Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao on Saturday asked the Indian pharmaceutical industry to develop drugs for lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular ailments and tuberculosis, among others.
An Australian study published on Wednesday says hypertension could be an auto-immune disease, opening the possibility of exploring new methods to treat the condition which at its extreme may also lead to death.
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.
A more sensitive version of a blood test long used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people on their way to developing hypertension well before the so-called silent killer shows up on a blood pressure machine.