Revitalising primary health care centres to treat diabetes, hypertension patients in Delta
Until now, several studies have shown that hypertension and diabetes mellitus are highly prevalent in Nigeria and other low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.
COVID-19: Re-tooling Nigeria’s public health delivery model
That the ravaging COVID-19 which has since the beginning of the year spread rapidly around the globe could leave a very serious public health crisis in its wake is no longer news.
How COVID-19 pandemic undermines fight against other diseases
When Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, on Saturday, April 11, 2020, took to her verified Twitter handle- @RealOmosexy to lament the death of a dear cousin
Walking decreases death risk in hypertension, osteoarthritis
A new research has shown that people with osteoarthritis are at an increased risk of premature death and that lack of walking is the key-contributing factor.
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…