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Unnecessary And Accidental Use Of ADHD Drugs Increases Over 60%, Study Suggests
(CNN) — Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at all calls to US poison control centers for unintentional or intentional exposure to ADHD medications between 2000 and 2014 among children and adolescents. The researchers found that the number of calls increased from 7,018 in 2000 to 11,486 in 2014 — a 64% increase. According to the study’s authors, “exposure” refers to the unnecessary ingestion, inh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health ADHD Local TV Source Type: news

The New Health Care: What Barbershops Can Teach About Delivering Health Care
One reason that an experiment to reduce high blood pressure in a high-risk population succeeded is that it adapted its approach to encourage trust. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Barbers and Barbering Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Obesity Source Type: news

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Linda Hamilton, MDFrom the desk of Linda Hamilton:Want to help your family cut down on added sugars, then read on:AMERICANS consume more added sugars than any other society today, about 270 calories or 17 teaspoons of sugar daily, and do not do enough exercise to burn off those calories, resulting in weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancers.Added sugars are not naturally occurring but are added in food products and beverages such as soda, energy drinks, Sport drinks, cookies, candies, cakes, pastries and ice cream.A 20 ounce soda contains 14 tsp of sugar, and a 20 ounce Sport drink contains ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - May 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

AHA: The Link Between HIV and High Blood Pressure
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with HIV are more likely than people without the virus to have high blood pressure, in part because of treatments and repercussions of the condition itself, a new review of research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin Deficiency: High blood pressure can be caused by lack of this vitamin in your diet
VITAMIN deficiency symptoms can include extreme tiredness, a lack of energy and headaches. Not getting enough of this vitamin in your diet could cause high blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood pressure - what is a normal BP reading? How to lower your hypertension risk
BLOOD pressure measures how well your heart pumps blood around the body. But, what is a normal blood pressure reading, and how can you lower your risk of high blood pressure? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin Deficiency: High blood pressure could be a symptom that you lack this vitamin
VITAMIN deficiency symptoms can include extreme tiredness, a lack of energy and headaches. Not getting enough of this vitamin in your diet could cause high blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola:World Marks Hypertension Day
[ANGOP] Luanda -The world celebrates every year the Hypertension Day on 17 May. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:One-Third of Nigeria's Adult Population Hypertensive, Says NHS
[This Day] The Nigeria Hypertension Society (NHS) has said that one-third of Nigeria's adult population is hypertensive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Hypertension - Foods, Drinks Patients Must Avoid or Watch
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says African countries have the highest prevalence of hypertension with 46 per cent of their people aged 25- years and above having the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exposure to Air Pollution in Womb Tied to Hypertension in Children
Children whose mothers lived in the most polluted areas were more likely to have high blood pressure between ages 3 and 9. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Air Pollution Hypertension Children and Childhood Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

