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High blood pressure, high cholesterol early in life tied to heart problems later

(Reuters Health) – People with high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol before age 40 are more likely to have a heart attack later in life than other adults, a new analysis suggests. FILE PHOTO: A man has his blood pressure checked at the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise, Virginia, U.S., July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua… Read More »

High blood pressure during pregnancy tied to heart problems decades later

Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy may be more likely than those who don’t to have heart attacks or strokes decades later, a Norwegian study suggests. Compared to women with normal blood pressure during every pregnancy, women who developed hypertensive disorders, or high blood pressure, during one or more pregnancies were 57% more… Read More »

Benzodiazepines in early pregnancy tied to heightened risk of miscarriage

Pregnant women who take a class of drugs that’s often prescribed for anxiety or insomnia may run a higher risk of miscarriage, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers looked at the outcomes from more than 160,000 early pregnancies and found that women taking benzodiazepines, such as Alprazolam (Xanax), Diazepam (Valium) and Clonazepam (Klonopin), were nearly… Read More »

Leafy green neighborhoods tied to better heart health

(Reuters Health) – People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes than residents of communities without many outdoor recreation areas, a small study suggests. Trees and plants frame a building in the “eco-neighbourhood”, Clichy-Batignolles, one of several new… Read More »