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Cytomegalovirus exacerbates atherosclerosis through an autoimmune mechanism

... Classic risk factors including smoking, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol levels are known to play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of the disease that also recognises a genetic influence. However, it is well known that acute cardiovascular events may happen without the presence of the mentioned comm...

It's OK for men with high blood pressure to have a drink or two, new study finds

...prospective cohort study of nearly 12,000 men with hypertension found that men who drank moderately had reduced ri...for heart attack or stroke. "Men diagnosed with hypertension probably get a lot of advice on how to change their lifestyle, physical activity, and diet," said Jo...

Stress may help cancer cells resist treatment, research shows

... Canada showed that men who took beta blockers for hypertension for at least four years had an 18 percent lower risk of prostate cancer," said Kulik. "These drugs block the effects of epinephrine, which could explain the finding. Another study of men after radical prostatectomy reported increased mood disturbanc...

Blame the brain for high blood pressure

...s that fail to respond to conventional therapy for hypertension with drugs that reduce blood vessel inflammation a...erstanding about what changes occur in people when hypertension develops, the finding of JAM-1 is of great interest and opens up multiple new avenues for further re...

Flavanols in cocoa may offer benefits to the brain

... daily basis and experience unusually low rates of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Hollenberg’s latest findings, which are published this month in the International Journal of Medical Sciences, used death certificates to compare cause-specific deaths of island-dwelling Kuna to those who live on mainlan...

Active ingredient in common Chinese herb shown to reduce hypertension

...plied the 2-kidney-1-clip protocol to induce renal hypertension in male golden Syrian hamsters. The animals were a...echanisms of how tanshinone IIA or danshen work in hypertension are not yet fully understood, these results contribute to the effort to bring complementary and alte...

Nonvenomous Asian snakes 'borrow' defensive poison from toxic toads

...se in medical treatments for people suffering from hypertension and related blood pressure disorders. The researchers made their case by testing Rhabdophis tigrinus on several Japanese islands, one with a large population of the toxic toads and another with none, and compared them with snakes from the Japanese...

Molecules in blood foretell development of preeclampsia

...tension. "This finding suggests that gestational hypertension is a mild form of preeclampsia," said Dr. Levine. ... with term preeclampsia and women with gestational hypertension had a simultaneous rise in soluble endoglin, and an increase in the ratio of sFlt1 to PlGF (high lev...

Sex and the heart: It's not what you think

... in women but decreased in men. Medication against hypertension appeared to be more effective in men than women. Both men and women saw a decrease in high-risk HDL cholesterol, but men showed greater improvement. The use of cholesterol-lowering medication increased somewhat more for men. More women than...

Therapeutic role found for carbon monoxide

...ive in treating the symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), an extremely debilitating condition that typically leads to right heart failure and eventual death. The new findings, made in an animal study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the University of Pittsburgh,...

Buildup of damaged DNA in cells drives aging

... wasting, hearing loss, visual impairment, anemia, hypertension and kidney failure. The boy’s family had immigrated to Germany to seek better medical treatment for his condition. Extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight is a hallmark of diseases caused by defective DNA repair—an importan...

US infant mortality rate fails to improve

...manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity. "Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2003 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set" was published in Vol. 54, No. 16 of the National Vital Statistics report. Also available from the March of Dimes is a state-by-state table of infan...

Diabetes hits 275 Australians each day as pandemic spreads

...r picture of the rising tide of diabetes, obesity, hypertension (increased blood pressure) and chronic kidney disease. The statistics reveal that in Australia each year: Approximately 100,000 adults develop diabetes (275 people daily) More than 200,000 people progress from being overweight to being obese (nea...

Study finds that a woman's chances of having twins can be modified by diet

...delivery, congenital defects and pregnancy-induced hypertension in the mother than singleton pregnancies, the findings of this study suggest that women contemplating pregnancy might consider substituting meat and dairy products with other protein sources, especially in countries that allow growth hormone administ...

First 'encyclopedia' of nuclear receptors reveals organisms' focus on sex, food

...diction, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, from hypertension to diabetes. "This 'systems biology' approach to look at the whole superfamily, not just individuals, is a new way to understand how nuclear receptors regulate physiology," said Dr. David Mangelsdorf, chairman of pharmacology and senior author of o...

How nice, brown rice: Study shows rice bran lowers blood pressure in rats

... significantly lowers blood pressure in rats whose hypertension resembles that of humans. The team reports their findings in the March 8 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry , published by the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. A commonly prescribed class of d...

Genes affecting blood pressure change as children become adults

...ies such as blacks tending to have higher rates of hypertension that start at a younger age, he says. ...

No link found between caffeine intake and development of hypertension in women

...inking is not associated with an increased risk of hypertension in women, although an association was found with t...refore, even small reductions in the prevalence of hypertension could have a potentially large public health and financial impact. Several previous studies have in...

Enzyme affects hypertension by controlling salt levels in body

An enzyme known to cause hypertension increases blood pressure by activating tiny pores,...nsion, and may also help explain why patients with hypertension linked to salt intake often need to take potassium supplements in order to keep their high blood pre...

Researchers develop gene therapy to reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension

...o more effective treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)--a deadly form of high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries caused by uncontrolled cell growth. Therapies are currently limited for a disease that can lead to heart failure and death within a few years. The researchers have shown that Surv...

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