NIH researchers have found some potential benefits of early gastric bypass surgery for teenagers. Results show that teens who received the procedure had better outcomes in terms of their diabetes and blood pressure management compared to their adult counterparts.
Public Health May 19, 2019
Researchers found that drinking alcohol moderately may not be as healthy as previously thought. A large study suggested that alcohol, regardless of amount, may increase stroke and high blood pressure risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2019
According to new research, women accounted for more hospital admissions for heart attacks. The study findings revealed that young women between the ages of 35 and 54 are at a higher risk of acute myocardial infarction.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2019
New research suggested that a form of protein known as clusterin is linked to cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) risk due to its actions in the liver. CMS is a collection of conditions that elevates a person’s risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Public Health February 9, 2019
Hypertensive adults who lowered their blood pressure to 120 were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. The condition, marked by loss of memory and brain processing power, often progresses to Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.
Neuroscience January 28, 2019
Batches of blood pressure medicines were recalled over the past six months because of cancer-causing impurities. The FDA said Valsartan drugs are already in shortage, and more could become short in supply.
Medicine January 27, 2019
Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. recalled Irbesartan blood pressure drugs for containing trace amounts of a potentially carcinogenic ingredient. The drugs' APIs were manufactured by the same company linked to Valsartan and Losartan recalls.
Medicine January 21, 2019
According to a recent study, exercising can be as effective as medication in keeping your blood pressure in check. However, the researchers caution patients to continue taking their medication until further clinical trials and studies are carried out.
Medicine December 21, 2018
Patients with anxiety and depression are more likely to have major illnesses such as a heart condition, high blood pressure, or stroke compared to those who do not. Mental health conditions should be considered predictors of major illnesses by health care professionals.
Public Health December 19, 2018
FDA announced a voluntary recall of common heart drug with active ingredient valsartan. The announcement was made a week after 22 countries had conducted their separate recalls of the same valsartan products.
Medicine July 14, 2018
Elderly people with higher blood pressure may have more signs of brain disease, a new study found. The researchers also saw a link between higher blood pressure in later life and Alzheimer’s disease.
Public Health July 12, 2018
Researchers found a link between high blood pressure and the increased risk for dementia in people aged 50. The finding came as a result of a long-term cohort study conducted on civil servants from 1985 to 2003.
Medicine June 13, 2018
Pancreatic cancer is said to be the second cause of cancer-related deaths in the US around 2020. A study found that a class of antihypertensive drugs causes chronic inflammation in the body, a risk factor for pancreatic cancer.
Public Health April 18, 2018
The updated guideline has categorized more people as hypertensive even if there were no prior diagnosis. Those with a blood pressure of at least 130/80 are classified as stage 1 hypertensive.
Public Health April 17, 2018
People prefer to swallow pills or drink tea than to exercise to manage their high blood pressure. A Yale study showed that only 1 in 3 Americans are interested in prolonging their lifespan even if options are available.
Public Health April 9, 2018
Researchers have found a link between blood pressure and the way meat is cooked. Their study shows that meat cooked at high temperature can pose risks to a person's health.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2018
Cooking chicken, fish, and red meat in open flame or at high temperature by grilling and barbecuing may increase a person's risk of high blood pressure. What makes cooking in high heat dangerous for your health?
Public Health March 22, 2018
Going to the barbershop can help a person lower their blood pressure, according to a new study. It has been seen that the ambiance of barbershops is conducive to men being more open to suggestions of visiting a doctor.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2018
The Great Recession raised blood pressure and glucose levels of adults in the United States. Who were the most vulnerable to the effects of the economic crisis and who were the least affected?
Public Health March 13, 2018
From genetics to being overweight, and eating too much salty food, there are plenty of risk factors that are the underlying cause of high blood pressure. Here are six ways to lower high blood pressure.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 12, 2018
The DASH diet can reduce cholesterol levels and help prevent hypertension and reduce risk of depression. Here are tips on how to start this diet that limit intake of food high in salt, sugar, and saturated fat.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2018
Higher intake of yogurt has been tied to reduced risk for heart attack and stroke in hypertensive individuals. Here are other health benefits of consuming the fermented food product.
