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Hypertension drug may slow down Alzheimer's in patients

For the study, researchers sought to discover whether nilvadipine could help treat Alzheimer's disease by comparing the use of nilvadipine and a placebo among people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

Jun 19, 2019, 12:00 PM IST

Excess weight, body fat cause cardiovascular disease, study suggests

A recent study suggests that excess weight and body fat can cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases including aortic valve stenosis a condition in which the valve controlling the flow of blood from the heart to the body`s largest blood vessel (aorta) narrows and fails to open fully. 

Jun 14, 2019, 16:12 PM IST

Being overweight doubles blood pressure risk in kids

Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the study shows that obese four-year-old kids have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six.

Jun 13, 2019, 17:03 PM IST

Sauna sessions as exhausting as moderate exercise: Study

Contrary to the previous assumption, researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Medical Center Berlin (MCB) in Germany found that the blood pressure does not drop during a sauna session.

Jun 13, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

Lowering BP, sodium intake may cut 94 million early deaths

For the study, the researchers used global data from multiple studies and estimates from the World Health Organization in making their calculations.

Jun 11, 2019, 11:31 AM IST

Unsalted tomato juice cuts heart disease risk

For the study, published in the Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, researchers from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan examined nearly 500 residents - 184 males and 297 females.

Jun 05, 2019, 15:36 PM IST

Now test stress level at home

The researchers, including one of Indian origin, from the University of Cincinnati, have conducted a new test with a device that uses ultra-violet light to measure common stress hormones using sweat, blood, urine or saliva.

May 28, 2019, 11:10 AM IST

Exposure to flower pesticides may increase blood pressure in children: Study

The study, published in the journal Environmental Research, involved boys and girls living near flower crops in Ecuador.

May 26, 2019, 10:47 AM IST

Mahatma Gandhi's blood pressure data records, treatment details to be published soon

The commemorative issue of the Indian Journal of Clinical Research will be based on the theme Gandhi and Health and is slated to be released soon. 

Sep 13, 2018, 11:27 AM IST

Warm room temperatures may help lower blood pressure

The research team found the effect of indoor temperature on blood pressure was stronger among people who do not exercise regularly.

Aug 23, 2018, 15:15 PM IST

Being overweight may up heart disease risk

Thickening of vessel walls is widely considered to be the first sign of atherosclerosis, a disease in which fatty plaques build up within the arteries and lead to heart disease, a researcher said.


Aug 04, 2018, 12:29 PM IST

Simple blood test can tell if you're sticking to diet: Scientists

Clinical trials of diets and their health impacts are often plagued by participants' poor adherence to assigned diets.

Jun 20, 2018, 12:02 PM IST

Turns out, adapting lifestyle habits can quickly lower blood pressure: Study

The reduction in blood pressure accomplished by the programme was equivalent to what can be achieved using three half-dose of standard medications for blood pressure. 

Jun 12, 2018, 10:29 AM IST

Suffering from high BP? Listen to classical music after taking medicine

Music enhances the beneficial effects of medication a short time after it is taken to control high blood pressure, showed the findings published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Apr 18, 2018, 11:27 AM IST

High BP patients are more likely to choose tea, pill over exercise

People are more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a pill over exercise as the preferred treatment to control their high blood pressure, finds a survey.

Apr 09, 2018, 11:37 AM IST

High BP before pregnancy may raise miscarriage risk

High blood pressure before conception and early in pregnancy may increase the risk of pregnancy loss, even if the woman does not have a hypertension diagnosis, new research has found.

Apr 02, 2018, 17:32 PM IST

Beware! Eating meat in this form may increase your blood pressure levels

A new study by Harvard has found that high-temperature cooking releases chemicals that may raise your blood pressure levels, a precursor to many cardiovascular diseases.

Mar 22, 2018, 16:05 PM IST

Now, you can monitor your blood pressure with this smartphone app

Scientists have developed a new smartphone app and hardware that could help measure blood pressure more accurately than existing cuff devices.

Mar 12, 2018, 15:50 PM IST

Depression in older adults with high BP may delay recovery

The most common mental and neurological disorders in this age group are dementia and depression, which affect approximately five per cent and seven per cent of the world's older population, respectively. 

Jan 11, 2018, 19:33 PM IST

Common BP lowering drugs linked to skin cancer risk: Study

The researchers had previously demonstrated that hydrochlorothiazide can increase the risk of lip cancer.

Dec 05, 2017, 19:07 PM IST