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More than relaxation? Saunas may be linked to lower stroke risk
Taking frequent saunas may be linked to a lower risk of stroke, according to a study published in the May 2, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2018-05-02)
Frequent sauna bathing reduces risk of stroke
Frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, according to a new international study. (2018-05-02)
Nurse-led task shifting an effective strategy to control hypertension in Ghana, new study finds
The addition of a nurse-led intervention for hypertension management to health insurance coverage was more effective in lowering blood pressure (HPB) than the provision of health insurance alone in the Sub-Saharan country of Ghana, a region of Africa where HPB is rampant, according to a study publishing online on May 1 in the journal PLOS Medicine. (2018-05-01)
Study identifies new target for treatment of pulmonary hypertension
Inhibiting FoxM1 gene reverses disease process in animal models of pulmonary hypertension. (2018-04-30)
Bristol researchers use gene editing to improve red blood cell transfusion compatibility
Synthetic biologists at the University of Bristol have succeeded in generating laboratory-made red blood cells with rare blood group types that could one day be used to help patients who cannot be matched with donor blood. (2018-04-27)
Tailoring blood cells in the laboratory
Heidelberg, 26 April 2018 ? For some blood transfusion patients, it is particularly difficult to find a compatible blood donor. (2018-04-26)
How do marine mammals avoid the bends?
Deep-diving whales and other marine mammals can get the bends -- the same painful and potentially life-threatening decompression sickness that strikes scuba divers who surface too quickly. (2018-04-25)
Implantable islet cells come with their own oxygen supply
Researchers at MIT and a company, Beta-O2 Technologies, have designed and tested an implantable device for treatment of Type 1 diabetes. (2018-04-25)
Drinking kefir may prompt brain-gut communication to lower blood pressure
Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. (2018-04-25)
A portable test identifies populations vulnerable to infectious diseases in remote settings
Researchers have created a compact and portable device that can test human blood samples for the presence of antibodies against measles and rubella in only 35 minutes. (2018-04-25)
Heart disease may only be a matter of time for those with healthy obesity
People who are 30 pounds or more overweight may want to slim down a bit even if they don't have high blood pressure or any other heart disease risk, according to scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (2018-04-24)
What effect do new guidelines have on prevalence of high blood pressure in children?
More US children are considered to have elevated blood pressure under new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. (2018-04-23)
Even a single mindfulness meditation session can reduce anxiety
Mindfulness meditation programs have shown promise for the treatment of anxiety, one of the most common mental health disorders in the US. (2018-04-23)
Compound improves stroke outcome by reducing lingering inflammation
An experimental compound appears to improve stroke outcome by reducing the destructive inflammation that can continue months after a stroke, scientists report. (2018-04-20)
New research: Eyes of adolescents could reveal risk of cardiovascular disease
New research has found that poorer well-being or 'health-related quality of life' (HRQoL) in adolescence could be an indicator of future cardiovascular disease risk. (2018-04-19)
Molecule that dilates blood vessels hints at new way to treat heart disease
Americans die of heart or cardiovascular disease at an alarming rate. (2018-04-19)
A bioengineered tattoo monitors blood calcium levels
Scientists have created a biomedical tattoo that becomes visible on the skin of mice in response to elevated levels of calcium in the blood. (2018-04-18)
Is smartphone app associated with medication adherence, blood pressure control?
