THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Indigenous people in seven countries, including the United States and Canada, appear to be more likely to suffer a stroke than non-natives, a new, large review finds. “Disparities are especially evident in countries where high average quality of life and long life expectanciesContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) — Two of the most common pregnancy complications for women, high blood pressure and gestational diabetes, could jeopardize the future heart health of their children, a new study suggests.  Researchers found that the children of women who developed either or both of those conditions duringContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The weight-loss drug Zepbound provides more health benefits than dropping pounds and controlling diabetes, a new study shows. It also appears to help people with obesity manage their high blood pressure, results show. Patients taking Zepbound (tirzepatide) experienced a significant reduction in theirContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2024 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday addressed a continuing issue with pulse oximeters — that they give less accurate readings for folks with darker skin. The devices are designed to measure oxygen levels in the blood, so correct readingsContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Hispanic women who experience spikes in blood pressure while pregnant may also face higher heart risks years later, new research shows. These “hypertensive disorders of pregnancy” (HDP) — conditions such as preeclampsia, eclampsia and gestational hypertension — may even have a greater roleContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It’s not just bumper-to-bumper highway traffic that’s causing your blood pressure to spike during your daily commute. New research shows that the exhaust fumes spewing from all those vehicles triggers a significant increase in car passengers’ blood pressure. The observed increase is comparableContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Cutting out just one teaspoon of salt every day lowers blood pressure almost as much as medication does, new research shows. Investigators said theirs is one of the largest studies ever to include people taking high blood pressure meds in a look atContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Fluctuating blood pressure can be a harbinger for both dementia and heart disease, a new study finds. Ups and downs within 24 hours or even over several days or weeks were linked with impaired thinking, researchers from Australia reported. Higher variations in systolicContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Some common medications — including antidepressants, sleep aids and painkillers — may dull the driving skills of seniors, a new study finds. Many different medication classes have been linked to the risk of driving impairment, as anyone who has ever read the labelContinue Reading