High Blood Pressure

Breastfeeding Reduces a Woman’s Risk of Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes

Photo of Woman with Baby: Breasfeeding Lowers Risk of Diabetes

A recent study has shown that women who breastfeed have a lower risk of metabolic syndrome, including conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, but success depends on the duration of nursing.

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Air Pollution Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure and Pollution

World’s largest study finds that long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to higher blood pressure, and that traffic noise is also linked to hypertension.

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New Blood Pressure Treatment May Be Superior to Current Strategies

Hypertension - New Treatment Strategy

Researchers have identified a new anti-hypertensive drug treatment strategy, the first in 15 years, that may offer superiority over existing medications.

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Blood Pressure Target for Diabetics Challenged

Blood Pressure Target for Diabetic

New change in the target blood pressure for diabetics by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare may lead to more patients suffering from stroke or heart attack, according to a new study.

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China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

Cardiovascular problems propelled by increases in high blood pressure and obesity are hitting the Chinese population, according to a new study. Is Western influence a cause?

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Low Blood Sugar Connected to Cardiovascular Problems

Journal: Diabetes

Researchers examining the effects of hypoglycemia on cardiovascular autonomic control, which influences heart function, found that there was clear cardiovascular stress.

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Doctors Overtreating Seniors for Diabetes and Blood Pressure, Says Study

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New studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggest doctors and patients should work together to scale back certain treatments for diabetes and high blood pressure, a move that would actually improve the health of the patient.

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Adult Hypertension Risk Can be Identified in Childhood

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Findings published in the international journal Hypertension detail screening methods to help clinicians identify young people who may develop high blood pressure later in adulthood.

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Study: Obamacare Improving Management of Diabetes and Other Conditions

Doctor examines patient

Study shows major positive benefits from improved diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, like diabetes, resulting from the expansion of health insurance coverage due to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Used for Hypertension and Edema

Hydrochlorothiazide Tablet Recall

Unichem is recalling 25mg Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets after a report that a Clopidogrel tablet was found in a bottle of the product. It can be dangerous if someone takes a Clopidogrel tablet instead of the Hydrochlorothiazide tablet.

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