- A study found that previously inactive men who exercised vigorously for four minutes, three times a week, could become more fit. Researchers hope the findings will motivate people to exercise.
- Yuichiro Miura, 80, from Japan has become the oldest person to ever climb Mount Everest.
- Online Communication With Pharmacists Could Be Best Option For Controlling Blood Pressure Levels, Study SaysA recent year long analysis suggests that constant communication with pharmacists may be the only way to self-monitor blood pressure levels.
- A new study funded by the National Confectioners Association claims frequent candy consumption isn't linked to obesity or heart problems.
- Being interrupted by cell phone calls can cause higher blood pressure readings, though it’s unclear whether mobile phone use is actually linked to risk for hypertension.
- People who suffer from hypertension may be naturally drawn to salty foods, researchers urge them to resist the cravings.
- Researchers suggest middle-aged people who moderately exercise have a better chance of lowering heart failure risk.
- A new Institute of Medicine report found that low dietary sodium may have negative health consequences. Nonetheless, 97 percent of children and adolescents eat too much salt, according to the American Heart Association.
- A survey of fast-food restaurants and processed food in grocery stores revealed that sodium levels are mostly rising or staying the same.
- Researchers claim cardiovascular health and overall quality of life are improved with sun exposure on the skin.
- German study finds that teens with higher blood pressure have less stress.
- A recent survey suggests the average US adult is not worried about steroid abuse among the nation's youth.
Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs. When used without further specification, "blood pressure" usually refers to the arterial pressure of the systemic circulation. Disregulation disorders of blood pressure control include high blood pressure, blood pressure that is too low, and blood pressure that shows excessive or maladaptive fluctuation.