First-time marathon runners can add years to their lives and reap the health rewards of lower blood pressure and healthier arteries, even if they take on the challenge in mid-to-later life, research showed.

People who do not consistently get the same amount of sleep or go to bed at the same time each night may be more likely to develop health problems like obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, a recent study suggests.

Pfizer’s IV Revatio, when added to inhaled nitric oxide, failed to meet the primary efficacy endpoint in treating newborns with persistent pulmonary hypertension in a Phase III study.

The Japanese subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. is recalling a drug for high blood pressure which was found to contain a carcinogenic substance in the active ingredient valsartan, the drugmaker said.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a voluntary recall of a medication to treat high blood pressure due to trace amounts of a carcinogen being found within some lots of the drug.

Aggressively lowering blood pressure significantly reduced the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia among hypertension patients in a large government-backed clinical trial, U.S. researchers said.

According to a new study published in Neurology, researchers discovered increased biomarkers for Alzheimer’s in the brains of older patients with high blood pressure, as opposed to those who have average blood pressure readings, CNN reported.

Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy may be more likely to experience it again later or be diagnosed with other risk factors for heart disease like high cholesterol or diabetes, a U.S. study suggests.

Smokers may be more likely to develop hearing loss than nonsmokers, and the risk increases with each additional cigarette people smoke on a typical day, a Japanese study suggests.

Heavy drinkers may be more likely than other adults to develop dementia, especially in middle age, a French study suggests.