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Why do we develop high blood pressure?
Abnormally high blood pressure, or hypertension, may be related to changes in brain activity and blood flow early in life. That's according to a study conducted on a rat model of high blood pressure, published in Experimental Physiology. (2017-03-09)

Non-O blood groups associated with higher risk of heart attack
Having a non-O blood group is associated with a higher risk of heart attack, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure. (2017-04-30)

Home monitoring, Web-based tool improves blood pressure control
A pharmacist-led home blood pressure monitoring program supported by the American Heart Association's Heart 360 website dramatically improved blood pressure control for patients with uncontrolled hypertension, according to a study. (2010-05-21)

Home blood pressure monitoring may not benefit patients with stroke and hypertension
Home blood pressure monitoring may help patients with hypertension and stroke but did not improve blood pressure control for patients who had normal blood pressure at the start or those with disabilities, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2012-11-05)

Adding fatty acids to formula milk may cut heart disease in later life
Adding long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids to infant formula milk is associated with lower blood pressure later in childhood, and may cut the risk of heart disease in adult life, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-05-01)

Home blood pressure monitoring improves control
Patients with high blood pressure (hypertension) who monitor their blood pressure at home have better control of their condition, according to a new study available on (2004-06-10)

Offspring may have higher risk for developing HBP if their parents had HBP before
If your parents were diagnosed with high blood pressure before age 55, you may be at higher risk for developing high blood pressure than if they developed hypertension at a later age, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016. (2016-11-14)

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)

Toward making 'extended blood group typing' more widely available
Scientists are reporting an advance toward enabling more blood banks to adopt so-called (2010-07-14)

Mindfulness-based therapy may reduce stress in overweight and obese individuals
In a randomized clinical trial of women who were overweight or obese, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) increased mindfulness and decreased stress compared with health education. In addition, fasting blood sugar levels decreased within the MBSR group, but not within the health education group. (2017-07-07)

Fast and accurate paper test determines blood type in seconds
Scientists have created a fast, accurate, and versatile paper-based blood test that could be performed without the need for specialized equipment -- providing a more cost-effective strategy for blood grouping. After analyzing 3,550 clinical blood samples, the test demonstrated more than a 99.9 percent accuracy rate, and the only inconsistencies occurred in trials with highly uncommon blood types. (2017-03-15)

New study debunks blood type diet
A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine -- a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors -- debunks the 'blood type diet' by finding that blood type was not associated with the effects of a plant-based diet on body weight, body fat, plasma lipid concentrations, or glycemic control. (2020-12-04)

U of MN researchers identify genes involved with blood stem cell development
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified for the first time a group of genes that impact the development and function of blood stem cells, a discovery that brings researchers a step closer to harnessing the power of stem cells for disease treatments. (2005-07-04)

Substituting blood transfusions
The first ever European Blood Substitutes project is designing molecules which will be able to replace the need for blood during transfusions in the future. Dr Ken Lowe (Nottingham, UK) will report on research being carried out to modify the genes of the oxygen-carrying part of the blood (haemoglobin) and to mass produce artificial molecules which can oxygenate the body's cells as efficiently, but without the possibility of contamination with disease. (2005-07-11)

Managing High Blood Pressure In Type 2 Diabetes Sufferers Could Save Lives
High blood pressure has been known to be a (1998-09-10)

New University of Leicester study could help stroke victims
University at forefront of international research on stroke. (2007-04-24)

Hormone linked to high blood pressure and blood vessel disease in African-Americans
Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have linked higher levels of the hormone aldosterone to high blood pressure and blood vessel disease in African-Americans. Aldosterone is secreted by the adrenal glands and causes salt retention by the kidneys. (2009-02-16)

TXA administered intravenously and by injection reduces blood loss after knee replacement
A new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found that administering tranexamic acid (TXA) both intravenously (IV) and injected at the surgical site (intra-articular administration, or IA) reduced blood loss by 37 percent, compared to IV alone, following total knee replacement (TKR). (2016-05-19)

Red blood cells for transfusion like a good red -- a little older, a little better
A landmark Australian research trial has found the transfusion of older stored red blood cells is safe and surprisingly, associated with fewer side effects. In the TRANSFUSE trial, researchers from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre at Monash University in Melbourne led teams in five countries to investigate the effect of the age of transfused red blood cells on critically ill patient's outcomes. (2017-09-27)

Fish protein link to controlling high blood pressure -- new study
Research investigates promising alternatives to tackle chronic illnesses. (2009-06-22)

Are cardiac risk factors linked to less blood flow to the brain?
Metabolic syndrome, a term used to describe a combination of risk factors that often lead to heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, seems to be linked to lower blood flow to the brain, according to research by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. (2012-07-18)

High blood pressure in pregnancy increases risk of later heart disease
Women who have high blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-04-17)

