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Well: Diabetes Screening Lags in People With Hypertension

3 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

As many as a third of adults who have high blood pressure have not been screened for diabetes, despite the fact that guidelines call for them to be checked regularly, new research suggests.

10 foods to avoid on Thanksgiving if you have high blood pressure

10 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

One out of every three adults has high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is often called a "silent killer" because the symptoms and signs can be quite subtle; it is also a major risk factor for heart disease, which is the primary cause of mortality in the United States. Show More Summary

Would Taking Statin Lead To Weight Gain?

Having high cholesterol, especially the bad cholesterol, might put a person at risk of developing heart disease and high blood pressure. Bad cholesterol, in short LDL or also known as low-density lipoprotein, contributes to plaque that can clog arteries and make them less flexible. Show More Summary

Obese Children Burdened by More Than Weight

High blood pressure and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are two emerging health problems related to the epidemic of childhood obesity. In a recent study, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine sought to determine the prevalence of high blood pressure in children with NAFLD, which places them at risk for premature cardiovascular disease.

Heart Disease Prevention - Why Is Diet Soda Not Healthy?

Overweight people are possible targets for chronic diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and Type-2 diabetes. Scientists and researchers are trying for years to find out why and how artificial sweeteners can possibly make people gain weight. Show More Summary

Gene in kidney may play role in high blood pressure

CINCINNATI--Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that a gene abundant in the kidneys may actually play a role in the regulation of blood pressure and hypertension in experimental male mouse models. The study led by Manoocher Soleimani, MD, James F. Show More Summary

Cellular origin of fibrosis found

The cellular origin of the tissue scarring caused by organ damage associated with diabetes, lung disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and other conditions has been found by researchers. The buildup of scar tissue is known as fibrosis.

Immune cells from the spleen found to control chronic high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a leading cause of death around the world, and its prevalence continues to rise. A study published by Cell Press on November 20th in the journal Immunity shows that a protein in the spleen called placental growth...Show More Summary

The cellular origin of fibrosis

Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital have found the cellular origin of the tissue scarring caused by organ damage associated with diabetes, lung disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and other conditions. The buildup of scar tissue is known as fibrosis. read more

Living Kidney Donors More Likely to Be Diagnosed with High Blood Pressure or Preeclampsia Once Pregnant

The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found living kidney donors were more likely to be diagnosed with gestational hypertension (high blood pressure) or preeclampsia than non-donors.

Valencia Technologies Subcutaneous Neuromodulation System for Hypertension (VIDEO)

Drug resistant hypertension can be a killer, let alone a disease that makes life very difficult for its sufferers. There have been some serious attempts at controlling high blood pressure using methods other than drugs, but renal denervation, perhaps the most promising, failed to prove itself int a pivotal trial. Show More Summary

New theory may help demystify pregnancy-related condition

Preeclampsia, a late-pregnancy disorder that is characterized by high blood pressure and organ damage, may be caused by problems related to meeting the oxygen demands of the growing fetus, experts say in a new Anaesthesia paper. read more

Even a Small Weight Gain Raises Blood Pressure

It’s well known that being overweight raises your risk of high blood pressure, but even small weight gain can have dramatic effects. Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. “To our knowledge, for the first time, […]

High blood pressure puts 1 in 4 Nigerians at risk, study says

High blood pressure - already a massive hidden killer in Nigeria - is set to sharply rise as the country adopts western lifestyles, a study suggests. Researchers who conducted the first up-to-date nationwide estimate of the condition...Show More Summary

D.C. United news and notes

D.C. United’s Eddie Johnson was hospitalized late last week with dehydration and high blood pressure, a medical setback that relegated him to a reserve role for the decisive Eastern Conference semifinal game against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. Johnson probably would have started the second leg of the two-game series at RFK Stadium, […]

High blood pressure puts one in four Nigerians at risk, study says

High blood pressure - already a massive hidden killer in Nigeria - is set to sharply rise as the country adopts western lifestyles, a study suggests. Researchers who conducted the first up-to-date nationwide estimate of the condition...Show More Summary

Explosive compound reduced blood pressure in the female offspring of hypertensive rats

The explosive organic compound pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) might one day allow pregnant women to protect their daughters from developing high blood pressure before they're born, according to an animal study published in the American...Show More Summary

Betting The Bank: The Albanian Gambler Who Robbed The National Vault

By Benet Koleka TIRANA (Reuters) - In the end, it wasn't the security cameras or the audit inspections in the vault of Albania's central bank that brought down Ardian Bitraj. It was the high blood pressure and lack of sleep, the burden of a multi-million-dollar secret. Show More Summary

Human clinical trials to begin on drug that reverses diabetes in animal models

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has shown that verapamil, a drug widely used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and migraine headaches, is able to completely reverse diabetes in animal models.Show More Summary

Giant hog farms are making people sick. Here’s why it’s a civil rights issue.

Communities of color in North Carolina have to endure bronchitis, asthma, and even high blood pressure caused by massive pools of pig poo. Ick.

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