High Blood Pressure Health News

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5/3/2011
Study Challenges Link Between Salt and Heart Disease

But, European researchers acknowledge younger, white volunteers may have skewed results

5/2/2011
Frequent Business Travel Tough on the Heart, Study Finds

People on the go 20 or more days per month had more cardiovascular risk factors

5/2/2011
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Boys' Blood Pressure

Study finds it puts them at risk for hypertension later in life

5/2/2011
Religion Doesn't Help Lower Blood Pressure, Study Suggests

Counters previous research that found a benefit, but authors say more study needed

4/25/2011
Death Rates Among People With High Blood Pressure Falling

But they're still at raised risk over those without hypertension

4/25/2011
Experts Offer New Guidance for Blood Pressure Control in Elderly

Lifestyle changes, use of antihypertensive drugs urged to reduce health problems in those over 80

4/22/2011
To Get Americans Healthier, U.S. Targets the Heart

People urged to eat better, exercise more before risk factors develop

4/21/2011
ACE Inhibitors Seem to Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

But another blood pressure medication has a protective effect, preliminary research suggests

4/13/2011
Brain May Shrink in Decade Before Alzheimer's Symptoms Appear

Although study participants had no memory problems at first, the disease had taken a foothold

4/7/2011
Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for Vets

VA has made improvements, but more needs to be done, study says

4/6/2011
Overall Health May Be Key to Beating Breast Cancer

Poorer wellbeing linked to a 65% raised risk of death from any cause in study patients

4/5/2011
Two Different Heart Drugs May Work Equally Well for High-Risk Patients

Study found ARB, calcium channel blocker both helped those with hypertension, glucose intolerance

4/1/2011
Laughter Not Only Feels Good, It's Good for the Heart

A chuckle relieves stress, improves blood pressure, expert says

3/29/2011
Nerve Block Treatment May Ease Stubborn High Blood Pressure

Procedure normalized levels in 39% of patients with resistant hypertension, early research shows

3/28/2011
High Blood Pressure in Doc's Office Not Always Hypertension

Round-the-clock monitoring can distinguish 'white coat' syndrome from real thing, study finds

3/28/2011
Healthy Lifestyles Could Halve Cases of Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation raises stroke risk, but it doesn't have to happen, study shows

3/24/2011
Dark Chocolate May Harbor Benefits for the Heart

Despite possible upside, cocoa carries risks and won't overcome bad health habits, expert says

3/24/2011
ER Visits From Ecstasy Jump 75 Percent, U.S. Study Finds

Hospitals treat drug's young users for agitation, heat stroke, even heart failure, report notes

3/23/2011
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension

The more active you are, the less a high-sodium diet will raise your blood pressure, study suggests

3/16/2011
High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds

Major declines affect seniors' ability to remain independent, researchers say

3/11/2011
Fat Alone, Not Where It Sits, May Be Key to Heart Problems

Study upends long-held belief that apple-shaped people face highest risk

3/9/2011
Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation

Expert says use of Avapro in this group of heart patients not warranted

3/6/2011
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

Powerful nutrient is found in fish, poultry, dairy and many fruits and vegetables, researchers say

2/28/2011
Edarbi Approved for High Blood Pressure

But shouldn't be taken by pregnant women

2/21/2011
High Cholesterol, Hypertension May Harm Memory in Middle Age

Study finds link between cardiovascular disease and lower scores on mental skills tests

2/11/2011
No Benefit to Lowering Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke: Study

Medication doesn't improve outcomes and may even be harmful, researchers say

2/8/2011
Lead Exposure May Raise Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

Even low levels had a strong effect, researchers find

2/1/2011
Half of Adults Have Hypertension or High Cholesterol: CDC

Many Americans with these conditions are not treated effectively, health officials say

1/31/2011
New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Focus on Salt Reduction

Slashing sodium intake, switching to healthier fats key features of advisory

1/24/2011
Lowering BP Can Help Cut Women's Heart Disease Risk

15-point reduction in systolic blood pressure may aid disease prevention in middle age, study finds

1/24/2011
U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

Will triple by 2030, report says; experts urge prevention efforts

1/17/2011
Some Antibiotics, Blood Pressure Meds a Bad Mix: Study

Those taking calcium channel blockers showed raised risk for dangerously low blood pressure

1/14/2011
Bright Lights at Night May Raise Diabetes Risk

Findings may be especially important for people who work the night shift, researcher says

1/12/2011
Taking Short Breaks From Sitting May Help Waistline and Heart

Even a little more activity spread through the average workday boosts health, study suggests

1/11/2011
Not All Heart Failure Drugs Boost Survival Equally

Comparison study found patients taking candesartan outlived those on losartan

12/28/2010
Roundup: 2010 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Care

Improved therapies, research on lifestyle prevention expanded in past year

12/20/2010
Psoriasis Linked to Raised Heart Risks

40% of study patients with skin disorder had factors such as diabetes, obesity

12/15/2010
Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade

But success is costly and much too limited, experts say

12/2/2010
Lifestyle Key to Preventing Stroke, Guidelines Say

Number of strokes rising in U.S., but deaths drop almost one-third

12/1/2010
Common Sleep Complaints May Be Tied to Heart Threat

Loud snoring, insomnia and unrefreshing sleep linked to metabolic syndrome in study

11/22/2010
Disease Prevention Could Save U.S. Billions of Dollars Annually

Reducing rates of diabetes, high blood pressure by 5% worth $9 billion a year, study finds

11/22/2010
Doubling Frequency of Dialysis May Help Kidney Failure Patients

6 sessions a week improved heart function, overall health, but is not for everyone, researcher says

11/19/2010
E. Coli Could Have Long Term Effect on Heart

Blood pressure, kidneys affected in some patients 8 years later, study finds

11/17/2010
Nerve Zap to Kidneys Might Ease Stubborn Hypertension

Study was short but strategy seemed to lower blood pressure in patients who'd failed numerous drugs

11/15/2010
Warfarin Patients Often Unaware of Risks from Herbs, Supplement Use

Survey shows many don't know combining certain herbs with blood thinner can lead to bleeding, stroke

11/15/2010
Study Urges Teens to Cut Down on Salt

Doing so could reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease later in life

11/15/2010
Minneapolis Study Points to Sharp Drop in Smoking Rates

Not only are more smokers quitting, but fewer people are choosing to start habit, 30-year study finds

11/9/2010
Number of Uninsured American Adults Hits Record High

Many of those without coverage are middle-income people or chronically ill, CDC says

11/8/2010
Solar Blood-Pressure Device Shows Promise for Use in Poor Nations

Instrument could improve treatment of hypertension in low-income countries, researchers say

11/4/2010
Older Americans Sicker Than British Peers...

... But they live just as long, study suggests