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You are at an increased risk of high blood pressure or hypertension if you are overweight, have a relative with high blood pressure, smoke, eat too much salt, do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, do not exercise, drink too much coffee and alcohol, or

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Daily hour of yoga lowers blood pressure

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

New research presented in India suggests 1 hour of yoga each day significantly reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension.

Clinic readings may underestimate blood pressure during daily activities

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Around the clock monitoring during daily activity revealed masked, or undetected, high blood pressure among otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in the clinic, according to new research...

Field position may impact blood pressure in football players

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Football at the college-level is associated with increased blood pressure and changes in size, shape, structure and function of the heart, especially among linemen, according to a new study...

Preventing heart failure risk factors in midlife substantially lowers risk

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes by the age of 45 to 55 years may lead up to an 86 percent lower risk for heart failure through the remainder of life, according to...

Why is heart growth beneficial in some circumstances but detrimental in others?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Why is heart growth beneficial in some circumstances but detrimental in others?

Hypertension and prehypertension underdiagnosed and undertreated in US children

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.

Heart failure: Faulty gene carried by 1 percent of people

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

A gene variant carried by 1 percent of people could trigger heart failure if the organ is stressed, e.g. by high blood pressure or pregnancy, study finds.

High blood pressure: Global total almost doubles in 4 decades

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

The number of people with high blood pressure nearly doubled between 1975-2015, with developing countries seeing the largest rise, a new report reveals.

Immune cells identified as the culprit linking hypertension and dementia

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Hypertension is a leading risk factor for dementia and other disorders associated with cognitive decline.

Offspring may have higher risk for developing hypertension if their parents had hypertension before age 55

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:00:00 PST

If your parents were diagnosed with high blood pressure before age 55, you may be at higher risk for developing high blood pressure than if they developed hypertension at a later age, according to...

Bariatric surgery may reduce heart failure risk

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Bariatric surgery and other treatments that cause substantial weight loss can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure in obese patients, according to preliminary research presented at the...

Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help lower blood pressure in young, healthy adults

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

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 study presented at the American Heart...

Major artery more rigid in African-Americans, which may explain high rates of hypertension and heart disease

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

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 study by UT Southwestern Medical Center...

Kids continue to consume too much salt, putting them at risk

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, kills more than 800,000 Americans each year.

UCI study finds acupuncture lowers hypertension by activating natural opioids

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers with the UCI Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found that regular electroacupunture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in...

Cycling to work may reduce heart disease risk

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Cycling to work is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, which suggests that recreational or commuter biking may prove a significant health strategy.

Study finds that sleep apnea therapy has positive impact on hypertensive patients

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Patients reported improved daytime sleepiness, depressive symptoms and fatigue.

Scientists find oxidants aren't always the 'bad guys' when it comes to the heart

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:00:00 PST

Discovery offers hope for potential new treatments for high blood pressure and heart failure.

Men's mental health influenced by blood pressure, heart rate in adolescence

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

High blood pressure and high heart rate experienced in male teenage years may lead to an increased risk of OCD, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders.

Dose of dextrose gel lowers risk of low blood sugar in newborns

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

A single dose of dextrose gel, rubbed inside a newborn's mouth an hour after birth, can lower their risk of developing neonatal hypoglycaemia, according to a randomized study published in PLOS...

World's largest study shows effects of long-term exposure to air pollution and traffic noise on blood pressure

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a greater incidence of high blood pressure, according to the largest study to investigate the effects of both air pollution and traffic noise by...

Regular exercise may safeguard against memory loss

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Regular exercise has been found to improve overall thinking skills and cardiovascular capacity in people with vascular cognitive impairment.

New statement provides guidance about potential interactions between statins and commonly prescribed heart disease drugs

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association provides guidance on how to manage the drug interactions of cholesterol-lowering medications called statins with other select heart...

High blood pressure raises risk of cognitive decline, dementia

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PST

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association concludes that high blood pressure can raise the risk of cognitive impairment in later life.

High blood pressure drugs impact depression, bipolar disorder

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Some high blood pressure lowering medications may affect mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, according to new research.