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NEWS'Healthy' energy drinks cause kidney damage and hypertension

November 20th 2017

Energy drinks—which can contain eight times more caffeine than a standard cup of coffee—trigger ...

NEWS30 million Americans suddenly have high blood pressure as threshold shifts overnight

November 15th 2017 to medicine. New guidelines released this week set the start of high blood pressure (hypertension) at the lowest level ever, and add an extra 600,000 people in the US alone to the total...

NEWSPass the salt

March 31st 2017

Dire warnings about the dangers of salt should be taken with... well, a pinch of salt, an expert panel says.

NEWSSafe salt levels are double those of current guidelines, say experts

February 15th 2017

Health warnings about salt have been overdone, an influential expert panel has concluded. The real s...

NEWSAir pollution—and not cholesterol—causing heart disease, say researchers

February 13th 2017 in Diseases

If high cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease (which it doesn’t), what does? The real culprit ...

NEWSDoctors ignore a patient’s best healing agent—friends and family

January 4th 2017

Doctors are ignoring one of the most powerful healing agents around—the patient’s own network of...

NEWSCut out one red meat meal a week to reduce kidney failure risk

August 2nd 2016

If you’re eating red meat most days, think about cutting back—it could help lower your risk of k...

NEWSThe 10 ways you can avoid stroke

July 27th 2016 in Diabetes

Stroke is the second major killer in the world—and it’s also the most avoidable. There are 10 si...

NEWSSudden 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...

NEWSGarlic extract clears arteries of fat deposits

January 25th 2016

Garlic extract can clear the arteries of plaque, usually the precursor of a heart attack. It slows t...


FEATURELower your blood pressure without drugs

February 2018 (Vol. 28 Issue 11) in Diabetes, Drugs, Heart Health

New guidelines now define half of all adults as having dangerously high blood pressure, requiring dr...

FEATURETaking the pressure off

April 2017 (Vol. 28 Issue 1) in Dental, Drugs

Follow these principles for an all-natural way to prevent or reduce high-blood pressure.

FEATUREHow they got it wrong about salt

May 2015 (Vol. 26 Issue 2) in Diabetes

It's the most abundant compound in the Earth's oceans, it's been coursing through our veins since bi...

FEATUREMind games

December 2014 (Vol. 25 Issue 9) in Diabetes, Drugs

Becky Shaw's thyroid problems and food allergies were misdiagnosed for years as a mental illness for...

FEATURESimple ways to avoid Alzheimer's

August 2014 (Vol. 25 Issue 5) in Diabetes

A third of all cases of Alzheimer's disease are preventable

FEATUREHigh blood pressure

June 2014 (Vol. 25 Issue 3) in Drugs

Joanna Evans reports on eight ways you can eat to beat high blood pressureIt's common knowledge that...

FEATUREOpening your heart

May 2014 (Vol. 25 Issue 2) in Diseases, Drugs

Episodes of angina can actually protect your heart from heart attack, and here are a few other remed...

FEATUREA change of heart

March 2014 (Vol. 24 Issue 12) in Diabetes, Drugs

What is high blood pressure? Medicine keeps moving the goalposts intrying to define unsafe levels, p...

FEATUREHot Chocolate

March 2013 (Vol. 23 Issue 12) in Diabetes

6 well-kept secrets about the rock star of sweets

FEATURELowering blood pressure naturally

September 2012 (Vol. 23 Issue 6) in Drugs

High blood pressure (BP), or arterial hypertension, is a BP persistently over 140/90 mmHg; it's also a major risk factor for stroke, heart...

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