Midlife high blood pressure tied
to later-life mental decline

People with high blood pressure in middle age are more likely to experience cognitive decline - a common precursor of dementia – in their 70s and 80s, according to new research.

The U.S. study spanning 20 years found steeper mental decline at the end of that period among people who started out with hypertension or even slightly elevated blood pressure - so-called prehypertension - in their 50s and 60s.



High blood pressure tied to color vision impairment

Japanese men with higher blood pressure were more likely to have impaired color vision, a new study has found.


Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs, study finds

"Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found.


CDC study finds trans fats hidden in foods claiming zero on label

A new study suggests Americans may be consuming dangerous amounts of trans fats and not even know it.


US military to set up field hospital in Ebola-stricken Liberia

The Pentagon will send a 25-bed field hospital to Liberia to help provide medical care for health workers trying to contain the fast spreading Ebola virus that has killed 2,100 people in West Africa.


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