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Health News - Hypertension

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. (Medical News Today)

'Intensive blood pressure management' may preserve brain health
Intensively controlling blood pressure can improve brain health and reduce the likelihood of developing mild cognitive impairment, new research finds. (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. (Medical News Today)

Both blood pressure numbers may predict heart disease
A new large-scale study suggests that both components of a blood pressure reading may predict the risk of heart attack and stroke. (Medical News Today)

A guide to antioxidant foods
Antioxidants are in many healthful foods. Experts believe that they help the body fight harmful free radicals that can lead to various health conditions. Find out which 13 foods to eat to get plenty of antioxidants here. (Medical News Today)

Could eating local food reduce blood pressure and diabetes risk?
The findings of a small-scale study show that buying local foods containing fewer additives could reduce blood pressure, abdominal fat, and diabetes risk. (Medical News Today)

What causes a pulse in the stomach?
Feeling a pulse in the stomach, or abdomen, is not a cause for concern in some people. However, in others, it may indicate an aortic aneurysm. Learn more about the causes, risk factors, and symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure: Could gut bacteria play a role?
Over recent years, researchers have investigated the potential role of gut bacteria in hypertension. Although evidence is mounting, questions remain. (Medical News Today)

Common blood pressure drug may harm gut health
Researchers using genetic analysis to estimate the effect of antihypertensive drugs on the risk of various diseases found negative effects on gut health. (Medical News Today)

Could targeting this heart hormone help control blood pressure?
The heart releases a hormone that has a key role in blood pressure. Now, a study of rats shows that its function depends on a sugar molecule attachment. (Medical News Today)

Hypertension: Looking beyond the classic risk factors
In a recent study, scientists have investigated the impact of the environment where we live on the risk of developing hypertension and metabolic syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer's progression
New research finds that nilvadipine, a drug doctors commonly use to treat high blood pressure, increases the blood flow to the brain's hippocampus. (Medical News Today)

Common acne drug could prevent artery hardening
Scientists have identified the mechanism that causes artery hardening and have shown that the antibiotic minocycline can prevent the process in rats. (Medical News Today)

Heart disease death: 'White coat hypertension' may double risk
New research examines the correlations between untreated 'white coat hypertension,' treated 'white coat effect,' heart disease, and heart disease death. (Medical News Today)

3 interventions could prevent millions of cardiovascular deaths
A new Harvard study argues that implementing three heart health interventions at a global level could save millions of lives in the next couple of decades. (Medical News Today)

What foods are good for kidneys?
Foods that are beneficial for kidney health include dark leafy greens, berries, and apples. Foods to avoid include high-phosphorous foods. Learn more about foods that are good for the kidneys here. (Medical News Today)

Regular sleep schedule likely benefits metabolic health
Studies have linked sleep insufficiency to metabolic conditions. Now, new research reveals that varying time and length of sleep could also be a factor. (Medical News Today)

Can blood pressure drugs help reduce dementia risk?
A large study analyzing the medical data of thousands of people suggests that dementia incidence is lower among those who take blood pressure medication. (Medical News Today)

How a fruit compound may lower blood pressure
New research in mice and human cells finds that a fruit compound lowers blood pressure. The study also reveals the mechanism by which it does this. (Medical News Today)

How much coffee is too much for the heart?
In a large new study, researchers identify 'the tipping point' for consumption after which coffee can increase a person's cardiovascular risk. (Medical News Today)

Eat walnuts to lower blood pressure, new study suggests
The authors of a new study conclude that for people already at risk of cardiovascular disease, adding walnuts to a low-fat diet could lower that risk. (Medical News Today)

Can drinking mineral-rich water prevent hypertension?
A study that links drinking salinated water to lower blood pressure attributes the effect to benefits of calcium and magnesium exceeding harms of sodium. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: Intensive hypertension therapy may lower death risk
New research finds that intensive therapy for lowering the blood pressure of people with type 2 diabetes reduces their risk of mortality. (Medical News Today)

Stress, insomnia may triple death risk for those with hypertension
New research examines the effect of work stress and trouble sleeping on the risk of cardiovascular death in people who already have high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

What is the best time to take statins and why?
Some cholesterol-lowering drugs work best when a person takes them in the evening, while others are equally effective in the morning. Learn more about different statins, including the best time of day to take them. (Medical News Today)

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