- By looking at the medical records of 13,253 people over a 19-year span, researchers were able to validate that heart-benefiting actions also reduced cancer indignantly.
- As humans run toward a possible future of increasingly networked (and healthier) cyborgs, several companies now offer wearable devices for health monitoring. BodyMedia, of Pittsburg, markets a body...
- New research released last week by the World Action on Salt and Health, shows surprisingly high levels of sodium in restaurant meals. With 455 hypertension experts from 85 countries, the membership...
- A study done in Japan suggests both green tea and coffee can help lower their consumer's chance of having a stroke.
- Vitamin D benefits may include helping African-Americans at risk for cardiovascular disease to lower their blood pressure.
- Women who were exposed to DDT in the womb are more likely to have high blood pressure, which can lead to many other health issues.
- Blood kept for weeks before it is used may offer no help when it is needed in emergencies.
- New research shows an unexpected effect of gut bacteria on blood pressure, which may lead to better treatment of hypertension. The more fiber you eat, the more the bacteria may help you stay healthy.
- Doctors are scared of giving blood thinners to high risk patients, but they may be killing more people then the treatment would.
- By reducing salt intake by 40%, participants in a study lived healthier lives over a 10 year period. Calculations indicate that half a million Americans could avoid illness and early death if they...
- A mutation in one gene that controls a certain type of cholesterol has been found to correlate to aortic stenosis, a life threatening narrowing of the aortic valves.
- How Holidays Are Like "Preventive Medicine": Study Reveals the Medical Benefits of Going on VacationHolidays are a time for fun, relaxation and personal pampering, and a new study has revealed that going on vacation could even help rejuvenate the body by cutting blood pressure and lowering stress levels.
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.