Polypill reduces BP and LDL in healthy patients

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On its website, ABC News reports that "researchers at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine in London tested a polypill consisting of three blood pressure medications – amlodipine, losartan, and hydrochlorothiazide – along with simvastatin, a cholesterol-busting drug," and "found that during a three-month period, a single polypill significantly lowered blood pressure and cholesterol levels in 84 study participants who were age 50 and older and had no history of cardiovascular disease." (more…)
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Egg allergy reduced in some children by daily doses of egg powder

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The AP reports, "Doctors have reversed allergies in some children and teens by giving them tiny daily doses of problem foods, gradually training their immune systems to accept them." In one case, "about a dozen kids were able to overcome allergies to eggs," while "some of the same doctors used a similar approach on several kids with peanut allergies a few years ago." For the effort to work, "it takes special products, a year or more and close supervision because severe reactions remain a risk" according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (more…)
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