Caution on US advice to aggressively lower BP + New Botulinum Neurotoxin discovered

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Researchers advise caution about recent US advice on aggressively lowering blood pressure
http://www.worldpharmanews.com/research/...d-pressure

EXCERPT: Medical researchers at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, are advising caution when treating blood pressure in some older people - after results from a study contrasted with recent advice from the US to attempt to aggressively lower blood pressure in all adults to targets of 120mmHg. [...] Dr Donal Sexton, said: "[...] Overall what we are saying is that the risks and benefits of lowering blood pressure should be individualised for each patient." Professor Rose Anne Kenny [...] commented: "Our work and that of other groups has shown that low blood pressure and particularly drops in standing blood pressure are linked not only to falls, fractures and fall- and blackout-related injuries, but also to depression and possibly other brain health disorders...."



A new Botulinum Neurotoxin discovered
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/318796.php

EXCERPT: The first new Botulinum Neurotoxin in almost half a century has been discovered by researchers at Stockholm University and Harvard Medical School. Botulinum toxins are widely used to treat a growing list of medical conditions....

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(Aug 13, 2017 07:13 PM)C C Wrote: Overall what we are saying is that the risks and benefits of lowering blood pressure should be individualised for each patient." Professor Rose Anne Kenny [...] commented: "Our work and that of other groups has shown that low blood pressure and particularly drops in standing blood pressure are linked not only to falls, fractures and fall- and blackout-related injuries, but also to depression and possibly other brain health disorders...."

Wow! That sounds like sensible advice.
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