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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

Vitamin D Supplements May Benefit Children With Kidney Disease

June 11, 2015 — Among children with chronic kidney disease, those with lower vitamin D levels had higher levels of blood markers related to kidney dysfunction as well as greater kidney function loss over time, ... read more

Withholding Angiotensin Receptor Blockers After Surgery Increases Risk of Postoperative Death

June 4, 2015 — Withholding angiotensin receptor blockers for longer than two days after surgery is associated with a significantly increased risk of postoperative death, according to a study of more than 30,000 ... read more

Pharmacists Help Patients Control Blood Pressure, Study Finds

May 15, 2015 — Medical teams with a pharmacist helped patients with hypertension control their blood pressure more effectively, a new study has concluded. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, increases the risk ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Individuals with a newly discovered altered gene have hereditary hypertension and a skeletal malformation, brachydactyly type E, which is characterized by unusually short fingers and toes, scientists ... read more

New Cause Discovered for Arterial Stiffness, a Contributor to Cardiovascular Disease

May 11, 2015 — Previous studies of aortic stiffness have focused on changes in structural proteins that alter the properties of vascular walls causing them to become rigid. Now, researchers have determined that ... read more

May 8, 2015 — An EEG study shows chocolate can increase brain characteristics of attention and significantly affect blood pressure levels. Historically, chocolate has been recognized as a vasodilator, meaning that ... read more

New Mechanism of Blood Pressure Regulation by a Stress-Sensitive Gatekeeper

May 7, 2015 — A new mechanism for the regulation of blood pressure has been discovered by scientists. The study shows that blood pressure can drop dramatically if the protein ERAP1 is released from cells and ... read more

Migraines, Hormones, Pre-Eclampsia, Lifespan All Feature in Increased Strokes for Women

May 7, 2015 — Each year, around 55,000 more women than men will have a stroke. Longer lifespans, pregnancies and hormones all contribute to the disparity, as do illnesses that tend to strike women more frequently. ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Obesity is a serious health problem affecting approximately one-third of the adult population in the United States. Obese individuals have an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, ... read more

Potassium Improved Blood Pressure in Teen Girls, Salt Had No Adverse Effect

Apr. 27, 2015 — Eating 3,000 mg per day of salt or more appears to have no adverse effect on blood pressure in adolescent girls, while those girls who consumed 2,400 mg per day or more of potassium had lower blood ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Researchers have solved the molecular structure of an important regulator for blood pressure in the human body -- which could lead to better treatments for high blood ... read more

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

New Study Unravels Why Common Blood Pressure Medicine Can Fail

Apr. 21, 2015 — Every year, more than 120 million prescriptions are written worldwide for thiazide drugs, a group of salt-lowering medicines used to treat high blood pressure. These drugs are often very effective. ... 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

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