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  1. Relax to Music, Ease Blood Pressure

    May 15, 2008 -- Blood pressure a bit too high? Spending half an hour a day listening to music and breathing slowly may help. That's what happened in a new Italian study of 28 adults taking drugs to control their mild high blood pressure (hypertension). First, the patients wore a device that tracked

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  2. Statins Lower Blood Pressure

    April 11, 2008 -- Chalk up another potential benefit to taking statins. A newly released study shows that the cholesterol-lowering drugs also help to lower blood pressure. Study authors say it's the first time research has shown that statins work this way in the body.   Researchers looked at 973 men

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  3. Lotrel Cuts Heart, Stroke, Death Risk

    March 31, 2008 (Chicago) -- A tablet that contains two different types of blood-pressure-lowering medications cuts the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death by one-fifth, when compared with an older combination drug, researchers report. The drug, Lotrel, proved so effective at preventing cardiovasc

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  4. High Blood Pressure Runs in Families

    March 24, 2008 -- Guys, listen up. When it comes to high blood pressure, the apple doesn't fall very far from the tree. That's according to new study results that show if your parents have high blood pressure, you are likely to have it as well. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University tracked 1,160

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  5. Diet, Weight Drug May Curb Hypertension

    March 24, 2008 -- Losing weight with a healthy diet or with the weight loss drug Xenical may ease high blood pressure, according to a new research review. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight helps treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). And a healthy diet and active lifestyle are

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  6. Happy Marriage, Better Blood Pressure

    March 20, 2008 -- A happy marriage may be a boon for blood pressure, a new study shows. But an unhappy marriage? That's another story. "Marriage must be of a high quality to be advantageous" for blood pressure, the study states. "In other words, one is better off single than unhappily married." The

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  7. Hypertension Vaccine in the Works

    March 7, 2008 -- A vaccine for high blood pressure is in the works. The experimental vaccine doesn't have a brand name yet. It's designed to help treat -- not prevent -- high blood pressure (hypertension). In a preliminary study, the high blood pressure vaccine curbed early morning blood pressure in

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  8. Night Noise Boosts Blood Pressure

    The din of modern life may be harmful to your health. The sounds of an airplane flying overhead, a car passing by, even sleeping next to a loud snorer may not be enough to wake you, but these night noises could be giving your blood pressure an unwelcome boost, a new study appearing in the European H

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  9. Blood Pressure Rising in U.S. Women

    Feb. 11, 2008 -- Fewer American women have their blood pressure under control, and men aren't doing much better. That's according to a new analysis showing that the proportion of American women with systolic blood pressure greater than 140 increased by an estimated 4.3% between the early 1990s and t

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  10. Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure

    Feb. 8, 2008 -- Drinking two cups of beet juice a day may reduce blood pressure, a study shows. The British researchers who conducted the study say the findings add even more weight to the importance of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.  That's because beets (known as beetroot in Britain)

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