Most black adults have high blood pressure before age 55

Dallas, Texas - Approximately 75 percent of black and men women are likely to develop high blood pressure by the age of 55, compared to 55 percent of white men and 40 percent of white women in the same age range, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

NIH researchers identify sequence leading to release of malaria parasites from red blood cells

Washington, DC - The vacuole, a compartment inside human red blood cells in which malaria parasites reproduce and develop, takes on a distinct spherical shape just minutes before its membrane ruptures, leading to the release of parasites into the blood stream, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Their study appears in Cellular Microbiology.

Expanded Access to Prevention Programs and Acknowledging Increased Risk of Depression Among People with Diabetes Can Reduce Complications and Prevalence

Orlando, Florida - Diabetes is a unique and complex disease affecting more than 30 million Americans, and the individual living with diabetes is solely responsible for daily diabetes management. The added stress of this responsibility significantly increases their risk for depression and anxiety.

Balancing access to appropriate treatment for patients with chronic and end-of-life pain

Washington, DC - The opioid epidemic continues to take an emotional, physical and financial toll on Americans. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is committed to taking every possible step to address the many facets of this complex public health crisis.

New hypertension center certification aims to improve the outcomes of patients with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension

Dallas, Texas - Physician practices now have access to new resources to improve their standard of quality care for hypertension treatment based on the latest science. A new certification offered by the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease, aims to improve the outcomes of patients with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension while partnering with medical practices and implementing evidence-based hypertension treatment guidelines.