Five ways to lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure can lead to serious long-term health conditions but some simple lifestyle changes can help to make a big difference.

Health news

Common medicines found to significantly reduce dementia risk

A large new study has found that taking various blood pressure-lowering drugs could lower the risk of dementia among older adults.


DASH diet can lower heart failure risk

New research has found that people under 75 can reduce their risk of heart failure by adhering to the DASH diet.


14 surprising causes of high blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, can damage your kidneys, lead to heart disease, heart attack or stroke. Suffice to say, it’s not a good thing to have. So, what causes high blood pressure?

Health news

Blood pressure explained

What is blood pressure? What makes it high? How does high blood pressure affect you? And how can you control it? We answer these questions and more.


What to do when your blood pressure soars

When you feel your blood pressure start to rise, try these five strategies to lower it.

Woollies offers health checks

Free medical checks are being trialled in Woolworths stores.


iWatch could predict heart attack

The latest Apple iWatch rumours suggest that the yet-to-be-released wearable device will feature monitoring software that can predict heart attacks.

Health & Ageing

High blood pressure worse for women

A new study has found that, although high blood pressure is treated in the same way for women and men, it could be a much more dangerous condition for women.

Health & Ageing

Blood pressure for dummies

High blood pressure has no symptoms, and yet it can cause heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. Many people do not know what their blood pressure is, or they do not understand the results. To find out if you are at risk, why not read Rachel’s simple guide to blood pressure?

Men's Health

Doctor now man’s best friend…

but don’t get too personal. Men may have become less reluctant to visit their GP with health concerns, but it seems they are simply not ready to discuss anything below the belt.



There are many health-related apps available to you. So what makes iHealth different? Discover how you can monitor your weight, blood pressure and heart-rate without ever visiting the doctor.