High Blood Pressure Health News

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8/24/2009
Testosterone Therapy May Help Men With Heart Failure

Injections of male hormone boosted cardiac performance in Italian study

8/18/2009
Sleep Apnea Raises Risk of Death, Especially for Men: Report

Major study links disordered breathing to deadly cardiovascular complications

8/10/2009
Optimism Good for Heart and Longevity

Less cardiovascular disease, fewer deaths among the cheerful, study finds

8/5/2009
Social Stress Sends Body Fat to the Stomach

In turn, that meant heart risks were raised, researcher says

8/5/2009
Scientists Learn How Cancer Drugs Cause Hypertension

Finding points to ways to control blood pressure, researchers say

8/4/2009
Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors

Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits

8/3/2009
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids

Studies find many U.S. children not getting enough

7/27/2009
People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

High blood pressure and other factors play role, study says

7/27/2009
High-Salt Diet Dampens Effects of Blood Pressure Drugs

To avoid sodium in processed foods, experts advise reading food labels

7/23/2009
Beta-Blockers Tied to Higher Cataract Risk

But the finding shouldn't affect use of the popular blood pressure drugs, experts say

7/21/2009
Studies Affirm Value of Healthy Lifestyle

Those who ate right, exercised lowered chances of cardiovascular trouble

7/14/2009
Fitness Might Limit Stroke's Impact

People who exercise prior to attack do better, study finds

7/10/2009
Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign

Healthy reaction to mental stress not seen in those with high blood pressure, study finds

6/30/2009
Newer Blood Tests May Not Improve Heart Risk Assessment

CRP, other disease-linked factors don't perform better than standard criteria, study finds

6/30/2009
Metabolic Syndrome May Make Breast Cancer More Likely

Study finds increased risk for postmenopausal women

6/29/2009
Sporadic Spikes in Blood Pressure Hike Chances of Hypertension

People who have them in doctor's office, for example, at risk, study shows

6/26/2009
HIV Patients May Have Stiffer Arteries

But not significant enough to halt drug therapy, researchers say

6/22/2009
Music Can Make the Heart Beat Faster

Or slower, with possible medical applications, research suggests

6/18/2009
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Curb Depression in Heart Patients

Study found low levels in bloodstream correlated with increased risk

6/18/2009
6/18/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

A possible precursor to diabetes and heart disease

6/16/2009
Little Steps Add Up to Major Reductions in Blood Pressure

Boosting patients' awareness lowers risk of stroke and heart trouble, study found

6/16/2009
Lifestyle May Counter Blood Pressure Genes

Smoking, drinking and more can override what you're born with, study finds

6/15/2009
ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Death in Kids

But these unexplained events are exceedingly rare, study finds

6/11/2009
Cornflakes, White Bread Could Boost Heart Risk

'High-glycemic' carbs like these hamper blood vessel function, study shows

6/8/2009
Know Your Odds for Heart Failure

Lifestyle plays key role, study confirms, and a new 'calculator' helps gauge risk

6/8/2009
Drugs Best First Defense Against Heart Disease for Diabetics

Study finds medicines typically do as well as surgery, especially in less severe cases

5/29/2009
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health

Research finds it improves blood flow and may help ward off high blood pressure

5/26/2009
NFL Players Not at Increased Heart Risk

Study finds they showed no more signs of cardiovascular trouble than general male population

5/20/2009
When Chest Pain Requires Quick Action in ER

Urgency needed in only one-third of cases, study says

5/18/2009
Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age

With wealth and education come fewer chronic problems, study finds

5/17/2009
Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Alzheimer's Disease

Atrial fibrillation raised risk for dementia, study shows

5/14/2009
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards

Kids have healthier hearts and are less apt to be overweight, study finds

5/12/2009
Genes Yield Clues to High Blood Pressure

Each bit of DNA offers insights to better treatments, scientists say

5/11/2009
DASH Diet Has Extra Benefits for Women's Health

Diet to lower blood pressure may also cut risk of heart failure, research shows

5/11/2009
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

5/7/2009
Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger

What's OK for the kidney and brain may not be best for the heart, expert says

5/7/2009
All Blood Pressure Drugs Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Any are better than no treatment at all, study shows

5/3/2009
Black Youths With High BP May Face Elevated Heart Risks

They also had raised cholesterol, so study suggests better screening for hypertension

5/1/2009
Cholesterol Drugs May Help in Cardiac Emergency

A dose of a statin in time of crisis improved long-term outcomes, study found

4/28/2009
Smoking, Hypertension Each Account for 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths

Prevention efforts 'have run out of steam,' expert says

4/27/2009
High Co-Pays Keeping Chronically Ill From Their Meds

Many are waiting years after a diagnosis to fill a first prescription, study finds

4/25/2009
Many Who Should Use Statins Don't

Survey finds lack of access to medical care a big factor in trend

4/16/2009
A Blood Pressure Monitor to Wear on Your Wrist

MIT researchers design lightweight sensor that can take readings at will

4/15/2009
Blood Pressure Drug May Not Ease Irregular Heartbeat

Despite earlier promise, valsartan fails to deliver against atrial fibrillation, researchers say

4/14/2009
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

4/13/2009
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health

Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

4/10/2009
Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health

Even walking half an hour a day can boost longevity, study finds

4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

3/30/2009
One Pill Might Prevent Heart Disease

Study finds five drugs in one dose reduced heart attack, stroke risk