Saturday 19 Apr 2014

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Obese children quadruple their risk of high blood pressure

Obese children quadruple their risk and overweight children double their risk of developing high blood pressure in adulthood, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013. Researchers tracked the growth and …

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Sodium in a child’s urine may indicate high blood pressure later, study says

Measuring sodium in a child’s urine may help doctors identify those at risk for having high blood pressure later in life, according to a study presented at the

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Higher risk of heart disease for younger women with Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes independently increases the risk of heart disease in premenopausal women, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions

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Analysis questions experimental procedure’s blood-pressure-lowering potential

An analysis of an experimental procedure called “renal denervation” -- used to try and reduce high blood pressure -- casts doubt on how well the procedure works. According to

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Sodium reduction recommended, despite new study conclusions

People should continue to lower their sodium intake to improve their health despite new research questioning the effectiveness of large-scale sodium-reduction efforts, said Elliott Antman, M.D., the president-elect

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Bush the latest in a line of presidents to battle heart disease

Being president of the United States comes with luxuries such as access to premier medical care and a support staff helping with healthy meals, frequent workouts and regular doctor visits. Despite all

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SimpleScience@Heart: Playing college football linked with high blood pressure risk

College football players may need to play more defense – against high blood pressure. A small study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found that more than half

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More coverage of study on sex after a heart attack

The American Heart Association's study about women hoping to get more information from their doctors about sex after a heart attack was covered extensively by other news outlets. CBS

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SimpleScience@Heart: Children, teens blood pressures increasing

People aren’t getting kids to follow heart-healthy eating recommendations as well as they should, and it may be causing blood pressures to increase in children and teens. A study

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SimpleScience@Heart: Alternative therapies may help lower your blood pressure

Alternative therapies may help reduce your blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. An expert panel assessed three alternative remedy categories — exercise; behavioral therapies such as meditation;