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The suicide rate among young South Koreans dipped slightly in 2012, government data showed Monday, offering some encouragement to official efforts to address a long-standing problem in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
Patients who take hypertension medicines like angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) should not consume low-sodium salt for it might trigger cardiac arrhythmias, Cathay General Hospital said yesterday.
Swiss building provides a refuge for hypersensitive
No smoking, no perfume, no mobile phone use — the list of rules at a newly opened apartment building on the outskirts of Zurich is long.
New approach examined for hard-to-treat hypertension
Despite an arsenal of drugs, millions of people can't get their blood pressure down to safe levels. Now, in a high-stakes experiment at dozens of U.S. hospitals, scientists are testing a dramatically different approach for the toughest-to-treat patients, by burning away some overactive nerves deep in the body that can fuel rising blood pressure.
One in three adults suffers from high blood pressure, a key cause of strokes and heart disease, according to World Health Organization data released on Wednesday.
People who took blood pressure medicine during a 1980s clinical trial showed a longer life expectancy two decades later than people who took a placebo, a U.S. study said on Tuesday.
-- People across the world continue to smoke, drink and avoid exercise even though they also fear their unhealthy lifestyles will lead to long-term chronic disease, an international study found on Tuesday.
A new hypertension drug Rasilez is approved by the Bureau of National Health Insurance (BNHI) and is covered in the insurance system.
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A critical new report declares high blood pressure in the U.S. to be a neglected disease — a term that usually describes mysterious tropical illnesses, not a well-known plague of rich countries.
Are you sure you want soy sauce with that? Although 4.2 million people in Taiwan are estimated to have high blood pressure, a good 30 percent is in the dark regarding their condition.
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