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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

Apr. 23, 2015 — In atomic detail, researchers have outlined how a hypertension drug binds to a cellular receptor that plays a key role in regulating blood pressure. The results could help scientists design new drugs ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Children who experience multiple traumatic events, from emotional and sexual abuse to neglect, have higher blood pressures as young adults than their peers, researchers report. These events include ... read more

Systems-Wide Genetic Study of Blood Pressure Regulation in the Framingham Heart Study

Apr. 16, 2015 — A genetic investigation of individuals in the Framingham Heart Study may prove useful to identify novel targets for the prevention or treatment of high blood pressure. The study takes a close look at ... read more

Gene in High-Altitude Cattle Disease Sheds Light on Human Lung Disease

Apr. 15, 2015 — A genetic mutation that causes pulmonary hypertension in cattle grazed at high altitude has been linked to a condition that leads to a life-threatening situation called brisket disease. This ... read more

Weighing Evidence on Diabetes Screening

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers have completed a systematic evidence review to inform an upcoming update of Task Force recommendations on screening asymptomatic, nonpregnant adults for type 2 ... read more

Eating out Equals High Blood Pressure?

Apr. 10, 2015 — A recent study on university-going young adults is the first ever to show an association between meals eaten away from home and high blood pressure. These findings highlight lifestyle factors that ... read more

Treatment of Sleep Apnea Results in Greater Blood Pressure Reduction in Those With Resistant Hypertension

Apr. 3, 2015 — The use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy can help people who have both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and hypertension lower their blood pressure, which in turn could possibly ... read more

New Recommendations for Treating Patients With High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease

Mar. 31, 2015 — Three professional organizations have issued a joint statement on treating high blood pressure in people who have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease, stroke or other forms of heart disease. ... read more

Mechanisms That Link Compulsive Binge Eating With Hypertension Identified

Mar. 30, 2015 — An estimated eight million adults in the U.S. suffer from binge eating disorder. Now, researchers have shown that compulsive binging on foods that are high in fat and sugar can trigger specific ... read more

Antihypertensive Drug Improves Corticosteroid-Based Skin Treatments

Mar. 18, 2015 — Basic research on blood pressure has led researchers to obtain unexpected results: drugs used to treat high blood pressure reduce side effects from corticosteroid-based creams used to treat certain ... read more

Vitamin D Supplementation Not Associated With Lower Blood Pressure, Review Suggests

Mar. 16, 2015 — A review of clinical trial data suggests vitamin D supplementation was ineffective at lowering blood pressure and should not be used as an antihypertensive, according to an ... read more

Expanding Blood Pressure Screenings Beyond Primary Care Can Improve Hypertension Detection

Mar. 13, 2015 — Expanding blood pressure screenings to non-primary care settings can help identify more patients with high blood pressure, commonly called hypertension, and could contribute to better hypertension ... read more

Prolonged Shortened Sleep Increases Blood Pressure at Night, Researchers Find

Mar. 13, 2015 — People exposed to prolonged periods of shortened sleep have significant increases in blood pressure during nighttime hours, researchers report in a small study of eight ... read more

Strong Link Between Adolescent Obesity, High Blood Pressure

Mar. 3, 2015 — Body mass index in healthy adolescents has a statistically significant association with both systolic blood pressures and diastolic blood pressures, research shows, and it highlights the significance ... read more

Licorice Manufacturers Encouraged to State Daily Limit of Consumption

Mar. 2, 2015 — A recent case study details the account of a 10-year-old boy who suffered seizures after over-indulging in licorice sweets. The boy was admitted to hospital in Bologna, Italy after suffering a 2 ... read more

Feb. 25, 2015 — A study on European children concludes that spending more than two hours a day in front of a screen increases the probability of high blood pressure by 30%. The article also points out that doing no ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — Widely considered simply a malodorous toxic gas, hydrogen sulfide is now being studied for its probable role in regulating blood pressure, according to ... read more

Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Stroke

Feb. 11, 2015 — Keeping the top blood pressure number below 140 mm Hg is linked to a lower risk of stroke for people older than 60 who do not have diabetes or chronic kidney disease. A new study challenges a ... read more

Poor Access to Primary Care Results in Poorer Health for Deaf People

Feb. 6, 2015 — Deaf people who sign have poorer health than the general population, according to am English study. According to the charity that commissioned the work, the study "revealed shocking inequality ... read more

Beating High Blood Pressure With a Combination of Coconut Oil and Physical Exercise: Animal Study

Feb. 9, 2015 — Researchers set out to test the hypothesis that a combination of daily coconut oil intake and exercise training would restore baroreflex sensitivity and reduce oxidative stress, resulting in ... read more

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