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Tighter Blood Pressure Control May Prevent Brain Lesions

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 — Reducing high blood pressure in the elderly appears to lower their odds of developing brain lesions, a new study finds. “I think it’s an important clinical finding, and a very hopeful one for elderly people who have vascular disease of the brain and [high blood pressure],” said study co-principal investigator… Read More »

A nap is as good as a pill for lowering blood pressure, research suggests

An afternoon nap is just as effective as taking a pill to lower blood pressure, new research suggests. Scientists found those who enjoyed a midday snooze were more likely to experience a drop in blood pressure compared to adults who stayed awake. American Heart Association guidance states normal systolic blood pressure readings should be less… Read More »

Hypochondriacs who rely on data from their Fitbits 'are piling extra pressure on the NHS'

Fitbits are putting a strain on doctors ‘because the exercise trackers are incorrectly telling wearers they are ILL’ Health apps are blamed for the potential ‘dystopian’ scenario facing the NHS  The warning features in a report from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges  It said an inordinate number of patients visit their doctor because of… Read More »