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  1. Do Pain Relievers Raise Blood Pressure?

    Sept. 13, 2005 -- Frequent use of over-the-counter pain relievers has been linked to high blood pressure in women. But new research fails to show the same association in men. Findings show that men who regularly took the pain relievers were no more likely than those who didn't to have persistent hig

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  2. Brain May Benefit by Lowering Blood Pressure

    Sept. 7, 2005 -- Getting blood pressure under control is good for the brain, new research shows. Health experts already knew that curbing blood pressure can help avoid strokes, heart attacks, and other serious health problems. Now, French doctors report that lowering blood pressure may halt or slow

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  3. Newer Blood Pressure Drugs Beat Out Older Ones

    Sept. 6, 2005 (Stockholm, Sweden) -- Tens of thousands of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths could be prevented each year if people took a combination of newer high blood pressure drugs rather than the old standbys. Additionally, the newer regimen may cut the risk of diabetes by about one-third, say

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  4. Common Pain Drugs Up High Blood Pressure Risk

    Aug. 15, 2005 -- The pills in your medicine cabinet may be raising your blood pressure. Women who take a lot of acetaminophen (Tylenol) have nearly twice the risk of high blood pressure as those who don't use the drug. Those who take a lot of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve) up their ri

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  5. High Blood Pressure Often Uncontrolled

    July 26, 2005 -- High blood pressure is common and often uncontrolled, especially in elderly women, a new study shows. As people age, they are more likely to have high blood pressure and less likely to control the problem, states a report in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Dangerous

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  6. Dark Chocolate May Cut High Blood Pressure

    July 18, 2005 -- Taming high blood pressure could be downright delicious. Dark chocolate might help fight high blood pressure, new research shows. The benefit could stem from flavonoids, write the researchers. Flavonoids are natural antioxidants found in chocolate, tea, red wine, and many fruits and

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  7. Better Blood Pressure, Longer Life?

    June 28, 2005 -- Controlling blood pressure may lengthen life and keep heart disease away. That may sound familiar. Now, researchers are driving the message home. Men and women with normal blood pressure at age 50 lived five more years than those with higher blood pressure. They also avoided heart d

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  8. Elderly Often Skip Blood Pressure Pills

    June 27, 2005 -- Seniors may be more likely to take medications for diseases that produce noticeable symptoms rather than treat high blood pressure --- the "silent killer." High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because it has no symptoms. The condition dramatically raises the risk of hea

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  9. Hypertension Serious in Young Men

    You're under 35 and feel fine, yet the doctor says your blood pressure is high and you'd better come back to have it checked again. Being a red-blooded male, you figure five years will be soon enough. After all, isn't high blood pressure an old man's disease? "Young men are less likely than older me

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  10. Tip Sheet: High Blood Pressure and Pain Relievers

    When you have high blood pressure, you need to be very careful with over-the-counter pain medicines. Remember: No drug is risk-free. Here are some tips from the experts about using these medicines. Take the safest medicine. Unless your doctor has told you it's OK, do not use over-the-counter ibuprof

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