Apollo Endosurgery touts results of stomach-stapling study
  Apollo Endosurgery’s OverStitch device Apollo Endosurgery (NSDQ:APEN) has reported key data from 1,000 patients who underwent endoscopic gastroplasty using the company’s OverStitch device. Published in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the data include a mean total weight loss of 14.8%±8.5% at 18 months. Three months following surgery, the impact on obesity-related comorbidities included the complete remission of: 13 of 17 cases of type 2 diabetes. All 28 cases of hypertension. 18 of 32 cases of dyslipidemia. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsour...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Endoscopic / Arthroscopic News Well Surgical Weight loss Apollo Endosurgery Source Type: news

Systemic Inflammation in Midlife Associated With Steeper Memory Decline Later (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Cognitive loss may be greater than from midlife hypertension (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the refreshing snack you should eat to prevent deadly hypertension
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent hypertension symptoms and signs by eating certain foods. This is the refreshing snack you should be eating every day to avoid high blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning exercise may lower blood pressure for older, obese people
Just 30 minutes of daily walking can lower blood pressure for overweight or obese people between ages 55 and 80, according to a study published Wednesday in Hypertension. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hipertensi ón: Causas, síntomas y tratamientos
La hipertensi ón puede derivar en una cardiopatía, un ACV y muerte, lo que la convierte en la mayor preocupación a nivel global. Muchos factores de riesgo pueden aumentar las oportunidades de que alguien la desarrolle, pero ¿puede evitarse?. Descubra las causas, síntomas, tipos y cómo prevenirla. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Less Salt
Title: Health Tip: Eat Less SaltCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

An intricate interaction: dietary fatty acid intake influences hypertension risk
(Kanazawa University) Hypertension is an important public health problem that can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke. Here, the relationship between dietary intake of n-6 fatty acids and hypertension, using blood pressure measurement and a diet history questionnaire. A Kanazawa University research team found that increased dietary intake of n-6 fatty acids positively impacted hypertension, but that this benefit was limited to individuals without impaired glucose tolerance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Systemic Inflammation in MidlifeAssociated With Steeper Memory Decline Later (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Cognitive loss may be greater than from midlife hypertension (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Commonly-prescribed blood-pressure drug may combat PTSD
A study by the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China found the hypertension drug losartan - also known by its brand name Cozaar - helps people sweat less when faced with a fear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for high blood pressure: Studies show THIS supplement could lower bp
BEST SUPPLEMENTS: High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes if left untreated, but it ’s possible to control it with dietary changes. Some studies have shown a particular supplement may help to lower blood pressure when it is too high. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for high blood pressure: One supplement shown in studies to lower bp
BEST SUPPLEMENTS: High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes if left untreated, but it ’s possible to control it with dietary changes. Some studies have shown a particular supplement may help to lower blood pressure when it is too high. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for high blood pressure: This supplement may lower bp, studies show
BEST SUPPLEMENTS: High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes if left untreated, but it ’s possible to control it with dietary changes. Some studies have shown a particular supplement may help to lower blood pressure when it is too high. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning - the one sign that could lead to ‘imminent organ damage’
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can include headaches, chest pain, and finding blood in your urine. But you could also be at risk of deadly hypertension if you have this sign - and it could even lead to organ damage. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Case for Cautious Consumption: NSAIDs in CKD The Case for Cautious Consumption: NSAIDs in CKD
This review explores the benefits and risks associated with the usage of NSAIDs in patients with chronic kidney disease.Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

American women have better control of high blood pressure but are more obese than men
(University of Oxford) The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford examined rates and management of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and smoking and found that while there had been some improvements, women were now more likely to be obese and men less likely to have their blood pressure and diabetes under control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the 2p a day supplements to prevent deadly hypertension symptoms
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could reduce your chances of developing deadly hypertension symptoms and signs by regularly taking supplements. These are the best capsules to avoiding high blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat more veggies and fish - Compound in both foods found to promote heart health
(Natural News) A Polish study advises people with hypertension to eat a lot more fish and vegetables. Both types of food contain trimethylamine oxide (TMAO), a natural compound that supports the healthy functions of the heart. Trimethylamine oxide is metabolized by the liver. It is synthesized from trimethylamine, which is produced by the action of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat more veggies and fish! Compound found in both promotes heart health
(Natural News) A Polish study advises people with hypertension to eat a lot more fish and vegetables. Both types of food contain trimethylamine oxide (TMAO), a natural compound that supports the healthy functions of the heart. Trimethylamine oxide is metabolized by the liver. It is synthesized from trimethylamine, which is produced by the action of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinician Communication Key for Hypertension Control Clinician Communication Key for Hypertension Control
Clinicians should try to engage patients and consider the context of their daily lives to improve hypertension control, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing cardiovascular disease
This professional resource focuses on the new ambitions developed by the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention System Leadership Forum (CVDPSLF) that sets to improve the detection and management of atrial fibrillation (AF), high blood pressure and raised cholesterol, and reduce the health inequalities associated with CVD, over the next 10 years. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 55p snack to avoid early death and prevent high blood pressure
HOW to live longer: Prevent early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could increase your life expectancy and prevent high blood pressure by eating more of this cheap snack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The two best potassium-rich BEANS to lower high blood pressure
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be lowered by making dietary changes, especially by eating more foods containing potassium. Most people know bananas are a good source of the mineral, but there are many other foods that have an even higher potassium content, such as these two beans. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertension prevention: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. High blood pressure, known as hypertension, generally develops over many years. Uncontrolled hypertension?increases your risk of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 2/16/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 2/16/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietician nutritionist, discusses the keto diet and compares it?with other popular diet plans, including the Mediterranean diet;?Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, also known as the "DASH diet"; and the?Mayo Clinic diet.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Tobias Kohler, a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Does your face feel like this? It could be a sign of ‘sudden death’
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include headaches, chest pain and finding blood in your urine. But you could also be at risk of hypertension signs if your face has a distinctive feeling. This is the sign of high blood pressure you shouldn ’t ignore - it could even cause sudden death. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Swap ham and cheese for this tasty potassium-rich sandwich filler
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be caused by eating too much salt, so people with the condition are advised to limit their intake and follow a healthy, balanced diet. Swap processed ham and cheese for this tasty potassium-rich sandwich filler to lower your blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Drinking this one juice could slash risk and help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure can lead to more serious health complications if left untreated, so it ’s important to make simple lifestyle changes to keep your reading in check. One way could be to drink a certain green juice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Drinking this green juice could help lower your hypertension reading
HIGH blood pressure can lead to more serious health complications if left untreated, so it ’s important to make simple lifestyle changes to keep your reading in check. One way could be to drink a certain green juice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet Drinks Linked To Increased Stroke Risk & Heart Attacks
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

