(Westend61, Getty Images) Incorporating pumpkin pulp or seeds into a healthy diet may help reduce blood pressure levels, according to a new study using rats. The research, presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, compared the effect of a control diet to one that contained pumpkin pulp or…

(PeopleImages/E+, Getty Images) Here’s a reason to warm up to the idea of hot yoga: It could possibly help lower blood pressure, a small study suggests. Regular, room-temperature yoga has been shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure. But researchers at Texas State University in San Marcos said little was known about hot…

(mikkelwilliam, Getty Images) Smile! Your phone’s camera might someday be able to check your blood pressure. A new study shows accurate readings can be captured from short videos using smartphone-based software that detects blood flow changes in faces. Don’t rush to the app store just yet. Issues remain to be worked out, such as testing…

(KTSDESIGN/Science Photo Library, Getty Images) Medication can play a huge role in reducing high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke, heart attack and other serious health problems. Yet given the wide selection of drugs for doctors to choose from, figuring out which drug works best for someone is difficult. But researchers may have found…

(KTSDESIGN/Science Photo Library, Getty Images) Medication can play a huge role in reducing high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke, heart attack and other serious health problems. Yet given the wide selection of drugs for doctors to choose from, figuring out which drug works best for someone is difficult. But researchers may have found…

(cglade, iStockphoto) Some people go to the doctor and find the intake so nerve-wracking their blood pressure spikes. Others find the routine relaxing, as they’re asked to rest for a moment and breathe easy before a blood pressure cuff is wrapped around their arm. People with borderline hypertension in both categories should confirm the readings…

(cglade, iStockphoto) Some people go to the doctor and find the intake so nerve-wracking their blood pressure spikes. Others find the routine relaxing, as they’re asked to rest for a moment and breathe easy before a blood pressure cuff is wrapped around their arm. People with borderline hypertension in both categories should confirm the readings…

(Bruno Weltmann via DepositPhotos) People who drank 32 ounces of energy drinks in an hour had abnormal electrical activity in their hearts and higher blood pressure four hours later, a small study has found. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, enrolled 34 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 40….

(Bruno Weltmann via DepositPhotos) People who drank 32 ounces of energy drinks in an hour had abnormal electrical activity in their hearts and higher blood pressure four hours later, a small study has found. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, enrolled 34 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 40….

(Photo by Kittisak Jirasittichai/EyeEm, Getty Images) High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” because there are no obvious warning signs. That might explain why nearly half of people diagnosed with it aren’t worried about having a heart attack or stroke, according to a new survey. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, greatly…