Surprising health changes among postmenopausal women who marry or divorce reported in study
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
Contrary to previous data, a new study finds that some health measures in postmenopausal women, such as body mass index (BMI), tend to worsen if the women marry and to improve if they divorce or...
High blood pressure: More than 100 new genetic risk regions uncovered
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST
Researchers have discovered 107 genetic regions associated with high blood pressure, which they say could lead to new treatments for the condition.
Football is medicine for women with high blood pressure
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
The Danish concept Football Fitness has proved to be just as effective as tablets for countering high blood pressure.
Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E - which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this...
Blacks, Hispanics less likely to achieve blood pressure control
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Blacks and Hispanics with high blood pressure are less likely than whites to get their condition under control, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an...
Late-onset hypertension may lower dementia risk, study finds
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST
For the first time, a study investigates the link between high blood pressure later in life and the risk of dementia and cognitive decline.
New guidelines raise upper hypertension limit for 'otherwise healthy' over-60s
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST
New guidelines say treat otherwise healthy patients aged 60 and older when persistent systolic blood pressure is at or above 150 mm Hg, not 140 mm Hg.
Maternal blood pressure before conception predicts gender of baby
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Breaking research carried out in China finds a possible link between a woman's blood pressure before conception and the eventual gender of her child.
White blood cell treatment could prevent leading cause of foetal death
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST
Treating a type of white blood cell using hormones could improve the development of the placenta in women with pregnancy complications, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of...