Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 07, 1997
Drug Reduces HIV In Men, New UNC-CH Study Shows
Treating men infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, with a drug called delavirdine and other antiretroviral medications cuts the amount of virus in semen and blood by about 90 percent, according to a new study.

High Blood Pressure Speeds The Loss Of Memory In Elderly, Researchers Find
High blood pressure speeds the loss of memory and other cognitive abilities in the elderly, and actually causes their brains to shrink in size, according to a new study reported in the American Heart Association Journal Stroke.

Calcium Channel Blockers -- Controversy In Treatment Revisited In Study By Boston Reseachers
Boston researchers say they have evidence that supports the safety of nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure.
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