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Hypotension is low blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. Blood pressure is measured as systolic and diastolic pressures. Systolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart beats while pumping blood. Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart is at rest between beats. You will most often see blood pressure numbers written with the systolic number above or before the diastolic, such as 120/80 mmHg. (The mmHg is millimeters of mercury-the units used to measure blood pressure.) Normal blood pressure in adults is lower than 120/80 mmHg. Hypotension is blood pressure that's lower than 90/60 mmHg.
Children who have severe allergic reactions when stung by bees should receive venom immunotherapy

Children who have severe allergic reactions when stung by bees should receive venom immunotherapy

One in five children who had allergic reactions when stung by a bee as a child are likely to have reactions later in life

One in five children who had allergic reactions when stung by a bee as a child are likely to have reactions later in life

Findings alleviate concerns of physicians reluctant to prescribe beta-blockers because of cardiovascular adverse effects

Findings alleviate concerns of physicians reluctant to prescribe beta-blockers because of cardiovascular adverse effects

First successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers

First successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers

Health Canada warning on Trazodone interaction with certain medications

Health Canada warning on Trazodone interaction with certain medications

Study comparing the efficacy of REMICADE® to Azathioprine alone and in combination With REMICADE®

Study comparing the efficacy of REMICADE® to Azathioprine alone and in combination With REMICADE®

Ritalin drug used to treat hyperactive children boosts the potency of Parkinson's drug levodopa

Ritalin drug used to treat hyperactive children boosts the potency of Parkinson's drug levodopa

New teatment for intractable low blood pressure

New teatment for intractable low blood pressure

FDA approves new breakthrough Parkinson's drug

FDA approves new breakthrough Parkinson's drug

New developments in the treatment of pancreatic cancer

New developments in the treatment of pancreatic cancer