor Corporation Announces an Increased Dividend and the Appointment of Michael Feldschuh as President and Chief Executive Officer on a Temporary Basis
Daxor Corporation (NYSE MKT: DXR), an investment company with medical instrumentation and biotechnology operations, announced the payment of a dividend today along with the appointment of Michael Feldschuh, currently Executive Vice President, as President and Chief Executive Officer on a temporary basis.

Dementia Care Professionals of America Names 2015 Dementia Care Professional of the Year
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 09, 2015) - Teryn Clarke, M.D., medical director of Alzheimer's Family Services Center in Huntington Beach, Calif., and board-certified neurologist at Hoag Neurosciences Institute in Newport Beach, Calif., has been named Dementia Care Professionals of America's (DCPA) Dementia Care Professional of the Year

Axxess Pharma Enters Into Manufacturing Agreement With SDC Nutrition -- cGMP Certified and FDA Registered
Axxess Pharma Inc. (OTC PINK: AXXE) a specialty pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements company, is pleased to announce they have entered into a manufacturing agreement with SDC Nutrition (SDC). SDC is a turnkey, in-house, FDA registered, Health Canada approved and cGMP Certified facility. The facility specializes in reformulating and manufacturing powdered, nutritional products

Novartis highlights new CTL019 Phase II data demonstrating 93% complete remission in pediatric patients with r/r ALL
Novartis International AG /Novartis highlights new CTL019 Phase II data demonstrating 93% complete remission in pediatric patients with r/r ALL . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Novartis announces new CTL019 study data demonstrating overall response in adult patients with certain types of lymphoma
Novartis International AG /Novartis announces new CTL019 study data demonstrating overall response in adult patients with certain types of lymphoma . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

3 Steps to Kick Off a Year of Good Health
(Family Features) A fresh beginning with a new year is the perfect time for a health assessment to ensure you are ready to take on a full and active year ahead. Even if you're feeling great, it's a smart practice to take time to identify potential problems before they become more serious health concerns.

TCA and Rolling Strong to Launch Driver Wellness Program
The trucking industry is losing many professional truck drivers to the health problems that arise from a sedentary lifestyle. That's why the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is partnering with Rolling Strong, a leading authority on driver wellness, to offer a new driver wellness program that will launch in January 2016.

ED Conqueror Review - Critical Information Released by Healthy Nutrition
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Slim Trim 2000 Reviewed by Healthy Nutrition -- Pure Forskolin Formula Revealed
BAYSIDE, NY--(Marketwired - November 21, 2015) - With the discovery of an advanced formula for losing weight fast, trimming the tummy and attaining an in-shape body, Slim Trim 2000 has been introduced with a revolutionary ingredient "Forskolin," which was featured in a famous celebrity show as the finest source of breaking down body fat.

Obama Administration Drug Pricing Forum Should Address Urgently Needed Prescription Savings Realized Through Importation From Safe Canadian Pharmacies
As Americans continue to pay the highest prices in the world for basic health maintenance medications, the Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation (CPPI) is encouraged that U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, is conducting a drug pricing forum on November 20.

Healbe GoBe(TM), the Original 100% Automatic Body Manager(TM), Brings Automatic Calorie Tracking to CES Unveiled Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - December 29, 2014) - Healbe™ Corporation, the pioneer of FLOW™ Technology and brands dedicated to making people's lives happier, healthier, and easier, is excited to announce it will showcase its highly anticipated whole body health manager, GoBe™, at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Actelion submits US FDA New Drug Application for selexipag (Uptravi) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion submits US FDA New Drug Application for selexipag (Uptravi) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Axxess Pharma Forms Partnership With Roc Nation Sports and throne boxing in Promotion of TapouT Product Line
Axxess Pharma Inc. (OTC PINK: AXXE), a specialty pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements company, is pleased to announce they have partnered Roc Nation Sports on their first three boxing events under the throne boxing banner

