Easily stressed? At risk of developing high blood pressure

A low stress resilience score at the age of 18 was associated with a heightened risk of developing high blood pressure in later life.

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.

Heart diseases emerge to be the biggest killer worldwide!

Heart disease and stroke were the number one and number two killers worldwide in 2013, reveals a new report.

Cholesterol-lowering diet also reduces BP

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

Protein in blood can predict fatal kidney disease

 Researchers have found that presence of a protein in blood can be an early indicator of end-stage renal disease -- and ultimately of death -- in people with hypertension.

Maharashtra governor's wake-up call to tackle 'lifestyle diseases'

 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.

Hypertension rising steeply in India

It's a red alert for the country. Hypertension is rising very steeply in India to the extent of 20 to 40 percent annually.

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.

India could be hit by a tsunami of obesity!

India stares at a huge epidemic of obesity, a new study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) finds.

Study claims hypertension may be auto-immune disease

 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.

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.

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.

Blood test may predict hypertension risk

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.

Cardiovascular risk factors on the rise in Asia: Study

Cardiovascular risk factors like hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes appear to be on the rise in Asia, particularly Japan, says researchers.

Poor sleep may make you more impulsive

Sleep deprivation may put you at increased risk for succumbing to impulsive desires, inattentiveness and questionable decision-making, says a study.

Beware: Fake rice made from plastic on sale in Kerala

Reports suggest that rice made of plastic, believed to be made from China, is being sold in South India.

'High-normal' BP in youth may increase heart disease risk later

 Mild elevations in blood pressure considered to be in the upper range of normal during early adulthood can lead to subclinical heart damage by middle age, says a study.

Embrace yoga to check disease: Expert

With diabetes growing alarmingly in India, a health expert on Sunday urged people to embrace yoga to avoid or control the lifestyle disease.

Proper education, awareness are key to tackling hypertension: President Mukherjee  

President Pranab Mukherjee, on the occasion of World Hypertension Day, said that proper education and awareness is the key to tackling the disease, which affects millions of Indians.