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Blood Pressure is the force of circulating blood on the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure is taken using two measurements: systolic (measured when the heart beats, when blood pressure is at its highest) and diastolic (measured between heart beats, when blood pressure is at its lowest). Blood pressure is written with the systolic blood pressure first, followed by the diastolic blood pressure (for example 120/80).
Study finds upward trend in stroke rates among younger generations

Study finds upward trend in stroke rates among younger generations

Older baby boomers—those born between 1945 and 1954—can proudly boast a new label: the "stroke-healthiest generation," according to a Rutgers study that found the lowest incidence of ischemic stroke in this age group within the past 20 years. [More]
Dietary supplement extracted from Amaranthus can increase plasma nitrate, study shows

Dietary supplement extracted from Amaranthus can increase plasma nitrate, study shows

A new, clinical study confirms that dietary supplementation of nitrate from a natural extract of Amaranthus species nicknamed "red spinach," results in a significant increase in plasma nitrite that ultimately enhances nitric oxide. [More]
UAB case study details patient experiencing hemorrhagic stroke after consumption of energy drink

UAB case study details patient experiencing hemorrhagic stroke after consumption of energy drink

Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have presented the first case study of a patient experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke — a brain bleed — following consumption of an energy drink. [More]
New article outlines reasons to stratify and report data by sex, gender or both

New article outlines reasons to stratify and report data by sex, gender or both

No one can deny that men and women have different genes, biology and anatomical features. [More]
Messenger substance may help in future treatment of anxiety disorders

Messenger substance may help in future treatment of anxiety disorders

The targeted control of biochemical processes and neuronal signalling pathways using the messenger substance neuropeptide Y could help in the future treatment of anxiety disorders. [More]
New study finds downward trend in dementia prevalence among American seniors

New study finds downward trend in dementia prevalence among American seniors

In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation's brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds. [More]
Study shows widespread underdiagnosis of hypertension and prehypertension in U.S. children

Study shows widespread underdiagnosis of hypertension and prehypertension in U.S. children

Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published today in Pediatrics. [More]
Simple walking regimen could improve cardiovascular risk factors in short term

Simple walking regimen could improve cardiovascular risk factors in short term

Heart disease, the leading cause of death in America, can be combatted by implementing a simple walking regimen. [More]
Results of high-impact clinical trials could improve kidney-related medical care

Results of high-impact clinical trials could improve kidney-related medical care

The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016, November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Short and fragmented sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with CKD

Short and fragmented sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with CKD

Not getting enough quality sleep was linked with worsening kidney function in a study of patients with chronic kidney disease. The findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15¬-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Intensive SBP lowering may prevent over 100,000 deaths in the U.S. annually, study finds

Intensive SBP lowering may prevent over 100,000 deaths in the U.S. annually, study finds

Intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) lowering may prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15¬-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Brazil makes progress in reducing gap in health status, but inequalities persist

Brazil makes progress in reducing gap in health status, but inequalities persist

Brazil, through a combination of public policies and its Unified Health System, has significantly improved access to medical care for a wide swath of its population, but more can be done to eradicate health inequalities there, according to a special edition of the International Journal for Equity in Health. [More]
UMass researchers receive federal grant to improve health of low-income African-American men

UMass researchers receive federal grant to improve health of low-income African-American men

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been awarded a five-year, $2.3 million federal grant to study and build upon the success of an innovative program in Springfield, MA to improve the health of low-income African-American men. [More]
Study finds way to detect early signs of AD by looking at retina of patients' eyes

Study finds way to detect early signs of AD by looking at retina of patients' eyes

A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston offers important insight into how Alzheimer's disease begins within the brain. [More]
Research findings cement link between kidney damage and cognitive functioning

Research findings cement link between kidney damage and cognitive functioning

People with kidney disease are at high risk of cognitive impairment, but the nature of this relationship remains uncertain. [More]
Cigarette smoking may disrupt kidney-protective effects of medications in CKD patients

Cigarette smoking may disrupt kidney-protective effects of medications in CKD patients

To improve care for patients with kidney dysfunction, investigators are striving to identify modifiable risk factors that may slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) to kidney failure. [More]
Dietary sodium restriction may provide kidney and heart benefits for CKD patients

Dietary sodium restriction may provide kidney and heart benefits for CKD patients

New research indicates that reducing sodium intake may provide kidney and heart benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). [More]
Global high blood pressure has almost doubled over past 40 years, shows study

Global high blood pressure has almost doubled over past 40 years, shows study

In the past 40 years, there has been a large increase in the number of people living with high blood pressure worldwide because of population growth and ageing—rising from 594 million in 1975 to over 1.1 billion in 2015. [More]
Sleep apnea compromises function of biological sensors that regulate blood pressure

Sleep apnea compromises function of biological sensors that regulate blood pressure

A single bout of sleep apnea impacts the human body's ability to regulate blood pressure. [More]
Early identification may be key to stop type 2 diabetes

Early identification may be key to stop type 2 diabetes

What's the best way to stop type 2 diabetes? Find it before it becomes a problem. "The phrase I use is prevention by detection," said Joseph Aloi, M.D., section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. [More]
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