High Blood Pressure Health News

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3/15/2013
Vitamin D Supplements Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Blacks

Study found modest, but significant, drops depending on dosage

3/14/2013
Blacks With Kidney Disease Should Watch for Blood Pressure Shifts: Study

Daily fluctuations in hypertension might warn of early death, researchers say

3/11/2013
Niacin Won't Help, May Harm Heart Patients: Study

Taking the B vitamin offered no benefit in lowering cardiac deaths or heart attacks, researchers say

3/11/2013
Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes

Ranexa shows effectiveness, especially in patients with poor blood sugar control, study finds

3/11/2013
Was Heart Disease the Mummies' Real Curse?

Study finds 'hardening of the arteries' widespread throughout history, showing it's not just a modern ill

3/8/2013
Health Tip: Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?

Reasons why it may be performed

3/5/2013
Sound Sleep Helps the Heart, Expert Says

Between 6 and 8 hours nightly is ideal

2/28/2013
Blocked Heart Arteries May Be Key Risk Factor for Stroke

The more calcium inside vessels, the higher the odds for the brain attacks, study found

2/28/2013
Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study

This could be a very early signal of cardiovascular issues, Australian researchers say

2/27/2013
Niacin-Statin Combo May Cause Side Effects for Heart Patients

Study found that about one-quarter of participants dropped the vitamin due to adverse effects

2/22/2013
New Soccer Goal: Lowering Blood Pressure

Adults who play regularly may reduce hypertension, study finds

2/21/2013
Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems

Risks for diabetes, cancer and heart disease all seem to rise with more time spent seated, study finds

2/21/2013
U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds

Experts credit healthier fare at schools, information campaigns for the turnaround

2/19/2013
Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey

While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

2/12/2013
First-Born May Be at Greater Risk for Diabetes, Hypertension

Researchers think better flow of nutrients to the womb in subsequent pregnancies might explain why

2/11/2013
Cut Salt, Save 500,000 U.S. Lives Over a Decade, Study Finds

Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke and heart attack, experts say

2/11/2013
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Predict Later Ills, Study Says

Even transient hypertension linked to heart and kidney disease, diabetes

2/7/2013
Stars Strut in Red to Bring Awareness to Women's Heart Health

Annual celebrity-studded fashion show reminds women heart disease is their No. 1 killer

2/4/2013
Boomers' Health Fails to Measure Up to Parents'

Study finds higher rates of chronic disease, disability and lower self-rated health

2/1/2013
Friday Is 'National Wear Red Day' for Women's Heart Health

Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer

1/30/2013
Vegetarianism May Cut Heart Disease Risk By Third: Study

Lowered blood pressure, cholesterol levels may be the key, researchers say

1/29/2013
High Blood Pressure in Kids May Be Less Common Than Thought

U.S. study offers somewhat encouraging finding, but experts say it's tough to pin down 'correct' rate

1/18/2013
PTSD Can Hamper Drug Treatment for Stroke Survivors: Study

These patients less likely to take prescribed medications that could prevent second stroke

1/15/2013
Migraine With Aura May Raise Risk of Heart Trouble

Study found only high blood pressure was a greater predictor of heart attacks, strokes and blood clots

1/9/2013
Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival

Beta blockers may slow the spread of the disease, researchers report

1/7/2013
Low Wages Linked to Raised Risk for High Blood Pressure

Women, younger workers are particularly vulnerable, study suggests

1/4/2013
12/20/2012
New Diabetes Guidelines May Lower Patient Medical Bills

Fewer people will need blood pressure meds, while some should check blood sugar more

12/17/2012
Treating Kidneys With Radio Waves May Ease Tough-to-Control Hypertension

Small study found technique seemed to work in patients, but it has yet to win FDA approval

12/14/2012
High Blood Pressure Poses Bigger Stroke Risk for Blacks, Study Says

Chances of trouble were three times higher than among whites with hypertension

12/13/2012
Yo-Yo Dieting Can Hurt the Heart, Study Finds

Older women who lose weight and then regain it may raise their risk of cardiovascular trouble

12/12/2012
U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report

While there's been improvement, Americans still need to get off the couch and eat right

12/7/2012
Avastin Won't Extend Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Costly drug comes with serious side effects, researchers say

12/3/2012
Healthy Diet May Prevent Additional Heart Trouble

Study found patients who ate more vegetables, fruits and fish lowered their chances of heart attack, heart failure, stroke

11/28/2012
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Later Heart Trouble

Effect is strongest in women who have only one child, study finds

11/7/2012
Pregnancy Hormone Shows Promise as Heart Failure Drug

Study suggests synthetic version of human relaxin 2 could cut overall death risk

11/6/2012
Cocaine Raises Heart Risks for Fit, Young Adults: Study

Researchers say even well-educated users don't seem to realize the dangers of the drug

11/6/2012
Could an Aging Face Reflect an Unhealthy Heart?

Eyelid fat deposits, thinning hair seemed to predict cardiovascular woes, study found

11/6/2012
High Blood Pressure Often Missed in Young Adults: Study

And many older adults with the condition are also falling through the cracks

11/5/2012
Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

Study found variations by background; higher rates in Puerto Ricans, lower rates in South Americans

11/5/2012
U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study

Not even people with favorable heart history are free of danger, researchers say

11/5/2012
Fainting Spells Often Tied to Too Many Meds at Once: Study

Doctors usually work with patients to spread dosing out, to avoid such problems

11/1/2012
Health Issues Add to Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Says

Women with conditions including arthritis and cancer should be aware of vitamin D drop during winter

11/1/2012
Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds

People as young as 40 with pre-hypertension showed signs of structural damage on brain scans

10/23/2012
Smoking, Diabetes Are Risk Factors for Poor Leg Circulation: Study

High blood pressure, high cholesterol are other danger signs for peripheral artery disease in men

10/18/2012
Nationwide Study Examines Common Heart Procedures

Patients undergoing angioplasty, stent placement more likely to be overweight, smoke, have high blood pressure

10/13/2012
Treating Sleep Apnea Might Ease High Blood Pressure, Too

In study, hypertension improved with sleep disorder treatment known as CPAP

10/9/2012
Walking for Heart Health? Speed It Up, Study Suggests

Fast walking, jogging reduced disease warning signs, but daily stroll did not

10/3/2012
Could Hypertension in Pregnancy Harm Child's Thinking Skills for Decades?

Study found those whose mothers experienced high blood pressure scored lower on tests in their 70s

10/3/2012
Stem Cell Transplant May Spur Heart Disease Risk: Study

Chemotherapy, radiation before transplant linked to elevated threat