High Blood Pressure

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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...
Hypertension - New Treatment Strategy

New Blood Pressure Treatment May Be Superior to Current Strategies

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

Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Used for Hypertension and Edema

Unichem is recalling 25mg Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets after a report that a Clopidogrel tablet was found in a bottle of the product. It can be...
Photo of Woman with Baby: Breasfeeding Lowers Risk of Diabetes

Breastfeeding Reduces a Woman’s Risk of Metabolic Syndrome, 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,...
High Blood Pressure and Pollution

Air Pollution Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

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...
Sugary Drinks - Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Health

Drinks Sweetened with Sugar Raise Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension and More

Researchers have found a link between soda, juice consumption and health problems, like diabetes and metabolic syndrome, due to sugar.

Doctors Overtreating Seniors for Diabetes and Blood Pressure, Says Study

New studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggest doctors and patients should work together to scale back certain treatments for diabetes and high blood...

Replacements for Harmful Chemicals in Plastics are Just as Bad, Increasing Risk of Diabetes...

New study shows that two of the chemicals that are increasingly being used to make everything from plastic wrap and food containers to cosmetics...
Journal: Diabetes

Low Blood Sugar Connected to Cardiovascular Problems

Researchers examining the effects of hypoglycemia on cardiovascular autonomic control, which influences heart function, found that there was clear cardiovascular stress. Past studies have shown...
Blood Pressure Target for Diabetic

Blood Pressure Target for Diabetics Challenged

New change in the target blood pressure for diabetics by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare may lead to more patients suffering...

Risk of Using Rasilez with Certain Blood Pressure-Lowering Drugs

Researchers have published the first detailed figures showing the risk of using the prescription drug Rasilez in combination with certain other blood pressure-lowering medications.

Adult Hypertension Risk Can be Identified in Childhood

Findings published in the international journal Hypertension detail screening methods to help clinicians identify young people who may develop high blood pressure later in...
High magnesium foods for diabetes health

Magnesium Improves Diabetes-Related Health, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Weight and More

Beneficial relationship found between dietary magnesium intake and diabetes-related outcomes, affecting metabolic syndrome risk, obesity and weight, blood pressure, and HDL (good) cholesterol. Learn...

Female Hormones Found to Protect Against Harmful Effects of Fructose

Groundbreaking study in female mice links estrogen, lower blood pressure, and insulin resistance, despite a high fructose diet.

Healthy Weight Means Healthier Blood Lipid Profile In Children

Study shows maintaining a healthy weight in children may be one good way for them to keep a healthy blood lipid profile and grow up with a happy heart.

Two-Drug Blood Pressure Therapy Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

An international blood pressure study comparing two single-pill drug combinations has yielded results so significant that the study has been stopped early - and the researchers say their findings might alter the way high blood pressure is treated worldwide.

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