Health News

ACE Inhibitors May Fuel Breast Cancer Recurrence
If you're a breast cancer survivor and are taking ACE inhibitors for your heart, you may want to talk to your doctor. New findings suggest that ACE inhibitors increase the risk of breast cancer returning.
Overweight and Under the Knife
Past studies have shown that obese people have a lower risk of complications after surgery. However, new research shows that obese people with related health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes are more likely to have problems after surgery.
Bariatric Surgery Risk Calculator
Obesity is a national health problem that causes significant illness and disability. A new method for determining the risk for complications from bariatric surgery may steer more physicians and patients towards considering it as an option. 
Sunshine's Vitamin and Your Heart
Not getting enough vitamin D has been linked to weak bones. Now, results from a new study show that having low levels of vitamin D may lead to a variety of heart and blood pressure problems.
Exercise Decreases Salt’s Effect on Blood Pressure
Evidence mounts from all corners to continue a regular exercise program and low-salt diet.   A new study supports this recommendation and shows an inverse relationship in the amount of exercise one gets and the effect salt intake has on their blood pressure.
Singing is Soothing
Before performing knee replacement surgery, doctors had to get the patient's blood pressure under control. A 76-year-old woman did not respond to the usual drug treatments. However, after she sang a few religious songs, her blood pressure dropped dramatically.
Of All the Nerve!
Renal denervation treatment, is a new technique which interrupts the nerve signals between the kidneys and brain, helped dropped blood pressure in 39% of people with drug-resistant hypertension.
High Blood Pressure: Battling the Resistance
Some patients with high blood pressure do not respond to current treatments or therapies. Researchers may have found an innovative way to fight this resistance.
You Might Not Have High Blood Pressure
Under the current definition of 'abnormal' blood pressure, millions of Americans have unhealthy blood pressure levels. However, new research suggests that we may need to reconsider current standards for defining unhealthy blood pressure.
Sugary Drinks Put on the Pressure
Patients with high blood pressure already have to watch their salt intake. Now, new research suggests that they may also have to pay attention to the sugar in their drinks.