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Some high blood pressure meds may reduce memory decline in older people

In a new study from the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that older adults taking blood pressure-lowering medications known to cross the blood-brain...

New high blood pressure guideline could help reduce kidney disease

In a recent guideline published in Kidney International, researchers give a recommendation for more intensive blood pressure management in kidney disease. The guideline could, if...

This common gum disease may double your risk of high blood pressure

In a recent study at UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London, researchers found that people with periodontitis, a severe gum infection, maybe much more...

High blood pressure in midlife may increase brain damage

In a new study, researchers found that higher than normal blood pressure is linked to more extensive brain damage in the elderly. They found that...

Plant-based diet may protect you from high blood pressure

In two new studies from the Medical College of Georgia, researchers found that a plant-based diet may effectively prevent high blood pressure. They found the...

Bottom blood pressure number may predict your dementia risk

In a recent study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, researchers found that the bottom number (diastolic blood pressure) on a blood...

U.S. appears to lose ground in controlling high blood pressure

After years of improvement, high blood pressure control in the U.S. dropped regardless of age, race or ethnicity, according to new research. Previous studies found...

High blood pressure can lead to this heart rate disease

In a recent study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, researchers found that high blood pressure is causally linked to the most...

Blood pressure drops 14 years before death, study finds

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, researchers showed that blood pressure in older people gradually...

Common high blood pressure drugs may increase risk of this heart disease

Drugs based on a molecule called dihydropyridine (such as nifedipine and amlodipine) are commonly prescribed by doctors to treat high blood pressure and angina, a...