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  1. Cola Drinks May Boost Blood Pressure

    Nov. 8, 2005 - Women who drink lots of coffee can relax. But those who drink lots of cola may have a problem: high blood pressure. High blood pressure isn't good. It's linked to heart disease and stroke. There's been a lot of worry that everyday coffee drinkers may be at increased risk of high blood

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  2. Beta-Blockers May Not Be Best for Blood Pressure

    Oct. 18, 2005 -- Beta-blockers may soon lose their place as one of the first line of treatments for high blood pressure, according to a new report. Beta-blockers have been widely used to treat the nearly 1 billion people worldwide with high blood pressure for the last 30 years. But several recent st

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  3. Marital Support Eases Job's Blood Pressure Toll

    Sept. 26, 2005 -- The negative affect of job strain on your blood pressure may be eased if you have a supportive spouse at home. A new study shows job strain can significantly increase blood pressure among workers over time. But having strong martial support may counteract those negative effects by

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  4. High Blood Pressure: Nightly Aspirin May Help

    Sept. 15, 2005 -- Taking aspirin at night may help lower blood pressure more than taking aspirin in the morning, new research shows. It's the first finding of its kind. More studies are needed to check the results before recommendations can be made. The study was done in Spain. The researchers inclu

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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