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A Life of Solitude Makes Yellow-Bellied Marmots Live Longer

The perils of not spending time with other human beings are well-documented. More than obesity, and as much as habitual cigarette-smoking, too much alone time will shorten your lifespan, give you high blood pressure, and put you at a higher risk of cognitive decline, dementia, and depression. Show More Summary

Report: Tom Brady’s hand “should be OK”

Reports of a hand injury for Tom Brady had Patriots Nation in a tizzy earlier Wednesday. But it appears the blood pressure in New England has dropped significantly since. Mike Reiss of ESPN, quoting a source close to Brady, said the quarterback’s hand “should be OK.” Per Reiss, the injury could affect Brady “slightly,” but [more]

If Poor Neighborhood=Poor Health, Relocation Is One Solution

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Research shows that living in more affluent, less segregated neighborhoods can improve health problems like asthma and high blood pressure. Communities around the country are experimenting with moving some families to boost their health.

Rachel Lost Over 100 Pounds by Doing This Simple Activity Twice a Day

2 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Rachel Saintfort told POPSUGAR, "I've always wanted and needed to lose weight but would procrastinate." After a health scare of high blood pressure and a small case of lymphedema (swelling from a blockage of the lymphatic system), she decided it was time to get healthy. Show More Summary

Does benefit of weight-loss surgery for patients with diabetes persist over time?

(JAMA Network) Obese adults with type 2 diabetes who underwent gastric bypass surgery continued to improve after five years at meeting a target for blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure control but that improvement seemed to lessen over time.

Eiger to abandon blood pressure drug after trial failure

(Reuters) - Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday it would stop development of its drug to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, a type of high blood pressure, after it failed in a mid-stage study.

Eiger BioPharma abandons blood pressure drug after failed study

(Reuters) - Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday it would stop testing its drug ubenimex for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a type of high blood pressure, after the drug failed to meet the main goal in a mid-stage study.

Even without nudging blood pressure up, high-salt diet hobbles the brain

A high-salt diet may spell trouble for the brain — and for mental performance — even if it doesn’t push blood pressure into dangerous territory, new research has found. A new study has shown that in mice fed a very high-salt diet, blood flow to the brain declined, the integrity of blood vessels...

Exercise is good for the heart, high blood pressure is bad: Researchers find out why

When the heart is put under stress during exercise, it is considered healthy. Yet stress due to high blood pressure is bad for the heart. Why? And is this always the case? Researchers have obtained new findings which indicate that a previously undetected signal pathway causes or protects from heart failure – depending on the type of stress.

Trump Is in ‘Excellent Health,’ Doctor Says After Exam

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy and the White House physician provided no details, including Mr. Trump’s weight or blood pressure.

Research shows importance of second pediatric blood-pressure screening

(Kaiser Permanente) Nearly one-quarter of children and teens who had their blood pressure screened at a primary care appointment showed a reading in the hypertensive range, but less than half of those readings could be confirmed after...Show More Summary

Byton concept first ride: the future is a trendy family room on wheels

Walk up to your Byton and an exterior camera knows your face. The door unlocks and you open it. The car boots up and it knows your name. It knows your health data, reads your blood pressure, checks your schedule, and streams whatever video was on your smartphone. It even knows where you need to go next. From the caramel-colored leather seats and...

Medgadget @ CES 2018: Omron’s Blood Pressure Cuff Built Into a Smartwatch

We’re just started our visit to CES 2018 in Las Vegas, and things are already looking pretty exciting for fans of consumer medical technologies. Large companies and small are showing off all kinds of health monitoring gear. Some of this gear would have been called hospital equipment not long ago, while other products introduce new […]

Older adults with metabolic syndrome may be more resistant to depression treatments

(American Geriatrics Society) Researchers suspect that having Metabolic Syndrome makes it harder for older adults to respond to therapies for depression. (Metabolic Syndrome is a mix of conditions like increased blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol levels). Show More Summary

Why Saunas Are Ridiculously Good for You

Sauna bathing can help lower blood pressure, a new study finds

Companies showcase health technology at CES

Fitness technology is making a big splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Products that keep track of blood pressure, glucose and sleep patterns are among the many innovations on display. (Jan. 10)        

Fingers-on with the new and weird Vital and Keyboard Moto Mods

The latest Mods for the Moto Z line bring a slide-out keyboard and blood pressure monitoring to the party. Motorola's not backing away from the Moto Mod ecosystem, adding a mini slide-out keyboard and a health monitor to the line-up of capability enhancing add-ons for the Moto Z. Show More Summary

Lenovo's new snap-on Moto Mods get your fingers moving - CNET

One Moto Mod measures your heart rate and blood pressure, while the other features a sliding QWERTY keyboard.

Beta Blockers May Boost Immunotherapy, Help Melanoma Patients Live Longer

A common, inexpensive drug that is used to prevent heart attacks and lower blood pressure may also help melanoma patients live longer.

A real blood-pressure smartwatch is coming from Omron this year - CNET

Medical-grade blood pressure measurements, sleep tracking, notifications: Omron HeartGuide promises on-wrist measurements while you sleep, too.

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