High blood pressure: Three factors linked to poor blood pressure control
HIGH blood pressure can be tricky to manage, even with medication. Three out of five UK patients with the condition don't have it under control. According to newfound research, there are three contributing factors. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When to Trust Those Home Blood Pressure Readings When to Trust Those Home Blood Pressure Readings
The Curbsiders share their favorite expert tips on the management of hypertension and when home and office BPs might differ.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Exclusive: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky Unveils Agency Initiative to Address Racism in Health
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that health is a commodity bestowed readily on some and denied to so many others. Within months of the COVID-19 virus reaching U.S. shores, it became clear that the disease hit certain groups harder, contributing to more severe illness and higher hospitalization and death rates among Black, Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native communities, and those of lower socioeconomic status. The reason for that skewed impact doesn’t have so much to do with biology or genetics as it does a myriad of other factors, such as where people live, how clean the air they breathe ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

UCHealth partners with Siri co-founder, scientist to develop mobile blood-pressure tool
With more than 100 million people in the U.S. suffering from hypertension, the smartphone-based blood pressure monitor could help millions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for cancer and high blood pressure, treatment drug
Zydus Cadila has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Ibrutinib Capsules in the strengths of 70 mg and 140 mg, Cadila Healthcare said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mineralys Therapeutics Closes $40 Million Series A Funding
Financing Co-led by HBM Healthcare Investments and Samsara BioCapital Food and Drug Administration Accepts Investigational New Drug Application for MLS-101 and Advances to Phase 2 Proof-of-Concept Clinical Trial Company Announces Jon Congleton as Chi... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, Venture Capital, Personnel Mineralys Therapeutics, aldosterone synthase, hypertension (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Real-World Observational Analysis of UPTRAVI ® (selexipag) Underscores the Importance of Risk Assessment for Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Patients
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 6, 2021 – Findings from an analysis of the first 500 patients enrolled in the SPHERE registry (SelexiPag: tHe usErs dRug rEgistry) found more than three-quarters (76%) of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients treated with UPTRAVI® (selexipag) either maintained (56%) or reduced (20%) their one-year mortality risk score. The SPHERE results were published in the April issue of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (JHLT). SPHERE is an ongoing real-world, observational, user registry using two different risk assessment methods that describes the clinical characte...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Main Line biotech firm raises $40M in Series A round to advance new high blood pressure treatment
Mineralys Therapeutics, a Radnor-based biopharmaceutical startup, said Tuesday it has raised $40 million through a private stock sale. Founded in 2020 by Tokyo venture capital firm Catalys Pacific, Mineralys is focused on developing new treatments for high blood pressure — also known as hypertension. The company's Series A funding round was led by HBM Healthcare Investments of Switzerland and Samsara BioCapital of Palo Alto, C alifornia. Catalys Pacific and Adam Street Partners also participated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Chest pain or a pounding sensation could be early indicators
HIGH blood pressure is often a symptomless condition making it even more dangerous as when signs are evident its often too late. Feeling a pain in the chest area or a pounding sensation felt in the ears could be early signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased CVD Risk With ß-Blockers for HTN in Veterans With HIV
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 -- For veterans with HIV and hypertension, the rate of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events is high and is increased in association withß-blocker use, according to a study published online April 5 in Hypertension. Leah... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Big Number: For pregnant women, gestational hypertension increases risk of later-life heart disease
The risks are even greater for those with preeclampsia, a more severe type form of gestational hypertension, heart association finds. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: — Linda Searing Source Type: news