People with blood groups A, B and AB at higher risk of type 2 diabetes than group O
A study of more than 80,000 women has uncovered different risks of developing type 2 diabetes associated with different blood groups, with the biggest difference a 35 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes found in those with group B, Rhesus factor positive blood compared with the universal donor group O, Rhesus factor negative. The study is published in Diabetologia, the journal of The European Association for the Study of Diabetes. (2014-12-18)

Doctors need to prepare for blood shortages now
Doctors need to prepare for shortages in the supply of blood for transfusion, warns an expert in this week's BMJ. (2005-02-03)

Blood Vessel Troubles May Lead To High Blood Pressure
Blood vessel abnormalities that disrupt normal blood flow may contribute to high blood pressure, according to a study at Johns Hopkins and Veteran's General Hospital in Taiwan. Determining whether high blood pressure causes or results from arterial blood-flow problems may improve understanding and eventually treatment of heart disease, the nation's leading killer, the researchers say. (1996-11-14)

Growing new blood vessels with a timed-release capsule of growth factor is a promising treatment for heart bypass patients, finds NHLBI study
Heart bypass patients treated with a timed-release capsule of a substance that promotes the growth of new blood vessels showed evidence of improved blood supply and heart function, according to a study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (1999-11-01)

Home blood pressure monitoring helps patients manage hypertensive drug treatments
Patients who monitored their blood pressure at home were able to decrease blood pressure medication and slightly lower their costs, according to a study in the February 25 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2004-02-24)

Researcher: Chowing down on watermelon could lower blood pressure
A new study by Florida State University Associate Professor Arturo Figueroa, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, found that watermelon could significantly reduce blood pressure in overweight individuals both at rest and while under stress. (2014-04-02)

Comprehensive genetic study paves way for new blood-pressure medicines
Eight previously unknown genes that affect blood pressure were recently identified in a comprehensive international study comprising 34,433 Europeans. The findings of the study, in which Uppsala University researchers participated, are being presented today in the Web edition of Nature Genetics. (2009-05-10)

Stopping High Blood Pressure Drugs May Start A Stroke
DALLAS, June 19 -- Individuals taking drugs to control high blood pressure should be warned not to stop treatment without a doctor's orders. The penalty may be a stroke, researchers report in this month's Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1998-06-18)

Experts examine ways to address anemia and blood loss in surgery patients
A new review presents a 'patient blood management' program to help clinicians make decisions relating to anemia and blood transfusion (2015-09-08)

New approach for reducing bleeding after surgery
Encouraging findings from a study in this week's issue of The Lancet suggest that factor VII-an agent involved in blood clotting-could be effective in reducing excessive blood loss during abdominal surgery. (2003-01-16)

Cancer cells make blood vessels drug resistant during chemotherapy
Scientists have identified how inflammatory changes in tumors caused by chemotherapy trigger blood vessel anomalies and thus drug-resistance. Through mice experiment, the team also found that the combined usage of an inhibitor and anticancer drug makes chemotherapy more effective. (2020-07-01)

High Cholesterol Boosts Blood Pressure In High-Stress Situations
People with normal blood pressure can experience greater increases in blood pressure during stressful situations if they have high cholesterol, University at Buffalo researchers have found in the first study showing a link between cholesterol levels and hypertension. It is reported in the June issue of American Journal of Hypertension. (1997-06-23)

Vitamin D may lower blood pressure in African-Americans
High blood pressure, a risk factor for heart attacks, heart failure and stroke, is 40 percent more common in African-Americans than in other American ethnic groups. A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital shows vitamin D supplementation may help African-Americans lower their blood pressure. The study publishes online in the March 13, 2013, edition of the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. (2013-03-13)

Insight into mechanisms of diabetes-induced microvascular disease reveals new therapies
New findings from Bristol scientists could lead to future treatments to prevent lower limb amputations in diabetes -- which currently affect 100 people a week in the UK. (2008-07-17)

Blood pressure medication does not completely restore vascular function
Treatments for high blood pressure do not totally reverse its damaging effects on the vascular rhythms that help circulation of the blood. Also, current hypertensive treatment did not fully restore the coherence or the strength of coupling between oscillations in the heart rate, respiration, and vascular rhythms (2017-10-16)

Studies offer new evidence for possible link between blood type & COVID-19 susceptibility
Two studies published today in Blood Advances suggest people with blood type O may have a lower risk of COVID-19 infection and reduced likelihood of severe outcomes, including organ complications, if they do get sick. (2020-10-14)

Herpes virus link to complications in pregnancy
Researchers at Adelaide's Women's & Children's Hospital and the University of Adelaide, Australia, have made a world-first discovery that links viral infection with high blood pressure during pregnancy and preterm birth. (2008-02-18)

Systolic and diastolic blood pressures together more useful for predicting cardiovascular risk
Individuals with diastolic blood pressure under 70 mm Hg coupled with an elevated systolic blood pressure may have a greater risk of heart attack and stroke than indicated by the systolic blood pressure values alone, according to a UC Irvine study. (2009-02-18)

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