Novartis gains FDA approval for Signifor® LAR to treat patients with acromegaly, a rare and life-threatening hormonal disorder
Novartis International AG /Novartis gains FDA approval for Signifor® LAR to treat patients with acromegaly, a rare and life-threatening hormonal disorder . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

VIVUS Announces Favorable Formulary Positioning for Qsymia
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Axxess Pharma Receives Purchase Order From Large Nationwide Sport and Nutrition Distributor -- Muscle Foods USA
Axxess Pharma, Inc. (OTC PINK: AXXE), a specialty pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements company, is pleased to announce through its distribution partner NPI, that they have now received a purchase order from Muscle Foods USA, a large nationwide sport and nutrition distributor. The purchase order is for the full line of Axxess Pharma/AllStar Health Brands TapouT products

Axxess Pharma and TapouT Fitness Announce Exclusive Alliance to Supply Gyms With TapouT Products
Axxess Pharma, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AXXE), a specialty pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, AllStar Health Brands Inc., is pleased to announce they now have an exclusive alliance to supply two TapouT Fitness gyms with TapouT products in the greater Cincinnati and greater Atlanta areas.

Wellness Solutions Receive Praise
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Omron Healthcare and AliveCor Collaborate for Heart Health
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Novartis highlights new CTL019 clinical data showing complete remissions in children and young adults with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Novartis International AG /Novartis highlights new CTL019 clinical data showing complete remissions in children and young adults with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Axxess Pharma Announces Plans to Distribute Dividend to Shareholders in 2015 Based on Strong Sales Forecast
Axxess Pharma Inc. (OTC PINK: AXXE), a specialty pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, AllStar Health Brands Inc., is pleased to announce that it plans to offer a shareholder dividend for year end 2015

Actelion submits selexipag (Uptravi) for EMA Marketing Authorisation in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion submits selexipag (Uptravi) for EMA Marketing Authorisation in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Dallas Bariatric Surgeon David D. Kim, MD on the Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
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Medicaid and Medicare Have Updated Codes to Accept Telehealth Services
Beginning January 2015, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) will begin reimbursement for a number of telehealth services that the agency hasn't covered before

Axxess Pharma Receives Health Canada Approval to Sell High Potency Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement Throughout Canada
Axxess Pharma Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AXXE), a specialty pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, AllStar Health Brands Inc., is pleased to announce they have now received Health Canada approval to sell their high potency Omega-3 fish oil supplement throughout Canada

Horizon Pharma plc Announces Presentation of Data Showing Unmet Need in Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Positive Effect of RAYOS(R) (Prednisone) Delayed-Release Tablets in Reducing Joint Stiffness of RA Throughout the Day

MOCACARE Introduces MOCAheart, the Smallest Heart and Blood Health Tracker of Its Kind
MOCACARE today unveiled a Kickstarter campaign to fund its initial production run of MOCAheart, a portable health tracker designed for checking heart and blood health anytime, anywhere. This innovative tracker overcomes restrictions to traditional solutions and makes it easy for people to notice changes in their heart and blood health

Daxor Corporation Announces Payment of a Dividend
Daxor Corporation (NYSE MKT: DXR), an investment company with medical instrumentation and biotechnology operations, announced the payment of a dividend today.

Horizon Pharma plc Announces Clinical Data on RAYOS(R) (Prednisone) Delayed-Release Tablets and VIMOVO(R) (Naproxen/Esomeprazole Magnesium) to Be Presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP) today announced that four abstracts related to RAYOS (prednisone) delayed-release tablets and one abstract on VIMOVO (naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium) will be presented during the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting taking place November 15 to 19, 2014 in Boston, MA.

