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  1. Blood Pressure and Women's Sex Drive

    May 19, 2006 -- It is well known that men with high blood pressure high blood pressure are at a greater risk of developing sexual dysfunction and now new research shows that the same holds for women. The new findings were presented Friday at the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society

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  2. Spirituality May Help Blood Pressure

    May 18, 2006 (New York City) -- Add lower blood pressure to the list of reasons to say your prayers. A new study of more than 5,300 African-Americans shows that religion and spirituality may help to keep blood pressure under control. The study, the largest on the topic in blacks to date, showed that

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  3. Senior Moment? Check Blood Pressure

    May 17, 2006 -- Those senior moments you experience from time to time may actually be a result of exaggerations in your blood pressure variability, according to new research presented Wednesday at the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH 2006) in New York City.

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  4. Job Stress May Not Up Blood Pressure

    May 9, 2006 -- A fight with your boss may get your blood pumping for a little while, but a new study suggests that the much-publicized effects of job stress stress on high blood pressure high blood pressure may be full of hot air. The review of 48 studies on job stress and blood pressure showed that

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  5. Skimpy Sleep May Up Blood Pressure

    April 3, 2006 -- Middle-aged adults may help their blood pressure by getting at least six nightly hours of sleep. In Hypertension , experts report that middle-aged adults are more likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension) if they slept less than six hours per night. Blood pressu

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  6. Loneliness May Drive Up Blood Pressure

    March 29, 2006 -- Blood pressure and loneliness might be related, especially in older adults, new research shows. The University of Chicago's Louise Hawkley, PhD, and colleagues studied 229 people aged 50-68 in Cook County, Ill. Participants got their blood pressure checked and took surveys gauging

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  7. Grape Seed Extract for Blood Pressure?

    March 27, 2006 -- Grape seed extract might help control blood pressure, a new study shows. The news comes from scientists at the University of California at Davis. They studied 24 adults with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of abnormalities that raises the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Most part

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  8. Drug Delays High Blood Pressure

    March 14, 2006 (Atlanta) -- If you're one of the millions of Americans whose blood pressure is creeping above normal, take note: A new study suggests the blood-pressure-lowering drug Atacand may be able to delay the development of full-blown hypertension among people whose blood pressure is slightly

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  9. Cocoa May Cut Blood Pressure

    Feb. 27, 2006 -- Cocoa might help curb blood pressure and lower death risk, new research shows. Brian Buijsse, MSc, and colleagues report the news in the Archives of Internal Medicine. They studied 470 elderly men for 15 years, tracking the men's cocoa consumption, including chocolate. Cocoa intake

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  10. Trade Carbs for Proteins: Heart Healthy?

    Nov. 14, 2005 -- Trading in a slice of bread for a handful of nuts or drizzle of olive oil may help in the fight against high blood pressure and heart disease. A new study suggests that swapping out a small amount of carbohydrates in an already heart-healthy diet for either protein-rich foods or uns

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