Using Western BP guidelines may up stroke risk in Asian patients

 European and North American blood pressure guidelines, issued last year, may actually increase the stroke risk if adapted for Asian patients, particularly the elderly, experts have warned.

Control your BP with your smartphone

 Scientists have developed an interactive web system that, along with your smartphone, can efficiently control your blood pressure.

Aggressive blood pressure control could help millions: Study

A more aggressive approach to lowering blood pressure could help millions of people over age 50, according to the results of a major US study published Monday.

Take Metro or bus to work for better overall health

Physical activity may be more effective at reducing diabetes among this population than it is among Western population.

Cholesterol-lowering 'portfolio diet' cuts BP

Although the DASH diet had higher compliance rates, the "portfolio diet" was more effective in reducing blood pressure.

Just one energy drink can up your BP

Energy drink consumption has been associated with serious cardiovascular events, possibly related to caffeine and other stimulants.  

Is your neighbourhood BP-friendly?

This is the first study to determine whether moving to a walking-friendly neighborhood affected blood pressure.

Cholesterol-lowering diet also reduces BP

A diet developed for reducing cholesterol also lowers blood pressure, new research has found.

Sweetened drinks tied to increased heart failure risk

Regular consumption of sweetened drinks has been associated with changes in blood pressure, insulin levels, and inflammatory markers, as well as weight gain.

Blood pressure meds can't undo all damage

As per a recent study, treating out-of-control blood pressure with antihypertensive medication can greatly reduce your risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure, but the current approach to treatment can't undo all of the previous damage or restore cardiovascular disease risk to ideal levels.

Women's hearts age differently to men's

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study has suggested that the main pumping chamber of the heart ages differently in men and women.

Lower the systolic BP, lesser the risk of hypertension complication

LVH, the enlargement and thickening of the walls of the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber, is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, stroke and even sudden cardiac death.

Know if your child is at risk of hypertension!

People who have a risk of developing high blood pressure between the age of 35-38, can be diagnosed in childhood.

Heavier the Internet use, higher the blood pressure risk in teens

 As per a recent study, teens, who spend hours on the Internet may be at risk for high blood pressure.

BP pills before sleep lower diabetes risk too

 Taking blood pressure pills at bedtime rather than in the morning not only reduces BP while asleep but also lowers the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, promising research has revealed.

BP management can reduce heart disease death

Maintaining blood pressure at a lower than currently recommended level can significantly reduce risk of death due to cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and heart failure, as well as stroke, new research led by an Indian-origin doctor suggests.

Tourniquet test recommended for dengue self-diagnosis

 Amidst a widespread dengue scare and the rush at diagnostic centres, health department officials have prescribed a simple test which people can carry out at their homes to determine if they have contracted the vector-borne disease.

Alzheimer's breakthrough: 'Gene signature` that can predict onset of disease

A team of researchers has developed a `gene signature` that can be used to predict the onset of Alzheimer`s years in advance.

Know why laughter is the best medicine!

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Laughing is the key component to stay happy and lead a healthy lifestyle. So, one should laugh alot to stay healthy. Going by an old saying which says that laughter is the best medicine, it is also the best form of exercise which can be done easily.

Coffee ups heart attack risk in hypertension patients

If you have hypertension, you may want to avoid coffee as a new study has revealed that it increases heart attack risks in people with high blood pressure.