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.

'Afternoon naps' may lower blood pressure level

It's time to start taking midday naps as a new study has revealed that it can lower blood pressure levels and decrease the number of required anti-hypertensive medications.

Coffee puts BP patients at heart attack, diabetes risk

 If you are young and suffering from mild hypertension, it is time to shun your love for coffee. According to a research, coffee drinkers - especially those who drink over four cups a day - are at an increased risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events.

High-protein diet lowers blood pressure too

Eating high-levels of certain proteins found in meat and plant-based foods can lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness leading to better heart health.

7 reasons why you should eat garlic everyday

Garlic, considered as the natural wonder drug, has many vital nutrients including vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes.

Viagra ingredient found in dietary supplements

 Be warned! New research has revealed that you might be inadvertently taking an active ingredient of Viagra in your dietary supplement that claims to improve your well-being.

Wockhardt recalls over 50 lakh bottles of various drugs in US

Wockhardt is recalling over 50 lakh bottles of various drugs, used for treating ailments like high blood pressure and ulcer, in the US market due to deviations in current good manufacturing practice norms laid down by the American health regulator.

Aquariums can lower BP, improve mood

Viewing aquarium displays may not only improve your mood after a hard day at work, the exposure may also lead to reduction in blood pressure and heart rate.

High BP in mid-life affects brain in old age

High blood pressure in your 50s may negatively impact your planning or problem-solving abilities 30 years later, a study says.

Study offers hope of slowing aging

 Scientists can now finally answer the question of whether you really are as old as you feel, researchers in New Zealand said on Tuesday.

Cord 'milking' improves blood flow in pre-term infants

A technique to increase the blood flow from the umbilical cord into the infant's circulatory system improves blood pressure and red blood cell levels in premature infants delivered by Caesarean section, shows a study by Indian-origin researchers.

High BP linked to reduced Alzheimer's risk

People with a genetic tendency to high blood pressure (BP) have a lower risk for Alzheimer`s disease, a new study has found.

Blood pressure drug may stop cocaine, alcohol addiction

Giving hopes to millions of addicts around the world, a drug helpful in treating high blood pressure is now effective in ceasing cocaine and alcohol addiction in animal models, new research says.

Lower your BP with a dose of 'classical music'

Tuning in to some classical music can reduce your blood pressure lower and keep your heart healthy, claims a new study.