Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension on the Rise Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension on the Rise
The condition causes a high rate of healthcare utilization, focusing on the need to address the underlying comorbidities including obesity, the authors of a new study say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Swiss startup Aktiia receives CE mark for continuous blood pressure monitoring system
The  platform provides patients and their physicians insights into blood pressure patterns that better inform the diagnosis and management of hypertension. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Radioactive pig tranquilliser could be used in humans to transform diagnosis of high blood pressure 
Scientists at Cambridge University hope the drug will enable doctors to improve the diagnosis of primary hyperaldosteronism (PHA), a form of high blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure during pregnancy may be a warning sign of life-threatening condition
(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) On Jan. 25-26, 2021, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) and the Preeclampsia Foundation will bring together leading national and international clinicians and researchers for an in-depth look at how to better predict, prevent, and manage preeclampsia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Headaches could be a warning sign of the silent killer
HIGH blood pressure affects around four million people under the age of 65 in the UK, according to the leading charity British Heart Foundation . Typically the condition is asymptotic, but when symptoms do appear, they could be brushed off as something inconsequential. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Roberto J. Groszmann, professor emeritus of medicine, dies at 81
A native of Argentina and a pioneer in the field of portal hypertension, Groszmann taught at Yale from 1975 to 2009. He passed away on Jan. 16. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cases of Idiopathic Intracranial HTN on the Rise in Wales
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- The incidence and prevalence of idiopathic intracranial hypertension are increasing in Wales, corresponding to increasing body mass index (BMI) in the population, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of CABENUVA (rilpivirine and cabotegravir), the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV
TITUSVILLE, N.J., January 21, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CABENUVA (consisting of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults. The novel regimen was co-developed as part of a collaboration with ViiV Healthcare and builds on Janssen’s 25-year commitment to make HIV history. In the U.S., ViiV Healthcare is the marketing authorization holde...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Six signs you need urgent medical attention
HIGH blood pressure affects one in four people yet the absence of symptoms means many people do not know they have it. A rapid rise in high blood pressure is a medical emergency that may give rise to sudden and acute symptoms, however. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertension During Pregnancy Tied to Later Cognitive Decline
Pregnant women with blood pressure readings above 140/90 had deficits on tests of mental agility 15 years later. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Hypertension Brain Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: The colour of your eyes could indicate you have the disease
FATTY liver disease is more likely to affect people who have diabetes, high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure. If you're at risk of the condition, how would you know if you had it? What are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain pressure disorder that causes headache, vision problems on rise
(American Academy of Neurology) A new study has found a brain pressure disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, and the increase corresponds with rising obesity rates. The study is published in the January 20, 2021, online issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that for women, socioeconomic factors like income, education and housing may play a role in their risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Remote, online support for blood pressure management at home is effective and low-cost
At-home blood pressure monitoring using a web-based system offering personalised support and linked to a remote healthcare professional can result in better hypertension management than face-to-face consultations, finds a study led by University of Oxford, Bristol and Southampton researchers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Experimental Psychology, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Heart Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

