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Cocaine use, hypertension major risk factors for brain hemorrhage in young African Americans, study finds

...ity and Disease, also shows twice the incidence of hypertension and five times the number of people with hypertension who weren't taking their blood-pressure medicine among those who had had an intracerebral hemorrhage...

Blood pressure measures during exercise can indicate unhealthy hearts

...d 35 adults, ages 55 to 75, who had untreated mild hypertension but were otherwise healthy. Researchers measured the participants' resting blood pressure during four or five visits at least one week apart, then compared those measurements to blood pressure readings recorded during maximal effort treadmill exerci...

Harlem residents suffer more from oral health problems

...other health concerns. Twenty seven percent cited hypertension as a complaint during the study time period. Diab...m. It is important to note that while diabetes and hypertension ranked lower than oral health problems, they are nonetheless high for adults of this age group. Of t...

Childhood stroke deaths drop, but still higher among blacks

...people controlling well-known risk factors such as hypertension and cigarette smoking. But these factors are irrelevant in children. Childhood stroke deaths are poorly understood, says Heather Fullerton, M.D., the studys lead author. You cant turn to the risk factors important for strokes in adults, such as h...

Abrupt changes in body position can trigger stroke

...as short-term triggers rather than factors such as hypertension and smoking, which affect long-term risk, says Koton. Older people, in particular, need to be aware of the potential negative influence of reactions to emotions and to sudden exposure to familiar, but startling activities such as a ring of a doorbel...

Wake Forest establishes Maya Angelou Research Center on minority health

...ies on contributing factors for the development of hypertension and other vascular diseases in African Americans to a federally funded study designed to address cultural barriers to breast cancer screening. In addition, the Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital serves most of the uninsured children in Forsyt...

Sky-is-the-limit challenges have strongest effect on the heart

...ngham, but most common models of heart disease and hypertension include an overworked cardiovascular system as a risk factor. The study results are published in the February issue of the journal Psychophysiology. Wright and colleagues compared the cardiovascular effects of challenges having fixed and unfixed goal...

Habitually sleeping more than 8 hours, need for daytime nap signal increased risk of death from stroke

...ng sleep disorder. There is a higher prevalence of hypertension and other risk factors in patients with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. Or their unusual sleep patterns may be a result of underlying social or psychological factors, such as stress or depression. It's something both patients and their doctors s...

NHLBI study shows vast majority of middle-aged Americans at risk of developing hypertension

...e original participantsthose who had not developed hypertension by 1975. Researchers calculated lifetime risk for... and 65 because that's when the risk of developing hypertension dramatically increases," said Dr. Ramachandran Vasan, Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston Univ...

Alcohol linked to decreased hypertension risk in young women

...nsumption can lead to a reduced risk of developing hypertension in young women, according to researchers from the ...on between alcohol consumption and risk of chronic hypertension in young women follows what is called a J-shaped curve: Light drinkers had a decreased risk compared...

Air pollution causes healthy blood vessels to constrict

... professor of internal medicine in the division of hypertension and vascular medicine program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. There have been some suggestions in previous studies that people with atherosclerosis tend to respond with greater-than-normal constriction, or narrowing of blood vessels, in r...

Delaying disability in elderly

...INSTON-SALEM, N.C. A group of commonly prescribed hypertension drugs shows promise for delaying muscle loss and d...d muscle strength than those taking other types of hypertension drugs, or taking no hypertension drugs. Declines in walking speed and muscle strength have been show...

Alcohol and nicotine: A deadly duo

...rs. Mecamylamine is approved for the treatment of hypertension by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (it is no longer used for that purpose, however, as more effective antihypertensives are available). It is also used experimentally in conjunction with transdermal nicotine (the patch) for smoking cessation. ...

Myocarditis plus pulmonary hypertension means transplant sooner

DALLAS, March 19 Pulmonary hypertension can predict death for people with myocarditis and ...rnal of the American Heart Association. Pulmonary hypertension is a lung disorder in which the blood pressure rises in the pulmonary artery, the blood vessel that ...

Losartan could offer new cardiovascular benefit beyond blood-pressure control

...ure (hypertension). However, treated patients with hypertension still have significantly higher rates of hypertens...he Losartan Intervention For Endpoint reduction in hypertension study (LIFE) investigated whether losartan or the -blocker atenolol might be better at reducing the...

First multimedia resource to give patients their own voice

... was set up last July with introductory modules on hypertension and prostate cancer and received a million hits in the first six months. "Anyone with a PC can access the site, whether from home, office, a local library or an internet caf," said Dr McPherson, medical director of DIPEx. "We believe that DIPEx is a...

High pulse pressure associated with greater death risk in dialysis patients

...sion," he said. "Hearts subjected to longstanding hypertension may ultimately fail and be unable to generate high blood pressure. Their blood pressures are low because they have weaker hearts, which also puts them at greater risk of dying from heart attacks, heart failure and other causes."Klassen said most dial...

Managed care linked to reduced hospital admission rates in California

...s can monitor conditions like asthma, diabetes and hypertension more closely and prevent chronic conditions from g... rates for conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension that can often be treated on an outpatient basis. This association was significant after adjusting f...

UF study shows strength training improves aerobic power in seniors

... increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension and death," Vincent said. "Strength training isnt just for helping you look good at the beach. These findings indicate that healthy older adults should incorporate resistance weight training into a comprehensive exercise regimen to increase muscular ...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 2, 2002

...tment. And small decreases in the overall rates of hypertension in the United States can substantially cut the number of people who die from heart disease and the costs to treat diseases linked to high blood pressure. (This study is highlighted in a video news release produced by the American College of Physicia...

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