High Blood Pressure Health News

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10/2/2012
Common Heart Medicine May Not Be Effective for Some: Study

One expert, however, says beta blockers have proven benefits

9/26/2012
New Symptoms Tied to Death Risk in Severe Kidney Disease

Studies found warning signs besides high blood pressure, diabetes

9/21/2012
Poor Sleep May Make High Blood Pressure Worse

Study found those who struggled with insomnia were twice as likely to have resistant hypertension

9/21/2012
Obese Black Kids More Susceptible to Hypertension, Study Finds

Differences in salt consumption, hormone levels may play a role, researchers say

9/19/2012
Cooking-Oil Combo May Improve Blood Pressure

Mixture of sesame and rice bran oils has heart-healthy effects, preliminary study suggests

9/19/2012
Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet: Study

But the good news is that the 'DASH' eating plan does help those who follow it

9/18/2012
Obesity Surgery Seems to Reduce Heart Risks, Study Says

Diabetes remission, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels noted after 6 years

9/17/2012
Comparison of Obesity Surgeries Turns Up Surprising Results

More popular method is less successful for maintaining weight loss, study says

9/12/2012
Stress Adds to Salt Load of Some Blacks, Study Says

This may raise their risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease

9/11/2012
Traffic May Keep City Dwellers Awake, Harming Health

Sleep disturbance could lead to greater risk for heart attack and high blood pressure, researchers say

9/6/2012
Nonalcoholic Red Wine Might Help Lower Blood Pressure

Regular red wine, gin had no health benefit in small study of men at risk for heart disease

9/4/2012
Artery Stiffness May Predict High Blood Pressure

Study suggests possible clues to hypertension prevention

9/4/2012
Millions of Americans Have Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure: CDC

Yet most have regular access to medical care, report notes

9/3/2012
Obesity Might Lower Teens' Thinking Skills, Study Suggests

Those with cluster of symptoms did worse on tests, showed brain changes on MRI

8/30/2012
Heart Attacks, Strokes Jumped After Japan Earthquake, Study Finds

Disrupted medication deliveries may have played a role

8/27/2012
2 Common Blood Pressure Meds Fare Equally in Preventing Heart Woes

Review shows no difference between atenolol, metoprolol in warding off heart attack or stroke

8/27/2012
Electronic Cigarettes Have Slight Impact on Heart: Study

Appear to be far less toxic than tobacco cigarettes, researcher says

8/21/2012
Close Relative's Early Death May Raise Your Heart Risk: Study

But healthy lifestyle lessens the odds of cardiovascular disease, expert says

8/20/2012
Obesity in Middle Age Tied to More Rapid Mental Decline: Study

'Fat and fit' concept may not apply to brain function, research suggests

8/16/2012
Sleep Apnea Affects Many Women, Too

Study finds obesity, high blood pressure raise the odds for disorder

8/6/2012
Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Lip Cancer in Study

But risk is extremely small and not reason to change meds, expert says

8/3/2012
Some Improvement in Heart Risk Factors for Americans: CDC

But nearly half have a predisposing issue such as hypertension, high cholesterol, agency says

7/27/2012
More Evidence That Shift Work Might Raise Heart Risks

Review found chances of trouble increased most for those working nights

7/24/2012
Obese Kids May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers found two of three already had one risk factor for cardiovascular trouble

7/23/2012
Many Teens With High Blood Pressure Don't Get Needed Tests

Fewer than 1 in 4 receives recommended screening for kidney disease, organ damage, study finds

7/19/2012
Stressful Jobs Linked to Heart Woes in Women

Heart attack risk is higher when women have demanding jobs, lack decision-making opportunities

7/17/2012
Mom's Pot Use Doubles Risk of 'Preemie' Birth: Study

Other risk factors include family history of pre-term births, high blood pressure, researchers say

7/16/2012
High Blood Pressure May Protect Some Frail Elderly: Study

Medication needs might vary for patients who can't walk a certain speed or distance, experts say

7/10/2012
Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure

Australian study found more hypertension risk in boys who drink, girls who use birth control pills

6/26/2012
Clot-Busting Stroke Drug Safe for Many Who Take Warfarin

Study finds emergency use of tPA is warranted for these patients, within certain parameters

6/22/2012
Effects of High Blood Pressure Drug May Mimic Celiac Disease

Some patients taking olmesartan developed chronic diarrhea and lost an average of 40 pounds: study

6/18/2012
Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study

Childhood obesity may be a culprit in nearly doubled hypertension rates in the past decade

6/18/2012
Long-Term Salty Diets Tied Again to High Blood Pressure

But eating sodium-rich foods over the short term doesn't have the same effect, study suggests

6/15/2012
Better-Educated Blacks, Lower Odds of Hypertension: Study

Schooling, not just genetic ancestry, appears to influence blood pressure

6/11/2012
Young Cancer Survivors Often Face Long-Term Health Problems

More smoking, obesity, chronic illness, poor mental health seen in these young adults, CDC says

6/7/2012
9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease

Images showed many had the beginnings of heart disease even though they had no symptoms

6/4/2012
Runners May Live Longer

But research also finds that too much high-intensity running may harm heart

6/1/2012
Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer

Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference

5/30/2012
Personalized Blood Pressure Therapy May Help Diabetics

Assessment of individual patient risks could prevent overtreatment, researchers say

5/30/2012
Could Bloodletting Ease Heart Risks for the Obese?

Small study backs long-abandoned practice, but one cardiologist says there are far better, modern treatments

5/24/2012
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health

Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

5/22/2012
Sleep Apnea 'Mask' Might Also Help the Heart

CPAP treatment was tied to lowered odds for high blood pressure, study found

5/22/2012
U.S. Sees Drop in Deaths Linked to Diabetes

Better control of risk factors, improved care making the difference, CDC says

5/15/2012
Beijing's Olympic Smog Shows Pollution's Effect on Health

As air quality rose and fell, so did blood-clotting factors, study found

5/15/2012
U.S. Task Force Issues Blood Pressure Guidelines

Patients do better when they receive care from a team of health professionals

5/14/2012
Eye Changes May Predict Heart Disease in Blacks With Diabetes

Arterial narrowing in retina seen as independent risk factor with type 1 disease, study says

5/14/2012
Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Not Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Despite some hope from prior research, study finds no benefit from beta blocker medications

5/10/2012
Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut risk of atrial fibrillation in people with high blood pressure, early study found

5/9/2012
Angioplasty May Be Risky for Those With Poor Leg Circulation

Procedure to open heart arteries linked to raised death rate in people with peripheral artery disease

5/8/2012
Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men

Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner