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Smoking, diabetes, high BP greater risk factors in women

Study examines how risk levels differ for men and women even for known heart attack risk factors Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure are known...

Resistant high blood pressure linked to lead in shin bone

Lead accumulation in shin bone may be associated with resistant high blood pressure Accumulation of lead in the shin bone of men was associated with...

Gum disease may make blood pressure drugs less effective

Study shows that good oral health ensures hypertension patients respond better to medicines Hypertensive? Your teeth may be an indicator how well you will respond...

Crash diets could increase stubborn belly fat, presage hypertension

Animal studies show crash diets lead to increased abdominal fat, blood pressure to increase Crash dieting is bad for the health - if you have...

Exercise. It’s the easiest way to good health, strong heart

New review paper says exercise is important to prevent and control heart diseases Are there days when you wonder if exercising is really essential? Here's...

Regular bedtime prevents obesity, hypertension & diabetes

Not just kids, even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime Adequate sleep has been proven to keep the body healthy and the mind...

Get set for a glimpse of Mahatma Gandhi’s blood pressure records

The Indian Journal of Medical Research is bringing out an issue on Gandhi and Science For its 150th commemorative issue, the Indian Journal Of Medical...

Check blood pressure at home for better control

Home based blood pressure monitoring also saves medical costs, found a studyThat small box with a digital display that measures blood pressure without the...

Lifestyle changes can take patients off blood pressure drugs

Study shows diet and lifestyle changes reduce the need for anti-hypertensives in just 16 weeksPulling the plug on a prevalent theory that when started...

Now, an app to measure blood pressure, without arm band

Researchers have developed an i-phone app that can measure blood pressure using sensors already present in the phone What if your phone could measure your...

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Can’t do without coffee? Indulge, it could help beat diabetes

New research suggests coffee may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 25% If you are a coffee addict, this should cheer you...