Controlled BP, cholesterol can ward off heart disease in oldies

Age modifies the link between blood pressure, cholesterol and adverse cardiovascular outcome in older adults and now, a new study suggests that older patients are not too old to benefit from individualized preventive heart therapy.

Know why beetroot juice is good for health!

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Know why olives are good for health!

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New Delhi: Who doesn't like olives? Well, everyone except for few loves olives, be it on your favourite pizza, sandwich or salad. They not only taste good but also contain many health benefits.

Arm-to-arm difference in BP ups heart attack risk

You may want to get your blood pressure checked in both arms as a recent study has suggested that a difference between the two readings can give an early warning about increased risk of heart disease.

Eat pears regularly to improve BP, heart functions

 Consuming pears everyday may improve blood pressure and vascular function in middle aged people with metabolic syndrome (Mets), a study has found.

Know why muskmelon is good for health!

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New Delhi: Muskmelon also known as kharbuja is a popular summer fruit which is loved by everyone because of its refreshing and unique taste. Many might not be aware of it but the fruit is loaded with immense health benefits.

Doctors in US city go paperless by using Google Glass

 Ten doctors at CHI Health Centre in the Omaha city of Nebraska state in the US are using Google Glass - personal assistant tool to help them take better care of patients by reducing the cumbersome paperwork.

How heart grows and adapts to high blood pressure

The heart adapts to the changing needs of each stage of life by adjusting its size.

Now, type more to cut-down blood pressure

If you are often nabbed by your parents for text messaging, then you must make them read this article as a new study has revealed that typing could help reduce blood pressure.

Kids with common allergies at high heart disease risk

Children with allergic disease had a much higher risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Daily meditation can slow ageing too

 For those who do meditation regularly, here is another good news. Researchers report that apart from reducing blood pressure and heart disease risk, Transcendental Meditation technique and lifestyle changes can slow cellular death too.

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.