Graphene electronic-tattoo monitors blood pressure over time

Scientists have developed a new electronic “tattoo” that can monitor a patient’s blood pressure continuously. The e-tattoo is made of graphene and can be worn for long periods without getting in the way, allowing for better health data.Continue Reading… Continue reading Graphene electronic-tattoo monitors blood pressure over time

Flavor-adjusting electric chopsticks make low-salt food taste salty

Low-salt food without a flavor penalty could soon be on the menu. Japanese food and beverage giant Kirin has partnered with Meiji University researchers to demonstrate a set of electric chopsticks that can boost people’s perception of saltiness.Continu… Continue reading Flavor-adjusting electric chopsticks make low-salt food taste salty

Aktiia wearable uses light to monitor blood pressure, 24/7

People with hypertension often have to perform arm-cuff blood pressure readings multiple times per day. Not only is this a hassle, but it may not provide a complete picture of their problem – that’s where the always-on Aktiia wearable is designed to co… Continue reading Aktiia wearable uses light to monitor blood pressure, 24/7

Finger clip could find use in less stressful blood pressure tests

Having your blood pressure measured via an inflatable arm cuff can be stressful, potentially causing that pressure to be higher than normal when the reading is taken. A new finger clip device, however, is promised to make the process quicker and easier… Continue reading Finger clip could find use in less stressful blood pressure tests

Unique 4-in-1 blood pressure drug proves successful in Phase 3 trial

Results have been published from a large Phase 3 clinical trial testing a unique hypertension treatment that combines low-doses of four different blood-pressure-reducing drugs. The results indicate the novel strategy is significantly more effective tha… Continue reading Unique 4-in-1 blood pressure drug proves successful in Phase 3 trial

Blood pressure “barometer” cells discovered in the kidney

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a population of natural barometers that monitor and maintain our blood pressure. The cellular sensors have long been presumed to be located in a certain type of cell in the ki… Continue reading Blood pressure “barometer” cells discovered in the kidney

Wearable ultrasound patch could warn of cardiovascular problems

It goes without saying that the earlier someone can be warned of an impending heart attack or stroke, the better. A new skin patch could provide such warnings, by sending ultrasound pulses into the wearer’s body.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, Scien… Continue reading Wearable ultrasound patch could warn of cardiovascular problems

New evidence ultrasound pulses can treat high blood pressure

New results from a clinical trial testing a novel ultrasound therapy for hypertension show the experimental treatment can deliver clinically meaningful reductions in blood pressure. The treatment is based on an old hypothesis that disrupting signals fr… Continue reading New evidence ultrasound pulses can treat high blood pressure

How pre-diet fasting can remodel microbiome and improve blood pressure

Two new studies investigating the relationship between fasting and the microbiome are offering fresh insights into the way our gut bacteria composition can be remodeled by short-term dietary alterations, and how this can benefit cardiovascular health. … Continue reading How pre-diet fasting can remodel microbiome and improve blood pressure

How to Monitor Blood Pressure Without Raising It

Does anyone actually enjoy the sensation of being squeezed by a blood pressure cuff? Well, as Mom used to say, it takes all kinds. For those who find the feeling nearly faint-inducing, take heart: researchers at UC San Diego have …read more

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