Blood Pressure News

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11/13/2012
Meditation Might Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Blacks

Small study looked at Transcendental Meditation

11/6/2012
Miscarriages Tied to Elevated Risk for Heart Conditions

Study found hardening of the arteries more common in women with more miscarriages

11/6/2012
Hispanics More Heart-Healthy Than Other Americans: Study

Poor diets and obesity are still common, however

11/6/2012
High Blood Pressure Often Missed in Young Adults: Study

And many older adults with the condition are also falling through the cracks

11/1/2012
Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds

People as young as 40 with pre-hypertension showed signs of structural damage on brain scans

10/25/2012
Foot Ulcers Tied to Increased Death Risk for People With Diabetes

Better care for both conditions needed, study authors say

10/22/2012
More Americans Have High Blood Pressure Under Control: Survey

Improvement in past decade attributed to more treatment with drug combinations

10/22/2012
Beans a Boon for People With Diabetes, Study Finds

Eating more legumes, such as beans, lentils and chickpeas, can lower blood sugar, blood pressure

10/22/2012
Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death From Prostate Cancer

Following prevention guidelines might have added benefit for men, study suggests

10/18/2012
Nationwide Study Examines Common Heart Procedures

Patients undergoing angioplasty, stent placement more likely to be overweight, smoke, have high blood pressure

10/10/2012
U.S. Stroke Patients Are Getting Younger

Study found rise in rates among adults aged 20 to 54

10/3/2012
Could Hypertension in Pregnancy Harm Child's Thinking Skills for Decades?

Study found those whose mothers experienced high blood pressure scored lower on tests in their 70s

10/2/2012
Common Heart Medicine May Not Be Effective for Some: Study

One expert, however, says beta blockers have proven benefits

9/29/2012
Heart Disease Deaths in Europe Dropping: Report

But researchers say obesity, diabetes could threaten progress made

9/28/2012
Melatonin May Improve Sleep for People on Blood-Pressure Meds

In small study, patients on beta blockers gained about half-hour of sleep when taking supplement

9/26/2012
New Symptoms Tied to Death Risk in Severe Kidney Disease

Studies found warning signs besides high blood pressure, diabetes

9/26/2012
Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later

Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease

9/24/2012
Women Born Preterm May Face Pregnancy Risks

Obstetricians should take history of premature birth into account, study suggests

9/21/2012
Poor Sleep May Make High Blood Pressure Worse

Study found those who struggled with insomnia were twice as likely to have resistant hypertension

9/21/2012
Obese Black Kids More Susceptible to Hypertension, Study Finds

Differences in salt consumption, hormone levels may play a role, researchers say

9/19/2012
Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet: Study

But the good news is that the 'DASH' eating plan does help those who follow it

9/17/2012
Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids' Health: Study

High intake may lead to rise in blood pressure, especially in overweight children

9/11/2012
Some Blood Pressure Drugs Might Help Slow Alzheimer's: Study

Fewer telltale brain plaques found in patients on angiotensin receptor blockers

9/11/2012
More Pregnant Women on Blood Pressure Drugs: Study

Experts consider some meds safer than others for developing fetus

9/6/2012
Nonalcoholic Red Wine Might Help Lower Blood Pressure

Regular red wine, gin had no health benefit in small study of men at risk for heart disease

9/4/2012
Artery Stiffness May Predict High Blood Pressure

Study suggests possible clues to hypertension prevention

9/4/2012
Millions of Americans Have Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure: CDC

Yet most have regular access to medical care, report notes

8/16/2012
Blacks More Prone to Hypertension After Certain Strokes

Researchers not sure why racial gap exists

8/13/2012
Could Chocolate's Antioxidants Boost Brain Function?

In small study, a flavanol-rich cocoa drink seemed to have an effect, but one expert is unconvinced

8/3/2012
Some Improvement in Heart Risk Factors for Americans: CDC

But nearly half have a predisposing issue such as hypertension, high cholesterol, agency says

7/31/2012
More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC

Number of people with multiple diseases -- including diabetes, high blood pressure -- rose over decade

7/23/2012
Many Teens With High Blood Pressure Don't Get Needed Tests

Fewer than 1 in 4 receives recommended screening for kidney disease, organ damage, study finds

7/20/2012
Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Middle-Aged Women

Study found victims twice as likely to have high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

7/17/2012
Mom's Pot Use Doubles Risk of 'Preemie' Birth: Study

Other risk factors include family history of pre-term births, high blood pressure, researchers say

7/16/2012
High Blood Pressure May Protect Some Frail Elderly: Study

Medication needs might vary for patients who can't walk a certain speed or distance, experts say

7/10/2012
Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure

Australian study found more hypertension risk in boys who drink, girls who use birth control pills

6/22/2012
Effects of High Blood Pressure Drug May Mimic Celiac Disease

Some patients taking olmesartan developed chronic diarrhea and lost an average of 40 pounds: study

6/18/2012
Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study

Childhood obesity may be a culprit in nearly doubled hypertension rates in the past decade

6/18/2012
Long-Term Salty Diets Tied Again to High Blood Pressure

But eating sodium-rich foods over the short term doesn't have the same effect, study suggests

6/15/2012
Better-Educated Blacks, Lower Odds of Hypertension: Study

Schooling, not just genetic ancestry, appears to influence blood pressure

5/30/2012
Could Bloodletting Ease Heart Risks for the Obese?

Small study backs long-abandoned practice, but one cardiologist says there are far better, modern treatments

5/25/2012
Amazon Tribe Gives Clues to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Research in African Pygmies also shows how traditional ways of life aid cardiovascular health

5/24/2012
Strokes More Common in Southern States: CDC

Little decline seen in past 5 years, minorities hardest hit

5/22/2012
Sleep Apnea 'Mask' Might Also Help the Heart

CPAP treatment was tied to lowered odds for high blood pressure, study found

5/21/2012
U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study

High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

5/16/2012
Palpitations May Signal Future Heart Rhythm Problem

Study found greater odds of developing atrial fibrillation

5/15/2012
Beijing's Olympic Smog Shows Pollution's Effect on Health

As air quality rose and fell, so did blood-clotting factors, study found

5/15/2012
Fitness Fights High Blood Pressure, Even With Family History

Staying in shape lowered odds of developing hypertension by up to 42 percent in study

5/15/2012
U.S. Task Force Issues Blood Pressure Guidelines

Patients do better when they receive care from a team of health professionals

5/9/2012
Rate of Hospitalizations for Stroke Has Declined in U.S.

The death rate for these patients also fell from 9% in 1989 to 5% in 2009, study shows