HHS Awards $90 Million to Support Health Centers in Addressing Hypertension Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded nearly $90 million in funding to 496 health centers across 48 states, the District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Palau, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Funding aims to address hypertension, improve heart health, and reduce disparities in COVID-19 outcomes among racial and ethnic minority communities. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 19, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is normal weight obesity?
Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. It increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer. Obesity is determined by the percentage of body fat, not by weight. If your body fat percentage is high enough, you can have a normal weight [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted issues of obesity
Obesity increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and other health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers. "One of the most prevalent conditions in this country and around the world is increased weight and obesity," says Dr. Donald Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. "Approximately 70% of Americans are either overweight or have obesity. This [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The four health drinks which could help to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure is often known as the "silent killer" because its harmful effects which creep up unannounced. Fortunately drinking any of these four drinks could help lower your levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: The Mayo Clinic Diet -- a lifelong approach to diet and exercise
Being overweight isn't just a cosmetic concern. Obesity is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer. The good news is that even modest weight loss can improve or prevent the health problems associated with obesity. Dietary [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 17, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Becomes the First FDA-Approved Treatment for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
January 15, 2021 (HORSHAM, Pa.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis.[1] DARZALEX FASPRO® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for patients with this blood cell disorder that is associated with the production of an abnormal protein, which leads to th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Vitamin K2 deficiency: Low levels increase risk of hypertension, diabetes and osteoporosis
VITAMIN K2 deficiency signs could include excessive bleeding and easy bruising. Lacking in the vitamin also increases the risk of serious health conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inhaled Treprostinil Beneficial in Pulmonary Hypertension
Exercise capacity improved, clinical worsening reduced for patients with pulmonary HTN due to interstitial lung disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Nosebleeds could be an indication you’re at risk of hypertension
HIGH blood pressure can produce a host of unsettling symptoms if you lurch into hypertensive crisis territory. Experiencing nosebleeds may be just one of them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inhaled Treprostinil Beneficial in Pulmonary Hypertension
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Inhaled treprostinil improves exercise capacity in patients with pulmonary hypertension due to interstitial lung disease, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Aaron Waxman,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Use of the diabetes drug metformin -- before a diagnosis of COVID-19 -- is associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to a racially diverse study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Diabetes is a significant comorbidity for COVID-19. This beneficial effect remained, even after correcting for age, sex, race, obesity, and hypertension or chronic kidney disease and heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stretching more effective than walking to lower high blood pressure: USask study
(University of Saskatchewan) A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that stretching is superior to brisk walking for reducing blood pressure in people with high blood pressure or who are at risk of developing elevated blood pressure levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic or Not, Hypertension Management Can Stay at Home Pandemic or Not, Hypertension Management Can Stay at Home
Two new tools facilitate communication flow: a kit for linking home blood pressure readings to clinical records, and an app that consolidates consumer health information from multiple sources.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What should your blood pressure be? Signs and symptoms of deadly hypertension explained
BLOOD PRESSURE is used to measure the strength of the heart as it pumps blood around the body, and it's usually linked to your lifestyle, diet, and exercise routines. What should a normal blood pressure be? These are the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Commitment to Lung Cancer Science and Innovation with Eight Data Presentations at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer ’s 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer
January 12, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that eight company-sponsored presentations, including two oral presentations, will be featured at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s (IASLC) 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Singapore taking place virtually January 28-31, 2021. The presentations include updated data from the Phase 1 CHRYSALIS study (NCT02609776) evaluating amivantamab in patients with NSCLC and EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations and two studies that characterize the high unmet need and lack of stand...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Has your urine changed colour? Unusual sign warning of hypertension
HIGH blood pressure is a condition which affects millions with most completely unaware they even have it. Seeing blood in your urine could be an indication you're at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Brown Fat' May Help Your Health, Even if You're Obese
A special calorie-burning type of body fat appears to help protect against an array of chronic ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calorie-Burning'Brown Fat' Could Help Keep You Healthy, Even if You're Obese
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- A special calorie-burning type of body fat appears to help protect against an array of chronic ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Brown fat generates heat by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Treating Everyone 60 and Older With Early Hypertension Cost-Effective Treating Everyone 60 and Older With Early Hypertension Cost-Effective
Treating stage 1 hypertension in everyone over age 60 is cost-effective, even in low-risk individuals, a modeling study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What to know about hypertension: Left undetected can be fatal
In the midst of the outbreak and concerns over Covid-19, another condition that afflicts nearly half of all Americans has come into sharp focus: hypertension. Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension results when the long-term force of blood movement against your artery walls has become too high — so high, it can cause heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and other potentially fatal heart health problems, especially if left undetected and untreated over time. It’s an increasingly common… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: TriHealth Source Type: news

