No blood pressure lowering agents prolong survival in diabetes and kidney disease, review shows

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No blood pressure lowering agents used either alone or in combination prolong survival in adults with diabetes and kidney disease, a meta-analysis published in the Lancet has found.

Researchers analysed 157 studies comparing blood pressure lowering agents in a total of 43 256 patients with diabetic kidney disease, mostly type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease

Use of coloured overlays and lenses are unlikely to help children with dyslexia, study finds

Vision problems are rare in dyslexic children, and most have perfect eyesight, a large UK population based study has found.

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The study’s findings, published in Pediatrics on 25 May, reinforced the argument that coloured overlays and lenses are unlikely to help with reading difficulties in children with dyslexia. Around 375 000 UK children have dyslexia, and the use of coloured overlays and lenses by such children is common in educational establishments. Parents can spend hundreds of pounds on them, but their effectiveness remains uncertain