Tag Archives: Blood

High blood pressure: Three signs the condition has reached a ‘life-threatening stage’

The health service adds that it’s not always clear what causes high blood pressure, but there are things that can increase your risk. For example, you might be more at risk if you are overweight, eat too much salt, do not do enough exercise, drink too much alcohol or caffeine-based drinks, or if you smoke.… Read More »

Covid-19 news: Blood clot risk higher after infection than vaccination

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A woman receives the AstraZeneca Covid19 vaccine. NEIL HALL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus news as of 11am on 27 August Study compares risk of blood clotting problems after covid-19 infection and vaccination… Read More »

Hypertension is killing pregnant mothers. Blood pressure monitoring can help. [PODCAST]

“Hypertensive disorders with onset during pregnancies are among the leading causes of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in the U.S. and can have far-reaching consequences for the long-term health of the mother and child. In Dr. Jerome Adams’ recent Call to Action to recognize and address hypertension control as a public health priority, the… Read More »

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

Some blood pressure-lowering meds linked to less memory decline in older adults, study finds

Older adults taking blood pressure-lowering medications known to cross the blood-brain barrier had better memory recall over time compared to those taking other types of medicines to treat high blood pressure, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for cognitive… Read More »

‘Prescription’ to sit less, move more advised for mildly high blood pressure and cholesterol

A “prescription” to sit less and move more is the optimal first treatment choice for reducing mild to moderately elevated blood pressure and blood cholesterol in otherwise healthy adults, according to the new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. “The current American Heart Association guidelines for diagnosing… Read More »