Hypertension in the News

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

01/19/2015 - But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds

01/19/2015 - Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

Weightlessness in Space May Lower Blood Pressure in Astronauts

01/16/2015 - But shifting of blood to upper body may also strain heart, study shows

How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community

01/13/2015 - Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk

01/13/2015 - Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk

01/07/2015 - Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obesity'

01/05/2015 - Very heavy people slip into poor health over time, researchers find

Wearable, Doc-Prescribed Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure

12/22/2014 - Wearing device for a day gives more accurate info than single in-office reading, study says

Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

12/18/2014 - Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

12/16/2014 - Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study

12/15/2014 - Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds

12/11/2014 - Medical conditions or treatments may affect fertility, researchers say

Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health

12/10/2014 - Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise

12/09/2014 - More than half of all medical students are involved in such clinics, study says

BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study

12/08/2014 - Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

12/05/2014 - Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

11/24/2014 - High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

11/20/2014 - But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat

11/17/2014 - Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts

11/17/2014 - Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report


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High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as the "silent killer" because: