| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:48 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In older people with low vitamin D levels and a common type of high blood pressure, vitamin D supplements do not appear to lower blood pressure, according to a new study from the UK.
Among study participants who were at...
| Jun 28, 2013
The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer exercise classes in beginning yoga, pilates, yoga/pilates combination, fitness fusion, prenatal yoga, Yin yoga and zumba starting July 15. The session will run for...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 12:06 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who eat more raw fruits or drink juice do not necessarily have lower blood pressure, according to a new study that goes against previous evidence.
Larger, more rigorous studies have found that eating more fruits and...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:48 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Downing a cup of beans or lentils every day may help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar and possibly reduce their risk of heart attacks and stroke, according to a small study out today.
| Aug 14, 2012
| 4:05 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating a daily dose of cocoa or dark chocolate - rich in plant compounds called flavanols - may lead to a slight drop in blood pressure for a short period of time, a fresh look at past research suggests.
Pulling data from 20...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fast food may often be high in salt, but the exact levels seem to vary based on the country you live in, according to a study published Monday.
Looking at fast-food menu information in six countries, researchers found that the...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:35 PM
THE NURSE IS IN By Chris Hammerlund DEAR CHRIS: Settle a bet I have with my husband. He says love might be a good thing …...
| Oct 20, 2010
More and more kids are being diagnosed with what was once thought to be an almost exclusively adult malady: high blood pressure. These children join the large contingent of American adults — estimated to be 25 percent of the population — who...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 4:22 AM
I really created a stir not too long ago when I wrote about a study that found that alcohol makes people angry. Apparently a few people were drinking a beer or two when they read the story, so they responded as expected: with angry comments. I figured I...
| Jun 1, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the dangers of taking over-the-counter supplements? I am on blood pressure medication and have heard that there are some supplements that may interfere.
ANSWER: You've heard correctly. Some supplements should be avoided when...
| May 3, 2010
Leonardo da Vinci took them, as did Napoleon Bonaparte, Johannes Brahms and Winston Churchill. You could probably use one right now.
Midday naps have long been touted as a good thing, lowering blood pressure and driving down the risk of heart attack. And...