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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...

“Target populations for effective blood pressure control”

New study says targeted population based approaches work in tackling hypertension epidemic Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the leading risk factor for heart disease. A...

Even the fittest middle aged people not safe from heart disease

Study shows it is very important for those above 35 to regularly see a doctor for risk factors like hypertension etc If you are on...

Starting with 2 drugs instead of 1 key to blood pressure...

New study says a single pill with two drugs could transform blood pressure control A single pill with two drugs could transform blood pressure treatment. The...

Higher body mass index associated with higher blood pressure

Study finds positive correlation between body mass index and blood pressure More your body mass index, more likely are you to be prone to hypertension. An...

“India needs salt reduction plan to control high bp, CVD”

New study by Public Health Foundation of India calls for salt reduction programme Days after an international study pointed out that salt reduction as a...

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