Preparing for the Telehealth and mHealth Surge
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Actelion is granted Marketing Authorisation for Opsumit (macitentan) in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) by the European Commission
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion is granted Marketing Authorisation for Opsumit (macitentan) in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) by the European Commission . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Gather Around Hearty, Comforting Foods
(Family Features) Keep warm with hearty dishes that satisfy appetites and comfort food cravings. From russets to reds, fingerlings to purples, the hearty potato comes in many beautiful varieties that add color and texture to beloved comfort dishes. Bring out the flavors of your down-home creation by pairing it with a perfectly suited wine.

Keas Unveils National Employee Health and Engagement Survey for 2014
Keas (www.keas.com), the market leader in employee health and engagement programs, today announced the results of its 2014 Health Trends Survey

A Delicious Approach to Weight Loss, Healthy Eating
(Family Features) Weight loss tops the to-do list for many of us, especially at this time of year when thoughts turn to the holidays, resolutions, vacation and even the looming swimsuit season.

Ericsson presents 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2014

Sharecare Launches AskMD to Help Consumers Get Better Care
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - Sharecare, the online health and wellness engagement platform founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, today launched AskMD, an app for iPhone and iPod touch to help you collect information about your symptoms, learn more about common causes, and connect you to the doctors and specialists qualified to treat them

GSK and Theravance Announce Positive Results From Pivotal Phase III Study for Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol in Asthma
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) today announced positive results from a phase III efficacy and safety study of fluticasone furoate "FF"/vilanterol "VI" designed to support a potential filing for an asthma indication for adults in the US.

Novartis to highlight long-term data, innovative pipeline for patients with hematologic diseases and breast cancer at ASH and SABCS
Novartis International AG /Novartis to highlight long-term data, innovative pipeline for patients with hematologic diseases and breast cancer at ASH and SABCS . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Axxess Pharma Inc Announces Expansion of TapouT Product Line Into Latin America With Affiliate Office in Mexico City
Axxess Pharma Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AXXE) a specialty pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements company is pleased to announce, it will establish a Latin American division headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico to handle the Sales & Marketing efforts for the region. Latin America is widely known for their strong interest in the UFC and the TapouT product line

Florida Ophthalmologist Breaks Down the Benefits of Routine Eye Exams
Dr. Michael H. Manning heads a comprehensive ophthalmology practice that offers procedures ranging from LASIK and cataract surgery to aesthetic treatments designed to rejuvenate the areas around the eyes

Sharecare Names America's Top 10 Cities With the Strongest Social Ties
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - November 20, 2013) - This Thanksgiving, here's another reason to give thanks for those around your table: A strong social network of friends and family is actually good for your health. That's why Sharecare, the online health and wellness community founded by Jeff Arnold and Dr

Axxess Pharma Inc. Announces TapouT Sales in Canada With Victory Brands Inc., a Leading Canadian Distributor
Axxess Pharma Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AXXE) a specialty pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements company is pleased to announce, its wholly-owned subsidiary, AllStar Health Brands Inc. has signed with Victory Brands, one of Canada's leading distributors of Health, Fitness and Nutrition products to sell its TapouT branded products into mass retail, specialty, pharmacies and select online retailers.

Axxess Pharma Inc. Wholly-Owned Subsidiary AllStar Health Brands Receives First Purchase Order for TapouT Pain Relief and Muscle Recovery Products
Axxess Pharma Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AXXE) a specialty pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements company is pleased to announce its wholly-owned subsidiary, AllStar Health Brands Inc., has received their first purchase order of TapouT pain relief and muscle recovery products from California-based Delivery Agent, Inc. (http://www.deliveryagent.com/).

Daxor Corporation Announces Payment of a Dividend
Daxor Corporation (NYSE MKT: DXR), an investment company with medical instrumentation and biotechnology operations, announced the payment of a dividend today.

NuPathe Announces Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results and Recent Operational Highlights
NuPathe Inc. (NASDAQ: PATH) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, as well as recent operational highlights.

