Why Hong Kong women are living longest at 87.658 years
According to latest figures from the 2019 World Population Review, Hong Kong women are expected to live longest at 87.658 years against 81.876 for their men but an average of 84.762 years.
Severe gum disease linked to 49% higher risk of hypertension
More and more evidence points to the notion that gum disease increases the risk of other health conditions, including hypertension. A new review of the literature now argues that the more severe the form of gum disease, the higher the risk of hypertension.
Heating pads may lower blood pressure in people with hypertension
Applying a heating pad overnight may help people with supine hypertension, a condition that causes their blood pressure to increase when they lie down including during sleep, according to preliminary results presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.
Maternal nut consumption linked to child’s neurodevelopment improvements
Nuts are known to help reduce the risk of hypertension, oxidative stress, diabetes and they may exercise a protective effect against cognitive decline in older age. To this list of beneficial health effects, we can now add new evidence from a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institute supported by…
Experts caution against rise in hypertension, advise regular check up
The Nigerian Hypertension Society, an affiliate of the International Society of Hypertension and World Hypertension League has advised people to check their blood pressure regularly and avoid unhealthy habits that would lead to heart attack and kidney failure. The group of experts made the call yesterday to mark the World Hypertension Day (WHD), celebrated yearly…
Hypertension: Cardiologist advises against smoking, excessive alcohol
A Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Ramon Moronkola, has advised people to avoid excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, sedentary life style and stress in order to reduce the risk of hypertension.
‘Stress, impaired sleep pose higher death risk in workers with hypertension’
A research has linked work stress and impaired sleep to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. The finding was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)...
Bariatric surgery prevents cancer, infertility, hypertension, others, improves lifespan
With the rising numbers of non-communicable diseases in the world, especially Nigeria, medical experts have stressed the need to embrace Bariatric surgery to prevent the adverse effects of these diseases on human lives, which sometime leads to preventable death. The team of medical experts from Euracare Multi-Specialist Hospital, Lagos, which comprises Bariatric surgeon and anesthesiologist,…
Hypertension and 100% fruit juice
In the past six months, we have treated a range of topics bordering on the relationship between healthy living and pure fruit juice. For one, we talked about the correlation...
Essential screening tests and men's health
Getting the right screening test at the right time is one of the most important things a man can do for his health. Screenings find diseases early...