The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of a heart attack or stroke, but there are many other risk factors too.
New Australian blood-pressure guidelines support a new lower pressure target of 120, but not for everyone.
A bucket of chips contains around 275mg of sodium, which accounts for 16% of an adult’s daily limit.
Around 60% of Australians over the age of two years exceeded the recommended daily maximum intake of salt.
Mobile technology can help people adhere to treatment regimes.
If hypertension patients don't take their medication regularly, they can't control this lifelong disease. Text message communication from clinics can help remind them.
In many rural areas, poor people are suffering from malnutrition, which takes the form of stunting and obesity. To change this, their food environments must change.
Hypertension is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, heart attacks, heart failure and peripheral vascular disease. And in the developing world, it is on the rise.
It's known that Montmorency cherry juice improves sleep, gout symptoms and muscle recovery after exercise. The latest research shows that it can also reduce blood pressure.
School nutrition programmes help reduce the risk of children developing obesity.
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In-school nutrition programmes can reduce the chances of children suffering from childhood obesity.
Sodium chloride – a controversial substance.
It's salt awareness week. so we asked two experts to give their views.
Consistently high blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and needs to be treated. But what if your GP's blood pressure readings are wrong?
Residents in Nairobi's urban slums are opting for fast food rather than the healthy alternatives, which is increasing their risk of developing diabetes.
People donate money during a flash football game organized by Arlington High School football player Max Gray, 18, to raise money for Jonielle Spiller, the mother of youth football player Jovon “Jo Jo” Mangual, 13, who died during the Oso mudslide, in Arlington.
Stepping toward better health (and happiness) may be as simple as spending your next $20 generously.
Do you still need to take that?
As people with chronic conditions age or as their health changes, they sometimes need less medication. So when, should a person's drugs be scaled down?
South Africa’s salt limiting legislation was a world first.
Legislation limiting the salt in processed foods will drastically cut the average South African's salt intake. But how effective will it be?
Blood pressure refers to how hard the blood is pushing against the wall of arteries.
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