March 3, 2003 -- Morning may be the most dangerous time of the day for older people with high blood pressure. A new study shows many of the elderly have morning surges in blood pressure that can drastically increase their risk of stroke. Researchers found that people whose blood pressure spikes in t
Feb. 24, 2003 -- Drugs used to treat heart failure can also prevent the condition from occurring. In newly published research, high-risk patients treated with a widely prescribed ACE inhibitor were 23% less likely to develop heart failure than patients who were not treated. The research confirms tha
Feb. 18, 2003 -- A frequent runny or stuffy nose may be more than just a vulnerability to pollen, pet dander, or cold germs: It can also make men more susceptible to high blood pressure, suggests a new study. French researchers report a link between hypertension and rhinitis, a chronic inflammation
Feb. 12, 2003 -- New research from Australia will no doubt add to the confusion about which high blood pressure drugs work best. The study appears to contradict a large, U.S. government investigation that made headlines late last year by finding that the oldest and cheapest hypertension drugs are su
Feb. 4, 2003 -- Wine snobs unite -- a new study shows there may be a good reason why some French red wines are better than others at providing healthy benefits for your heart. Although many studies have suggested that moderate consumption of wine can lower your risk of heart disease, relatively litt
Jan. 24, 2003 -- Timing may be more important than we thought when it comes to treating high blood pressure. A new study also lends support to the idea that high blood pressure is best controlled with a combination of drugs. Researchers from the University of Melbourne found that some blood pressure
Jan. 7, 2003 -- In what's being called a landmark event, an FDA advisory committee has recommended that the blood pressure drug Cozaar be approved for the prevention of strokes. Cozaar's manufacturer, Merck, had hoped the drug would also be approved to prevent heart attacks and overall heart death,
Dec. 17, 2002 -- When it comes to medications to treat high blood pressure, newer isn't necessarily better. In fact, researchers say that in light of new findings from a landmark study, diuretics should be the top choice for combating high blood pressure. That is the conclusion reached following a m
Nov. 20, 2002 (Chicago) -- Got a minute? No? Feeling a little pressed for time? For gen-Xers who answers "yes," researchers at Northwestern University have a timelymessage: Slow down, you are setting yourself up for a middle age marked by high blood pressure. Preventive medicine researcher LiJing L.
Nov. 14, 2002 -- Each year some 25,000 Americans -- mostly elderly men -- die suddenly due to rupture of the largest blood vessel in the body. Now new research suggests these deaths could be cut in half by routinely screening those most at risk -- something some experts say should begin right away.