Blood Pressure

Medical News Today: Dementia Risk: The Role Of 'blood Pressure Patterns'

A new study investigates the importance of fluctuations in blood pressure from mid-age to later life. It asks how these changes relate to dementia risk.
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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Bp Outside Of Clinic May Better Predict Outcomes In Black Patients

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Among African-Americans, higher daytime and nighttime systolic blood pressure (SBP) is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and all-cause mortality independent of blood pressure (BP)...
Related topics: African-American, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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Upping Seniors' Blood Pressure Meds After Hospital Can Sometimes Bring Danger

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- For seniors who've been hospitalized for non-cardiac conditions, any hike in blood pressure medications as they leave the hospital can prove dangerous, new research shows. That's because the prescription change may not...
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Blood Pressure Control A Boon For Dementia Risk

(MedPage Today) -- ARIC and SPRINT-MIND studies explore vascular disease-dementia links from different angles
Related topics: Dementia

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Do You Know Your Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level?

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- You might know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, but do you know your cardiorespiratory fitness level? Experts at the American Heart Association think this number may be an even better gauge of heart...
Related topics: Cholesterol

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Studies Tackle Blood Pressure, Cognition Relationship

(MedPage Today) -- SPRINT MIND looks at white matter lesions; ARIC assesses dementia risk
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How Drugmakers Became Masters At Producing Authorized Generics

When PDL BioPharma’s $40 million blood-pressure medicine faced the threat of a generic rival this year, the company pulled out a little-known strategy that critics say helps keep drugs expensive and competition weak. It launched its own generic...

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Abnormal Blood Pressure In Middle And Late Life Influences Dementia Risk

In a study that spanned two and a half decades and looked at data from more than 4,700 participants, Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that abnormal blood pressure in midlife persisting into late life increases the likelihood of...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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Tight Blood Pressure Control Could Help Save Aging Brains

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 -- Staying sharp and warding off dementia might rely, in part, on doing your best to keep high blood pressure at bay. So finds a new study that suggests strict control of hypertension may help prevent dementia. In the study,...
Related topics: Hypertension, Dementia, Medical Research

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Greater Blood Pressure Control Linked To Better Brain Health

For adults with high blood pressure, greater blood pressure control than what's currently considered standard is associated with fewer adverse changes of the brain, which could mean lower risks of dementia and cognitive impairment.
Related topics: Hypertension, Dementia

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New York City Is Giving Out Prescriptions For Free Fruits And Vegetables

For people with low access to healthy food and high blood pressure, it's free money for groceries.
Related topics: Hypertension

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Relaxation Techniques You Most Likely Don’t Know About

Stress can be very harmful to your physical and mental health. It can contribute to conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes and lead to anxiety, restlessness,...
Related topics: Stress, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, Diabetes, Anxiety

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Medical News Today: Could Selfie Videos Become The New Blood Pressure Monitors?

New experiments suggest that, in the future, a person may be able to monitor their blood pressure simply by using their mobile phone's camera.
Related topics: Selfies, Health Videos

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Researchers Develop A New Way To Track Blood Pressure… With Selfies?

A team of researchers in Canada and China are working on a revolutionary new way to track blood pressure: a selfie. The teams, based at the University of Toronto and the Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University, just published a proof of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Selfies

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Blood Pressure Recording Over 24 Hours Is The Best Predictor Of Heart And Vascular Disease

High blood pressure is the most important treatable risk factor for diseases of the heart and the arterial system. Blood pressure recorded over 24 hours predicts these complications more accurately than blood pressure measured on a single occasion.
Related topics: Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease

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Transdermal Optical Imaging Shows Promise For Measuring Bp

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 -- Transdermal optical imaging can be used to predict systolic, diastolic, and pulse pressure from facial blood flow data, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. Hong Luo, M.D.,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology

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Bp, Waist Circumference, Lipids Should Be Measured Regularly

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 -- Blood pressure, waist circumference, fasting lipid profile, and blood glucose should be measured regularly to identify atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Scientists Discover Immune Cell Subtype In Mice That Drives Allergic Reactions

Allergies can be life-threatening when they cause anaphylaxis, an extreme reaction with constriction of the airways and a sudden drop in blood pressure. Scientists have identified a subtype of immune cell that drives the production...
Related topics: Medical Research, Allergies

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Mobile Games Beat Mindfulness Apps To Reduce Workday Stress

Mindfulness apps are trendy as a health-focused way to relieve stress and potentially lower blood pressure. A new study out of the University of Bath and UCL in London have found they may not be the best solution for tackling life stress, however,...
Related topics: Stress, Medical Research

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With Standard Care, Bp Control Still Worse In Low-income Areas

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 -- Receiving treatment at clinics in the lowest-income sites is associated with poorer blood pressure control and worse outcomes, according to a study published online July 31 in the Journal of the American Heart...
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