Blood Pressure

Do You Have High Blood Pressure? It Depends On Which Doctor You Ask

Specialists and primary-care doctors disagree on how much blood pressure is too high. Different standards could be confusing patients.        
Related topics: Hypertension

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Fda: Another Blood Pressure Drug, Irbesartan, Recalled Over Cancer-causing Impurity

Eight lots of the blood pressure-lowering drugs irbesartan and irbesartan HCTZ are recalled after testing reveals a carcinogen        
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology

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Medical News Today: What Role Does The Immune System Play In Hypertension?

Researchers have found that a type of immune cell can help regulate blood pressure. They explain the mechanism and identify drugs that may affect it.
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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Exposure To Chemicals During Pregnancy Is Not Associated With An Increase In Blood Pressure

Exposure to certain chemicals such as phthalates, parabens or Bisphenol A could be associated with a decrease in blood pressure during pregnancy.

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Home-based Hypertension Program Produces 'striking' Results

Pilot study finds that an innovative care-delivery program helped 81 percent of participants achieve blood pressure control in seven weeks.
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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Omron Heartguide Brings Blood Pressure Monitoring To Your Wrist

High blood pressure leads to heart attacks, strokes, and many other health problems, so it's important to keep an eye on. Omron's HeartGuide is a fitness tracking watch that can also monitor your blood pressure from your wrist. The post Omron...
Related topics: Hypertension, Stroke

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Following Heart Health Guidelines Also Reduces Diabetes Risk

You've probably heard that things like staying active, eating healthy and keeping your blood pressure in check can help your heart, and a new study finds that following a set of seven lifestyle factors can also drastically reduce your risk of...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Omron's Redesigned Ping Pong Robot No Longer Holds Back

OMRON is best known for its healthcare products like thermometers and blood pressure monitors -- now in the form of a smartwatch, even. But those who have been following our CEATEC coverage over the past five years may remember the company's...
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Hindering Melanoma Metastasis With An Fda-approved Drug

A drug approved by the FDA 65 years ago for blood pressure control may aid in preventing cancer from spreading to distant organs. New research revealed that this drug disrupted formation of a fertile environment for metastasis in an animal model by...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Cancer, Metastasis, Food And Drug Administration, Oncology, Medical Research, Fertility

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Ways To Lower Your High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is called the silent killer, but there are ways to lower your risk.        
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We Need To Be More Focused On Those Patients Who Find The Holidays Hard

I am beginning to think that we should not see chronic care patients between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. It just makes us look bad. Our quality metrics make the last blood pressure and the previous diabetic lab test of the year for each of...
Related topics: Thanksgiving, Blood Test, Diabetes

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Blood Pressure Watches And Diy Sonograms: Ces 2019 Was All About Health - Cnet

At CES, health, wellness and medical tech are big focuses once again.

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Emotional Benefit For Involving Partner In Diabetes Intervention

(MedPage Today) -- When partners were involved, people with diabetes also saw blood pressure benefit
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Common Heart, Diabetes Meds May Help Ease Mental Illness

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 -- A new study is raising the question of whether certain cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes drugs could help manage mental illnesses like schizophrenia. The findings come from a study of over 142,000 Swedish patients...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research, Cholesterol, Schizophrenia

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Researchers Reveal Active-state Structure Of Popular Drug Target For Blood Pressure

Bringing a long quest to a satisfying conclusion, researchers have mapped the active-state structure of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor, the target of widely prescribed drugs to regulate blood pressure and kidney function.
Related topics: Medical Research

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No Increased Fall Risk With Htn Treatment In Older Women

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 -- Treating high blood pressure (BP) is not associated with an increased fall risk among older women, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Karen L. Margolis, M.D.,...
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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Alpha Blockers

Alpha blockers, also called alpha-adrenergic antagonists, treat several conditions, such as high blood pressure and enlarged prostate. Find out more about these medications.
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High-fat Diets Appear Bad For Blood Pressure In Younger Males And Females

There's more evidence that a high-fat diet is bad for both younger males and females, but exactly how it's harmful may differ between the sexes, scientists report.
Related topics: Hypertension, Diet

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More Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Over Carcinogen Concerns — This Time, Losartan

Torrent Pharmaceuticals has expanded its recall of losartan potassium tablets, the latest of more than one dozen recalls of blood pressure drugs.        
Related topics: Cancer

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Withings Announces Move Hybrid Watch With Ecg Tracking, Plus A Bluetooth Blood Pressure Cuff

Apple made a splash last year when it announced that its newest Watch would record an electrocardiogram (ECG), on top of a normal pulse. Withings, makers of analog smartwatches, is now following suit—for a fraction of the price. Announced at...

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