Certain high blood pressure medications may alter heart risk in people with HIV
(American Heart Association) Some blood pressure medications altered the likelihood of subsequent heart disease, stroke or heart failure in a study of veterans who have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).Patients with HIV prescribed beta-blockers were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease compared to patients taking other blood pressure medications, even if their blood pressure was well controlled. All other classes of hypertensive medications showed no differences regarding cardiovascular risk outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Recommendations for Using Portable Listening Devices?
In this study listening to audiobooks, movies, or playing videogames was less likely to exceed the threshold. However the use of PLDs has increased overtime, particularly with the need for online educational activities due the COVID-19 pandemic. Use of PLDs particularly in the setting of other ambient noise and the duration of the activities may have changed since this and other studies were published. Problems associated with increased noise aren’t just hearing loss but other aural problems including tinnitus, sound distortion, difficulty understanding speech, dizziness, and earache. Other “extra-auditive da...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Avocado oil benefits: Five ways cooking with avocado oil can improve your health
AVOCADO oil has numerous health benefits, it's been claimed, ranging from improving arthritis symptoms to protecting against high blood pressure. These are the top five ways that cooking with avocado oil could improve your overall health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Seven 'helpful' exercises to lower your risk of hypertension symptoms
HIGH blood pressure is a deadly condition that affects the heart and blood vessels - and you may not even know you have it. You can lower your risk of develop high blood pressure symptoms by doing certain exercises. These are the seven "helpful activities" to avoid hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk Factors Tied to Poor Pregnancy Outcomes
FRIDAY, April 2, 2021 -- Risk factors for heart disease put expectant mothers at higher risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes (APO) as well as increased chances of high blood pressure years after delivery, according to a study published online Feb. 23... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. &ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The five best ingredients for lowering a high blood pressure reading
HIGH blood pressure is a precursor to heart disease so it is important to keep it in check. Fortunately, the condition can be easily reversed by making healthy dietary decisions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Guidance on Personalized Exercise for BP Control New Guidance on Personalized Exercise for BP Control
Recommendations for prescribing exercise to control high blood pressure have been put forward by various medical organizations and expert panels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lower Thresholds Could ID Hypertension in More Pregnant Women
THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 -- Use of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guideline definition of hypertension would increase the prevalence of chronic and gestational hypertension among pregnant women and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: High blood pressure among teens on the rise
The percentage of teenagers with high blood pressure in the United States has increased over the past decade, a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

United Therapeutics Announces FDA Approval and Launch of Tyvaso(R) for the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Interstitial Lung Disease
First and only approved therapy in the United States for patients with PH-ILD, a serious, life-threatening disease with potentially more than 30,000 patients in need FDA approval based on data from the INCREASE clinical trial PH-ILD is the second FDA... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA, Product Launch United Therapeutics, Tyvaso, treprostinil, pulmonary hypertension (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

United Therapeutics gets another FDA approval for pulmonary hypertension therapy
United Therapeutics (NASDAQ: UTHR) has received another Food and Drug Administration approval for Tyvaso more than a decade after the agency first approved the therapy for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.   The FDA approved a supplemental new drug application for the use of Tyvaso Inhalation Solution, an inhaled form of the drug trepostinil, to increase exercise ability in patients with pulmonary hypertension resulting from interstitial lung disease (PH-ILD), United Therapeutics said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

United Therapeutics gets another FDA approval for pulmonary hypertension therapy
United Therapeutics (NASDAQ: UTHR) has received another Food and Drug Administration approval for Tyvaso more than a decade after the agency first approved the therapy for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.   The FDA approved a supplemental new drug application for the use of Tyvaso Inhalation Solution, an inhaled form of the drug trepostinil, to increase exercise ability in patients with pulmonary hypertension resulting from interstitial lung disease (PH-ILD), United Therapeutics said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

United Therapeutics gets another FDA approval for pulmonary hypertension therapy
United Therapeutics (NASDAQ: UTHR) has received another Food and Drug Administration approval for Tyvaso more than a decade after the agency first approved the therapy for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.   The FDA approved a supplemental new drug application for the use of Tyvaso Inhalation Solution, an inhaled form of the drug trepostinil, to increase exercise ability in patients with pulmonary hypertension resulting from interstitial lung disease (PH-ILD), United Therapeutics said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

United Therapeutics gets another FDA approval for pulmonary hypertension therapy
United Therapeutics (NASDAQ: UTHR) has received another Food and Drug Administration approval for Tyvaso more than a decade after the agency first approved the therapy for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.   The FDA approved a supplemental new drug application for the use of Tyvaso Inhalation Solution, an inhaled form of the drug trepostinil, to increase exercise ability in patients with pulmonary hypertension resulting from interstitial lung disease (PH-ILD), United Therapeutics said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

Combination therapy in systemic sclerosis-related pulmonary arterial hypertension: survival benefits at high cost
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

