Intensive vs Standard Blood #Pressure Control in Adults 80 Years or Older: A Secondary Analysis of the #Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial

Participants with hypertension but without diabetes (N = 1167) were randomized to an SBP target below 120 mm Hg (intensive treatment) vs a target below 140 mm Hg (standard treatment).. Intensive treatment led to significant reductions in cardiovascular events (hazard ratio [HR] = .66; 95% confidence interval [CI] = .49‐.90), mortality (HR = .67; 95% CI = .48‐.93), and MCI (HR = .70; 95% CI = .51‐.96). … Continue reading Intensive vs Standard Blood #Pressure Control in Adults 80 Years or Older: A Secondary Analysis of the #Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial

Electronic-#cigarette smoke induces #lung adenocarcinoma and #bladder urothelial hyperplasia in mice

Electronic-cigarettes (E-cigs) are marketed as a safe alternative to tobacco to deliver the stimulant nicotine, and their use is gaining in popularity, particularly among the younger population. We recently showed that mice exposed to short-term (12 wk) E-cig smoke (ECS) sustained extensive DNA damage in lungs, heart, and bladder mucosa and diminished DNA repair in lungs.. ..We found that mice exposed to ECS for 54 … Continue reading Electronic-#cigarette smoke induces #lung adenocarcinoma and #bladder urothelial hyperplasia in mice