Blood Pressure News

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1/20/2014
Sunlight Might Be Good for Your Blood Pressure: Study

Researchers figure out why, suggest not getting enough might raise risk for heart disease

1/13/2014
Green Tea May Interfere With a Blood Pressure Medicine

Tiny, early study found reduced blood levels of nadolol among green tea drinkers

1/6/2014
High Blood Pressure May Be Worse for Women

Study found differences in factors that cause condition

12/23/2013
Too Few Americans Aware of Their High Blood Pressure: Study

Researchers looked at nearly 70,000 adults in southeastern U.S.

12/23/2013
Study Finds Black Women Most Likely to Have High Blood Pressure

Treatment focus must shift from middle-aged male smokers, researcher says

12/19/2013
Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study

But direct link not proven

12/18/2013
Obesity Tied to Decline in Kidney Function

Study looked at blood-testing methods to detect changes before symptoms begin

12/18/2013
New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise the Bar for Taking Medications

Expert panel says treating some earlier with drugs shows little benefit, but other groups express concern

12/16/2013
Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids

Study from China followed normal-weight teens, and found a slight increase in pressure

11/22/2013
Healthy Lifestyle May Mean Healthy Pregnancy

Study pinpointed good and bad habits that could affect risk of complications

11/14/2013
Study Finds Two Drugs Aren't Better Than One for Kidney Disease

Combo used in patients with diabetes led to more kidney problems, damage

11/8/2013
Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix

People on ACE inhibitors can experience oral allergy syndrome, a rare reaction to some fruits, vegetables

11/7/2013
Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt

Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention

11/5/2013
Snoring in Pregnancy Tied to Possible Health Concerns

Study saw higher rates of C-sections, smaller babies

10/24/2013
Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide, Study Shows

Preventive measures urgently needed to reverse this trend, researchers say

10/16/2013
Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques

Study of patients in their 80s looked at plaque deposits in their brains

10/7/2013
U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens

Despite calls for routine testing, task force finds lack of evidence it would help

10/1/2013
More Evidence That Exercise Can Help Prevent High Blood Pressure

Study found that leisure-time activity was more beneficial than activity at work

10/1/2013
Blood Pressure Drug Might Boost Chemo Success, Mouse Study Suggests

Trial under way on patients with pancreatic cancer

9/16/2013
Genes Tied to High Blood Pressure Found in Black Americans

Study findings may lead to discovery of useful targets for new treatments, researcher says

9/12/2013
Childhood Obesity Quadruples Chances of Adult Hypertension: Study

Even being overweight when young was found to double high blood pressure risk in long-term study

9/3/2013
Half of People With High Blood Pressure Don't Know It

Global study found problem in wealthy and low-income countries alike

8/20/2013
Model Program Boosts Blood-Pressure Control for Patients

Single-pill approach, large patient registry among key points for success in study

8/13/2013
Many Risk Factors for Early Dementia Can Show Up in Teens

Alcohol abuse topped the list in large study of Swedish men

8/12/2013
Vitamin D Supplements Don't Lower Blood Pressure: Study

No improvement seen in older adults with hypertension after one year

8/12/2013
Eye Photography May Reveal Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Imaging might suggest need for more aggressive blood pressure management, experts say

8/6/2013
Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Appears to Improve Results, Study Finds

Patients engaged in their health care do better, expert says

8/6/2013
Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

Car commuters have higher blood pressure, more obesity, U.K. study also found

8/5/2013
Channel Blockers for Blood Pressure Linked to Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Association, not cause and effect, noted with long-term use by older women

8/2/2013
More Follow-Up Needed for Kids With High Blood Pressure Reading

Only 1 of 5 children was rechecked within a month, study found

7/31/2013
Blood Pressure Swings Could Be Linked to Mental Decline: Study

Controlling fluctuations may help keep the mind sharp, experts say

7/29/2013
College Football Players May Be At Risk of High Blood Pressure

Study found 14 percent of freshman linemen had hypertension at the end of one season

7/26/2013
Study Yields Genetic Clue to Rare Lung Disease

Finding offers insight into pulmonary arterial hypertension, researchers say

7/26/2013
Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia

Larger message: Better cardiovascular health benefits the brain, expert says

7/24/2013
Drug for Pulmonary Hypertension Shows 'Modest' Benefit in Studies

Patients on experimental drug Riociguat were able to walk up to 150 feet farther than others

7/18/2013
Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lower Your Stroke Risk

Direct effect not shown in study, but experts say physical activity's impact is clear

7/17/2013
Following Blood Pressure-Drug Schedule May Be Critical to Survival

Risk of stroke, death increased for patients who weren't compliant, study finds

7/15/2013
More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure

Study looked at rise in body fat, waist size and salt intake over 13-year period

7/2/2013
Pharmacist-Guided Home Blood Pressure Monitoring May Help Patients

Study found combination led to better control of hypertension

6/27/2013
Stroke Prevention Tips for Women

Manage risk factors that lie within your control, advises neurologist

6/14/2013
Volunteering May Be Good for the Heart in More Ways Than One

Time spent helping others linked to lower blood pressure in older adults, study finds

6/10/2013
Study: Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients

Pressure that's too low -- or too high -- might damage brain cells, new research suggests

6/6/2013
Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

Controlling blood pressure is most important, large U.S. study found

6/4/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Moderately Obese, Too

It reduces symptoms of type 2 diabetes, studies found, but surgical risks exist

5/29/2013
Thyroid Disorders Tied to Complications in Pregnancy

Up to 4 percent of pregnancies involve mothers with thyroid conditions, study authors say

5/21/2013
COPD Patients May Do Fine With Shorter Course of Steroids

Coming off meds sooner means fewer harmful side effects, study author says

5/17/2013
Control of Heart Risks May Vary Among Outpatient Practices

Comparison of 18 offices finds wide range of success in tackling smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure

5/15/2013
People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt

It's important to resist these cravings, study author says

5/15/2013
Cellphone Calls During Blood Pressure Readings May Skew Results

Interruption can cause spike in systolic pressure, study found

5/14/2013
Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study

Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says