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Air pollution increases hypertension risk in pregnant women

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:43

A new study has found that breathing in harmful toxics during pregnancy increases risk of hypertension in women and may result in deadly complications like preeclampsia.

High BP spreading quickly across the world

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 15:49

It is important for governments and aid agencies to quickly understand the risks related to high blood pressure (hypertension) as the lifestyle disease is fast spreading across the globe like HIV/AIDS once spread, says research.

`India in midst of stroke epidemic`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 15:46

Changing habits and sedentary lifestyles have made the incidence of strokes more prevalent among South Asians, notably Indians, and can induce permanent disability or prove fatal, even as preventive measures are at hand, doctors maintain.

Boost for drug efficacy in treating key heart disease

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 17:38

There is a heartening news for those suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) - a cardiovascular disease.

BP of 150/90 new normal for people over 60

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 15:15

New guidelines suggest that people over 60 can have a higher blood pressure than previously recommended.

HIV may up risk of heart disease

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 20:25

People infected with the Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may be at an increased risk of heart disease, a new research has warned.

$17.5 bn global investment needed for optimal breastfeeding: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 17:34

A global annual investment of $17.5 billion in interventions to universalize optimal breastfeeding can prevent millions of babies from infant deaths.

CPAP reduces hypertension in patients with sleep apnea

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 13:38

Recent studies have shown that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may contribute to poor control of blood pressure.

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