COBRA-BPS programme cost effective for hypertension in Asia
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Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sotatercept Reduces Pulmonary Vascular Resistance in PAH
WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 -- For patients receiving background therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension, treatment with sotatercept results in a reduction in pulmonary vascular resistance, according to a study published in the April 1 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Hibiscus flower tea shown to reduce systolic and diastolic BP reading
HIGH blood pressure may be difficult to manage, but it's important to get under control. Simple swaps could be helpful in bringing down the systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find genetic link to clogged arteries
(Washington University School of Medicine) High cholesterol is the most commonly understood cause of atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries that raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. But now, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a gene that likely plays a causal role in coronary artery disease independent of cholesterol levels. The gene also likely has roles in related cardiovascular diseases, including high blood pressure and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Couch Potato' Lifestyles Cause Up to 8% of Global Deaths
Physical inactivity is a known risk factor for premature death and several non-communicable diseases, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and several cancers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Drinking more than four cups of coffee a day may raise your reading
HIGH blood pressure is a condition in which one's lifestyle is directly impacted. Many are aware of the type of foods to avoid to reduce serious health risks associated with having high blood pressure which include salty and processed foods but little is known about the drinks which should be avoided. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Sharing Is Caring - Kenya's Only Breast Milk Bank Expresses Care for Vulnerable Newborns
[Nigeria Health Watch] Esther Wawire, 23, delivered her daughter at Kenya's Punwani Hospital two weeks ago, but was unable to breastfeed due to complications arising from the delivery. "I had high blood pressure, so my baby was born earlier than expected, weighing 800 grams," she said. "My pressure didn't go down immediately, and I was bleeding excessively, so I was transferred to another hospital for admission and my baby was taken to the nursery." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Can it cause high blood pressure?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Nine foods you should ‘eat less of’ to reduce risk
HIGH blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is linked to serious heart problems so it is important to reduce it. Key to lowering a high reading is to eat less of certain foods. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gum Disease Linked to High Blood Pressure
A new study finds that severe gum disease may make an otherwise healthy person significantly more likely to develop high blood pressure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Periodontitis Linked to Higher Systolic BP in Healthy Adults
MONDAY, March 29, 2021 -- In otherwise healthy individuals, periodontitis is associated with higher systolic blood pressure, according to a study published online March 29 in Hypertension. Eva Munoz Aguilera, Ph.D., from University College London,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk for stroke four times higher in Black adults than Whites, study finds
Black middle-aged adults in the United States are four times as likely to suffer a stroke as White adults in the same age group, an analysis published Monday by the journal Hypertension found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults with gum disease are TWICE as likely to have high blood pressure, study warns
A study of 250 people with periodontitis - severe gum disease - found people with the condition are 2.3 times more likely to have high blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Ties Gum Disease to High Blood Pressure
MONDAY, March 29, 2021 -- Want to ward off high blood pressure? Don't forget to brush and floss. A new study finds that severe gum disease may make an otherwise healthy person significantly more likely to develop high blood pressure. " [Our]... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Big Number: 94 percent of older Americans take medications that could increase their likelihood of falling
In an 18-year span, research shows those 65 and older filled more than 7.8 billion prescriptions for high blood pressure, depression, sleep problems or pain. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Advance Purchase Agreement with the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust for the Company ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (March 29, 2021) - Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company), has entered into an agreement with the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to make available up to 220 million doses of its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine candidate to African Union’s 55 member states with delivery beginning in the third quarter of 2021. AVAT also has the potential to order an additional 180 million doses, for a combined total of up to 400 million doses through 2022. The availability of the vaccine candidate is subject to its successful appr...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

People with severe gum disease may be twice as likely to have increased blood pressure
This study of 500 adults with and without gum disease found that approximately 50% of adults could have undetected hypertension.Promotion of good oral health could help reduce gum disease and the risk of high blood pressure and its complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six pregnancy complications are among red flags for heart disease later in life
(American Heart Association) Women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy, gestational diabetes, preterm delivery, small-for-gestational-age delivery, pregnancy loss or placental abruption are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease later in life compared to women who had no pregnancy complications.Health care systems' transition of care for women after pregnancy complications should include more vigorous cardiovascular disease prevention measures.Black, Asian and Hispanic women are more likely than white women to experience adverse pregnancy outcomes, and more research is needed to address these disparities. ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke rate 4 times higher in Black adults than whites
(Kaiser Permanente) Black middle-aged adults had an incidence rate of stroke 4 times higher than that of white middle-aged adults, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published March 29 in Hypertension.The large national prospective study highlights the need to raise awareness among young and middle-aged Black adults about the impact of high blood pressure, called hypertension, on stroke, the research team said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sobrin Receives Research to Prevent Blindness Physician-Scientist Award
Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH, of the Division of Ophthalmology, won the Physician-Scientist Award from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) for her work in identifying genes that influence the risk of developing ocular hypertension after corticosteroid use. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 29, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Three types of potato shown to raise high blood pressure - BMJ study
HIGH blood pressure, medically known as hypertension, can portend serious heart problems to come. To keep the risks posed by high blood pressure at bay, research published in the British Medical Journal suggests avoiding three varieties of potato. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning: The five foods you should avoid
HIGH blood pressure and diet often go hand-in-hand as what you eat has a big impact on your blood pressure levels. Here's five foods you should avoid with high blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The effective methods to measuring your own reading at home
HIGH blood pressure can be an extremely dangerous condition if the sufferer has complacency and is unaware of their numbers. How can you effectively measure your own blood pressure at home? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news