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Could just one pill a day save millions of people from heart attacks?

A simple ‘polypill’ taken every day can cut the risk of heart attack in half, but some doctors are still hesitant to recommend it

New research shows the pill can benefit heart health, especially when taken regularly. Some health experts oppose the one-size-fits all solution.
Increasing blood pressure, especially in middle age, could lead to a smaller brain later in life.

High blood pressure could make your brain shrink over time, according to new research

People with high blood pressure in their 40s, or with a bigger blood pressure change in their late 30s and 40s, were most at risk.
After decades of progress, heart disease death rates have remained stagnant.

More middle-aged adults in the US are dying of heart disease after decades of lower risks: ‘Obesity is the new smoking’

Middle-aged Americans are more likely to die of heart disease now than they were in 2011, the Wall Street Journal reports.

11 dangerous things that science has linked to a higher risk of having a stroke

There's a lot we can do to prevent the debilitating and potentially deadly effects of a stroke. Here are some surefire tips.

Indian factory at the center of latest blood pressure medicine recall reportedly shredded documents and got warnings before carcinogens appeared in th...

The FDA announced last week the latest in an already widespread recall of common blood pressure and heart failure medications.
It doesn't matter if you jog, walk, swim, or lift. They all help lower blood pressure.

Exercise could be as effective as pills at combatting the No. 1 ‘silent killer’ — and it’s more evidence that working out is a...

Here's more evidence that exercise performs wonders for the body: It's as good as medication at lowering systolic blood pressures higher than 140.

The amazing ways intermittent fasting affects your body and brain

The benefits of intermittent fasting go beyond weight loss. These fasts may improve heart health, reduce cancer risk, and lower risk for other diseases.

9 things you can do right now to reduce your risk of high blood pressure

High blood pressure kills hundreds of Americans every day. Recently, leading health groups lowered the bar for what they consider high blood pressure. There are a few simple things you can do to keep your numbers in check.

Lowering your blood pressure could lower your risk of dementia, according to a study of 9,000 people

In a study of more than 9,000 adults with an increased risk of heart problems, participants who were able to lower their blood pressure to 120 mmHg saw a 19% reduction in the risk of mild cognitive impairment.

Bad news for people who prefer well-done meat: It’s linked to an increased risk for high blood pressure

Eating meat or fish that was cooked at high temperatures, over an open flame, or well-done may be linked to a higher chance of hypertension.