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Weekly Recap in Health News: October 25, 2013

Here is the recap of this week’s news in health:

Managing High Blood Pressure In Winter Fall and winter months can bring busy schedules and seasonal illnesses that make it difficult to manage high blood pressure (HBP). The good news is there are simple, practical steps you can take to manage the condition year-round and enhance your health.

Flu vaccine lowers heart attack risk, study finds Looking for another reason to get that yearly flu shot? It could lower your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other serious heart complication — especially if you already have heart disease. That’s the finding of a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Common Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s: Study People who take certain commonly used blood pressure medications have a significantly lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease than those who don’t, a new study suggests.

Strokes killing younger people as unhealthy habits spread  Study » As developing nations emerge from poverty, poor lifestyle choices are leading to increased diabetes and obesity.

More Young Adults Being Affected By Stroke, Report Finds Stroke may often be considered a disease of the old, but a new report in The Lancet shows an increasing number of young and middle-aged adults are being affected by it.