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elevated blood pressure not a high mortality risk for elderly with weak grip




corvallis, ore. - a study of nearly 7,500 americans age 65 or older suggests that elevated blood pressure is not related to high mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip strength.new research by oregon state university builds on an earlier osu study that showed the relationship b...



poor diet, lack of exercise showing in children | news




children in greece are showing all the signs of poor food choices and a lack of exercise, with high blood pressure and pre-diabetic symptoms, a study by harokopio university has shown.titled “healthy growth” and conducted on children aged 9 to 13 across the country, the study found that 28 perce...



intensive blood pressure can reduce risk of harm to heart muscle




winston-salem, n.c. - may 22, 2017 - a new study by researchers at wake forest baptist medical center has shown that aggressive lowering of blood pressure in people with hypertension reduced the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (lvh). this condition, the enlargement and thickening of the walls o...



angiotensin ii shows promise in helping critically ill patients with low blood p




sixty years after cleveland clinic researchers first isolated the role of angiotensin ii in controlling blood pressure, a new international study led by cleveland clinic researchers shows that the compound can safely improve blood pressure among critically ill patients who are experiencing life-thre...



do you really have high blood pressure?




image: an increasing number of medical clinics are equipped with automatic electronic devices. yet in the spring of 2016, a survey among canadian family doctors says that : 52 percent of... view more credit: university of montreal hospital research center (crchum)montreal, march 20, 2017 - a study ...



monitoring your blood pressure? careful, 70% of home devices may be inaccurate




enlarge/ woman measuring her blood pressure.getty | bsipshare this storymillions of people stand to benefit from closely monitoring their blood pressure—those suffering with heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and pregnancy-induced hypertension, for instance, plus those who just stress in doc...



intensive blood pressure lowering benefits patients with chronic kidney disease




highlightsin individuals with chronic kidney disease, targeting a systolic blood pressure to



fluid flow in the brain unravelled for the first time




the puzzle of how the brain regulates blood flow to prevent it from being flooded and then starved every time the heart beats has been solved with the help of engineering.anyone who has felt the pulse in their own neck will have a sense of the sudden rush of blood that is pumped to their brain with ...



today only 48% off omron 10 series bluetooth wireless blood pressure monitor - d




the omron 10 series wireless blood pressure monitor averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on amazon from over 4,450 customers (read reviews). with a regular list price of $99.99, this 48% off deal puts it at just $51.99.  the bluetooth monitor is compatible with omron's free ios and android apps. it feature...



surprising link between blood sugar and brain cancer found




columbus, ohio - new research further illuminates the surprising relationship between blood sugar and brain tumors and could begin to shed light on how certain cancers develop.while many cancers are more common among those with diabetes, cancerous brain tumors called gliomas are less common among th...



endocrine society issues statement to improve detection of curable forms of hype




washington--a new scientific statement issued by the endocrine society advises healthcare providers on ways to spot hormonal causes of high blood pressure that can be cured with surgery or treated effectively with medication.without effective screening, common hormonal causes of high blood pressure,...



hypertension in young adults shows long-term heart risks




image: this is dr. wanpen vongpatanasin. view more credit: ut southwestern medical centerdallas - may 19, 2017 - otherwise healthy young people with high systolic blood pressure over 140 are at greater risk for future artery stiffening linked to an increased risk of stroke as well as possible dama...



look to lactate to help predict ill cats' prognoses, vet study says




many factors go into evaluating the prognosis of a critically ill animal, usually involving a combination of objective metrics, such as blood pressure or blood oxygenation, and more subjective clinical signs, such as alertness or lethargy.



fruits and vegetables' latest superpower? lowering blood pressure




image: a new study by keck school of medicine of usc researcher alicia mcdonough, phd, links increased dietary potassium with lower blood pressure. view more credit: ricardo carrasco iiilos angeles -- eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas -- and even cof...



pulse rate monitoring before a c-section can improve maternal health




doctors often prescribe preventative drugs to women who are to receive spinal blocks while giving birth via a caesarean section. this is done to ensure that they do not experience a severe drop in blood pressure. such preventative treatment against hypotension, however, can have side-effects, both f...



facts and tips on yoga for diabetes as advised by experts




while studying more about yoga for diabetes, the one question that pops into the mind is “is diabetes curable by yoga”? today, we shall check on that and discuss more on what yoga for diabetes is all about, and learn if it can really help us or not. experts and medical research shows that there ...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 28 feb 2017




a blood test every four months on women could spot ovarian cancer early and save lives, a uk study has shown. in a trial of 4,348 women at risk of the disease, 19 cancers were spotted, ten at an early stage. the test monitors the levels of ca125 in women's blood – elevated levels are a sign of ca...



the qardioarm is a great portable smart blood pressure monitor




qardioarm is compact, easy to use, and accurate. i’ve taken dozens of measurements, and they are all within the range i’ve had measured by dozens of nurses with professional-grade sphygmomanometers over the years. setting up the blood pressure monitor takes secondsthe qardio app is quite power...



social smoking carries same heart-disease risks as everyday habit




columbus, ohio - social smokers' risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol is identical to those who light up every day, new research has found.this large, nationally representative study is the first to look at blood pressure and cholesterol in social smokers. more than 10 percent of 39,555...



the effects of obesity on cognitive decline in middle-aged and older african ame




obesity has the potential to raise an older adult's risk for having difficulty thinking and making decisions (also known as "cognitive decline" or dementia). it is a complex health concern. body mass index (bmi) is a scale that measures a person's weight in relationship to their height. research sho...



presstv-'social smoking' still major cardiovascular risk




occasional smokers could run the same risk of heart disease as regular smokers, a study by the ohio state university college of nursing in columbus has shown.the study, published on thursday, suggests that so-called social smokers, who only light up on special occasions, may equally be at risk of...



hydraulic forces help to fill the heart




credit: karolinska institutetresearchers at karolinska institutet and kth royal institute of technology in sweden have contributed to a recent discovery that the heart is filled with the aid of hydraulic forces, the same as those involved in hydraulic brakes in cars. the findings, which are presente...



hydraulic forces help to fill the heart




researchers at karolinska institutet and kth royal institute of technology in sweden have contributed to a recent discovery that the heart is filled with the aid of hydraulic forces, the same as those involved in hydraulic brakes in cars. the findings, which are presented in the journal scientific r...



breakthrough discovery may make blood test feasible for detecting cancer




image: andy tao, a professor at purdue university's college of agriculture, discovers a protein that could make cancer detection possible through a blood test view more credit: credit: purdue agricultural communications/tom campbellwest lafayette, ind. - doctors may soon be able to detect and monit...



tiny fish foils predators by injecting them with opioid venom




the tiny fish meiacanthus nigrolineatus, also known as the fanged blenny fish, doesn’t look like much, but it has a secret weapon to keep predators at bay: venom. this venom is used to stop predators in their tracks, causing their blood pressure to drop and their ability to eat the blenny to dimin...