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FEATURE Dealing with overwhelm

September 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 7) /

If you’re struggling to cope with the demands of your life, instead of reaching for the Valium, try these six solid stress-busters

NEWS The 10 ways you can avoid stroke

July 27th 2016 /

Stroke is the second major killer in the world—and it’s also the most avoidable. There are 10 simple things that can eliminate up to 90 per cent of all cases, researchers say.

NEWS Sudden rise in blood pressure doesn’t mean you’re about to have a heart attack, say doctors

July 11th 2016

A sudden rise in blood pressure doesn’t mean you’re about to have a heart attack unless you’re also suffering chest pains, severe headache, nausea or shortness of breath at the same time.

NEWS Salt isn’t bad for the heart—it prevents heart attacks and stroke

May 25th 2016 /

Eating salt is bad for our heart, right? Wrong. Despite all the public health warnings, the very reverse seems to be true—salt could prevent a heart attack and stroke. Only people with high blood pressure (hypertension) need to mind their salt intake, say researchers.

NEWS Potatoes aren’t part of your five-a-day: they increase blood pressure

May 18th 2016

If you think potatoes can be part of your five-a-day (or seven-a-day if you’re serious), think again. Eating them four times a week increases your chances of developing hypertension, or raised blood pressure, a new study has found.

NEWS High sugar levels in the blood cause arteries to narrow

January 6th 2016

High sugar levels in the blood cause arteries to narrow

NEWS Contraceptive pill too dangerous for women who smoke or suffer migraines

September 23rd 2015

Women who take the contraceptive pill-and also smoke, or have high blood pressure or have a history of migraine-run a high risk of having a life-threatening stroke, and should be encouraged to use a different method of birth control

NEWS Blood pressure drugs can be lethal in black patients

September 21st 2015 /

ACE inhibitors-common drugs for treating high blood pressure-can be killers in black patients, researchers have discovered

NEWS Acupuncture reduces blood pressure levels for up to six weeks

August 27th 2015 /

It's better than drugs: one session of acupuncture can significantly lower blood pressure levels of people who are hypertensive (high blood pressure) for up to six weeks

FEATURE First, do something

July 2015 (Vol. 26 Issue 4) /

A leading doctors' organization is urging physicians to stop themselves from overtreating and asking patients to keep alert for it

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