High Blood Pressure Health News

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2/26/2015
More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States

The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found

2/11/2015
U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

2/11/2015
Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study

New research suggests keeping top number below 140

2/10/2015
Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis

Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

2/10/2015
Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers

But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

2/9/2015
Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks

Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

2/5/2015
Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis

Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

1/29/2015
Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

1/29/2015
Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

1/28/2015
Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

1/27/2015
Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study

Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

1/26/2015
Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study

But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

1/19/2015
A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

1/19/2015
Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds

Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

1/16/2015
Weightlessness in Space May Lower Blood Pressure in Astronauts

But shifting of blood to upper body may also strain heart, study shows

1/13/2015
How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community

Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

1/13/2015
Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk

Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

1/7/2015
High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk

Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

1/5/2015
Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obesity'

Very heavy people slip into poor health over time, researchers find

12/22/2014
Wearable, Doc-Prescribed Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure

Wearing device for a day gives more accurate info than single in-office reading, study says

12/18/2014
Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found

12/16/2014
Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

12/15/2014
Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study

Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

12/11/2014
Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds

Medical conditions or treatments may affect fertility, researchers say

12/10/2014
Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health

Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

12/9/2014
Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise

More than half of all medical students are involved in such clinics, study says

12/8/2014
BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study

Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical

12/5/2014
Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

11/24/2014
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

11/20/2014
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

11/17/2014
Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts

Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

11/17/2014
More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure

Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

11/17/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat

Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

11/10/2014
Common Blood Pressure Drug May Lower Risk For Lou Gehrig's Disease: Study

But new finding needs additional research to confirm the link, experts caution

11/10/2014
Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure

Too few physicians urge lifestyle changes, study finds

10/29/2014
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

10/29/2014
10/28/2014
Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark

Study finds inaccurate readings in small percentage of patients

10/21/2014
Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

10/20/2014
Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

Having health insurance also associated with better readings

10/20/2014
Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

10/15/2014
Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator

10/13/2014
Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows

Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

10/3/2014
Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study

Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible, researchers say

10/1/2014
Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure

Traffic pollution, noise might be linked to raised risk, researchers say

10/1/2014
Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

9/15/2014
Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

9/10/2014
Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study

Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

9/9/2014
ER Visits Up for High Blood Pressure

But admissions, deaths are down, U.S. study finds

9/9/2014
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most