Blood Pressure

Daniel Radcliffe Suffers From Cluster Headaches - But What Are They?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Taking blood pressure tablets is something we usually associate with older people, but Daniel Radcliffe has openly spoken about taking the medication ...

How Too Much Salt Is Literally Killing Us

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us don't think twice about the amount of salt that may or may not be hidden in our food. But here's a very good reason to be more curious: con...

Worried About Your Blood Pressure? Try Eating Strawberries

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Regularly eating strawberries could lower blood pressure among menopausal women, according to recent research. Strawberries are a rich source of bi...

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Lose Touch With Each Other

Suzi Godson | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

In 1967 the humanistic psychologist Dr. Sidney Jourard made an informal study of touch. He travelled to several countries observing how many times people touched one another in informal settings... In Puerto Rico he counted 180 touches an hour between two people. In Mexico City it was 185. In Paris it was 115. In Florida it was two and in London it was a big fat zero.

Practising This Martial Art Can Do Wonders For Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Looking to bathe dip your toe in that elusive fountain of youth? Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, may be a good place to start. A recent st...

How Watermelon Can Reduce High Blood Pressure

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating watermelon could reduce high blood pressure and prevent heart attack among obese adults, a recent study has shown. Although many would assoc...

One Very Good Health Reason To Go Vegetarian

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Vegetarians tend to have lower blood pressure, but with medical opinion split over why that may be, a Japanese research team undertook a study to find...

Sun Exposure May Reduce Blood Pressure And Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to scientists. Research car...

Could This Tiny, Inexpensive Pill Reduce The Risk Of A Heart Attack?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

An aspirin nightcap might reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack in the morning, research suggests. Scientists gave the painkiller to 290 hear...

Blood Pressure Tablet May Fight Cancer By Aiding Chemotherapy Drugs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Commonly-used blood pressure drug losartan could aid chemotherapy by opening up collapsed blood vessels in solid tumours. Scientists have improved ...

What Impact Does a Heart-attack Scare Have on a Healthy 22-year-old Woman?

Rima Amin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rima Amin

By the time we met the doctor I was convinced everything was fine and almost asleep from exhaustion and pain. The doctor measured my pulse and his face dropped. He asked the nurse to do the same and her face dropped too.

How Can You Tell You Have High Blood Pressure?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Unlike heart conditions and various forms of cancer, high blood pressure is called the 'silent killer' because there are virtually no symptoms. Ea...

£15 High Blood Pressure Test Could Cure The Condition

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In Britain, 16 million people suffer from high blood pressure and a recent study by Cambridge University has found that 10% of sufferers - 1.6 million...

Why Is Children's Blood Pressure On the Rise?

PA | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A pattern of rising blood pressure among children and young teenagers could be linked to salt, research has suggested. Scientists in the US found t...

Why Your Daily Cuppa Might Be Good For You

Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Break out the tea trolley and fire up the kettle - a new study has revealed that tea and coffee drinkers have lower blood pressure than people who don...

Sarah Dean

Can A Bootcamp Ever Be Anything Other Than Hell?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Think of an exercise bootcamp and the image of a soggy, muddy, hellish workout in a park usually comes to mind. There you are red-faced, huffing a...

Could This Help Lower Your Blood Pressure?

PA | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Giving patients responsibility for checking their own blood pressure has been shown to improve their condition. The blood pressure of those who use...

Chocolate Could Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Merely thinking of chocolate may set pulses racing, but research suggests it can actually lower blood pressure. Daily consumption of dark chocolate...

Invisible Killers: High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure

Dr Mike Knapton | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mike Knapton

High cholesterol and high blood pressure rarely have any symptoms - which may be part of the reason why medication for these conditions isn't taken as prescribed. These conditions are invisible killers.

The £1.40 Heart Pill That Could Save Thousands Of Lives

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A pill costing £10 a week that could save the lives of thousands of heart failure patients every year has been approved by European regulators. A ...

Blood Pressure Boils Over For Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Seven in 10 Brits are putting themselves at risk of strokes and premature heart attacks because their blood pressure is too high, a recent study has r...

We're Making Heart Attack Progress, But We Can't Stop Now

Professor Peter Weissberg | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Peter Weissberg

New heart statistics published this week are a welcome reminder of how far we've come in the past decade. Between 2002 and 2010, the proportion of people in the UK who die from a heart attack each year has more than halved.

Why This Can Lead To Brain Tumours

PA | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

People with high blood pressure may be at increased risk of developing brain tumours, new research has suggested. Some 12 million people in the UK ...

Blood Pressure Linked To Cancer

PA | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- High blood pressure is linked to an increased risk of developing cancer, the largest study on the issue has shown. People with...

Is The Humble Potato The New Superfood?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

It may be the scourge of low-carb dieters but the humble spud could be the next big thing in superfoods, according to scientists. A new study has foun...