High blood pressure - this is how you can check your hypertension risk
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and finding blood in your urine. The only way you can know if you ’re at risk of hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked - but how can you check your reading? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Picture It: World Hypertension Day in Senegal
(Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lagos Commences Free Health Mission in Communities
[This Day] The Lagos State Government has announced the planned commencement of another round of its free medical expedition programme tagged 'The Eko Health Mission' which offers free health services to residents including consultation and treatment for common ailments as well as screening for hypertension, diabetes, eye care and provision of eye glasses, dental care, family planning services, HIV counseling and testing amongst others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this £1 food to cut blood pressure and strengthen bones
LOWERING high blood pressure and strengthening bones can help you live longer, as it reduces your risk of death from conditions like heart disease and stroke, and improves your health. You can eat this to take advantage of these benefits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning - this is how you can check your BP
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include difficulty breathing, finding blood in your urine, and chest pain. The only way you can know if you ’re at risk of hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked - but how can you check your reading? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why grilled meats could be the cause of your high blood pressure
(Natural News) It might be time to put your grill back in storage because grilled burger patties could be increasing your blood pressure. However, one study determined that it’s the cooking method (grilling) that’s making your blood pressure rise and not the meat itself, especially if you regularly eat grilled meats. Grilled meat and hypertension The study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - this 44p treat could slash your hypertension risk
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can include chest pain, a pain in your neck, or confusion. Add this cheap and tasty treat to your diet to lower your risk of hypertension, a nutritionist has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Doctor ’s Dispatch from Brazil
May 16, 2018" Okay, doc,  I'll do it,  I'll do it. " But he never did.We love featuring personal stories onVITAL from frontline health workers all over the world. We especially love it when they tell us about the clients who ’ve moved them, the moments that keep them coming to work each day, and what it’sreally like to work on the front lines of health care.Here ’s a dispatch fromV ânia Soares de Oliveira e Almeida Pinto, a physician in Brazil who works hard to combat hypertension and diabetes in her community. Today she ’s using her story to advocate for policy changes tha...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Surrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babies
Melissa Cook's story became headline news in 2015 when she was carrying triplets as a surrogate. The intended dad asked her to abort at least one of them, she says, because he couldn't afford to raise them all. She refused and has been fighting for custody of the children in court ever since. Cook and two other surrogate mothers — Gail […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children (Source: ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Snack on these 65p nuts to SLASH your BP reading
HIGH blood pressure symptoms may not be obvious for people with the condition, as they tend to only occur in extreme cases. High blood pressure causes include being overweight, inactive or having too much salt in your diet. You should eat this 65p food to slash your reading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatment
American doctors are successfully persuading increasing numbers of men with low-risk prostate cancer to reject immediate surgery and radiation in favor of surveillance, a trend that is sparing men's sexual health without increasing their risk of death. The latest evidence that more men are postponing aggressive therapy unless their symptoms worsen came in a large […]Related:Ebola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in childrenFor six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatment, new study suggests
American doctors are successfully persuading increasing numbers of men with low-risk prostate cancer to reject immediate surgery and radiation in favor of surveillance, a trend that is sparing men's sexual health without increasing their risk of death. The latest evidence of the long-term trend came in a large study published Tuesday that involved more than […]Related:Ebola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in childrenFor six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 m...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More men with low-risk prostate cancer are rejecting aggressive treatment, new study suggests
A sea change is occurring among men with low-risk prostate cancer: Increasing numbers are avoiding immediate surgery or radiation and are opting instead for close monitoring of the disease to see whether it worsens. The shift is sharply reducing unnecessary treatment that can cause serious side effects including incontinence and sexual problems, experts say, without […]Related:Ebola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in childrenFor six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and sa...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egg farm responsible for salmonella outbreak had ‘unacceptable rodent activity,’ FDA report says
A North Carolina egg farm that authorities say is responsible for an outbreak of salmonella illness that has sickened several people in nine states has had a heavy rodent infestation and failed to take actions to reverse it, according to an inspection report. Dozens of rodents, some alive and some dead, were found inside Rose Acre Farms’ […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are rejecting aggressive treatment, new study suggestsEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children (Sourc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - six diet swaps to lower your hypertension risk
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include severe headaches, chest pain, and extreme tiredness. But, you can lower your risk of hypertension - which affects more than 25 per cent of UK adults - by making these six diet swaps. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drop in prescription medications among children, CDC report reveals
Doctors are prescribing 11 percent less medication to children now than they were in 1999, but prescription rates for ADHD and high blood pressure drugs are rising, new CDC figures reveal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

13 Ways Being a Night Owl Could Hurt Your Health
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime sleep Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Scrumptious £1 red food can help slash BP reading
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include a severe headache, vision problems and chest pain, although these don ’t appear until the condition is extreme. If not treated high blood pressure causes heart disease and stroke. You can slash your blood pressure by eating this bright red food. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating a cup of blueberries a day protects you against heart disease and cancer, scientists discover
(Natural News) Did you know that blueberries can help prevent cancer and heart disease? According to a study by researchers from Florida State University, eating blueberries daily could lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. For the study, researchers conducted a double-blind and placebo-controlled clinical trial. The researchers observed 48 post-menopausal women diagnosed with pre-hypertension (stage one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just 10 walnuts a day can significantly lower your blood pressure
(Natural News) If you have high blood pressure, eat 10 walnuts every day, as a study found that it can significantly lower your blood pressure. A team of researchers from the University of Wollongong, School of Medicine in Australia wanted to evaluate the effect of personalized dietary advice and a food supplement of 30 grams of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution a health hazard in pregnancy, study suggests
Women exposed to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy are more likely to have kids with high blood pressure, a new study finds. CBS News' Dr. Mallika Marshall reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution during pregnancy tied to high blood pressure in kids
(Reuters Health) - Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy may be more likely to have children who develop high blood pressure, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Should You Stop Wearing Sunscreen To Get More Vitamin D? Here ’s What a Doctor Says
Last year, a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association made headlines when it asserted that sunscreen use is partially to blame for widespread vitamin D deficiency worldwide. The research raised questions, given that consistently wearing sunscreen is one of the most common pieces of advice from physicians. Should the risk of vitamin D deficiency — which can lead to brittle bones and has been associated with insulin resistance, high blood pressure and decreased immune function, among other issues — overshadow years of that advice? Not according to Dr. Victoria Werth, a professor of d...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