Welltok Taps IBM Watson to Create Novel Health Optimization Service for Consumers
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SpringCM Announces New Work It! Capabilities for Sales and Marketing Teams
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Actelion receives Health Canada approval of Opsumit (macitentan) for the long-term treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion receives Health Canada approval of Opsumit (macitentan) for the long-term treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Iroko Pharmaceuticals Enters into Strategic Agreements to Expand Commercialization of ZORVOLEXTM (diclofenac) Outside the U.S.
Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, today announced that its affiliate, Iroko Pharmaceuticals Inc

Arogya World Recognizes the First of India’s Healthy Workplaces
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GoHealth: Affordable Care Act Changes in 2013
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Professor Anthony J. Costello, M.D. Agrees to Conduct Pre-Clinical Testing and Lead the Clinical Trials in Asia and Southeast Asia of Urodyne, Inc. and Hyperdyne, Inc., Subsidiaries Being Created by Trimedyne
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Start Your Healthier Future Today
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Horizon Pharma to Receive Approval of DUEXIS(R) From the United Kingdom (UK) Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP) today announced that the United Kingdom (UK) Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), based on the favorable recommendation of their Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), will grant a Marketing Authorization (MA) for DUEXIS® (ibuprofen/famotidine), pending review of updated licensing documents which the Company has provided to the MHRA

Robert S. Cowles, III, M.D. Joins Urodyne, Inc. and Hyperdyne, Inc., Two Subsidiaries Trimedyne Plans to Organize, as Co-Chairman and Medical Director
TRIMEDYNE, INC. ("Trimedyne") (OTCBB: TMED) today announced that Robert S. Cowles, III, M.D. has agreed to serve as Co-Chairman with Dr. Marvin P. Loeb of the Boards of Directors and as Medical Director of Urodyne, Inc. ("Urodyne") and Hyperdyne, Inc. ("Hyperdyne"), two subsidiaries Trimedyne plans to organize. (See Trimedyne's Press Release of November 28, 2012).

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Remote Monitoring for Drug Trial
AMC Health announced today that it will provide a broad array of telemonitoring services for an innovative clinical trial that has just been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). AMC Health's telemonitoring technologies will dramatically reduce the cost of this study.

How to Love Your Heart
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Novartis drug Signifor® gains FDA approval as the first medication to treat Cushing's disease, a serious endocrine disorder
Novartis International AG /Novartis drug Signifor® gains FDA approval as the first medication to treat Cushing's disease, a serious endocrine disorder . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Actelion announces acceptance of the New Drug Application for macitentan by the US Food and Drug Administration
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion announces acceptance of the New Drug Application for macitentan by the US Food and Drug Administration . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Two-year data show new Novartis drug Jakavi® significantly reduced myelofibrosis disease burden and suggest overall survival advantage
Novartis International AG /Two-year data show new Novartis drug Jakavi® significantly reduced myelofibrosis disease burden and suggest overall survival advantage . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Independent Health Teams With Liazon for Private Benefits Exchange
Independent Health has begun offering its innovative health care plans through Liazon's award-winning Bright Choices® Exchange to employers. Bright Choices helps employers control the escalating cost of health care benefits while giving employees greater benefits choices. The program will be available to customers in Western New York beginning immediately.

Zephyr Technology Announces Systems Sales to Lehigh Valley Hospital
Zephyr Technology Corporation, a world leader in remote physiologic monitoring, announces the sale of three wireless physiologic status monitoring systems to the Lehigh Valley Health Network. Lehigh Valley Health Network comprises three hospitals with over 1,100 primary and specialty physicians in Allentown and Bethlehem, PA

Zephyr Delivers HxM(TM) Smart to the Health & Wellness Industry
Zephyr Technology Corporation announces HxM™ Smart, a new and disruptive heart rate monitor platform to its consumer products portfolio. HxM™ Smart was developed from the ground up, taking advantage of the latest Bluetooth™ Smart (Bluetooth™ Low Energy) communication

Horizon Pharma Begins Initial Commercial Launch of RAYOS(R) (prednisone) Delayed-Release Tablets in the United States
Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP) today announced that RAYOS® (prednisone) delayed release tablets are now available to U.S. physicians to treat a broad range of diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

GoHealth: Five Ways to Use Flexible Saving Account Funds Before It's Too Late
GoHealthInsurance, the leading online exchange for individuals and families to compare health insurance quotes has some advice for Americans who use a flexible spending account (FSA) to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses. In light of the fact that FSA funds do not roll over at the end of the year, there are certain steps that consumers can take to get the most out of them before it's too late.

