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Medical News Today: High blood pressure linked to zinc deficiency

A new study demonstrates a link between zinc deficiency and high blood pressure. The findings could help scientists design new ways of intervening in at-risk patient populations. Hypertension is incredibly common; understanding how it works is vital. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a huge and growing health concern in the United States. According to… Read More »

Child's death linked to Glasgow hospital pigeon infection

Media playback is unsupported on your device An infection linked to pigeon droppings was a “contributing factor” in the death of a child at a Glasgow hospital, it has been confirmed. Scotland’s health secretary ordered a review of the design of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after the deaths of two patients. The hospital has… Read More »

Worse Outcomes in Community-Acquired Pneumonia Linked to Higher FGF21 Levels

January 21, 2019 Share this content: A secondary analysis of 2 clinical trials revealed that patients with CAP who present with higher FGF21 may have an increased risk for 30-day mortality. A secondary analysis of 2 clinical trials found that patients with moderate-to-severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) have an increased risk for clinical instability, prolonged hospitalization,… Read More »