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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Hypertension, Alzheimer’s Linked

    Nov. 28, 2007 (Chicago) -- High blood pressure reduces blood flow to the area of the brain that controls memory and learning, perhaps raising the risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. University of Pittsburgh researchers used a modified magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique to look a

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  7. Stiff Arteries May Stifle Aging Mind

    Nov. 20, 2007 -- How flexible are your arteries? It might make a difference in how sharp your mind stays with age. A new study links stiffer arteries to lower memory and concentration test scores as adults age. To make your arteries more flexible, go for a healthy lifestyle, suggest the researchers.

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  8. Vaccine Lowers Blood Pressure

    Nov. 6, 2007 (Orlando, Fla.) -- An experimental vaccine may someday free people with high blood pressure from having to swallow their medication every day. In a new study, systolic blood pressure (the top number) fell 6 points in volunteers injected with the vaccine. Diastolic blood pressure (the bo

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  9. High Blood Pressure May Vary by Season

    Nov. 5, 2007 (Orlando, Fla.) -- If you're being treated for hypertension, take note: Your blood pressure is more likely to return to normal levels in summer than in winter, a new study shows. The findings suggest that people with high blood pressure may need higher doses of medication or even differ

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  10. Rising Blood Pressure Tied to Diabetes

    Oct. 10, 2007 -- Women may have a new reason to control their blood pressure: to help prevent type 2 diabetes. Researchers today reported that women may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if their blood pressure rises substantially over the years. Based on the findings, "women with increasing

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