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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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