Current blood pressure targets are based on information from high-income countries. This might mean that these targets are not ideal for South Africans.
Although they remain untested as a treatment, this suggests these drugs could be used as a therapeutic against the coronavirus.
Current treatments for multimorbidity involve taking multiple drugs to manage symptoms, which often has adverse health effects.
Cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes and hypertension are preventable or relatively easy to treat with inexpensive medication.
Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
COVID-19 has stretched South Africa's public health services to capacity. In response, the services have increased their capacity through innovation.
South Africa faces high levels of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. The NHI is likely to battle to cope with treating large numbers of sick people.
Professor Akinkugbe made significant contributions in hypertension and renal medicine research. He was widely acclaimed as the authority on hypertension in African people.
Most facilities prioritize COVID-19 cases. In addition, curfews are still in effect in Kenya, which affects the working hours of clinics providing hypertension care services.
Reducing maternal deaths in developing countries relies on the ability of health systems to swiftly identify and manage women at high risk.
The use of antihypertension medication during the coronavirus pandemic has been a subject of hot debate but people should be cautious about simple conclusions.
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.
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.
Research done over the past 26 years
provides insights into changes across people's lives, helps evaluate interventions, and provides information for local, provincial and national planning.
Salt consumption in China is among the highest in the world.
People with Alzheimer's disease have lower rates of type 2 diabetes than the general population.
Brief exposure to a family of chemicals used as flame retardants early in life can permanently alter fat levels in the blood and liver, raising the risk of liver cancer and heart disease.