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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Better Blood Pressure, Longer Life?

      June 28, 2005 -- Controlling blood pressure may lengthen life and keep heart disease away. That may sound familiar. Now, researchers are driving the message home. Men and women with normal blood pressure at age 50 lived five more years than those with higher blood pressure. They also avoided heart d

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    8. Elderly Often Skip Blood Pressure Pills

      June 27, 2005 -- Seniors may be more likely to take medications for diseases that produce noticeable symptoms rather than treat high blood pressure --- the "silent killer." High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because it has no symptoms. The condition dramatically raises the risk of hea

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    9. Father's Life Span Linked to Blood Pressure

      May 2, 2005 -- A father's longevity may influence his adult children's blood pressure, say French researchers. However, maternal longevity doesn't show the same pattern, say experts from INSERM, France's national health and medical research agency. "These results indicate that there are dynamic and

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    10. Both Beer, Red Wine Raise Blood Pressure

      April 18, 2005 -- Beer and red wine can raise your blood pressure, but researchers say alcohol is still heart healthy in the right amount. It's well known that alcohol can raise blood pressure, blood pressure, but it's been unclear if different types of alcohol have the same effect, says Renate R. Z

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