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.
Childhood trauma impacts women's health and can be passed from parent to child. New research shows that when new mothers feel supported, the risk of pregnancy complications is reduced.
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.
There are many benefits to walking - whether you do it in a group or on your own.
Too much refined sugar in your diet is not just a risk factor for obesity and diabetes, it also increases your chances of heart disease.
South Africa has one last hurdle to cross before it implements a sugar tax to prevent a wide-range of obesity related non-communicable diseases.
Poor sleep in infants and children has been linked to an array of problems, from aggression to poor school performance to diabetes, obesity and suicide. Our expert reviews the science.
To tackle the increasing burden of diabetes in Africa, health systems on the continent need to be strengthened.
Although hypertension can easily be detected in Africa, up to half of the population are unaware of their condition.
More reason for a quiet night.
Child support grants are an income resource that enables caregivers to make healthier food choices and provide the means to send their children to school earlier.
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.
Reducing the amount of salt one consumes over the summer holidays is important to maintaining long term health.
Most of us know that exercise is good for you in the long run, but there's compelling evidence to show that it helps you right away. Here's why.
Some people with high blood pressure display normal readings when a doctor or nurse takes it.
New Australian blood-pressure guidelines support a new lower pressure target of 120, but not for everyone.
Around 60% of Australians over the age of two years exceeded the recommended daily maximum intake of salt.
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.