Hypertension

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.…

Now John Noakes has Alzheimer’s. Is there no hope of curing this disease?

For people of my age, the news that John Noakes has Alzheimer’s is terribly poignant. He was the daredevil of Blue…