Deadly pregnancy complication that struck Kim Kardashian increases the risk of dementia
Researchers from the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark believe the heightened dementia risk is caused by diseased blood vessels as a result of abnormally high blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy Tied to Dementia Later in Life
Up to 5 percent of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia, which is tied to an increased risk of dementia in later years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Women and Girls Preeclampsia Dementia Pregnancy and Childbirth Blood Pressure Hypertension Source Type: news

Preeclampsia Tied to Tripling of Dementia in Later Life
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- High blood pressure during pregnancy can be a sign of preeclampsia -- a potentially life-threatening complication. Now, new research suggests preeclampsia might also make women more vulnerable to a specific type of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news

AHA: No Direct Link Between Preeclampsia and Cognitive Impairment, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- While preeclampsia puts women at greater risk for stroke and high blood pressure following childbirth, a new study found that the pregnancy-related condition may not predispose them to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even with health insurance, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely to delay medical care
Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in California have rates of health insurance coverage on par with or better than that of straight men and women in the state, but they are more likely to wait to see the doctor when they need medical care, according to a new  policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Why the delay? According toSusan Babey, a co-author of the study, one reason cited in other research is that sexual minorities sometimes experience discrimination when they seek health care.“Sexual minorities who have had a bad experience with a medical provider because of their sexual orie...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Six diet swaps to slash cholesterol levels and lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure and high cholesterol work hand in hand to increase the risk of heart disease. Dietary habits have a huge influence over these, so there are six foods swaps you should make. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

African-American men's health disparities: Research, practice, and policy implications
(Elsevier) The burden of risk factors for chronic disease is substantially higher in black men compared with their white counterparts, including a higher prevalence of obesity and hypertension. The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) presents results from several studies that pinpoint some of the issues and propose strategies to solve these in a special supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psoriasis linked with need for cardiovascular interventions in patients with hypertension
(Wiley) Psoriasis is linked with increased risks of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but its effect on the course of cardiovascular disease remains unknown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spain to beat Japan in world life expectancy league table for 2040
Mediterranean lifestyle takes effect in Spain but US continues to drop down tablePeople in Spain are predicted to have the longest life expectancy in the world by 2040 – beating Japan into second place – and much of the reason is to do with the way they eat, according to the authors of the most comprehensive study of the global burden of disease.In the years to come, the biggest threats to our health and longevity will be obesity, high blood pressure and blood sugar, tobacco use and drinking alcohol, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, US, which has produced the forecasts.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Spain Ageing US news Smoking Cancer Heart disease Health UK news World news Japan Science Source Type: news

Best supplements for the heart: 2p a day capsules to prevent heart disease
SUPPLEMENTS could be sued to improve heart health, as well as to lower the risk of heart attack and high blood pressure symptoms. Add these cheap capsules to your daily diet to lower your chances of heart disease and strokes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel Initiative Taps Power of Black Churches to Control HTN Novel Initiative Taps Power of Black Churches to Control HTN
The key here is linking high-risk patients with hypertension to health messages from'a very trusted source,'a study author says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: What is high blood pressure and what causes it? How to lower the risk
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be dangerous if left untreated, as it raises the risk of serious health problems like heart attacks and strokes. But what exactly is high blood pressure, what causes it and how can you lower your risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: What causes high blood pressure? Follow these tips to lower your risk
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be dangerous if left untreated, as it raises the risk of serious health problems like heart attacks and strokes. But what exactly is high blood pressure, what causes it and how can you lower your risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2018 ESC/ESH HTN Guidelines on Hypertension in Adults 2018 ESC/ESH HTN Guidelines on Hypertension in Adults
A synopsis of the new ESC guidelines for the treatment of high blood pressure in 10 brief bullet points.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Influence of Anemia on One-Year Exacerbation Rate of COPD-PH Influence of Anemia on One-Year Exacerbation Rate of COPD-PH
A new study explores the potential prognostic role of anemia in patients with pulmonary hypertension due to COPD.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