Common Blood Pressure Meds Won't Up Risks for COVID Patients: Study
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- Americans battling hypertension may have one less thing to worry about: Blood pressure drugs do not affect outcomes of people hospitalized with COVID-19, a new study finds. Researchers looked at whether two types of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do Blood Pressure Meds Up Risk for COVID Patients?
Title: Do Blood Pressure Meds Up Risk for COVID Patients?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/11/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - January 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

An augmented immune response explains the adverse course of COVID-19 in patients with hypertension
(BIH at Charit é) COVID-19 patients who also suffer from high blood pressure are more likely to fall severely ill with the disease, which also leaves them at greater risk of death. Scientists from the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin, in collaboration with partners in Heidelberg and Leipzig, have now found that the immune cells of patients with hypertension are already pre-activated, and that this pre-activation is greatly enhanced under COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 11, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How Long Do You Monitor Neonates for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)?
Discussion Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs in the first few days of life and is a complex withdrawal syndrome. The newborn is abruptly cut-off from their exposure to licit or illicit drugs that the mother is chronically consuming and which were being transmitted through the placenta to the fetus. “NAS is a highly variable and severe condition; it may be associated with central and autonomic nervous system dysfunction … and gastrointestinal disorders.” It can cause significant morbidity but is rarely fatal. Fetal exposure has been increasing in the United States. In 2011-12, almost 5.9% of pregn...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New pilot launched to identify people with undiagnosed high blood pressure
Community pharmacies in Chesterfield, Dudley and West Birmingham are piloting a new service to identify people with undiagnosed hypertension (high blood pressure) to help prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Five tips for at-home blood pressure monitoring to reduce risk
HIGH blood pressure is a prevalent condition that affects one in four people in the UK, although many will not realise they have it. Knowing your numbers is crucial in helping to reduce any hypertension risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Five key measures to lower blood pressure readings
HIGH blood pressure is largely influenced by the lifestyle you decide to lead. Left unchecked, skyrocketing readings can be fatal. You have the power to lower the numbers, but how? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Natto shown to reduce hypertension - what is it?
HIGH blood pressure often lies dormant and then it erupts, raising your risk of cardiovascular problems. Simple dietary tweaks can lower high blood pressure, such as eating natto. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Does High Blood Pressure Affect Pregnancy?
Title: How Does High Blood Pressure Affect Pregnancy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/7/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - January 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

eGFR Variability Linked to All-Cause Mortality Risk
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2021 -- Among people with hypertension who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), greater estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) variability is independently associated with all-cause mortality, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Severe headaches could be a sign of the condition
HIGH BLOOD pressure can mostly go unnoticed, until it's severe enough to cause distressing symptoms. If you're suffering from painful headaches, you may have an extremely high reading. What are the other warning signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep deprivation: A cause of high blood pressure?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Kimchi shown to lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol
HOW TO live longer: The surest path to longevity lies in judicious dietary decisions. Fermented foods have come under the spotlight for their positive health effects. At the front of the pack is kimchi. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: How a dry January can benefit hypertension by lowering your reading
HIGH blood pressure is a condition which is greatly affected by one's lifestyle they choose to adopt. By choosing to cut down or even cut out alcohol, major benefits to hypertension will be seen. How? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Better Way to Take Blood Pressure?
A new analysis suggests that a difference in blood pressure between the left and right arms may signal increased risk for serious heart problems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Blood Pressure Deaths (Fatalities) Heart Hypertension Hypertension (Journal) Source Type: news

COVID-19 unmasked: math model suggests optimal treatment strategies
(Massachusetts General Hospital) For older patients with COVID-19 infections, the clot-preventing drug heparin and immunity-enhancing drugs may improve outcomes. Patients with conditions such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure may benefit from anti-inflammatory drugs and drugs used to control blood pressure and vascular resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure While Pregnant Linked to Poorer Memory Years Later
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news