Current blood pressure targets are based on information from high-income countries. This might mean that these targets are not ideal for South Africans.
Stroke is New Zealand's third highest cause of death, but few people recognise its symptoms and risk factors, particularly in Pasifika and Māori communities where stroke affects more people.
BMI categories don't give us a full picture of a person's health risk.
Stress, depression, and high blood pressure were just some of the risk factors the study's researchers identified.
The use of antihypertension medication during the coronavirus pandemic has been a subject of hot debate but people should be cautious about simple conclusions.
When two or more epidemics co-exist and compound one another to worsen health, they are said to be syndemic. COVID-19 is feeding on other crises and diseases.
Eating healthy food, exercising regularly and reducing stress are all measures we can take to stay as healthy as possible to fight off infection while we wait for a coronavirus vaccine.
Measure your blood pressure at home, check in with your GP, and keep an eye on your diet and exercise.
COVID-19 poses a particular threat to workers with underlying health conditions. Going to work could expose them to a virus that targets them disproportionately.
Fears have circulated over a drug used to treat high blood pressure and whether it increases mortality in those with COVID-19. Here's what you need to know.
How Ace inhibitors work to lower blood pressure.
Pregnant women exposed to bushfire smoke face a higher risk of complications including gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and giving birth prematurely.
What if you could treat obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure just by limiting when you eat and drink all your calories? New research says it might work.
Menopausal women who were abused as children experience more hot flushes while sleeping than those who were not abused, according to recent research.
How to interpret the readings to tell if you have high blood pressure.
Symptoms of pre-eclampsia, including high blood pressure, usually resolve by about two months after the birth. But some health problems can develop later.
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.
South Africa needs to continue public awareness campaigns to reduce excessive salt intake to protect cardiovascular health.
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.
New guidelines for high blood pressure lower the numbers to define and diagnose high blood pressure. Here are some things you need to know, including how to make sure you get an accurate reading.