Public Health February 18, 2018
Whether you go for the Mediterranean or DASH diet, it's a win-win situation if you follow these top diets to lose weight. There are no right or wrong ways to diet. Just eat clean and be healthy.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 8, 2018
Medical experts released a new set of guidelines for diagnosing and treating patients with high blood pressure. The lowered blood pressure criteria will increase the number of Americans with high blood pressure by as much as 32 percent.
Medicine November 14, 2017
High blood pressure in children may soon be easier to identify and manage with AAP's new guidelines. The guidelines recommend annual routine blood pressure measurements and use of blood pressure lowering medications.
Public Health August 21, 2017
Internet addiction can cause physical changes once you go offline, which usually include elevated heart rate and blood pressure. Researchers call it internet withdrawal, and it shows most people who spend too much time online are hooked to social media.
Public Health June 1, 2017
A new study has drawn attention to the plight of Americans who are haunted by top 5 conditions cutting their lives. Topping the list is obesity with 47 percent more life stealing capacity than tobacco in mortality rates.
Public Health April 26, 2017
A research review suggests that a potassium-rich diet is efficient against hypertension. High blood pressure, which currently accounts for many health complications, is an increasing worldwide problem that can be prevented.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2017
A new study by WalletHub ranks America’s most populated cities according to obesity rates. Find out your city’s score and see how much your fellow residents are affected by weight-related health problems.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017
A study published recently shows that people with high blood pressure will be at lesser risk to suffer from dementia. The study was conducted on people aged 90 or above.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017
A mother's blood pressure can sway the odds of having either a baby boy or girl. Researchers find another factor that can predict a child's sex.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017
Sugar substitutes like aspartame do not help in making you lose weight, reports a recent study. Worse, aspartame could promote weight gain and elevate blood pressure, caution researchers.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 24, 2016
U.S. dementia rate has seen a drop between the years 2000 and 2012. Increased level of education and improved treatments for cardiovascular factors may be behind the decline.
Public Health November 22, 2016
New study revealed that the worldwide blood pressure has significantly increased in the last 40 years. The research suggests that dietary habits and financial conditions could be related to this condition.
Public Health November 16, 2016
Performing acupuncture regularly may help reduce hypertension or high blood pressure in patients, reports a recent study. Electro-acupuncture stimulates the release of an opioid in the brainstem, which is responsible for controlling blood pressure.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 2, 2016
High blood pressure and elevated resting heart rate in late teens might increase the risk of psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders in men later in their adulthood.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 28, 2016
The American Heart Association published a review, suggesting a correlation between high blood pressure during mid-life and cognitive impairment decades later. The study was observational, therefore the causal relations are not yet proven.
Public Health October 12, 2016
About 5 million Americans who have high blood pressure do not take their medicines properly. Improper use of these drugs may put older adults at risk for heart disease and other unwanted health outcomes.
Public Health September 13, 2016
Researchers have found a link between intake of magnesium supplement and healthy reduction in blood pressure. Experts, however, said that the recommended amount of the dietary mineral may be obtained from a healthy diet.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2016
Blood pressure elevation does not always require an emergency room visit. Patients who have high blood pressure can be managed and treated as an outpatient.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2016
The association between air pollution and hypertension has long been proposed by experts. Now, a new meta-analysis suggests a linear link between exposure to air pollutants and high blood pressure levels.
Public Health June 1, 2016
Potatoes can raise blood pressure, according to a new study. You may be surprised which form is the healthiest.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 19, 2016
Around-the-clock blood pressure monitoring through the use of a wearable device may help spot 'masked' hypertension, a new study revealed. The study may help patients pay closer attention to their BP levels.
Public Health May 17, 2016
Studies have shown that drinking cherry juice gives off several benefits. Now, a new report adds to this growing body of research: a glass of cherry juice could help lower your blood pressure.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2016
Sleep deprivation over a course of time can negatively impact cholesterol metabolism and can lead to the development of killer health diseases, reveals a new study from the University of Helsinki.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2016