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Hypertension causes half of all stroke deaths in India

High blood pressure is the primary culprit behind stroke and coronary artery disease in IndiaIndia is grappling with a huge hypertension burden, a large...

1 in 8 Indians over 30 years has high blood pressure

One in every eight people in India above 30 years of age has high blood pressure, according to Union health ministry Every eighth Indian above...

Vitamin B reduces stroke chances in hypertensives

Vitamin B supplementation in hypertensive individuals with low platelet count reduces risk of first stroke by 73% The humble vitamin B could be a wonder...

High BP, diabetes in family risk for childhood obesity

Obesity, hypertension and diabetes could affect both early onset and severity of childhood obesity A family history of metabolic diseases could be a risk factor...

Elevated blood pressure even before conception could lead to loss of...

New study recommends lifestyle changes to keep blood pressure under check Elevated blood pressure before conception may increase the chances for pregnancy loss, according to...

Systolic bp regularly over 120-125mm Hg could signal impending hypertension

New study in JAMA Cardiology argues blood pressure is meant to remain stable with age Traditional medical wisdom on hypertension has always been that incremental...

High salt intake raises blood pressure, even with a healthy diet

A new study debunks the myth that vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables can offset the effect of high salt intake If your hand...

22-year-old guidelines on hypertension may need to be revised, say US...

Currently systolic blood pressure threshold post exercise  210 mm Hg for men and 190 mm Hg for women Guidelines used to evaluate an individual's peak...

A year of Yoga training benefits people with metabolic syndrome

If you are struggling with hypertension, diabetes, obesity and associated diseases, yoga may be your route to a healthy life A recent study in the...

Women who breastfeed more are less likely to have hypertension post...

Prolonged breastfeeding is associated with lower incidence of children's allergies, celiac disease, obesity, and diabetes mellitus. The effects in the mother however are less...

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