No sweat required: UToledo finds hypertension treatment that mimics effect of exercise
(University of Toledo) By studying a chemical produced predominately in the liver, hypertension researchers at The University of Toledo have found a novel approach to lower blood pressure, even without reducing sodium intake or increasing exercise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hypertension medications ARE safe during pregnancy, study reveals
A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School has found that less than one percent of babies born to women who take beta-blockers have congenital malformations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2018 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award for Evidence-Based Healthcare in Africa announced
Dr Chikwendu J. Edehas been announced as the 2018 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award by Cochrane.The award is managed byCochrane South Africa (SA) and presented annually to an African researcher to support the conduct of a Cochrane Review focusing on a priority topic with impact on the health of people living in low- and middle-income countries. The winner is also expected to mentor a novice author from Africa during the review process and, in so doing, develop capacity in research synthesis on the continent.The award includes attendance at an annual Cochrane Colloquium; costs of face-to-face meeting...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

High blood pressure: A third of patients don’t know they have hypertension - five symptoms
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can be difficult to spot, as hypertension signs only develop if someone has extreme hypertension. A third of all hypertension patients don't even know they have it. These are the most common signs and symptoms of high blood pressure - are you at risk of the deadly condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Three easy low-salt recipes to help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure can lead to serious health complications so it ’s important to do what you can to prevent the condition developing and control it after diagnosis. One way to do this is to eat a healthy, balanced diet, with low-salt intake. Here are three easy recipes you can make at home to help lower your reading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Three easy to make low-salt recipes to help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure can lead to serious health complications so it ’s important to do what you can to prevent the condition developing and control it after diagnosis. One way to do this is to eat a healthy, balanced diet, with low-salt intake. Here are three easy recipes you can make at home to help lower your reading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Drug Shortages Hit Clinics
[The Herald] A serious shortage of drugs for chronic ailments including high blood pressure (BP) and diabetes has hit most rural health centres in Beitbridge West constituency where about 10 percent of the population are on these drugs, an official has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Three easy low-salt recipes to make at home to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure can lead to serious health complications so it ’s important to do what you can to prevent the condition developing and control it after diagnosis. One way to do this is to eat a healthy, balanced diet, with low-salt intake. Here are three easy recipes you can make at home to help lower your reading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Three easy meals you can make at home to help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure doesn ’t always have symptoms, but left untreated, the condition can cause serious health problems. One way to lower your reading and prevent the condition from developing is by eating a healthy, balanced diet. Here are three easy meals you can make at home. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Camel's milk found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease from hypertension
(Natural News) Most of the Western world has been slow on the uptake when it comes to the benefits of camel’s milk. However, that means everyone’s missing out on what it can do for the body, such as potentially reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases caused by hypertension, according to a study published in CyTA –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Best nuts to include in your diet to help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure rarely has noticeable symptoms, but if the condition is left untreated, serious problems can occur One way to lower your reading or prevent the condition from developing in the first place is by eating a healthy, balanced diet - in particular nuts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mind games: a mental workout to help keep your brain sharp
Lifestyle habits matter when it comes to brain health, and the rewards of increased mental stimulation can be seen in a very short space of timeSharon, a 46-year-old single mother of three teenagers, came to see me about her increasing forgetfulness. Working full-time and managing her household was becoming overwhelming for her, and she was misplacing lunchboxes, missing appointments and having trouble focusing her attention. She was worried because her grandmother got Alzheimer ’s disease at the age of 79, and Sharon felt she might be getting it too – just a lot younger. I said it was highly unlikely that Shar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gary Small Tags: Health & wellbeing Memory Life and style Mental health Psychology Source Type: news

Doctors to prescribe museum visits to help patients 'escape from their own pain'
One of the doctors behind a Montreal initiative says a visit to the museum can benefit people with conditions from mental illness and eating disorders to diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as those in palliative care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Doctors to prescribe a visit to the museum to help patients 'escape from their own pain'
One of the doctors behind the Montreal initiative says a visit to the museum can benefit those with all kinds of conditions — from mental illness and eating disorders to diabetes, high blood pressure and for those in palliative care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

