TUESDAY, May 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure complications during pregnancy can be scary, but a new study warns they also significantly raise a woman’s risk for heart disease later in life. “Women with a history of gestational hypertension or preeclampsia should be informed that they have anContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The often-used steroid spironolactone is not linked to any increased risk of a range of common cancers, according to a new study. The synthetic steroid is routinely used to manage heart failure, high blood pressure and edema, and also used off-label to treatContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat and beat, but new research suggests that commonly prescribed high blood pressure drugs may boost survival in patients. Known as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), those who took them saw slightContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Once they’re pregnant, women have a lot of checkups to make sure they stay healthy. But a mom’s health preconception is vitally important, too, and a growing cause for concern. Increasingly, moms in the United States are starting their pregnancies already having heartContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Giving dark chocolate to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day may be a win-win emotionally and physically, an expert suggests. But it’s important to keep any potential health benefits in perspective, noted Lizzy Davis, an assistant professor of nutrition sciences at the University ofContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Almost everyone has had a dizzy spell after standing up too quickly, but some people suffer them regularly. Now, a new study suggests two do-it-yourself ways to help. The study focused on what’s called initial orthostatic hypotension (IOH), where a person’s blood pressureContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Mobile health apps can help older Americans but only about four in 10 use them, and those most likely to benefit are least likely to take advantage of them, a new survey reveals. Health apps monitor everything from calories and exercise to bloodContinue Reading