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Blood pressure drugs and dementia

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

Health

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.

Health

What causes 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

Understanding blood pressure

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.

News

Coping with soaring blood pressure

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.

Gadgets

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.

Fitness

iHealth

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.

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