Blood Pressure News

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12/13/2009
Hardship in Childhood May Affect Long-Term Health

Age-related diseases stem from adverse events in first decade of life, study suggests

12/3/2009
Vitamin D May Be Tied to Heart Disease Via Genes

Finding could aid in eventual development of screening test, researcher says

12/2/2009
New Light on Jane Austen's Final Chapter

Novelist's symptoms point to death from TB, not Addison's, researcher says

11/23/2009
Doctor-Pharmacist Teams Boost Blood Pressure Control

Partnerships doubled number of patients who reined in their hypertension, study found

11/11/2009
Surgery Not Always Best for Narrowed Kidney Arteries

Study finds medication works as well in certain people, without the risks

10/23/2009
Adding Drug Doesn't Help Control Blood Pressure

No risk reduction for heart patients when ARB added to ACE inhibitor therapy, study finds

9/24/2009
Lack of Vitamin D Linked to High Blood Pressure

Effect seen 15 years later, researchers report

9/23/2009
Minorities Less Likely to Have Blood Pressure Under Control

Blacks have the highest readings, despite taking medications, study finds

9/23/2009
Cost Savings Adds to Value of Preventing Chronic Disease

Avoiding diabetes, high blood pressure can add years to life, researchers say

9/14/2009
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure

Inhaling microscopic particles could raise risk of heart disease, study finds

9/11/2009
Busy Roads Boost Blood Pressure

Study found those who lived near heavy traffic noise had raised readings

9/10/2009
Research Seeks Cause of Preeclampsia

Focus is system that regulates blood pressure and fluid retention in pregnant women

8/24/2009
Hypertension Linked to Thinking Problems in Middle Age

Increases in diastolic pressure lead to decreases in cognition, study shows

8/24/2009
Americans Are Urged to Cut Sugar Intake

Experts recommend far fewer teaspoons a day than average person now consumes

8/20/2009
8/17/2009
Blood Pressure Drug Might Work Against MS

Research shows inflammation link between two disorders

8/16/2009
Web Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help

For support, advice or treatment, online interventions now await

8/4/2009
Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia

High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking raise Alzheimer's risk

8/4/2009
Induced Labor May Improve Outcome in Risky Pregnancies

Delivery at 37 weeks helps women with hypertensive disorders, study finds

8/3/2009
Young Kids' Screen Time May Raise Blood Pressure

Watching TV raises risk more than other low-level activities, such as painting, study finds

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

High blood pressure and other factors play role, study says

7/23/2009
New Anesthesia May Be Safer for Critically Ill

Lab tests of MOC-etomidate detected no sudden drops in blood pressure

7/17/2009
Five Hypertension Genes Found in Black Americans

Could be targets for new treatments, researchers say

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

7/8/2009
Vegetable Amino Acid Lowers Blood Pressure

Get plenty of it in your diet, researchers say

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

Or slower, with possible medical applications, research suggests

6/16/2009
Lifestyle May Counter Blood Pressure Genes

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

6/8/2009
Lack of Sleep Can Raise Blood Pressure Over Time

Risk increased as sleep duration decreased, researchers found

6/3/2009
Pay-for-Performance Doesn't Shortchange Patients

VA study found those with complicated conditions still received high-quality care

6/2/2009
Weight-Loss Surgery Options Compared in Super-Obese

Duodenal switch may be more effective than gastric bypass, researchers say

6/1/2009
Research Finds 'New Crop' of Breast Cancer Genes

Study in mice also suggests possible treatment with blood pressure med

5/29/2009
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health

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

5/15/2009
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure

Mouse study shows CMV raises risk of hypertension, hardening of arteries

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

5/5/2009
Phone Monitoring May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Weekly contact via automated system proves beneficial in study

5/5/2009
Urine Test Predicts Vein Clot Risk

Those with elevated albumin levels were more likely to get DVT, pulmonary embolisms

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

4/30/2009
Managing Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Cuts Stroke Risk

Study shows reaching optimal levels protects against heart attack, too

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

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

4/20/2009
Having Psoriasis Raises Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension

Researchers suspect chronic inflammation is common thread among all 3 conditions

4/17/2009
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels

As little as 10 minutes of exposure changes cardiovascular function, researchers say

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

MIT researchers design lightweight sensor that can take readings at will

4/16/2009
Halting Avandia Use Hikes Blood Sugar Levels

Study found diabetics who discontinued drug had less treatment, worse management of disease

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

3/31/2009
For Diabetics, On-Demand Care May Not Help

Blood pressure control was worse with newer scheduling option, study finds

3/30/2009
Kidney Nerve Deactivation Could Ease Hypertension

Problem blood pressure fell with no long-term effects, study concludes

3/27/2009
Kidney Ailments May Rise Along With Blood Pressure

Findings emphasize value of early screening programs, report concludes

3/26/2009
Using Too Much Salt Is Common in U.S., CDC Says

Report finds that average sodium intake far exceeds recommendations, raising health risks

3/24/2009
Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug

Study finds potential interaction with cyclosporine could lead to fatal complications