New Guidelines Would Increase No. of Canadians With High BP New Guidelines Would Increase No. of Canadians With High BP
The number of Canadians diagnosed with hypertension could increase by as much as 14% with the eligibility criteria from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) or the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) high blood pressure guidelines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lagos Begins Free Health Services in Councils Tomorrow
[Guardian] Lagos State Government has said that its yearly free medical expedition programme to offer free treatment for common ailments as well as screening for hypertension, diabetes, eye care and provision of eye glasses, dental care, family planning services, HIV counselling and testing, among others, will kick off tomorrow. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says
Nineteen people have died of Ebola in Congo as health officials plan to send an experimental vaccine to prevent the spread of the virus that killed thousands in West Africa a few years ago. The World Health Organization said there have been 39 confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola over the past five weeks as […]Related:Troubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in childrenFor six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babiesSalmonella sickens nearly three dozen people amid recall of more than 200 million eggs (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution can cause unborn babies to 'have high blood pressure'
Children who were exposed to pollution during the third trimester of their mothers' pregnancy were 61 percent more at risk for high blood pressure, new research from Johns Hopkins University found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS should PRESCRIBE diet plans or vouchers for weight loss classes
Professor Susan Jebb, a Public Health England advisor and professor at Oxford University, says obesity should be treated by doctors and regarded as a serious health risk like high blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal Exposure to Polluted Air Tied to Elevated Child BP
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Exposure to ambient air pollution in the third trimester of pregnancy is associated with increased risk of elevated blood pressure (BP) among offspring, according to a study published online May 14 in Hypertension. In an... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stroke: Switching to this amazing diet could help you avoid life-threatening condition
STROKE symptoms can come on rapidly and include sudden numbness, confusion and trouble speaking or understanding. Your risk of a stroke is increased by high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol among others. Switching to this diet could help you avoid the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Troubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children
High blood pressure typically occurs in adulthood, so when children develop the condition, it often means something is very wrong. A child might have kidney disease, hyperthyroidism or a heart problem. Obesity can also be a factor. But what about seemingly healthy youngsters whose blood pressure has shot up? Their risk, a study suggests, may […]Related:Top White House official in charge of pandemic response exits abruptlyDavid Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted deathWhy kids and teens may face far more anxiety these days (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Take this precaution when flying with hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can include a severe headache, fatigue, vision problems, and chest pain. The condition shouldn ’t stop you enjoying a flight abroad, but experts say you should take one precaution before travelling. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Mistakes That Can Boost Your Blood Pressure Reading
Title: 7 Mistakes That Can Boost Your Blood Pressure ReadingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - May 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Syncope, Hypotension, and Falls in Treatment of Hypertension Syncope, Hypotension, and Falls in Treatment of Hypertension
Might the intensive BP treatment as recommended by the SPRINT trials result in an increased incidence of serious adverse events, specifically syncope, hypotension, and falls?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

‘ All of Us ’ Research Program Recruiting Participants
BOSTON (CBS) – The future of healthcare is to customize therapies based on a patient’s individual background.  That requires a large amount of data on people from all walks of life. As Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, local researchers are recruiting thousands of New Englanders to participate in one of the largest biobanks of its kind. If you had high blood pressure, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what medications would be best for you? Local researchers are recruiting thousands of New Englanders to participate in one of the largest biobanks of its kind. (WBZ-TV) It’s called precision me...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Biomedical Research Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Hello Heart adds diabetes management, activity tracker to cardio health app
Hello Heart — maker of an app-driven platform designed to help employees manage hypertension, heart rate, and cardiovascular health — has announced the release of a new service for diabetes management. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Add this juice into your diet to help control symptoms
HIGH blood pressure symptoms are not always noticeable, but if they do show, they can come in the form of a severe headache, vision problems and chest pain. What you eat can affect your BP reading, and while foods with high salt levels should be avoided, health experts suggest adding a particular drink into your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Ask your doctor to test you like this to cut risk of heart attack
HIGH blood pressure symptoms do not always appear immediately, making the condition difficult to diagnose. However, failing to diagnose the condition quickly can increase your chance of death from heart attack and stroke. If your doctor doesn ’t diagnose you by doing this, you may be at increased risk from the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of antihypertensives on falls among the elderly in urban areas of Puducherry: a case-control study - Suguna A, Surekha A, Jayaramachandran S.
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is one of the most common medical conditions in the elderly, and antihypertensive medications used to treat hypertension are among the most widely prescribed drugs for this age group. There are raised concerns about the risk of fal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news