<p>A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk.Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines.</p>
Aggressively treating high blood pressure could help prevent mental diseases, like Alzheimer's, later in life.
That's according to a new study presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference.
Researchers found people who aimed for a blood pressure reading of 120 instead of 140 were 19% less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment.
As estimated half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure under new American Heart Association guidelines.
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