Diet Beverages Linked To Increased Stroke Risk & Heart Attacks
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

Know your blood pressure like you know your PIN
Public Health England and NHS England are collaborating in the first national effort to improve the diagnosis of an irregular heart rate, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Drink this vegetable juice daily to help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure is a common condition in the UK, but left untreated it can lead to severe health complications. To prevent or control a high reading, experts recommend drinking a certain vegetable juice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Congressmen seek briefing on contaminated drugs from India, China
A bipartisan group of powerful US lawmakers Wednesday sought a congressional briefing on contaminated drugs from India and China used in the treatment of high blood pressure. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eating ‘ Ultraprocessed ’ Foods May Shorten Your Life, Study Says
(CNN) — The quick and easy noshes you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France: We face a 14% higher risk of early death with each 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods we eat. “Ultraprocessed foods are manufactured industrially from multiple ingredients that usually include additives used for technological and/or cosmetic purposes,” wrote the authors of the study, published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. “Ultraprocessed foods are mostly consumed in the form of snacks, desserts, or ready-to-eat or -heat meals,&rd...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN processed foods Source Type: news

Midlife Inflammation Tied to Steeper Memory Decline
(MedPage Today) -- Effect may be greater than that of midlife hypertension (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Major Clinical Trial Links High Blood Pressure And Mild Cognitive Impairment
A new study says lowering blood pressure doesn ’t reduce the risk for dementia, but it does lower the impact of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which could be the next best thing in the study of dementia prevention. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Guidelines Updated for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults
New evidence led to development of two new recommendations for combination therapy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Obesity Linked to Adverse Events in Children With Leukemia
Obesity ups risk for treatment - requiring hypertension, insulin - requiring hyperglycemia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans' Hearts?
Veterans with PTSD had higher rates of smoking, depression, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but no single condition explained the association between PTSD and heart disease, a new study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidelines Updated for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- In the latest evidence-based guideline from the American College of Chest Physicians, published online Jan. 17 in CHEST, updated recommendations are provided for the management of adults with pulmonary arterial... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Drinking this juice on a daily basis could help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure is a common condition among people in the UK but can often go undiagnosed or untreated. This can lead to more serious health complications. One way to prevent the condition and to lower your reading could be to drink a certain juice every day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mangoes have a positive effect on moderating high blood pressure, study finds
(Natural News) The sweet and delicious taste of mangoes is appealing to many people. In fact, they are considered the most widely consumed fruit in the entire world. However, there’s so much more to mangoes than just their taste. They are also known for their many health benefits, which includes improving blood pressure and glucose levels.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 20p fruit you should eat to prevent deadly high blood pressure
HOW to live longer: Prevent an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could increase your life expectancy and prevent high blood pressure by eating more of this cheap fruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: One drink proven to lower your reading and prevent complications
HIGH blood pressure is a common condition in the UK, but left untreated serious health complications can occur. Simple lifestyle changes, such as avoiding certain foods and eating more of others, is one way to lower a high reading - in particular, there ’s a certain drink you should consider having. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Announcement of Requirements and Registration for the 2019 Million Hearts ® Hypertension Control Challenge
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the launch of the 2019 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge, which seeks to prevent a million strokes and heart attacks by 2022. Million Hearts recognizes health systems, clinicians, and clinical practices that have significantly impacted hypertension control rates. Applications will be accepted February 14 through April 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 12, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning - five common hypertension signs you shouldn’t ignore
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can be difficult to spot, and may only reveal themselves in people with extreme hypertension. But, you could be at risk of high blood pressure if you have any of these common warning signs. Should you see a doctor and check your blood pressure? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle changes may be more important than drugs for mild hypertension
A large NIHR-funded UK study compared rates of mortality and risk of cardiovascular disease between patients who received antihypertensive treatment and those who did not. There was an increased risk of adverse effects, like low blood pressure. It found no evidence to support starting drug treatment for adults of low-cardiovascular risk with mild hypertension. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure Hits Urban Blacks Harder
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- If you are black and live in a city, you may be five times more likely to have extremely high blood pressure than the U.S. national average. That's the conclusion of a study that analyzed the records of more than 3,500... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The simple garden activity that can help to lower your reading
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be lowered by exercising to improve blood flow and blood vessel health, but signing up to an expensive gym membership isn ’t the only way to achieve this. You can lower your reading simply by keeping active, including by doing one activity in your own back garden. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The one activity you can do in your own back garden to lower your bp
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be lowered by exercising to improve blood flow and blood vessel health, but signing up to an expensive gym membership isn ’t the only way to achieve this. You can lower your reading simply by keeping active, including by doing one activity in your own back garden. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news