(Reuters Health) – Up to one in four jobs are “high strain,” and people in these lines of work may be at increased risk of stroke, according to a new analysis of past research. Based on studies that included nearly 140,000 participants, researchers found an overall 22 percent higher stroke risk among those in high-strain […]

One in three of all the young men in China will eventually be killed by tobacco unless a substantial proportion of them succeed in quitting smoking, researchers said on Friday. “Without rapid, committed, and widespread action to reduce smoking levels, China will face enormous numbers of premature deaths,” said Liming Li, a professor at the […]

(Reuters Health) – Adults who get too much or too little sleep may have the beginnings of “hardening” of the arteries, which can be an early sign of heart disease, according to a new study. “Many people, up to one third or one fourth of the general population, suffer from inadequate sleep – either insufficient […]

Not everyone understands what “hypertension” means, and as a result, some patients may not take their blood pressure medications as directed or manage lifestyle factors effectively, a new paper suggests. More than half of people with high blood pressure do not have the condition well controlled, which may in part be because patients often believe […]

High Blood Pressure Associated With Lower Risk For Alzheimer’s A study coauthored by a BYU professor and a BYU undergraduate suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. However, authors conclude the connection may have more to do with anti-hypertension medication than high blood pressure […]

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A new analysis from Dymedex Consulting reveals that due to increasing obesity rates, hypertension now affects over one billion people worldwide.  This new study is available exclusively from Life Science Intelligence. Hypertension rates in African countries are reaching critical levels, with some countries in North Africa nearing 50% […]