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  1. Doing Enough for High Blood Pressure?

    May 3, 2007 -- Most people diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension) could do more to control it. That's according to a CDC report released today. Data came from more than 101,000 adults in 20 states who were interviewed via telephone in 2005. More than 24,400 participants said they had been

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  2. Job Stress Jacks Up Blood Pressure

    April 10, 2007 -- At work, after work -- even during sleep -- stressful jobs jack up workers' blood pressure, a Belgian study finds. It's not a huge increase -- but it's enough to confer a substantial risk of heart disease, find Els Clays, MSc, of Ghent University in Belgium, and colleagues. As part

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  3. Chiropractic Cuts Blood Pressure

    March 16, 2007 -- A special chiropractic adjustment can significantly lower high blood pressure, a placebo-controlled study suggests. "This procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination," study leader George Bakris, MD, tells WebMD. "And it seems to be

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  4. FDA OKs New High Blood Pressure Drug

    March 6, 2007 -- The FDA today approved a new drug called Tekturna to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Tekturna is the first FDA-approved drug in a new class of high blood pressure drugs called renin inhibitors. The kidneys make renin, an enzyme, to help regulate blood pressure. Renin can r

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  5. Painkiller Risk: High Blood Pressure

    Feb. 26, 2007 – The most widely used medicines in the world -- over-the-counter pain drugs -- raise a person's risk of high blood pressure. It's true for men as well as for women, suggest new findings from Gary C. Curhan, MD, ScD, and colleagues at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical Sc

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  6. Nitrates Lower Blood Pressure

    Dec. 27, 2006 -- A type of nutrient found in vegetables like spinach and lettuce may be Mother Nature's way of keeping blood pressure in check. A small new study suggests the nitrates in many vegetables may keep blood vessels healthy and lower blood pressure. Previous studies have shown that a diet

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  7. Long Hours Up High Blood Pressure Risk

    Aug. 28, 2006 - The more hours you work, the greater your risk of high blood pressure high blood pressure. That finding comes from a 2001 telephone survey of more than 24,000 California workers analyzed by Haiou Yang, PhD; Dean Baker, MD, MPH; and colleagues at the University of California, Irvine.

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  8. Low-Fat Dairy Lowers Blood Pressure

    June 26, 2006 -- Much research in recent years has touted the benefits of eating dairy -- from trimming your tummy to deterring diabetes diabetes. Now a new study shows eating low-fat dairy can lower blood pressure. It also shows eating low-fat dairy as part of a super low-fat diet can lower blood p

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  9. Blood Pressure Drugs Counter Cancer?

      May 23, 2006 -- Certain cancers may be less common among people taking a type of blood pressure drug called ACE inhibitors, new studies show. "ACE" stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. ACE inhibitors widen or dilate the blood vessels, lowering blood pressure and increasing blood flow. The dru

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  10. 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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