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Weight loss surgery in teen years may improve diabetes, blood pressure outcomes

Weight loss surgery in teen years may improve diabetes, blood pressure outcomes

Health
May 16 (UPI) -- Gastric bypass surgery is producing good, sustained health outcomes for adults, but in some ways isn't working as well for teens, a new study says. After having weight loss surgery, a group of teens with obesity lost 26 percent of their body weight, while the adults with obesity lost 29 percent of their weight, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study was also funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases. "Obesity increases the risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, and these conditions can be more difficult to manage in young people," Mary Evans, program director of Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at NDDK and study author, said in a news release. The surgery, however, does come with c...
Iran facing ‘unprecedented’ pressure from international sanctions, Rouhani says

Iran facing ‘unprecedented’ pressure from international sanctions, Rouhani says

World
Iran is facing "unprecedented" pressure from international sanctions, President Hassan Rouhani has said.Renewed US sanctions had led to worse economic conditions than during the country's 1980-88 war with neighbouring Iraq, Mr Rouhani said.His comments came amid rising tensions with the US, which last week deployed warships and warplanes to the Gulf.Mr Rouhani, who has come under domestic political pressure, called for political unity to face down sanctions."During the war we did not have a problem with our banks, oil sales or imports and exports, and there were only sanctions on arms purchases," Mr Rouhani told political activists in the capital, Tehran."The pressures by enemies is a war unprecedented in the history of our Islam...
Beetroot may reduce high blood pressure

Beetroot may reduce high blood pressure

Health
March 29 (UPI) -- Potassium has long been used as one of the best natural antidotes to high blood pressure, but new research may have revealed a better solution. Mixing in a small amount of beetroot or dietary nitrate with salty food may help keep a person's blood pressure at normal level, according to a study published Thursday in Hypertension. "We've had these educational campaigns for years, but people aren't eating more potassium, and the average salt intake in the U.S. population in hypertensive people has actually increased," said Theodore W. Kurtz, a professor of laboratory medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and study lead author, in a news release. "We need to come up with new ways of preventing salt-induced hypertension." A little beetroot juice or dietary...
Jadon Sancho & Callum Hudson-Odoi: Gareth Southgate wary of pressure on teenagers

Jadon Sancho & Callum Hudson-Odoi: Gareth Southgate wary of pressure on teenagers

Sports
England manager Gareth Southgate says he will take inspiration from Sir Alex Ferguson as he attempts to get the best out of teenagers Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi.The 18-year-olds impressed in Friday's 5-0 European Championship qualifying win over the Czech Republic.Ferguson handled young players at Manchester United with care, limiting their game time and public exposure. "I always think of Sir Alex with Ryan Giggs," said Southgate."He did that so well and they had sustained success because of that."I think that comes into everything: how much we expose them to the public, how much we put them into commercial situations."We've got to be thinking about all of that all of the time becau...
Blood pressure drug linked to death risk, study says

Blood pressure drug linked to death risk, study says

Health
March 18 (UPI) -- A well-known drug used to control blood pressure and angina has been linked to out-of-hospital heart failure, a new study says. High-doses of either nifedipine or amlodipine, two forms of the drug dihydropyridine, are both associated with a high risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to findings presented Monday at EHRA 2019. "Nifedipine and amlodipine are often used by many cardiologists and other physicians, and the choice often depends on the prescriber's preference and personal experience," Hanno Tan, a researcher at Academic Medical Center and study author, said in a news release. "Both drugs are generally considered to be equally effective and safe and neither has been associated with sudden cardiac arrest." Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart quivers ...