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  1. Blood Pressure Drug Cuts Parkinson's?

    Feb. 6, 2008 -- People taking calcium channel blockers to control their high blood pressure may be less likely to develop Parkinson's disease. But the researchers who report that news aren't ready to recommend taking calcium channel blockers to prevent Parkinson's disease. Here's what the scientists

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  2. Blood Pressure Drugs: Is Timing Key?

    Dec. 13, 2007 -- Switching the timing of blood pressure medications might help patients with kidney disease avoid life-threatening complications, a new study suggests. Researchers in Italy report that switching the dose of one blood pressure drug from morning to night helped restore normal nighttime

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  3. Hypertension, Alzheimer’s Linked

    Nov. 28, 2007 (Chicago) -- High blood pressure reduces blood flow to the area of the brain that controls memory and learning, perhaps raising the risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. University of Pittsburgh researchers used a modified magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique to look a

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  4. Stiff Arteries May Stifle Aging Mind

    Nov. 20, 2007 -- How flexible are your arteries? It might make a difference in how sharp your mind stays with age. A new study links stiffer arteries to lower memory and concentration test scores as adults age. To make your arteries more flexible, go for a healthy lifestyle, suggest the researchers.

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  5. Vaccine Lowers Blood Pressure

    Nov. 6, 2007 (Orlando, Fla.) -- An experimental vaccine may someday free people with high blood pressure from having to swallow their medication every day. In a new study, systolic blood pressure (the top number) fell 6 points in volunteers injected with the vaccine. Diastolic blood pressure (the bo

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  6. High Blood Pressure May Vary by Season

    Nov. 5, 2007 (Orlando, Fla.) -- If you're being treated for hypertension, take note: Your blood pressure is more likely to return to normal levels in summer than in winter, a new study shows. The findings suggest that people with high blood pressure may need higher doses of medication or even differ

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  7. Rising Blood Pressure Tied to Diabetes

    Oct. 10, 2007 -- Women may have a new reason to control their blood pressure: to help prevent type 2 diabetes. Researchers today reported that women may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if their blood pressure rises substantially over the years. Based on the findings, "women with increasing

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  8. Modest Weight Loss Cuts Hypertension

    Oct. 1, 2007 -- Got high blood pressure? If you're overweight, modest weight loss might bring your blood pressure down to normal. Italian researchers reported that news in Tucson at the American Heart Association's 61st Annual Fall Conference of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research. The Univ

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  9. A Little Walking Cuts Blood Pressure

    Aug. 15, 2007 -- Thirty minutes of walking three times a week may be enough to help lower blood pressure and start you on the path to better health. A new study shows that even a little bit of weekly exercise is enough to lower blood pressure and improve overall fitness. The results showed that 30 m

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  10. Whole Grains vs. High Blood Pressure

    Aug. 10, 2007 -- Eating just one daily serving of whole grains may help prevent high blood pressure -- and more servings could slash your risk even further. So says a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . Study participants' odds of developing high blood pressure over a dec

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