Millions of lives could be saved by giving blood pressure-lowering drugs to people at risk of heart attack and stroke, even if they have normal pressure, researchers said Thursday.
Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new U.S. study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50.
Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.
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.
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.
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.