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Gum disease linked with higher risk of hypertension, reveals study

High blood pressure affects 30-45% of adults and is the leading global cause of premature death, 2 while periodontitis affects more than 50% of the world’s population. Senior author Professor Francesco D’Aiuto of UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK, said, “We observed a linear association—the more severe periodontitis is, the higher the probability of hypertension. The findings […]

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5 simple and effective tips to keep your kidney healthy

While preventing the build-up of wastes and excess fluid, the kidneys also keeps electrolyte levels stable and produce hormones that make red blood cells. People who have high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney failure are at increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. But even if you don’t fall into one […]

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Mouthwash use could inhibit benefits of exercise, researchers reveal

An international team of scientists has shown that the blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced when people rinse their mouths with antibacterial mouthwash, rather than water, showing the importance of oral bacteria in cardiovascular health. The researchers now suggest that health professionals should pay attention to the oral environment when recommending interventions involving […]

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Owning a dog could help you have better cardiovascular health

The study examines the association of pet ownership, specifically dog ownership, with cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular health. The results are published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes. The study first established baseline health and socio-economic information on more than 2,000 subjects in the city of Brno, Czech Republic, from January 2013 […]

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Anaemia may increase dementia risk, reveals study

A new study confirms earlier reports that anaemia – a condition caused by having too little haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells – increases the risk for dementia. It found that having high haemoglobin levels does so as well. Dutch researchers looked at 12,305 people without dementia at the start of the study, […]

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This four-in-one pill can help prevent a third of heart problems, finds study

A daily pill containing four medicines can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, a study shows. The polypill contains blood-thinning aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure. The researchers, in Iran and the UK, said the pill had a huge impact but cost just pennies a […]

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42% of Indians at risk of being misdiagnosed with hypertension, finds study

When you visit a doctor, the first thing he does is to check your blood pressure. And invariably, the blood pressure sees a mysterious spike. Oh! Have you have not noticed it? Yes, it is true. This has been revealed in the study conducted by India Heart Research (IHR). The study indicates, about 24 per […]

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Blood pressure recording over 24 hours is the best predictor of heart disease

That is the conclusion of an international study coordinated by Professors Jan A. Staessen and Zhen-Yu Zhang of KU Leuven in Belgium. Dr Gladys Maestre from the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, supervised the study in Venezuela, one of the participating countries. The study was published in the Journal of the […]

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Abnormal blood pressure in middle and late life influences dementia risk, find study

Although not designed to show cause and effect, the study suggests that maintaining a healthy blood pressure throughout life may be one way to help decrease one’s risk of losing brain function. “Our results suggest that one’s blood pressure during midlife may influence how blood pressure later in life relates to dementia risk,” says Keenan […]

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Know about the physical benefits of yoga

  Following are some of the physical benefits of yoga that have a growing body of research behind them. In addition to the conditions listed below, preliminary research also shows that yoga may help with migraines, osteoporosis, balance and mobility issues, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, fibromyalgia, and ADHD. Back pain relief Back pain is […]

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