High Blood Pressure Health News

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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

4/26/2010
Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers

Study shows progressive stiffening, which leads to blockages

4/26/2010
Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Risk Factors

High blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes now widespread, CDC survey finds

4/26/2010
Brown Rice Tied to Better Heart Health in Study

Conversion to white rice strips vital ingredient, researchers believe

4/25/2010
Noncardiac Chest Pain May Warrant More Management: Study

Patients should be screened and monitored for heart-related conditions, researchers say

4/15/2010
B-Vitamins Help Protect Against Stroke, Heart Disease

People with a diet rich in folate and B-6 are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

4/8/2010
First Generic Versions of Cozaar and Hyzaar Approved

Drugs to treat high blood pressure

4/8/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Vascular Disease

Steps you can take to ward off heart attack and stroke

4/7/2010
Vitamins C, E Won't Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Linked Hypertension

Large study casts doubt on theory that antioxidant nutrients might help prevent preeclampsia

4/2/2010
Should Cholesterol Drugs Be Used By Those Without High Cholesterol?

Some experts say statins help healthier people, but others worry about risks

3/30/2010
Obesity, Alcohol Among Factors Linked to Women's Gout Risk

Aging, hypertension also contribute to raised odds of disease, research shows

3/30/2010
Diabetes Screening Should Start Sooner

Study found checking for blood sugar disease earlier cut complications, costs

3/30/2010
A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good

Researchers say a square a day could lead to fewer heart attacks and strokes

3/26/2010
Beta Blockers May Slow Spread of Breast Cancer

Small study found they boost survival, but results are preliminary

3/23/2010
When Heart Is in Crisis, High Blood Pressure a Good Sign

Study finds better survival rates a year after intensive care

3/23/2010
Bad Habits Explain Class Differences in Health: Study

Higher death rates for poor tied to more smoking, poorer diets and lack of exercise

3/17/2010
Could Lowering Blood Pressure Help Stop Dementia?

Major U.S. trial will enroll thousands to examine links between hypertension, Alzheimer's

3/15/2010
Women's Chromosomes May Affect Blood Pressure

The effect might be strongest after menopause, mouse study suggests

3/15/2010
Erectile Dysfunction Plus Heart Disease Raises Death Risk

Study confirms that impotence is a risk factor for heart trouble

3/15/2010
Marathoners Face Greater Risk of Artery Problems

And this could lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, even death, study suggests

3/15/2010
Intense Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Therapies Don't Help Type 2 Diabetics

Study findings underscore the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, expert says

3/15/2010
More Evidence That Swings in Blood Pressure Raise Stroke Risk

Findings could help spur change in how hypertension is treated, experts say

3/12/2010
Variable Blood Pressure a New Stroke Risk Factor?

Big ups and downs in readings may call for specific treatments, experts say

3/8/2010
Diet, Exercise Can Improve Thinking

Study finds benefits for the mind, not just the body

3/8/2010
Sleepless Nights Plague America

People of all races say lack of shuteye affects their work, even sex lives

3/5/2010
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure

Findings may explain link between breathing in dirty air and heart problems

3/3/2010
Coffee Is Generally Heart-Friendly

But it may be linked to a slight rise in high blood pressure, researchers say

3/1/2010
Cutting Salt Could Prevent Almost 500,000 Heart Attacks

Government-industry collaboration would work better than a "salt tax," study finds

3/1/2010
Popular Diet Plans Can Unclog Arteries

Low-fat, low-carb, Mediterranean regimens all help the heart, study finds

2/22/2010
Report Calls High Blood Pressure a 'Neglected Disease'

It recommends a broad response, including consuming less salt and getting more exercise

2/18/2010
Happiness Protects Your Heart

Those most content reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

2/11/2010