Hypertension

Low-salt diet ‘as effective as drugs’ for hypertension

A low-salt diet combined with the DASH diet (The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) substantially lowers systolic blood pressure –…

Cancer drug effectively treats high blood pressure

Drugs designed to stop the growth of cancer could offer a new way to control high blood pressure, according to…

Marijuana users risk death from high blood pressure

People who smoke marijuana are three times more likely to die as a result of high blood pressure, according to…

salt

Salt is not the enemy. It’s time authorities stopped demonising it

Forty years ago, the United States senate undertook the near-impossible task of reviewing all existing evidence on nutrition in order…

high blood pressure

Just how promising is that ‘miracle’ pill for high blood pressure?

A new combination of four blood pressure drugs — the ‘quadpill’ — could be twice as effective as existing treatments,…

dementia

We can’t be sure that dementia rates are falling in the US

Dementia rates in the US have fallen by 2.8 per cent since the year 2000, according to a study published…

Pregnant? Don’t give up the gym. Exercise helps mother, baby and birth

Most health advice for pregnant women is uncontroversial: to stop smoking, eat a healthy diet and take folic acid. However,…

Exercising in your 40s reduces your risk of a stroke by a third

To avoid stroke later in life you should stay fit in your 40s, according to research carried out at the…

A heavy potato habit ‘will raise your risk of high blood pressure’

Higher consumption of potatoes (whether fried, boiled, baked, or mashed) is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure,…

Stress at work raises your risk of a stroke — and the link is especially strong for women

According to an analysis published in the journal Neurology, people with high-stress jobs are significantly increasing their risk of stroke.…