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Angry Outbursts Tied to Heart Problems

Those who rage with frustration during a marital spat have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems such as chest pain or high blood pressure later in life, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Antihypertensive effect of fermented milk products under the microscope

Over the past decade, interest has been rising in fermented dairy foods that promote health and could potentially prevent diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure). Functional dairy products that lower blood pressure and heart...Show More Summary

Lowering blood pressure reduces risk of heart disease in older adults

Intensive therapies to reduce high blood pressure can cut the risk of heart disease in older adults without increasing the risk for falls, according to doctors.

The Hard Facts on Viagra

Viagra was discovered by accident when participants in a study looking at a treatment for high blood pressure reported an interesting side effect. The post The Hard Facts on Viagra appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults Without Increasing Risk of Falls

Intensive therapies to reduce high blood pressure can cut the risk of heart disease in older adults without increasing the risk for falls, according to doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

High blood pressure linked to vascular dementia

High blood pressure could significantly raise the risk of developing the second most common form of dementia, according to a new study from The George Institute for Global Health. The medical records of more than four million peopleShow More Summary

A LINK BETWEEN POTATOES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? “After controlling for body mass index, physical a…

A LINK BETWEEN POTATOES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? “After controlling for body mass index, physical activity, smoking and other factors, they found that compared to eating potatoes only once a month, having one potato — baked, boiled or mashed — four to six times a week increased the risk for hypertension by 11 percent. Eating […]

High blood pressure linked to vascular dementia

High blood pressure could significantly raise the risk of developing the second most common form of dementia, according to a new study. The medical records of more than four million people were analyzed with researchers finding heightened blood pressure was associated with a 62 per cent higher risk of vascular dementia between the ages of 30-50.

Novel lab test may advance diagnosis of rare but dangerous pregnancy condition

A laboratory blood test for the diagnosis of a rare genetic red blood cell disorder also shows promise in identifying HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening high blood pressure condition affecting 1 percent of all pregnant women.

Higher consumption of potatoes may increase risk of hypertension

Study identifies an association between eating four or more servings a week of boiled, baked, mashed potatoes or French fries and an increase in the risk of high blood pressure Boston, MA - In a new study, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the Harvard T.H. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: High potato intake linked to high blood pressure

New research links regular potato intake to hypertension. If the results are confirmed, should potatoes remain part of U.S. government healthy meals programs?

Higher potato consumption associated with increased risk of high blood pressure

Higher intakes of boiled, baked, or mashed potatoes, and French fries is associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension) in adult women and men.

Well: Potatoes Tied to High Blood Pressure Risk

Eating potatoes four or more times a week may increase the risk for hypertension, a large new study has found.

The Silent Killer: Know Your Numbers

May 17 is World Hypertension Day. It's an annual event created by the World Hypertension League to build awareness about high blood pressure. This year's theme is "Know Your Numbers." Mayo Clinic nephrology and hypertension expert Dr. Ivan Porter agrees that everyone age 18 or older should have regular blood pressure checks, and, if the numbers […]

Viagra: The Hard Facts

Viagra is one brand name of a drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence): the inability to get, and maintain, an erection. It is also used in the treatment of high blood pressure specific to the heart and the arteries that feed the lungs. The generic name of the drug is sildenafil (pronounced sill-den-a-fill). More »      

Researchers document troubling rise in strokes in young adults, starting at age 25

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Neurologist: “When people think of stroke, they think of Grandpa who smokes and has high blood pressure. And while he’s more likely to have one, it doesn’t mean that if you’re young and healthy you can’t have a stroke too.”

Former NFL wide receiver Brett Perriman hospitalized

Former NFL wide receiver Brett Perriman collapsed and was taken to a Miami-area hospital Tuesday night, per multiple reports. CBS Radio in Miami reported that Perriman, 50, collapsed due to “extremely high blood pressure” and quoted an unnamed family member as saying Perriman had shown “small signs of progress” from Tuesday into Wednesday. Perriman played…

VIDEO: Debunking the Ted Cruz Climate Change Denial

I've been watching Ted Cruz talk about climate change for a long time. It's one of the reasons I have high blood pressure in my twenties. His argument is really amazing if you haven't seen it. A man with no scientific background is able...Show More Summary

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