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Stress reduces effectiveness of prostate cancer therapies

Last Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 21:00

Findings from a new study have suggested that beta-blockers, which are used for the treatment of high blood pressure and block the effects of stress hormone adrenaline, could increase the efficacy of anti-cancer therapies.

Blood pressure drug may lower dementia risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 13:44

Taking blood pressure drugs known as beta blockers may reduce the risk of brain changes that can lead to Alzheimer`s disease and other types of dementia, according to a study.

Beta blockers may reduce breast cancer spread

Last Updated: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 00:00

The ability of breast cancer to spread around the body can be reduced with the help of blood pressure drugs, researchers have said.

Beta-blockers `cut cancer spread`

Last Updated: Friday, March 26, 2010, 00:00

The cancer patients who are taking beta- blockers drugs can reduce the spreading breast cancer, confirms a joint UK and German study. The drugs may block hormones that trigger the spread of cancer cells.

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