Hypertension in the News

High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

07/22/2014 - Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise

07/22/2014 - Small study finds delayed reaction among those who had trouble resting for more than 10 weeks

Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

07/21/2014 - Study suggests effect from helpful microbes in yogurt, supplements, but more research is needed

No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

07/21/2014 - And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds

07/15/2014 - American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia

07/14/2014 - But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All

07/11/2014 - New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Spinal Blood Vessel Problem in Teen

07/04/2014 - Drug can spike blood pressure, making existing blood vessel conditions worse, study authors say

Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

07/03/2014 - Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

High Blood Pressure May Up Psoriasis Risk for Women

07/02/2014 - Long-term use of certain medications also linked to higher risk, study found

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

06/26/2014 - Researchers recommend more studies to see if vitamin D supplements can lower pressure

Blood Pressure Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings

06/24/2014 - FDA experts warn that if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the results may not be reliable

High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study

06/16/2014 - Bringing systolic readings below 120-139 might not provide added benefit, researchers say

Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks, Study Finds

06/11/2014 - For obese patients, weight loss is recommended, too, expert says

Sleep Apnea 'CPAP' Masks Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

06/04/2014 - Small study found healthy drop in BP readings when the breathing devices were used

Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk

06/04/2014 - Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain Function in Old Age

06/04/2014 - Age at which you develop hypertension is key to understanding risk for memory problems, study suggests

Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study

05/30/2014 - Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

Mouse Study Hints at How Mediterranean Diet Protects the Heart

05/19/2014 - Researchers find unsaturated fats, vegetables combine to lower blood pressure

People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth'

05/16/2014 - Small new study suggests that some may have an unhealthy preference for saltier food

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The amount of alcohol you drink has nothing to do with your blood pressure.