High Blood Pressure
...Why you should be aware of your family history
If a person has relatives who are mentally challenged, there is a higher chance that they themselves will have one. Much like some physical illness, such as high blood pressure or breast cancer, it is essential to be aware of a family history of mental health, as they can have a predisposition to mental illness.
WHO launches five-year action plan to strengthen regulatory systems
In recent months regulators across many countries have recalled dozens of medicines to treat high blood pressure because they were found...
Google Doodle celebrates the late football icon, Okwaraji
Google Doodle, on Sunday celebrated the posthumous birthday of Samuel Okwaraji. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages, intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures. “Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji was a professional footballer. He was also a qualified lawyer…
Poor oral health linked to hypertension
People with high blood pressure taking medication for their condition are more likely to benefit from the therapy if they have good oral health...
High blood pressure breakthrough: Over 500 genes uncovered
The “largest genetic association study of blood pressure traits” to date has studied over one million people and found 535 new genetic loci linked with the condition. This finding may help predict the risk of high blood pressure and identify better treatments.
High blood pressure is sometimes called a silent killer because it may have no outward symptoms for years. In fact, one in five people with the condition do not know they have it.
Chemicals in medicines, food packaging, toys increase men's chronic disease risk
It is unclear why phthalates cause disease, however, researchers believe it may be due to their effect on the body's hormones, which regulate growth, metabolism and development.
Cure for high blood pressure?
Combining four blood pressure drugs into a single pill could be twice as effective as existing treatments, researchers have found.
Exercise and High Blood Pressure
Working out also boosts the effectiveness of blood pressure medication if you are already being treated for hypertension. You do not have to be an athlete, either.