5 Herbs that are proven to naturally lower your blood pressure
(Natural News) High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a medical condition wherein the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high. Being hypertensive puts you at a greater risk of developing a heart attack or stroke. The primary way high blood pressure causes harm is by stressing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the one sign you should never ignore in your eyes
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can be difficult to spot, as only extreme hypertension has any visible signs. But you could be at risk of high blood pressure if you have this symptom in your eyes - are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertension | Medscape Hypertension | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on hypertension. Review signs of high blood pressure and causes of high blood pressure, and hypertension treatment. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Best supplements for the heart: 8p a day capsules could slash heart disease risk
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to improve heart health, as well as to lower the risk of heart attack symptoms, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Add these cheap capsules to your daily diet to prevent the deadly conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: What is high blood pressure and what are the symptoms?
HIGH BLOOD pressure can lead to very serious, life-threatening medical conditions, such as heart attacks and strokes. But what is it, how do you know if you have it and what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How teens with type 1 diabetes can guard their hearts
(Joslin Diabetes Center) After interviewing both teens and parents, Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have identified strategies to help teens with type 1 diabetes who have hypertension (high blood pressure) or dyslipidemia (unhealthy levels of cholesterol or triglycerides), They offer realistic and specific guidance on steps both parents and healthcare providers can use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease: A Short Summary of a Long History
A look back at a decade of advances in management of peripheral vascular disease prompted this short summary of big changes. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Hypertension Source Type: news

Best supplements for high blood pressure: 5p a day capsules could slash hypertension risk
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent some high blood pressure symptoms or signs, which include chest pain, severe headaches, and difficulty breathing. Add these cheap capsules to your diet every day to lower your risk of hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Not getting enough sleep could lead to hypertension
HIGH BLOOD pressure increases the risk of having a heart attack or stroke if left untreated. People who are overweight or have an unhealthy diet are more likely to suffer from the condition, but it can also be caused by not getting enough sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure causes: Too little sleep could cause raised blood pressure levels
HIGH BLOOD pressure increases the risk of having a heart attack or stroke if left untreated. People who are overweight or have an unhealthy diet are more likely to suffer from the condition, but other causes can include not getting enough sleep or having interrupted sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Could be caused by having too little or interrupted sleep
HIGH BLOOD pressure increases the risk of having a heart attack or stroke if left untreated. People who are overweight or have an unhealthy diet are more likely to suffer from the condition, but it can also be caused by not getting enough sleep or having interrupted sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breathe your stress away: Yoga lowers blood pressure
(Natural News) Is stress raising your blood pressure to unhealthy levels? Brazilian researchers recommend letting it all out through your left nostril in a pranayama exercise. An article in Science Direct showed that adopting yoga breathing exercises can help reduce and manage your blood pressure levels. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a very common ailment.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Take Action ’ : Dave McGillivray ’s Message To Anyone Ignoring Symptoms Of Heart Disease
BOSTON (CBS) – There aren’t many people who run their age in miles every year. Dave McGillivray does. From the time he was a boy, he’s celebrated his good health and love of running with a personal challenge that obviously gets more challenging with age. His last “full” birthday run was last year: 63 miles. This year, by necessity, he split the effort into 32 miles of running and 32 miles of biking. A feat, to be sure. But this year, he is facing a challenge for which there is no training. McGillivray, arguably one of the most fit people on the planet, has coronary artery disease and is prepa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dave McGillivray Lisa Hughes Mass General Hospital Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does high altitude affect COPD?
Flying or traveling to high elevations can present difficulties for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Changes in altitude can cause high blood pressure, a lack of oxygen, and other respiratory problems. Planning, adopting coping strategies, and limiting activity can help. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Putting Faith in Blood Pressure Control for Black Patients
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- For black Americans striving for lower blood pressure, churches may provide the answer to their prayers. " African-Americans have a significantly greater burden of hypertension and heart disease, and our findings prove that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure - eat more of this 20p vegetable to slash hypertension risk
HIGH blood pressure could be caused by eating an unhealthy diet, or not getting enough exercise. You could lower your risk of hypertension symptoms by eating more of this cheap vegetable. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urban Inuit communities suffer from poor health and limited access to healthcare
(Springer) Cases of cancer and hypertension are much higher among Inuit living in and around Ottawa than for the general population of Canada's capital city. This is according to a study co-led by Janet Smylie of St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto in Canada and published in the Springer-branded Canadian Journal of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Faith-based intervention successful at managing hypertension in black communities, new study finds
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Lifestyle intervention delivered in churches by community-based health workers led to a significant reduction in blood pressure among African Americans compared to health education alone, according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine publishing online Oct. 9 in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Faith-based approach to changing lifestyle lowers blood pressure
(American Heart Association) A church-based program to encourage a healthy lifestyle reduced systolic blood pressure more than an educational program alone in blacks with uncontrolled high blood pressure. Delivered by trained lay church members, the faith-based program may help reduce heart disease due to high blood pressure in people with reduced access to medical care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news