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Maternal Hypertension Linked to Lower IQ

Maternal Hypertension Linked to Lower IQ

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — High blood pressure during pregnancy can cause low birth weight and early delivery, and a new study suggests it may have lasting effects on the baby’s brain.The Finnish study of nearly 400 men found that those born to h…

Americans Pick Their Favorite Salty Snacks

Americans Pick Their Favorite Salty Snacks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The heck with hypertension, Americans love their salty snacks and the number one treat, according to a brand recognition survey by YouGov BrandIndex, is Ritz Crackers.It’s the second year in a row that the Nabisco pr…

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Prevent Hypertension

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Prevent Hypertension

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Sleep apnea may prove to be a treatable cause of high blood pressure, according to research released Tuesday that suggests wearing a special breathing mask at night may protect apnea patients from the hypertension.Most pe…

This Just In: Healthy People Live Longer, Study Finds

This Just In: Healthy People Live Longer, Study Finds

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Unhealthy habits, like smoking and being overweight, have long been linked to heart disease and cancer, America’s top killers.  The reverse of that coin — the impact of healthy habits on preventing disea…

Antidepressants Linked to Hypertension in Babies

Antidepressants Linked to Hypertension in Babies

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Pregnant women who take certain anti-depressants can significantly increase their chance of having babies that develop a condition known as pulmonary hypertension, according to a study published Thursday in the British…

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