Daxor Corporation Announces Payment of a Dividend
Daxor Corporation (NYSE MKT: DXR), an investment company with medical instrumentation and biotechnology operations, announced the payment of a dividend today.

Trimedyne Announces the Development of New Breakthrough Laser Devices
TRIMEDYNE, INC. (OTCBB: TMED) today announced it has patented and filed patent applications covering several new laser devices ("Devices") designed to treat medical conditions that affect millions of people in the United States and many more millions of people throughout the world.

Novartis highlights key data in patients with hematologic diseases and breast cancer with more than 140 abstracts at ASH and SABCS
Novartis International AG /Novartis highlights key data in patients with hematologic diseases and breast cancer with more than 140 abstracts at ASH and SABCS . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Actelion submits the registration dossier for macitentan (Opsumit) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA)
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion submits the registration dossier for macitentan (Opsumit) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Five Birmingham-Area Companies Lace Up to Compete in Third Annual "Iron Bowl" Challenge Sponsored by Virgin HealthMiles
Five of the Birmingham-area's most prominent employers are borrowing a page from the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn University Tigers' playbooks. They're stepping it up as part of the third annual "Iron Bowl" activity challenge, sponsored by Virgin HealthMiles

3 cups of black tea a day can cut heart attack risk by 60pc
Drinking just three cups of black tea a day can slash the risk of a heart attack by 60 per cent and dramatically reduce the threat of diabetes, experts say.

Meditation improves breast cancer survivors' emotional and physical well-being
Mindfulness-based meditation plays a vital role in improving breast cancer survivors' health challenges, which they face after treatments, a new study has revealed.

Diet rich in vitamins and fish oils could prevent Alzheimer's
People taking diets high in several key vitamins or in health-boosting omega-3 fatty acids are less likely to develop the brain shrinkage linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new research.

ARI Recognized as an American Heart Association Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company
ARI®, a leading global vehicle fleet management provider specializing in complex car and truck fleet programs, has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association's Start! initiative for helping employees eat better and engage in more physical activities.

Holman Automotive Recognized by American Heart Association as Worksite Fitness Innovation Company of 2011
Holman Automotive Group, one of the nation's top auto dealership and leasing companies, has been recognized by the American Heart Association as one of two Worksite Fitness Innovation Companies of 2011. The Biannual award is given to companies that develop and implement innovative and effective programs to promote physical activity in the workplace

National Consumer Research Institute Predicts Top Five Health Trends for 2012
The need for better sleep and a growing appetite for liquid energy shots and health-related smartphone apps are among the top consumer health trends expected to make headlines in 2012, according to a leading national research group studying health-related attitudes and behavior in America.

Lingonberries can protect blood vessels of BP and diabetic patients
Ligonberry has a much higher antioxidant level in certain capacities than blueberries or raspberries, and it can help protect blood vessels of people who have hypertension or have diabetic damage from too much blood sugar, a Finland researcher has claimed.

Ailing Anna calls off fast, threatens to campaign against Congress
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare broke his fast for a strong Lokpal Bill on Wednesday evening considering his failing health.

Ailing Anna to break his fast today
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who is into the second day of his three-day fast for a strong Lokpal Bill, will break his fast this evening. He took this decision considering his failing health.

Anna Hazare's health improves slightly, to continue fasting
The health condition of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who began a three-day fast for a strong Lokpal Bill at Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) ground here, today improved slightly and he has decided to continue his fast.

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