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This new technology can let smartphone detect blood pressure through a short selfie video

Researchers at the University of Toronto and the Hangzhou Normal University have developed a new technology that can turn your smartphone into a blood pressure monitoring device by just analysing a short video of your face.

One-hour exercise with proper hydration may tackle low BP: Study

For the NASA-funded study on astronauts, published in the journal Circulation, the researchers used a small blood pressure cuff on astronauts' finger to measure blood pressure and every heartbeat.


Health Tips: Five ways to keep your kidneys healthy

As per a report, diabetes and hypertension account for about 40-60 per cent cases of chronic kidney disease in India.

Sauna sessions as exhausting as moderate exercise: Study

Contrary to previous assumption, researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Medical Center Berlin (MCB) in Germany found that the blood pressure does not drop during a sauna session.

Being overweight doubles high BP risk in kids, says study

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and the prevalence has increased at an alarming rate.

Unsalted tomato juice may help cut heart disease risk

At the end of the study, blood pressure in 94 participants with untreated prehypertension or hypertension dropped significantly, according to the researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan.


Energy drinks may harm your heart, says study

Researchers also found a statistically significant increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure in participants who consumed the energy drinks.

Licorice tea may have harmful side effects, says study

Licorice tea is popular in the Middle East and parts of Europe, and erk sous is especially popular in Egypt during Ramadan.

Flower pesticides linked to high blood pressure in kids, finds study

Researchers at University of California San Diego in the US found a link between higher blood pressure and pesticide exposures in children - especially heightened pesticide spraying period around the Mother's Day flower harvest, a holiday with one of the highest sales of flowers.

Space travel may harm astronauts' joints, says new study

The study adds to a growing body of research about the health effects of spaceflight on the musculoskeletal system, according to the researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in the US.