High Blood Pressure

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...

Increased Health Risks For High Blood Pressure Patients Who Fail To Take Medication

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

One in four people with high blood pressure are not taking their medication correctly, putting them at increased risk of heart attack of stroke, new r...

Weaning the World Off Salt

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Eating habits in childhood influence eating patterns in later life. Liking the taste of salty food is actually a learned taste preference. Therefore, those who eat little salt taste the natural flavours of food a lot more than those who have a lot of salt. The current focus is wrong.

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...

Heart Health Month: How To Look After Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us think heart health is something we need to be concerned with only at middle age or worse - when something has actually gone wrong with our ...

Contraceptive Pills Double Risk Of Blood Clots

PA/The Huffington Bell | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women who take Britain's most popular contraceptive pills are being warned they risk potentially life-threatening blood clots. All GPs have been or...

Green Tea May Inhibit Commonly Prescribed Blood Pressure Pill

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Green tea is often the refuge of heart disease patients, who are told it is a much healthier source of caffeine than tea and coffee. However, Japan...

There Is No Such Thing As Being Fat And Healthy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An extensive study, involving 61,000 people and going back as far as the 1950s, has revealed that being fat and fit is a complete myth. Previously...

Blood Pressure Lowering Drug Could Treat Dementia

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists are to investigate whether a blood pressure drug could double up as the first treatment for a common form of dementia. The 4p-a-day drug...

People With Diabetes More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Heart Failure

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People with diabetes are 38% more likely to die early and have a 73% higher chance of being admitted to hospital for heart failure than others, a repo...

Lowering Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Can Halve Heart Disease Risk Among Obese

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Reducing blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels can halve the heightened risk of heart disease associated with obesity, say scientists. Resea...

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...

Red Faced After Drinking Could Show Alcohol Intolerance And Risk Of High Blood Pressure

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

Red-faced boozers who look as if they enjoy a tipple or two are actually less able to tolerate alcohol and need to watch their blood pressure, researc...

How To Lower Blood Pressure

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Physical activity in your leisure time could help keep your blood pressure at a healthy level, new research in the American Heart Association journal ...

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 Having Bigger Testicles Isn't Always Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

'Big isn't always best' is the adage you're palmed off with when worried about penis size. But when it comes to the area of your testicles, if you hav...

Exercise CAN Help Cut The Risk Of A Stroke By 20%

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

After BBC presenter Andrew Marr suffered a stroke earlier this year, and the cause was thought to be too much vigorous exercise, the relationship betw...

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...

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...

Can High Blood Pressure Stop You Having a Baby?

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

As with a lot of fertility issues, there are a lot of myths and a lot of rumours about high blood pressure in pregnancy. As a scientist, a doctor, and a mother, I firmly believe that all women have a right to know the facts about their fertility, health and wellbeing.

World Health Day Highlighted That We All Have Something to Teach and Something to Learn

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK
Dr Mark Britnell

Recognizing that we all have something to teach and something to learn - in line with the spirit of World Health Day - will be crucial for success in the changing dynamics of the new healthcare paradigm.

Top 3 Most Dangerous Health Risks Across The World

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

High blood pressure, smoking and alcohol abuse are the most dangerous health risks in the world, a major study has shown. In the space of 20 years,...

Blood Pressure Linked To Prostate Cancer Deaths

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

High blood pressure increases a man's risk of dying from prostate cancer, a study has shown. Researchers found men with the highest blood pressure ...