Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.
Most of the time, different parts of your nervous system work in balance. But sometimes things can get out of whack – and that's when you might end up experiencing what medics call syncope.
With advancements in technology, libraries are offering much more than something to read. A library researcher offers a sampling of some unexpected items that library patrons can check out these days.
Sitting has been maligned in recent years for its role in obesity and diabetes. Now, a recent study in older women suggests that sedentary behavior may also increase heart disease risk.
Researchers have successfully used 'epidural spinal cord stimulation' with patients to improve bowel function, restore blood pressure control and increase upper-body exercise capacity.
Pre-eclampsia can be dangerous for expectant mothers, but there are ways to monitor and minimise the risks.
Your weight during your youth could have an effect on your heart for the rest of your life.
Wearing a tie that causes slight discomfort can reduce blood flow to the brain by 7.5%, but the reduction is unlikely to cause any physical symptoms, which generally begin at a reduction of 10%.
Previously, a person would be diagnosed with high blood pressure if their systolic reading was 140mmHg. But it's recommended this threshold be lowered to 130mmHg, which will do more harm than good.
Reduced lead exposure has made us smarter and healthier. Could changes in regulatory agencies across North America endanger this?
Most men, women and children in Canada exceed the tolerable upper limits of salt for their bodies. Consumers need to understand how much salt is too much -- to avoid hypertension and heart disease.
Four in five of us have a "biological" age older than our real age, which means we have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as “normal”.
Commonly recommended sleeping tablets aren't appropriate for plane travel. Here's why.
They provide more than warmth.
Is a glass or two of red wine good for your heart? What about your cholesterol and blood pressure? Our experts explain the controversies.
The number of Australians with chronic kidney disease is set to rise, but there's no cure for most people. Here's what you need to know about this silent killer.
A blood pressure test can say a lot about your health, but new research says not all readings are correct.
A hot bath burns calories, helps control blood sugar and keeps your blood vessels healthy. What's not to like?
High blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, but now researchers have found that it may be protective in the very old.
High blood pressure can be treated or prevented. Eating oats, fruit and vegetables – and beetroot, in particular – helps. So does avoiding salt, liquorice, caffeine and alcohol.