High Blood Pressure

How To Spot The Symptoms Of Stroke, Plus Tips On Prevention

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s estimated there’ll be a 59% rise in the number of people suffering a stroke over the next 20 years, according to a study by the Stroke Associ...

Nation Urged To Check Blood Pressure As More Young People Having Strokes

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More and more people of working age are developing high blood pressure (or hypertension) and putting themselves at risk of an early stroke, a charity ...

'Fat But Fit' Is A Myth, New Research Suggests

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The concept of being “fit but fat” is a myth, researchers have said. The comments come after a new study found that even if people have healthy bl...

People Who Smoke Marijuana Are 'Three Times More Likely To Die From High Blood Pressure'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who smoke weed are three times more likely to die from high blood pressure than those who do not, new research suggests. Scientists in the US ...

A Handy Breakdown Of Treatments For Erectile Dysfunction

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

New research has shown men who have diabetes are very likely to develop erectile dysfunction. A review of 145 studies, involving 88,577 men, discovere...

Work Long Hours? You're At An Increased Risk Of Getting A Irregular Heartbeat

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Tech

Need a good reason to leave the office on time this evening? Tell your boss that new research has shown long hours increases the risk of workers devel...

How Getting Married Could 'Protect Your Health'

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Getting married could be good for your health, a new study suggests. Experts have found that people living with any of the three biggest risk factors ...

Being Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure Before 55 Increases Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Death

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech

It is no secret that having high blood pressure at any age is linked to an increased risk of heart problems later in life. But now new evidence has co...

8 Perfectly Valid Reasons To Eat More Cheese

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cheese is utterly delicious, but sadly it’s got a bad rap. According to the British Heart Foundation, there are concerns that eating too much of it ...

The Majority Of Heart Attacks Occur In People With Normal Cholesterol

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech

For most of us maintaining our heart health is pretty high up on the agenda, but it seems longstanding medical advice could actually not be looking at...

Gone Grey Early? It Could Mean You're At An Increased Risk Of Heart Disease

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’ve got grey hair, it could mean you also have an increased risk of heart disease. New research suggests getting those salt and pepper tones i...

Man Hospitalised After Eating Liquorice Jelly Beans Every Day

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A man was recently hospitalised with dangerously high blood pressure and low potassium levels, but doctors couldn’t understand why. After a bit of d...

This Tiny Implant Uses Electrical Impulses To Stop You Snoring

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Tech

Snoring is a nightly frustration for sufferers and their partners. But for some, it can also be a symptom of a more serious condition. Sleep apnoea af...

This Online Calculator Will Predict The Risk Of You Having A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have created an online calculator that can tell you how at risk you are of developing heart disease or diabetes in the future. The metabol...

This Group Of People Have The Healthiest Hearts In The World

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech

Western societies may well consider themselves to be scientifically advanced compared to many places around the world, but it seems access to modern m...

Why You Need To Stop Skipping Breakfast Immediately

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Skipping breakfast may increase your risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes, new health guidelines warn. The statement, released by experts in th...

How Giving Up Alcohol Affects The Body

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When your mates are out boozing and you’re wrapped in a blanket at home sipping mint tea, it can be difficult to remember why you stopped drinking i...

How Cold Weather Affects Blood Circulation And Cardiovascular Health - The Chilling Facts

Dr Niamh O'Kennedy | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Niamh O'Kennedy

With snow finally falling in parts of UK, many are feeling cold to their core but what most people don't know is that cold weather can actually bring ...

How Yoga Could Help Relieve Your Nightmare Back Pain

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If your life is blighted by back pain, 2017 might just be the year to take up yoga. A new study has found that yoga can help reduce pain and improve m...

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why Stress Can Cause A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech

Doctors have long believed that chronic stress causes strokes and heart attacks, but they’ve not been able to work out why, until now. A new study h...

Step Away From The Potatoes, They Could Be Bad For You

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Eating too many white potatoes on a regular basis has been linked to high blood pressure in a new study. Boiled, baked, or mashed potatoes, as well as...

Young Adults Prone To Stress Risk High Blood Pressure In Later Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Young adults who become stressed easily could suffer from high blood pressure in later life, new research suggests. Experts added that those who s...

Napping Can Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

Michael J MacMahon | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael J MacMahon

Taking a nap in the middle of the day has many benefits. I have posted here about some of those benefits and about some of the famous people who napped. Now we also have specific evidence that it has significant health benefits, thanks to a recent study by the European Society for Cardiology.

How Paracetamol Could Be Doing You More Harm Than Good

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From achy backs to headaches, many of us use paracetamol without thinking twice to ease our aches and pains. But new research has linked long-term ...

8 Tips For Banishing Belly Fat Like A Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If the winter's-worth of chocolate clinging to your midriff is losing its cute appeal, then we've got some tips and tricks to help send it packing. ...