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Elusive Origin of Pulmonary Hypertension Uncovered

Boston, MA— Pulmonary hypertension (PH) – a form of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and heart – ...

CUHK Research by Medical Undergraduates Reveals Poor Medication Adherence Among Hypertensive Patients in Hong Kong

Hypertension is a common chronic disease affecting 40% of the world’s population. Up to date, there is 11% of local population diagnosed with hypertension, though it is estimated that the actual prevalence should be one-third of local adult population according to a recent study. The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has recently conducted a research on medication adherence and blood pressure control in Hong Kong hypertensive patients. ... Full story

Blood pressure drug protects against symptoms of multiple sclerosis in animal models

FDA-approved drug prevents myelin loss and alleviates symptoms of MS by enhancing innate cellular protective response ... Full story

Blood pressure drug protects against symptoms of multiple sclerosis in animal models

By Kevin Jiang - An FDA-approved drug for high blood pressure, guanabenz, prevents myelin loss and alleviates clinical symptoms of multiple sclerosis in animal models, according to a new study. The drug appears to enhance an innate cellular mechanism that protects myelin-producing cells against inflammatory stress. These findings point to promising avenues for the development of new therapeutics against MS, report scientists from the University of Chicago in Nature Communications on March 13. ... Full story

New medical detector

The world’s first medical device to detect shock and high blood pressure in pregnant women could cut maternal deaths in developing countries by up to 25%, saving more than 70,000 lives a year. ... Full story

What’s good for the heart is good for the brain

By James Wysotski - Maggie Atkinson, a lawyer and long-time HIV survivor, was shocked to realize that her father had better brain function at age 80 than she did at 45. Finding words was one of many problems that made conversations so embarrassing that she started to withdraw from social events. ... Full story

Initiative to Combat Hypertension Sees Big Gains in Treatment Success

ALBANY, N.Y — Patients who have high blood pressure when seen by an Albany Med physician are nearly twice as likely to have their condition under control compared to patients with hypertension nationwide, thanks to a program developed at Albany Med more than two years ago. ... Full story

Delving deep into ancestry to help doctors prescribe better hypertension treatments

Scientists are investigating whether treatment for high blood pressure can be improved by taking a person’s ethnic heritage into account. ... Full story

Managing mum's blood pressure doesn't harm her unborn child

Health researchers have been surprised by the results of a major international study which shows that tightly controlling blood pressure in pregnant women has no harmful effects for their babies. ... Full story

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