Blood Pressure News

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4/30/2012
Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say

But checking those with diabetes, high blood pressure makes sense, doctors agree

4/24/2012
Dark Chocolate May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Study says it reduces levels of blood sugar and bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol levels

4/19/2012
Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer

Large study from Taiwan found inactive people fared worse at all blood-pressure levels

4/19/2012
Diabetes Groups Issue New Guidelines on Blood Sugar

Type 2 illness can't be treated with one-size-fits-all approach, new recommendations advise

4/18/2012
Optimism Might Cut Your Risk for Heart Attack

Large review also found positive people less likely to suffer stroke

4/16/2012
Fast Food Is Saltier in U.S. Than Overseas

International chains sell same items abroad but with less sodium, study finds

4/13/2012
Mental Illness Tied to Higher Rates of Physical Problems: Report

More chronic illness, ER visits and hospitalizations with conditions such as depression

3/22/2012
Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Pregnancy Complication

Use tied to maternal high blood pressure, study finds, but benefits may still outweigh risks

3/19/2012
Lightheadedness Upon Standing Could Signal Heart Risk

Those with 'orthostatic hypotension' more likely to develop heart failure, study suggests

3/17/2012
Following Heart-Healthy Behaviors May Lengthen Your Life

Study found those who stuck by all seven guidelines lived longer than those who didn't

3/13/2012
Race, Location Big Factors in American Diets

Study finds 5 major patterns of food consumption based on environment, background

3/7/2012
Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Cushing's Disease

In phase 3 trial, symptoms improved in people with rare hormonal disorder, study found

2/23/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Blood Pressure Too Low?

Here are possible explanations

2/20/2012
Pregnancy Complications May Predict Heart Trouble Later

Mom-to-be's high blood pressure, diabetes boost risk for cardiovascular disease, study says

2/7/2012
Even for the Overweight, Exercise Helps the Heart

Study finds changes in physical fitness affect disease risk at any weight

1/30/2012
Blood Pressure Differences Between Arms Could Signal Heart Risk

Peripheral vascular disease may lead to stroke or early death, researchers say

1/6/2012
Smog Tied to Raised Risk of Chronic Illness in Black Women

Study showed more type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure as exposure rose

12/20/2011
Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life

Study found those who took blood pressure meds lived a day longer for every month of treatment

12/19/2011
Blood Pressure Control in Middle Age Can Lower Lifetime Heart Risk

14-year study showed importance of achieving normal levels in midlife

12/16/2011
Blood Pressure Readings Differ When Guidelines Followed

Study compared routine measurements to method recommended by experts

12/15/2011
Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report

Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

12/14/2011
Apnea Treatment Might Reduce Signs of Heart Disease Risk

Wearing CPAP mask during sleep improved blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar in study patients

12/8/2011
Treating Prehypertension Lowers Stroke Risk: Study

Antihypertensive drugs even help those with slightly elevated blood pressure

11/21/2011
Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On

Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

11/21/2011
At-Home Blood Pressure Readings Might Help Track Ailing Brain: Study

Portable device that measures BP changes during daily activities also may shed light on brain health

11/16/2011
Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer

Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

11/15/2011
Got High Blood Pressure? Kiwi Fruit May Help

Small study found three a day lowered levels more than eating an apple a day

11/9/2011
New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt

While doing so lowers blood pressure, it might raise cholesterol, other risk factors for heart disease

10/24/2011
Taking Blood Pressure Meds at Bedtime May Be Better

Patients doing so had better heart health than those on a morning schedule, study shows

10/19/2011
Hypertension, Not Blood Pressure Drugs, Linked to Birth Defects

Study found medications did not raise risk any further

10/13/2011
Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?

Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

10/11/2011
Study Suggests Origins of Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

Father's cells inside the placenta trick mother's immune system, research says

10/10/2011
Restless Legs Syndrome May Boost Blood Pressure

Disrupted sleep might cause the hypertension, expert says

9/28/2011
Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Boost Stroke Risk

Adults with prehypertension should start with lifestyle changes, researchers say

9/21/2011
Two-Day Dialysis Interval Could Pose Danger: Study

Waiting 48 hours between kidney treatments seems to raise risk of death, hospitalization

9/1/2011
Potatoes May Be Good for the Heart After All, Study Says

But not if they're fried or doused in high-fat sour cream, butter and cheese

8/29/2011
Poor Sleep, High Blood Pressure?

Study found older men who got less 'deep sleep' had higher risk of hypertension

8/1/2011
Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds

And the benefits are greater for women than for men, researchers say

8/1/2011
Smoking, Diabetes, Obesity May Shrink Your Brain

Study adds to evidence that good living preserves mental abilities

7/29/2011
Blood Pressure Drop During Dialysis May Raise Clot Risk

Low BP occurs in about 25% of these treatment sessions in kidney-failure patients, researchers say

7/28/2011
Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent

Heavier moms, chronic illnesses likely play a role in increase, study says

7/26/2011
Heart Disease Prevention May Save Billions Annually in U.S.

Current costs of $450 billion a year aren't sustainable, nation's heart experts say

7/18/2011
Small Study Suggests Milk, Soy Proteins Lower Blood Pressure Modestly

But more research needed, experts say, citing several limitations with the trial

7/14/2011
Poorer, Less Educated Youth More Prone to Hypertension

These young adults were more likely to be overweight and exercise less, researchers explained

7/11/2011
Study: Potassium Boosts Heart Health, Salt Harms It

Combo of high sodium, low potassium called 'double whammy' for cardiovascular risk

7/1/2011
Soluble Fiber Appears Key to Trimming 'Bad Fat'

For every 10-gram daily increase, belly fat cut by nearly 4 percent over five years, researchers say

6/27/2011
At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring More Telling Than Doctor's Office Readings

Without the anxiety of a clinic visit, readings from kidney patients may give a more accurate picture

6/24/2011
Health Tip: Coping With Low Blood Pressure

Suggestions for dealing with hypotension

6/20/2011
Single Reading Can't Gauge Blood Pressure Control: Study

Before changing hypertension drugs, doctors should consider multiple readings, researchers say

6/15/2011
U.S. Found to Be Losing Ground in Life Expectancy

Some Mississippi women can expect to die younger than women in El Salvador, new analysis claims