Living near foreclosed property linked to higher blood pressure

Main Point: This study provides the first evidence that foreclosed properties may increase neighbors’ blood pressure. Published in: Circulation Study Further: Living near foreclosed property may increase your risk of higher blood pressure, according to new research in the American Read More …






Elevated blood pressure at home but not in clinic can indicate increased cardiovascular event risk

Individuals with normal BP in the clinic but elevated BP at home are at increased risk of death and cardiovascular events. In an individual patient data meta-analysis of studies published before July 2013, Jan A Staessen and colleagues (University of Read More …






A class of blood pressure lowering drugs could reduce the chances of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have found that a common class of blood pressure lowering drugs, i.e. beta blockers, could help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. In this study, researchers worked on 774 elderly Japanese-American men, who Read More …