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Four-in-One Quadpill Found, Termed Magic Pill to Treat BP

British researchers have combined four blood pressure drugs into one pill and the small pilot clinical trial showed normalcy restored in patients within one month, making it a magic pill that has high potential. In their study, they administered the four-in-one ‘quadpill’ on every patient and the results within a month showed their blood pressure drop to healthy levels of ...

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Blue Corn Reduces Risk from BP, Diabetes, Cancer: Study

Eating blue corn may decrease the risk factor from metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, said a new study. The research undertaken by an Indian origin scientist and his team from the University of Central Florida in collaboration with researchers from Universidad Veracruzana and Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz in Mexico, found in their study of rats the blue corn ...

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Yogurt May Protect Women from High BP, But Not Men: Study

Researchers said women who ate yogurt five times in a week had lower risk of developing high blood pressure, while men did not appear to have the same benefit, after analyzing the long-term effects of yogurt intake on high blood pressure in middle-aged adults. Researchers, whose paper was presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions, said:“No one ...

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New Blood Thinning Drug Released for AF

In view of a new patients’ survey reveals a significant proportion still not receiving adequate treatment for atrial fibrillation, the commonest heart rhythm disorder, a new blood-thinning drug therapy to help prevent stroke in patients with the heart rhythm condition called non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) was launched today. Atrial Fibrillation Patient Research sruvey carried out online by Opinion Health in ...

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Stroke Signs Different in Women, Many Ignore Them, Warn Experts

When it comes to women, rarely do they notice any symptoms of an impending stroke and if it strikes, they refuse to undergo proper rehab and suffer nervous damage and depression often, say experts. In a survey of 1,000 women by Ohio State University, half of those questioned revealed that they never bothered to know what problems women they face ...

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Don’t blame salt alone for high blood pressure (BP) : Study

Researchers found that adolescent girls who had more potassium in their diet had lower blood pressure (BP) and their salt intake, even if it is bit more than what is recommended, has no major impact, proving several studies in the past which showed similar results among the adults. Linking lack of potassium in the diet and not salt intake, researchers ...

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Husbands of Stressed Wives Suffer Heart Attack Sooner Than Expected: Study

Wives, please take note! Fighting over trivial issues at home can raise your hubby’s blood pressure to such an extent that he may suffer heart problems sooner in life. According to researchers, stressed wives can elevate husbands’ blood pressure — particularly in more negative relationships — which may lead to cardiovascular problems. Using systolic (maximum) blood pressure as a gauge, ...

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Folic Acid And Vitamin B Lower Stroke Risk, Says Study

Researchers from Perking First Hospital in Beijing found vitamin B had the power to lower stroke risk, almost invalidating long-held fear that Vitamin B may lead to cancer. Their findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, show healthy foods that were rich in vitamin B and protect the inner walls of a person’s arteries. The Chinese researchers ...

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Energy drinks cause more blood pressure in resting phase: Study

Energy drinks, which are increasingly consumed by youngsters and elderly alike, may result in heart diseases and up the risk of heart attacks, says a new study. In a study, researchers observed that healthy young adults who don’t consume caffeine regularly experienced a greater rise in resting blood pressure after consumption of an energy drink, compared to a placebo drink. ...

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5 Male-centric Diseases to be Aware and Take Care

A British national survey found that women were three times more likely to see a doctor on a regular basis than men, though men on average die younger than women. Trying to get a man to a doctor can be harder than pulling teeth, says dr Kevin Polsley. So, why do men hate it so? “I’ve found that many guys don’t ...

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Coconut oil coupled with exercise reduces high Blood Pressure

Brazil researchers have found that a daily intake of coconut oil and exercising daily would help bring down blood pressure or hypertension to its normal levels. The researchers have attributed the results to the reduction in baroreflex sensitivity and in oxidative stress in the serum, heart and aorta, which are key factors in regulating blood pressure. “The possibility of using ...

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Heavy Drinking Raises Stroke Risk More Than BP, Diabetes: Study

More than blood pressure and diabetes, which are behind increasing number of strokes, scientists have warned that drinking more than two drinks a day in middle-age may raise the risk of potential stroke. Aimed at regular drinkers of alcohol on daily basis, the study said alcohol can raise blood pressure and cause heart failure or irregular heartbeats over time leading ...

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Follow Guidelines in Blood Pressure to Avoid Heart Attack Later, Suggests Study

First blood pressure and then comes heart attack and the best was to prevent death from heart diseases is to follow the hypertension guidelines, said an analysis conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). “Our findings clearly show that it would be worthwhile to significantly increase spending on office visits, home blood pressure monitoring and interventions to improve ...

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How Salt affects Brain Circuit Leading to Rise in BP?

It’s known but scientists at McGill University have found for the first time how excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising. By studying the effect of excessive salt on brains of rats, a team led by professor Charles Bourque of McGill’s faculty of medicine discovered that ...

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Eczema sufferers prone to obesity, hypertension, insomnia: Study

People suffering from the skin disease eczema are prone to smoking, drinking and turning obese than those who do not have the disease, scientists said. They also suffer from insomnia, said a study. These habits expose them higher to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol as well as diabetes, the team from Northwestern ...

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Angry? Fine, anger could be an indicator of good health too

In many societies getting angry is seen as an indication of either hypertension or bad health but researchers have found that anger is actually linked with better, not worse health, in certain cultures. Greater anger is associated with better biological health among Japanese people, the findings showed. “The truism linking anger to ill health may be valid only within the ...

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More Cocoa Use in Food Helps Improve Memory, says Study

Diets rich in cocoa flavanols or bioactives found in cocoa, can help arrest age-related memory decline like dementia or Alzheimer’s in adults, a study shows. “The results of this study are encouraging – they support the idea that diet, and specifically a diet rich in cocoa flavanols, can play an important role in maintaining cognitive health as we age,” said ...

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Six-Sigma for Women? Sticking to 6 Lifestyle Choices Keeps Heart Attack Away, says New Study

A new study has revealed that women who had followed the six healthy lifestyle choices for over two decades are less prone to heart diseases compared to those who never followed the guidelines. Three-quarters of heart attacks in young women could be prevented if they stick to six healthy lifestyle practices, researchers said. The six healthy habits are: 1.No Smoking, ...

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Yoga helps as therapy to cure BP, heart diseases: Study

A new study of andomised controlled trials has concluded that the popular mind-body practice of yoga can be a potential therapy for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Out of 1,404 records, 37 randomised controlled trials were included in the systematic review and 32 in the meta-analysis. Compared to non-exercise participants, yoga showed significant improvement for body mass index, systolic blood ...

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Health Byte: Wild blueberries Reduce Negative Effects of Fat Foods, says Study

Bilberries, also known as wild blueberries can reduce the adverse effects of a high-fat diet such as high blood pressure, nutrition derived inflammation and cardiovascular diseases, a study shows for the first time with scientific research to the effect. “Bilberries reduce the development of systemic inflammation and prevent the progression of chronic hypertension, thus supporting their potential role in alleviating ...

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