Blood pressure http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37159/all en Bulgarian premier hospitalised again amid protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/bulgarian-premier-hospitalised-again-amid-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bulgaria's outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov was hospitalised Sunday with severe hypertension for a second time this week, amid a new wave of mass street rallies.</p> <p>Borisov, 53, was admitted in hospital with "high blood pressure and an overall weakness" and is currently undergoing infusion therapy, hospital chief Lyubomir Spasov said.</p> <p>"We are monitoring him, his blood pressure is still high but we hope to normalise it," Spasov added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/bulgarian-premier-hospitalised-again-amid-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blood pressure Boyko Borisov Business AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 16:30:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772194 at http://www.globalpost.com WHO warns against increasing hypertension http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/who-warns-against-increasing-hypertension <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Hypertension affects 33 percents of adults above 45 years old, World Health Organization (WHO) statement issued in connection with World Health Day said here on Saturday.</p><P>WHO referred National Health Survey of Pakistan on hypertension and said 18 percent of people in Pakistan suffer from hypertension with every third person over the age of 40 becoming increasingly vulnerable to a wide range of diseases.</p><P>To engage public on the prevention and control of heart diseases and stroke by focusing hypertension, World Health Day campaign, which is observed on 7 April, every year is high</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/who-warns-against-increasing-hypertension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blood pressure Health Hypertension Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 07:01:38 +0000 Asianet 5806344 at http://www.globalpost.com Shifa arranges hiking trip to mark World Health Day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/shifa-arranges-hiking-trip-mark-world-health-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Shifa International Hospital on Sunday organized a hiking trip on Trail 3 to mark the World Health Day, highlighting this year’s theme ‘High Blood Pressure.’</p><P>Many doctors, citizens and their families participated enthusiastically in this activity to promote healthy lifestyle among masses.</p><P>On the occasion, Consultant Medical Specialist at Shifa International Hospital Dr Shahzad Siddique said high blood pressure is considered as “silent killer”.</p><P>High blood pressure is also known as raised blood pressure or hypertension and it increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/shifa-arranges-hiking-trip-mark-world-health-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blood pressure Health Medicine Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:03:23 +0000 Asianet 5807606 at http://www.globalpost.com TUF marks World Health Day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/tuf-marks-world-health-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The University of Faisalabad (TUF) arranged a seminar on 'Hypertension' and a walk to observe World Health Day.</p><P>On the occasion in his presentation, Madina Teaching Hospital (MTH) Department of Medicine Dr Ali Majeed reported that Hypertension is a silent killer and 1 in every 3 adults is suffering from it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/tuf-marks-world-health-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antihypertensive drug Blood pressure Hypertension Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:49:15 +0000 Asianet 5810660 at http://www.globalpost.com Online tool helps control blood pressure long term http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/online-tool-helps-control-blood-pressure-long-term <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Genevra Pittman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study, people with high blood pressure who could communicate with their pharmacists online had better blood pressure control a year after that service ended.</p> <p>Previously researchers had found that patients randomly assigned to the web-based pharmacy care did better than those who used a patient website but had no extra help or were only trained to monitor their blood pressure at home.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/online-tool-helps-control-blood-pressure-long-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blood pressure Health Labor Pharmacist Pharmacy Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 21:31:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5844173 at http://www.globalpost.com What bad weather does to your blood pressure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130525/what-bad-weather-does-your-blood-pressure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Here’s good motivation to go ahead and book that holiday somewhere warm: a new Scottish study finds that cold, rainy weather can raise your blood pressure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130525/what-bad-weather-does-your-blood-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blood pressure Health Stroke Well being Sat, 25 May 2013 13:16:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5845987 at http://www.globalpost.com Music device doesn't drop diabetics' blood pressure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130612/music-device-doesnt-drop-diabetics-blood-pressure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrew M. Seaman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A device that plays a melody in an attempt to slow people's breathing didn't lower the blood pressure of people with diabetes, according to a new study.</p> <p>"Given the results and the studies available, you can conclude that there is not enough evidence to use this device," said Dr. Gijs Landman, the study's lead author from the Isala Clinics in The Netherlands.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130612/music-device-doesnt-drop-diabetics-blood-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blood pressure Health Medicine Thomson Reuters Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:35:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5856692 at http://www.globalpost.com Home blood pressure monitoring may improve control http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/home-blood-pressure-monitoring-may-improve-control <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Genevra Pittman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with high blood pressure who used an at-home monitor and had regular phone calls with their pharmacist kept their numbers in check better than those receiving standard care, in a new study.</p> <p>One in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure, according to the National Institutes of Health.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/home-blood-pressure-monitoring-may-improve-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blood pressure Health Labor Medical equipment Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:35:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5873910 at http://www.globalpost.com Saskatchewan scientists work to protect rarely seen blood-spurting lizard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130726/saskatchewan-scientists-work-protect-rarely-seen-blood-spurt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>REGINA - Here's something you don't see every day — a lizard that shoots blood out of its eyes.</p> <p>But if you're travelling to Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan and you're very, very lucky, you might just catch a glimpse of the Greater Short-Horned Lizard, also known as Canada's version of the iguana.</p> <p>Biologists are conducting a study of the creature, which is also found in southeast Alberta, aiming to help move it off Canada's list of "at-risk" species.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130726/saskatchewan-scientists-work-protect-rarely-seen-blood-spurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blood pressure Blood squirt Herpetology Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:34:04 +0000 The Canadian Press 5894891 at http://www.globalpost.com Self-monitoring tied to lower blood pressure: review http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130805/self-monitoring-tied-lower-blood-pressure-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Genevra Pittman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with hypertension who regularly monitor their own blood pressure tend to have lower numbers than those who don't use a home blood pressure monitor, a new review of past studies suggests.</p> <p>The analysis showed self-monitoring was most successful when paired with extra resources for patients, such as online materials or phone calls with health workers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130805/self-monitoring-tied-lower-blood-pressure-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blood pressure Health Labor Medicine Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:34:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5903285 at http://www.globalpost.com Millions could go off blood pressure meds: US study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140329/millions-could-go-blood-pressure-meds-us-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One in four American adults over 60 being treated for high blood pressure could go off their medication under recent guidelines issued in the United States, a study said Saturday.</p> <p>The changes, which stirred controversy in the medical community, could mean nearly six million may no longer need drugs to control their blood pressure, Duke University researchers said in the Journal of the American Medical Association.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140329/millions-could-go-blood-pressure-meds-us-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blood pressure Health Hypertension AFP Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:17:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6108613 at http://www.globalpost.com Self management may reduce blood pressure: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140827/self-management-may-reduce-blood-pressure-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrew M. Seaman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Even people at significant risk for heart attacks and strokes can take an active role in reducing their own high blood pressure, by measuring it themselves and adjusting their medications, according to a new study from the UK.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140827/self-management-may-reduce-blood-pressure-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Blood pressure Health Labor Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:29:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6242544 at http://www.globalpost.com