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May 18, 2018
Training health workers can help manage hypertension in rural areasA new study found that training available workforce such as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) could be effective in rural areas.
Jan 23, 2018
Wealthy but not healthy: India's rich more likely to suffer hypertension, says National Family Health SurveyNearly 13 percent women and 18 percent men aged 15-49 in the highest stratum of the wealth index have hypertension (high blood pressure), according to data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 2015-16 (NFHS-4). This is the first time the NFHS has included the measurement of blood pressure.
Nov 16, 2017
American Heart Association revises what constitutes high blood pressure, nearly half of all US adults now suffer from 'silent killer'Tighter blood pressure guidelines from US heart organizations mean millions more people need to make lifestyle changes, or start taking medication,
May 17, 2017
World Hypertension Day: Uncontrolled high blood pressure may lead to stroke, say expertsIgnorance, people say, is bliss. Not so with hypertension though. For, uncontrolled high blood pressure, if left untreated over a prolonged period, can cause a stroke by damaging the blood vessels in the brain, health experts have warned.
Jul 20, 2016
Gujarat tackles obesity with 'fat tax' plan: Will be second state after Kerala to do soGujarat government is trying to follow Kerala and is considering on imposing a 14.5 percent fat tax on junk food sold in restaurants to raise money for preventive healthcare measure.
May 24, 2016
Did you know fluctuations in blood pressure may be bad for your brain?Higher long-term fluctuations in blood pressure readings may be linked to faster decline in brain and cognitive function among older adults, says a study.
May 18, 2016
South Asians among the highest suffering from hypertensionSouth Asians number the highest among patients suffering from hypertension, doctors said on Tuesday.
May 17, 2016
World Hypertension Day: Know your BP numbers to stay healthyWith 17 May being observed as World Hypertension Day, this is a clarion call to those suffering high stress levels at work and sedentary lifestyles.
Apr 25, 2016
Living around green spaces can reduce chronic illnesses like diabetes, blood pressureTry living amid greenery as it can reduce chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and lipid disorders among the elderly
Jan 19, 2015
WHO says India reached space age but more Indians stare at NCDs deathsThe percentage of such deaths in India is worse than almost the whole of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.