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High blood pressure: Three signs the condition has reached a ‘life-threatening stage’

The health service adds that it’s not always clear what causes high blood pressure, but there are things that can increase your risk. For example, you might be more at risk if you are overweight, eat too much salt, do not do enough exercise, drink too much alcohol or caffeine-based drinks, or if you smoke.… Read More »

Hypertension is killing pregnant mothers. Blood pressure monitoring can help. [PODCAST]

“Hypertensive disorders with onset during pregnancies are among the leading causes of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in the U.S. and can have far-reaching consequences for the long-term health of the mother and child. In Dr. Jerome Adams’ recent Call to Action to recognize and address hypertension control as a public health priority, the… Read More »

‘Prescription’ to sit less, move more advised for mildly high blood pressure and cholesterol

A “prescription” to sit less and move more is the optimal first treatment choice for reducing mild to moderately elevated blood pressure and blood cholesterol in otherwise healthy adults, according to the new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. “The current American Heart Association guidelines for diagnosing… Read More »

Hypertension is killing pregnant mothers. Blood pressure monitoring can help.

Hypertensive disorders with onset during pregnancies are among the leading causes of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in the U.S. and can have far-reaching consequences for the long-term health of the mother and child. In Dr. Jerome Adams’ recent Call to Action to recognize and address hypertension control as a public health priority, the… Read More »

Pressure on bdnews24.com a grave threat to media freedom: Dhaka University Journalists Association

Describing the incident as a “grave threat to the freedom of the media”, DUJA President Mehedi Hasan and General Secretary Sajjadul Kabir in a statement on Friday observed bdnews24.com had published the reports following due process. But it is facing pressure to remove those in the name of “protecting the business interests” of an influential… Read More »