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Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure

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Losing Sleep Over Your Divorce? Your Blood Pressure Could Suffer

Sleep problems that persist after a divorce can be harmful to your health, a new study finds. ...

Study Brings Knowledge to Complex Sodium-Induced Hypertension

In a study published in the August 2014 issue of Hypertension, the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers at the Miller School of Medicine help shed light on the complex connection between impaired nitric oxide bioactivity and sodium sensitivity – a precursor of arterial hypertension. ... Full story

Home blood pressure-monitoring kits save insurance companies money

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Childhood malnutrition linked to higher blood pressure in adults

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New research shows link unlikely between insomnia symptoms and high blood pressure

By Leslie Shepherd - There’s good news for the 30 per cent or more of adults who suffer from insomnia--difficulty falling asleep, waking up for prolonged periods during the night or unwanted early morning awakenings. ... Full story

Penn Research Lends New Insights on Conditions for New Blood Vessel Formation

Angiogenesis, the sprouting of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is essential to the body’s development. As organs grow, vascular networks must grow with them to feed new cells and remove their waste. ... Full story

Lower Isn’t Necessarily Better for People with High Blood Pressure

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – For decades, common medical wisdom has been “the lower the better” in treating the approximately one in three people in this country who have high blood pressure. But does that approach result in reduced risk for dangerous heart events? ... Full story

Common blood pressure medication may pose risk to older adults

Dallas – Adults over 65 who have recently begun thiazide diuretics are at a greater risk for developing metabolic-related adverse events, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. ... Full story

CPAP Superior to Supplemental Oxygen for Blood Pressure Reduction in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The HeartBEAT Study

Boston, MA - Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the most widely prescribed therapy for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, resulted in significantly lower blood pressure compared to either nocturnal supplemental oxygen or an educational control treatment, according to a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). ... Full story

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