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Four hours of exercise per week could help lower high BP risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 12:20

A new study has found that people who exercised more than four hours per week in their leisure time had a 19 percent lower risk of high blood pressure than people who didn`t exercise much.

Four common genetic variants linked with BP identified

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 12:00

A landmark study has led to the discovery of the four novel gene variations, which are associated with blood pressure.

Chloride present in salt may offset dangers of sodium for health

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 15:26

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have revealed that low chloride levels in the blood is an independent indicator of mortality risk in people with hypertension.

Beat multiple heart diseases – now with one pill!

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 19:23

For the first time ever, doctors and researchers have come up with a single pill for all cardiovascular diseases including high blood pressure and vulnerability to stroke. Christened the polypill, the clinical trials have proved successful according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medicine Association.

Single combo pill beneficial for patients with or at risk of CVD

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 13:28

A fixed-dose combination medication for BP, cholesterol, and platelet control may significantly improve medication adherence after 15 months and small improvements in systolic blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Soon, drug to `switch off` hypertension

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:21

Researchers have designed new compounds that could be the key to controlling hypertension and switching off the signalling pathways that lead to the deadly condition.

Stroke risk rises if blood pressure drugs not taken rightly

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 17:37

Hypertension patients who do not take their blood pressure medications systematically have a greatly increased risk of suffering a stroke.

Chemicals in plastics linked to elevated blood pressure

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 13:27

Certain types of plastic additives known as phthalates could pose risk to children`s heart health, a new study has suggested.

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