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Indians have higher average resting heart rate, says study

The IHS findings highlight a high prevalence of masked hypertension and white-coat hypertension in Indians at 42 per cent on first visit to a doctor's clinic.

Hypertension cases often misdiagnosed, finds study

Conducted by Eris Lifesciences, a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Ahmedabad, the study included 18,918 people aged between 18 and 75 years, across 355 cities.


Multiple tests needed to confirm hypertension: Study

With the study, doctors suggest at least three blood pressure tests in an interval of two minutes to confirm hypertension or home-based tests during which the patient is relaxed and accurate blood pressure (BP) can be noted.

In Maharashtra, 30% hypertension patients drop out of treatment: Study

Low incentives for ASHA workers, who are supposed to follow up with these patients, and poor health infrastructure in rural and tribal areas of the state have contributed to this trend, the study says.

Air pollution in India linked to increased hypertension risk in women: Study

The study indicates that long-term exposure to particulate matter is associated with a higher prevalence of hypertension, regardless of the type of fuel used for cooking.

Air pollution linked to heart disease, stroke risk: Study

Researchers from Lithuanian University of Health Sciences investigated the link between a long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and residential distance to green spaces and major roads with the development of hypertension and some components of metabolic syndrome.


World Hypertension Day 2019: Is high blood pressure a threat to your pregnancy?

World Hypertension Day 2019: High blood pressure during pregnancy increases the exposure to a lot of threats to the mother and baby. It can disturb the lining of the uterus, which can impede the embryos for healthy implantation.

World Hypertension Day 2019: Ayurvedic tips to manage hypertension

Normal blood pressure of a healthy adult individual is 120 mmHg systolic and 80 mmHg diastolic.

World Hypertension Day 2019: Know about the signs, risks and treatment for hypertension

People with high blood pressure may have headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but these signs and symptoms aren't specific and usually don't occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage.

Drinking mineral-rich water may reduce blood pressure: Study

Recently a study revealed that drinking water of higher salinity for people living in a coastal region of Bangladesh reduces blood pressure in people as it brings high sodium, calcium and magnesium. 

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From lowering high BP to preventing hair loss: 7 amazing health benefits of black raisins

White raisins are very common, but have you ever heard of black raisins? Made from dried grapes, black raisins have a very sugary taste and a juicy flavour. But more than satisfying your sweet tooth, it has immense health benefits.