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2013-10-11 23:19:10

Only a handful of the 7,000 rare diseases in the US have more than one treatment, and most have none. Why have science and medicine grown so much in pulmonary hypertension, and how is the field addressing the next big challenge — early diagnosis? Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 The US Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved the tenth treatment, riociguat, for pulmonary hypertension (PH), a rare and life-threatening lung disease affecting roughly 20-30,000 patients,...

Hypertension Risks High For Obese, Overweight Kids
2013-10-11 10:21:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Kaiser Permanente Southern California reveals that high body weight in children and adolescents is strongly associated with the likelihood of hypertension. Overweight youth are twice as likely as their normal-weight peers to have hypertension. Obesity adds another layer of complication: moderately obese youths have four times higher risk; and extremely obese children and adolescents are 10 times more likely to have...

2013-10-10 23:18:53

A Childhood Cancer Survivors Study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital suggests that reducing risk factors like hypertension might lower the risk of heart disease for survivors as they age MEMPHIS, Tenn. – (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 -- For childhood cancer survivors, risk factors associated with lifestyle, particularly hypertension, dramatically increase the likelihood of developing serious heart problems as adults, according to a national study led by St. Jude Children’s...

Airplane Noise Cardiovascular Disease Risk
2013-10-09 10:12:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A pair of new studies in the British Medical Journal indicate that individuals who live near a major airport run a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. In one study, scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health discovered that American zip codes with 10-decibel higher aircraft noise averaged a 3.5-percent higher cardiovascular hospital admission rate for adults aged 65 and older. In the other study, a team of...

2013-10-07 12:41:31

Embargoed tip sheet from Annals of Internal Medicine The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening for primary hypertension in asymptomatic children and adolescents. Hypertension in children and adolescents has increased over the past several decades, which may be attributable to the climb in childhood overweight and obesity rates. An estimated 11 percent of obese children in the United States suffer from...

2013-10-03 23:29:30

Monitoring blood pressure at home is easy and convenient, and it can help women with high blood pressure fine-tune their treatment plan. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 For the millions of women with high blood pressure, occasional blood pressure checks at the doctor's office might not be enough, according to an article in the October 2013 Harvard Women's Health Watch. Health organizations such as the American Heart Association and American Society of Hypertension recommend...

2013-10-01 23:29:35

A new report and video from Health News Wires titled Metabolic Syndrome: Understanding the Risk and Treatment describes the risk, dangers and treatment associated with metabolic syndrome. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 A new report and video from Health News Wires titled Metabolic Syndrome: Understanding the Risk and Treatment describes the risk, dangers and treatment associated with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a confusing and concerning set of risk factors that...

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Hypertension (journal)
2012-05-14 11:48:30

Hypertension is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1979 and published monthly by the American Heart Association (AHA). As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is John E. Hall (University of Mississippi). Publishing formats include original manuscripts, invited review summaries, invited case-based reviews, recent study highlights, invited brief commentaries, scientific or technical tutorials, letter to the editor, and novel findings of unusual interest. This journal focuses on...

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