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For older people, eating less salt could mean a larger fall in blood pressure

Most people get a blood pressure-lowering benefit from eating less salt and the less you eat, the more you benefit, but a new study...

These stroke survivors may not be prescribed enough blood pressure meds

Nearly two-thirds of people who survive an often-deadly type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain continue to experience high blood pressure because...

Some gut bacteria may be linked to this dangerous high blood pressure

In a new study, researchers have identified a distinct group of gut bacteria that may contribute to and predict the development of pulmonary arterial...

This high blood pressure drug may cause more dangerous side effects

In a new study, researchers found that chlorthalidone, the guideline-recommended diuretic for lowering blood pressure, causes more serious side effects than hydrochlorothiazide, a similarly...

This study shows a cause of high blood pressure in people with sleep apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) affects an estimated 22 million Americans. In addition to sleep problems, the condition can cause other health issues, including high blood...

Popular dieting method may help you lose weight, reduce blood pressure

Intermittent fasting has shown success in helping people lose weight. However, many people can find it difficult to eat normally on most days and then...

This low-cost therapy could treat high blood pressure effectively

In a new study, researchers found that a low-cost intervention comprising home visits by community healthcare workers to monitor blood pressure (BP) and provide...

When the best treatment for high blood pressure is to wait

In a new study, researchers found that a doctor's decision not to intensify high blood pressure treatment is often an appropriate choice. In two-thirds of...

This high blood pressure drug may help lower gout risk

In a new study, researchers found that antihypertensive medication amlodipine is linked to a lower risk for gout compared with other antihypertensive drugs. The research...

How to check your blood pressure accurately at home

Follow expert advice and a step-by-step video to ensure you’re getting the most accurate numbers. To check your blood pressure, you just switch on a...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...