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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Clean-Fuel Cookstoves May Improve Cardiovascular Health in Pregnant Women

Jan. 13, 2017 — Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new ... read more

Study Reveals More Individuals May Have 'Masked' Hypertension Than Thought

Dec. 5, 2016 — Around the clock monitoring of blood pressure during daily activity revealed masked, or undetected, high blood pressure in a significant number of otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in ... read more

Better Understanding Phagocytes

Nov. 30, 2016 — The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in regulating the body's fluid levels and blood pressure. However, a new signal path in the RAS may also have a substantial influence ... read more

Hypertension, Prehypertension Underdiagnosed and Undertreated in US Children

Nov. 22, 2016 — Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study. The study focused on children with abnormal blood pressures across the United States, and is the first to ... read more

Antihypertensive Medications and Fracture Risk: Is There an Association?

Nov. 21, 2016 — Further examination of randomized clinical trial data suggests that thiazide diuretics to treat hypertension may be associated with lower risk of hip and pelvic fractures compared with some other ... read more

Childhood Adversity Linked to Blood Pressure Dysfunction

Nov. 14, 2016 — A difficult childhood may be associated with a risk of poor blood pressure regulation, according to new ... read more

Diets Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Lower Blood Pressure in Young, Healthy Adults

Nov. 14, 2016 — Healthy young people may be able to help prevent the onset of high blood pressure by eating diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids, according to a preliminary ... read more

Major Artery More Rigid in African-Americans, Which May Explain High Rates of Hypertension, Heart Disease

Nov. 10, 2016 — African-Americans have more rigidity of the aorta, the major artery supplying oxygen-rich blood to the body, than Caucasians and Hispanics, according to a ... read more

Pretreating Red Blood Cells With Nitric Oxide May Reduce Side Effect Linked to Transfusions

Nov. 7, 2016 — A new treatment may diminish a dangerous side effect associated with transfusions of red blood cells (RBCs) known as pulmonary hypertension, an elevated blood pressure in the lungs and heart that can ... read more

Blood Pressure May Open Door to Personalized Medicine for PTSD

Nov. 3, 2016 — Treatment with the drug prazosin effectively reduces symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for many people, but about one third of patients don't respond to the treatment at all. ... read more

Oct. 31, 2016 — Regular electroacupunture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in the brainstem region that controls blood pressure, investigators have ... read more

High Blood Pressure Can Impair Cognitive Function, Pose Risk for Alzheimer's

Oct. 26, 2016 — High blood pressure in middle age can lead to impaired cognition and is a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers ... read more

Why Some Dental Implants Work and Others Don't

Oct. 25, 2016 — Two commonly-used drugs affect dental implant integration, investigators have found. They report that one helps, while the other ... read more

Childhood Hypertension Associated With Cognitive Issues

Sep. 29, 2016 — Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, has increased significantly in children, paralleling the current childhood obesity epidemic.  Although we know that adult hypertension can ... read more

Size Is Everything When It Comes to High Blood Pressure

Sep. 16, 2016 — The body’s smallest organ dictates your blood pressure. The size of a grain of rice, the carotid body, located between two major arteries that feed the brain with blood, has been found to control ... read more

Lowering Systolic Blood Pressure Would Save More Than 100,000 Lives Per Year, Study Finds

Sep. 15, 2016 — Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year in the United States, say scientists. Two thirds of the lives saved would be ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Several large international groups of researchers report data that more than doubles the number of sites in the human genome tied to blood pressure regulation. One of the studies turned up unexpected ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Thirty-one new gene regions linked with blood pressure have been identified in one of the largest genetic studies of blood pressure to date, involving over 347,000 ... read more

Hypertension: Releasing the Pressure at Its Source

Sep. 6, 2016 — Researchers are eyeing the first new anti-hypertensive drug treatment strategy in more than 15 years, having identified a potential new way of treating high blood pressure, or hypertension, by ... read more

Doctors: Beware of Low Diastolic Blood Pressure When Treating Hypertension

Sep. 1, 2016 — By analyzing medical records gathered over three decades on more than 11,000 Americans participating in a federally funded study, researchers say they have more evidence that driving diastolic blood ... read more

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