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Learning about coronary heart disease from women

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) While many risk factors of CHD, such as smoking, high blood pressure and age, are common among men and women, some metabolic risk factors, such as being diabetic, are more strongly associated with increased risk of CHD in women than in men. Show More Summary

High blood pressure limits protection to vital organs and tissues in low-oxygen conditions

New research published in The Journal of Physiology sheds light on the effects of high blood pressure by considering the way the body responds to a lack of oxygen.

In our eyes, Google’s software sees heart attack risk

3 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

By looking at the human eye, Google’s algorithms were able to predict whether someone had high blood pressure or was at risk of a heart attack or stroke, Google researchers said Monday, opening a new opportunity for artificial intelligence in the vast and lucrative global health industry. The algorithms didn’t outperform existing medical approaches such as […]

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease

Google’s algorithms are now able to predict heart disease and whether someone has high blood pressure. Researchers detailed this new Artificial Intelligence information on Monday.        

Existing drug effective at preventing onset of type 1 diabetes in 60% of patients

A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 percent of those at risk for the disease.

Healthy Home Additions: Personal Saunas

You’ve probably seen them at the gym or in a spa, saunas are those small rooms or buildings where people go to sweat. The health benefits of saunas include relieving hypertension or high blood pressure, reducing stress and flushing toxins from the body. Saunas, steam rooms and bath houses have …

Researchers find existing drug effective at preventing onset of type 1 diabetes

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 percent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Florida in Gainesville.

High blood pressure? Potassium could help.

High blood pressure has received a good amount of press in recent months. New guidelines have lowered the definition of hypertension to a blood pressure of 130/80 instead of 140/90. In addition, the DASH diet, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, a well-studied, evidence-based plan, continues...

High blood pressure in pregnancy may not disappear afterward

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy may have the condition reappear within a year of delivery, and many of them may go undiagnosed because the problem only surfaces at night, a new study suggest...

Professor Ute Scholl discovers genetic cause of rare high blood pressure syndrome

More than a billion people worldwide suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension). Prolonged hypertension damages blood vessels, which can result in damage to the heart, the kidneys, and the brain. Possible consequences include heart attack, kidney failure, and stroke. Show More Summary

Professor Ute Scholl discovers genetic cause of rare high blood pressure syndrome

(Berliner Institut für Gesundheitsforschung / Berlin Institute of Health) Twenty-five years ago, an unusual inherited form of high blood pressure was first described in an Australian family. Its genetic cause, however, had remained elusive. Show More Summary

Severe pre-eclampsia often leads to undetected high blood pressure after pregnancy

(American Heart Association) Hypertension commonly occurs in the year following pregnancy among women who had severe pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. The lingering hypertension may go unnoticed because it often doesn't present as classic high readings in the doctor's office. Show More Summary

Do Foods Play Important Role In Managing Hypertension?

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is not only a chronic disease by itself but also a risk factor for many other medical disorders including heart disease and stroke. While hypertension is not curable, it can be controlled with medication as well as adoption of healthy lifestyle. Show More Summary

Even obese breast cancer survivors may cut heart disease risk with exercise

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Exercise can help overweight and obese breast cancer survivors reverse what’s known as metabolic syndrome - a cluster of conditions like high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar that raise risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes - a new study suggests.

Medications to treat cardiovascular risk factors do not impact erectile function

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a major public health problem. Men being treated for cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol are at increased risk of developing ED and often consider this condition a side effect of their medications. Show More Summary

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

3 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Few doctors, and even fewer patients, have heard of CHIP. But it is emerging as a major cause of heart attacks and stroke, as deadly as high blood pressure or cholesterol.

Sixty-four percent of women suffer from insomnia in late pregnancy

A new study warns that health systems need to address the problem of insomnia in pregnancy systematically, since as well as affecting the quality of life of pregnant women, insomnia is a risk factor for high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes mellitus, depression, preterm birth and unplanned caesarean sections.

New blood pressure guidelines are promoted with scars and scare tactics

The American Heart Association (AHA) has faced criticism for issuing new, more aggressive guidelines that lower the threshold for high blood pressure and set lower treatment targets for millions of Americans. (We’ve written extensively about those guidelines and the SPRINT study that formed the basis for them.) Now the AHA is facing renewed criticism for […]

News: Nokia pulls Pulse Wave Velocity feature from Body Cardio over regulatory issues

last monthTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

Nokia has been forced to disable the Pulse Wave velocity feature that allowed its Body Cardio scale to measure arterial stiffness and high blood pressure, according to an updated FAQ from the company. The scale used the speed at which...Show More Summary

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