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April 29, 2017

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April 29, 2017

Altered Immune Cells May Both Contribute to Preeclampsia and Offer New Hope for Treatment

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that the immune system's natural killer (NK) cells activate and change in response to placental ischemia. Disrupting these altered cells seems to blunt some of the ... read more

Elevated Blood Pressure Not a High Mortality Risk for Elderly With Weak Grip

Mar. 28, 2017 — A study of nearly 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that elevated blood pressure is not related to high mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip ... read more

High Uric Acid Levels in Young Children May Result in Higher Blood Pressure Later on

Mar. 15, 2017 — Very young children with increased uric acid levels had higher blood pressure at 3 years of age, new research has ... read more

Heart Risks in Middle Age Boost Dementia Risk Later in Life

Feb. 22, 2017 — Heart disease risk factors in middle age were associated with an increased risk of dementia in later years. Smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes were all dementia risks, with diabetes in middle ... read more

High Blood Pressure Reversed in Offspring of Hypertensive Rats

Feb. 22, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated how harmful health complications passed from mother rats to their offspring can be reversed. The tests may point the way toward preventing the transfer of certain health ... read more

Limiting Salt Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients With Kidney Disease

Feb. 17, 2017 — Receiving advice on limiting salt consumption helped kidney disease patients lower their systolic blood pressure by an average of 11 mmHg, research concludes. Limiting salt intake also reduced excess ... read more

Over 100 New Blood Pressure Genes Could Provide New Targets for Treating Hypertension

Jan. 30, 2017 — Scientists have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target ... read more

Personalized Treatment for Those in Blood Pressure 'Gray Zone'

Jan. 17, 2017 — Using data from a national study, researchers determined that using heart CT scans can help personalize treatment in patients whose blood pressure falls in the gray zone of just above normal or mild ... read more

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

Women With High-Risk Congenital Heart Disease Can Have Successful Pregnancies

Jan. 12, 2017 — Women with high-risk congenital heart disease can have successful pregnancies but should seek counseling before conception to understand how their conditions could affect pregnancy and their ... read more

Maternal Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy May Be Related to Babies' Sex

Jan. 12, 2017 — A new article suggests that a woman's blood pressure before pregnancy is related to her likelihood of giving birth to a boy or ... read more

Alarming Levels of Hypertension Found in the General Public

Jan. 5, 2017 — A new study finds that 50 percent of the Canadian public is unaware that they suffer from high blood pressure, with most of them unaware of their condition or unwilling to address and manage their ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — It's no secret that discrimination is stressful for those who experience it, but turns out the issue is more than skin deep -- these stressors can interact with our genetics to negatively impact ... read more

Dec. 16, 2016 — Researchers have identified a new way of blocking the spread of cancer. Calcium channel blockers, which are used to lower blood pressure, block breast and pancreatic cancer invasion by inhibiting ... read more

New Link Discovered Between Class of Rogue Autoantibodies and Poor Health Outcomes

Dec. 6, 2016 — New evidence has been covered for a strong link between angiotensin receptor autoantibodies and increased risk of frailty. The research team reports that a large class of common blood pressure drugs ... 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

Nov. 16, 2016 — The number of people in the world with high blood pressure has reached 1.13 billion, according to new research. The largest ever study of its kind, the research involved the World Health Organization ... read more

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