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  • More Evidence Links Gum Disease to Stroke Risk A new study shows a relationship between severity of gum disease and increasing future stroke risk, and conversely that regular dental care was linked to a lower stroke risk.
  • Antibiotics, Antidepressants Dominate New FDA Watch List Presence on list does not mean a drug has been linked to a risk, only that new safety information is available or potential risk has been identified and further review will be or has been completed.
  • Toward Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring A simple light-based sensor on the index finger could replace traditional cuff-based devices to measure blood pressure, but experts caution that questions remain.
  • Eiger to Abandon Blood Pressure Drug After Trial Failure Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday it would stop development of its drug to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, a type of high blood pressure, after it failed in a mid-stage study.