Among patients with poorly controlled high blood pressure, those who used a smartphone application had a small improvement in self-reported medication adherence but no change in systolic blood pressure. (2018-04-16)
New blood pressure guidelines could put lives at risk, say experts
A new report in JAMA Internal Medicine by University of Sydney and Bond University scholars weighs the risks and benefits of a recent change to blood pressure guidelines in the US. (2018-04-16)
Music intensifies effects of anti-hypertensive medication
A research shows anti-hypertensive drugs improving heart rate more in patients who listen to music after taking medication. (2018-04-16)
NASA still eyeing ex-Tropical Cyclone Iris' remnants
The remnant low pressure area that was once Tropical Cyclone Iris continues to linger in the South Pacific Ocean. (2018-04-12)
For fewer cast-related ailments in dogs, researchers find taller casts a better fit
Dogs fitted with longer casts for hind-leg injuries or ailments should see fewer pressure sores and soft tissue complications than dogs with shorter casts, said Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. (2018-04-12)
Surprising discovery: Sweet tooth gene connected with less body fat
Last year researchers from the University of Copenhagen discovered that a particular craving for sweet things may be determined by a genetic variation. (2018-04-11)
Hormone imbalance causes treatment-resistant hypertension
British researchers have discovered a hormone imbalance that explains why it is very difficult to control blood pressure in around 10 per cent of hypertension patients. (2018-04-11)
Deciphering the 'mosaic' of the brain
Scientists' discovery sheds new light on how neurodegenerative diseases might occur. (2018-04-10)
Research suggests alternative treatment for beta blocker intolerant heart attack patients
Beta blockers have become a prescription drug staple for recovering heart attack patients. (2018-04-10)
NASA watching stubborn remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Iris
Former Tropical Cyclone Iris continues to linger in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Queensland, Australia. (2018-04-10)
Gene that makes humans eat more sugar can also lower body fat
You are what you eat, the old saying goes. But what if, in fact, you eat certain things because of who you are? (2018-04-10)
Controlling blood pressure even when older can prevent dementia in African Americans
Controlling blood pressure with any of the commonly prescribed antihypertensive medications (beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blocks, and diuretics) can prevent dementia in older African-Americans with hypertension according to a new study from Regenstrief Institute researchers. (2018-04-09)
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Iris' remnants lingering
Tropical Cyclone Iris has already re-generated once after weakening to a low pressure area, and forecasters are keeping an eye on the remnants for any hint of a second regeneration. (2018-04-09)
Solo medical practices outperform groups in treatment of cardiac disease
Solo primary care practices in New York City are more likely than group practices to meet practice guidelines for reducing cardiovascular risk. (2018-04-09)
Leadership and adaptive reserve are not associated with blood pressure control
Primary care leadership and practice resilience can strengthen organizational culture. (2018-04-09)
Study found people would rather pop a pill or sip tea than exercise to treat high blood pressure
Survey respondents were more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a pill over exercise to 'treat' high blood pressure in an imaginary scenario, but many didn't think the interventions were worth the benefits. (2018-04-07)
Presentations at #AGS18 address advance care planning, osteoporosis, hypertension and falls
Breaking barriers to advance care planning for incarcerated older adults, improving osteoporosis screenings for older men, and exploring the link between hypertension treatment and an increased risk for falls are among headline presentations anchoring the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS18), held May 3-5 (pre-conference day May 2) at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla. (2018-04-05)
Relaxation response may reduce blood pressure by altering expression of a set of genes
A new study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH identified genes associated with the body's response to relaxation techniques and sheds light on the molecular mechanisms by which these interventions may work to lower blood pressure. (2018-04-04)
Newly discovered hormone helps keep plants from dehydrating
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan have discovered a small hormone that helps plants retain water when none is available in the soil. (2018-04-04)
Higher blood pressure before pregnancy may increase miscarriage risk
Higher blood pressure prior to conception may increase the risk of miscarriage, even in women not diagnosed with hypertension. (2018-04-02)
Elevated blood pressure before pregnancy may increase chance of pregnancy loss
Elevated blood pressure before conception may increase the chances for pregnancy loss, according to an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. (2018-04-02)
Aquaplaning in the geological underground
Scientists propose a mechanism that explains how the biggest earthquake ever happened and how more than 50 years later another large earthquake in the same region released some of the stress that had built up in the depth. (2018-04-02)
Optimistic Latinos have healthier hearts, study finds
Latinos who are the most optimistic are more likely to have healthy hearts, suggests a new study of more than 4,900 Latinos led by, Rosalba Hernandez. (2018-03-30)
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