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Electronic cigarettes are not harmless, study shows
Posted: 01 Feb 2017 08:25 AM PST
A new study has added to growing evidence that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are not harmless.


The drugs don't work, say back pain researchers:

Commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, used to treat back pain provide little benefit, but cause side effects, according to new research. The findings of the systematic review reveal only one in six patients treated with the pills, also known as NSAIDs, achieve any significant reduction in pain.


Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide new targets for treating hypertension
Posted: 30 Jan 2017 10:34 AM PST
Scientists have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target treatments.