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Use of beta-blockers to treat high blood pressure in people with HIV associated with poorer cardiovascular outcomes

Beta-blockers for first-line treatment high blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of heart disease among people with HIV, according to research published in Hypertension. Investigators from the US Department of Veterans Affairs examined cardiovascular outcomes among approximately 8000 HIV-positive individuals with hypertension (high blood pressure) over seven years of follow-up. One in eight… Read More »

Even Before COVID, Many More People Died Early in U.S. Versus Europe

THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 — Americans were living shorter lives and dying at a significantly higher rate than the citizens of wealthy European countries even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, a new study reports. The United States suffered more than 400,000 excess deaths in 2017 alone, pre-COVID, compared to the combined populations of France, Germany,… Read More »