Fat kids are more likely to have high BP

Fat children are at a greater risk of hyper-tension (high blood pressure) -- generally assumed to be an adult condition that causes health problems, such as heart diseases.

Health benefits of Guava

Guava is known to be a super-fruit due to its multi-purpose health benefits. Here`s some for you to understand why it stands out in the fruit`s category!

High BP drugs linked to increased risk of vision-threatening disease

Researchers have claimed to have found a connection between taking vasodilators and developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Stiff arteries alone can cause high BP: Study

In what could open a new debate on what actually causes high blood pressure, a team of scientists have suggested that stiff arteries can be the main culprit.

Reducing just 6 risk factors may prevent 37m deaths from chronic diseases: Lancet

Reducing six risk factors - tobacco use, alcohol use, salt intake, high BP, blood sugar, and obesity - to globally-agreed levels could prevent 37 million premature deaths over 15 years, from cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory disease, cancers, and diabetes, new research has revealed.

Pregnant women with high BP risk preterm delivery and low birth weight

Researchers have said that pregnant women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) are highly likely to suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal death.

5 easy tips to treat swollen feet

Swelling in the feet is basically termed as edema. It happens when the body finds it difficult to fight gravity to move blood and fluids back up the legs, thereby leading to swelling in the legs, ankle and feet.

Diabetes, high BP in middle age up dementia risks

Diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure in in middle age can significantly increase the risk of brain damage which could lead to problems like dememtia and memory loss later in life.

High BP medicine may help treat migraine

A medication originally used to treat high blood pressure may help you from migraine pain attacks.

High BP potentially more dangerous for women than men

A new study has revealed that high blood pressure is potentially more dangerous for women than men.

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

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.

Beat multiple heart diseases – now with one pill!

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.

Chemicals in plastics linked to elevated blood pressure

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

Breastfeeding mothers less prone to high BP: Study

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of mothers developing high blood pressure later in life, a new Australian study has claimed.

How obesity and heart disease lead to high BP

A new University of Iowa study has identified a protein within certain brain cells as a communications hub for controlling blood pressure.

World Health Day 2013: More young people falling prey to hypertension

Changing social norms on smoking and drinking and a fast-food dominated lifestyle are causing a growing number of young people to fall prey to hypertension and a host of other diseases, doctors warn.

World Health Day 2013: Better lifestyle could help cure high BP

Five simple lifestyle changes can help people beat high blood pressure and save millions of lives every year, according to world health experts.

Working to prevent non-communicable diseases: Health Ministry

India`s health ministry Thursday said it would scale up the response to non-communicable diseases and work towards prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and strokes.

Prenatal exposure to pesticide DDT linked to high BP in women

Infant girls exposed to high levels of the pesticide DDT while still inside the womb have a tripled risk for hypertension in adulthood, according to a new study led by the University of California, Davis.

Minimally invasive surgery could cure high BP

Renal denervation, a minimally invasive surgery, can lower blood pressure (BP) that refuses to yield to drugs, according to the results obtained from a study that was conducted over a year-long period.