• Researchers were surprised to discover what may be a potential new treatment for difficult-to-control high blood pressure, according to a case report published in the January 25, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Large numbers of middle-aged women worldwide could reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease (stroke, heart attack and heart failure) and its complications by lowering their blood pressure, researchers report in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.
  • The kidney is made up of roughly 1 million working units called nephrons. These basic structural units remove waste products from the blood, recycle some substances to be reused and eliminate what is left as urine. The end segment of nephrons, called the distal nephron, helps set blood pressure by controlling the amount of sodium in our blood.
  • High blood pressure – or hypertension – is one of the major cardiovascular diseases worldwide. It leads to stroke and heart disease and costs more than $300 billion each year. Around a quarter of the adult population is affected globally – including 10 million people in the UK and one in three US adults.
  • A new study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston reveals that the prevalence of hypertension in older Mexican-Americans living in the Southwest region of the United States has increased slightly in the last decade.
  • The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases has announced its intention to release a Request for Applications (RFA) on Implementation Research on Hypertension in Low and Middle Income Countries.
  • Beverages supplemented by whey-based protein can significantly reduce elevated blood pressure, reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease, a Washington State University study has found.
  • A little weight loss can mean a lot when it comes to keeping the blood pressure down in obese kids.
  • A new medical research has found that destroying a few nerves in the kidney through a surgical procedure could help keep blood pressure levels under check. Especially, in patients whose hypertension can't be cured through medicines.
  • Australian researchers have introduced a new device which helps control blood pressure in drug-resistant patients by zapping the kidney nerves, opening up new avenues in blood pressure treatment.
  • Did you know garlic could help you keep your high blood pressure levels on check? Australian doctors have proven that it could help them in addition to the regular medication.
  • Your postcode could affect your risk of dying from a heart attack, a new study from the University of Leicester has discovered.
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