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Amazon launches exclusive diabetes and hypertension devices

Amazon has expanded its array of unique healthcare products, in its bid to expand in the healthcare sector, by offering exclusive diabetes and hypertension devices.

Essential Science: Gut microbes cause your blood pressure to rise

Unhealthy gut microorganisms can trigger a rise in blood pressure and this can trigger the unhealthy effects of hypertension, according to new research. The research further reinforces the role the balance of human microorganisms play in disease.

Acupuncture shows success against hypertension

A new study indicates that acupuncture may result in reducing hypertension in individuals prone to the blood pressure related condition.

U.S. adults still consuming too much sodium

Bethesda - Despite several health warnings and a heap of information, it seems that adults in the U.S. are still consuming too much salt, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Plant grown treatment for pulmonary hypertension

People suffering with pulmonary hypertension have few treatment options. However, a novel therapy, that has been trialled in animals, has the potential to be an effective therapy.

Concern over hypertension drugs

A relaxation of controls for hypertension management drug may have placed millions of patients at risk, according to a new study into prescribing in the U.S.

Novel blood pressure therapy fails

Washington - An experimental therapy that was once hailed as a possible cure for people whose high blood pressure does not respond to medication, has been shown to be ineffective, a US study said Saturday.

Sunlight helps blood pressure risk

Paris - Sunlight may help to reduce high blood pressure, a danger factor for heart attacks and stroke, a study published in a specialist journal said on Monday.

Drinking beetroot juice 'helps lower blood pressure'

An 8 oz glass of beetroot juice a day can help reduce blood pressure by 7%, researchers say. The effect is produced by beetroot's high level of nitrates.

The health benefits of a cuppa — made from insect droppings

All the best teas made from faeces, it seems, come from China. The latest to hit the headlines is tea made from insect excrement which Chinese scientists believe reduces hypertension and improves digestion.

Drug for hypertension helps the injured to walk

New research, conducted in Australia, indicates that a drug used to treat hypertension is also effective at helping mobilize patients with constricted limb arteries.

Study: Up to 8 percent of Canadian children have hypertension

Daily stress can lead to high blood pressure in adults. Sadly those stresses are being seen in children by Canadian doctors. A study found up to 8 percent of Canadian children have elevated blood pressure.

Hypertension is Up Worldwide

With over a billion people suffering world wide from hypertension it's time to fight back the silent killer. High blood pressure will kill millions from the pressures it puts on the heart yet it gets very little attention.

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Chart showing blood pressure and blood flow
Medical students taking blood pressure readings.
Medical students taking blood pressure readings.
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Table showing the new recommended hypertension reading levels
Table showing the new recommended hypertension reading levels
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