Heart-healthy approaches to eating include the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet and the Portfolio diet.
Research shows the key to changing your diet is focusing on changing eating habits and food behaviours, one at a time.
High blood pressure has no symptoms, so you could have it and not be aware.
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Nearly half of all Americans ages 20 and up have high blood pressure. Yet research shows that most people in the US don’t know the cutoff numbers for healthy blood pressure.
Our research has shown that people with high blood pressure are more likely to be admitted to hospital and die from COVID. But effective blood pressure control helps.
The pandemic and a health workers’ strike disrupted essential health services.
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Outpatient visits, screening and diagnostic services, and child immunisation were particularly negatively affected.
Quantifying the financial costs of overweight and obesity is important for national policy.
Lowering obesity and overweight rates will lift the burden on healthcare spending.
Fletcher died aged 60.
Aortic dissection is an uncommon condition – affecting only three or four people per 100,000.
The eyes can reveal many health problems, from high cholesterol to thyroid disease.
Researchers are exploring the impacts that racial discrimination is having on Black Americans’ emotional and psychological health.
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The evidence is growing that experiencing both systemic and everyday race-based discrimination may lead some Black Americans to become depressed and think about suicide.
Mobile health apps and gadgets could help doctors and patients treat chronic illnesses in real time.
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Connecting health apps to health care can enable better care for patients with chronic diseases, and it has the potential to lower skyrocketing US health spending.
Healthcare worker, Boitsholo Mfolo, inside the digital x-ray truck at one of Africa Health Research Institute’s mobile screening camps in rural KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
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South Africa needs a public health response that expands the successes of the country’s HIV testing and treatment programme to provide care for multiple diseases.
Governments must take urgent action to prevent noncommunicable diseases from becoming an uncontrollable epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation offers a potential solution.
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The results are in: South Africa’s ground-breaking health promotion levy, introduced in 2018, is working.
High blood pressure in South Africa is expected to increase as the population ages.
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.
Exercise therapy improved mental health and quality of life.
Current treatments for multimorbidity involve taking multiple drugs to manage symptoms, which often has adverse health effects.
Cardiovascular risk factors are high in Sierra Leone.
Cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes and hypertension are preventable or relatively easy to treat with inexpensive medication.
Learning how to say ‘more.’
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Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
A woman carries a bucket of fresh water to an informal settlement in Khayelitsha,Cape Town.
COVID-19 has stretched South Africa’s public health services to capacity. In response, the services have increased their capacity through innovation.
People exercising in Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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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 Oladipo Akinkugbe
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Professor Akinkugbe made significant contributions in hypertension and renal medicine research. He was widely acclaimed as the authority on hypertension in African people.