High Blood Pressure Health News

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10/27/2010
Percentage of U.S. Adults With Hypertension Holds Steady at 30%

But CDC report shows more people have their high blood pressure under control

10/26/2010
For Black Men, Haircuts Might Also Cut High Blood Pressure

Barbers who offer BP checks help customers beat hypertension, study finds

10/20/2010
Americans' Salt Intake Unchanged Over 50 Years

Intense efforts to limit sodium in U.S. diet aren't working, an expert says

10/19/2010
Aspirin, Statins May Reduce Problems After Heart Surgery

Aspirin may prevent heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure while statins cut risk of death, studies found

10/15/2010
Even a Little Weight Loss Helps Lower Blood Pressure in Obese Kids

Hypertension in youth can lead to heart disease later on, study authors note

10/14/2010
Genes May Help Explain High Blood Pressure in Blacks

Excessive production of sodium-regulating hormone cited in study

10/13/2010
Nearly 1 in 5 W.Va. 5th Graders May Have High Blood Pressure

Similar findings noted elsewhere, researchers say

10/8/2010
Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Bedtime May Boost Effectiveness

Night-time dosing causes normal dip, reducing risk of heart attack, stroke, study finds

10/6/2010
Workplace Noise Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Young men who smoke are among those at highest risk, study finds

10/4/2010
Treat High Blood Pressure in Blacks Aggressively: Experts

International medical group recommends starting lifestyle changes, drug therapy earlier than usual

10/1/2010
No Blood Pressure Benefit Seen With Pine-Bark Extract

Study patients taking supplement had same results as those given a placebo, new research finds

10/1/2010
Moderate Alcohol Use Helps Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death: Study

Up to one drink daily lowers women's risk by a third, researchers say

9/20/2010
Metabolic Syndrome Doubles Heart Risk, Analysis Shows

Urgent need to help people control obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin resistance, expert says

9/16/2010
Diet to Prevent Hypertension Also Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

New findings related to DASH diet, which is high in produce, dairy products and whole grains

9/13/2010
Test Might Spot Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication

Preeclampsia leads to dangerous spikes in blood pressure, but 'biomarker' test might detect it early, researchers say

9/10/2010
Health Tip: Control Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy

And monitor it closely while you're pregnant

9/1/2010
Lower Blood Pressure May Help Sicker Kidney Patients

Standard goal may not be low enough for those with protein in their urine, study finds

8/31/2010
'DASH Diet' Shown to Lower Heart Attack Risk Almost 20%

Eating more fruits and vegetables, fewer fats can cut your 10-year risk of heart disease, study says

8/30/2010
Low-Dose Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don't Protect Heart Patients

Dutch study finds consuming small amounts in margarine daily didn't prevent cardiac trouble

8/20/2010
Adding Fish Oil to Low-Fat/High-Carb Diet May Improve Cholesterol

Strategy helped those with cluster of unhealthy heart risk factors, study found

8/14/2010
Walking to School Could Ease Classroom Stress

In study, kids 'commuting' by feet had better heart rate, blood pressure during test

8/13/2010
Generics As Good As Costly Blood Pressure Meds, Study Finds

Plus, fewer deaths seen in group taking no-brand-name diuretics after 8 to 13 years

8/12/2010
Many Patients Say 'No' to Chocolate As Medicine

Study found people preferred pills to the antioxidant-rich sweet to lower blood pressure

8/9/2010
Just a Little Belly Fat Can Damage Blood Vessels

Raises risk for high blood pressure, other heart problems, study finds

8/6/2010
Could Lifestyle Changes Cut Dementia Rates?

Eliminating depression and diabetes, consuming more fruit and vegetables could reduce new cases by 21 percent, researchers say

7/26/2010
Combination Drug Approved for High Blood Pressure

Tribenzor sanctioned for those who don't respond to other drugs

7/25/2010
Relationship Insecurity May Undermine Your Health

People who feel anxious and needy at higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic pain and stroke, researchers find

7/8/2010
Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home May Help Keep It Low

Daily readings and pre-agreed med changes yielded better results than standard care in study

7/6/2010
Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Help All Diabetics: Study

In those with coronary disease, it would be better to focus on other heart risk factors, researcher advises

6/29/2010
Tight Blood Sugar Control in Older Diabetics May Not Reduce Heart Risk

But intensive control does improve other conditions, including eye and kidney health, study finds

6/27/2010
Vitamins May Not Curb High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Diabetics

In study, vitamins C, E supplements had little effect on preeclampsia

6/23/2010
Abuse May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Migraine Sufferers

Mistreatment, neglect in childhood increased chances of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

6/21/2010
Obesity Doesn't Always Guarantee Heart Disease

Those without other risk factors may not develop the condition, study suggests

6/18/2010
Moderate Coffee, Tea Drinking Lowers Heart Disease Risk

And moderate to high tea consumption cuts risk of dying from the condition, study finds

6/18/2010
Ninety Percent of Stroke Risk Due to 10 Risk Factors

Eighty percent of stroke risk due to five lifestyle factors, international study finds

6/15/2010
Mediterranean Diet Linked to Better Cardiac Function

Was associated with more heart rate variability in study

6/14/2010
'Normal' Blood Pressure in Male Teens a Warning Sign

Those with slight hike more likely than girls to develop hypertension later, study shows

6/14/2010
Popular Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Slight Rise in Cancer Risk

Meds such as Micardis, Diovan may raise the odds, but research is preliminary, experts say

6/9/2010
Health Plan Reports Major Drop in Heart Attacks

Electronic health records contribute to 24 percent reduction in past decade, says Kaiser Permanente

6/1/2010
Being Young and Sedentary Raises Hypertension Risk Later

20-year study found if young adults were more fit, 34% of high blood pressure cases could be prevented

5/28/2010
Putting New Medical Guidelines Into Practice Often Difficult

But face-to-face education spurred many docs to prescribe recommended treatments, study found

5/27/2010
Too Many Stroke Patients Go Without Statins

Nearly 1 in 5 survivors risks another attack when doctors fail to prescribe the meds, study shows

5/25/2010
Report Finds Control of High Blood Pressure Improving

But bad news is the prevalence of hypertension in U.S. not decreasing

5/24/2010
Fewer Sugary Drinks, Less High Blood Pressure

Cutting out a can per day brought measurable benefits, study found

5/21/2010
Online Program Helps Patients Self-Monitor Blood Pressure

Free Web site boosted number of study participants who got hypertension under control

5/19/2010
Study Challenges Notion That Moderate Drinking Protects the Heart

Higher social status, better overall health could explain the link, researchers say

5/13/2010
Herbal Supplements, Warfarin Can Be Hazardous Mix

Garlic, ginkgo, St John's Wort could all upset bleeding/clotting balance, study found

5/11/2010
Prevention Gets Credit for Fewer Heart Deaths

But increases in diabetes and obesity could reverse the trend, experts warn

5/10/2010
Fluctuating Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk

People who also have high blood pressure are at even greater risk, study finds

4/29/2010
Watch Your Cholesterol, Your Blood Pressure ... and This Enzyme?

Scientists spot inflammation-related enzyme that may be major contributor to heart disease