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How tighter blood pressure control protects the ageing brain

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 by A4W Contributor

More aggressive hypertension treatment could protect the ageing brain while reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes...

How love may help to relieve stress (and keep blood pressure down)

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 by A4W Contributor

Love is a wonderful thing, but stress is not. Fortunately, new research has found that love may help ...

Do you know what your BMI and blood pressure readings are?

Posted on Feb 8, 2018 by A4W Contributor

If you’ve let healthy resolutions slide, it’s the perfect month to begin again, starting with your BMI and ...

5 Bloodcurdling medical procedures that are no longer performed – thankfully!

Posted on May 19, 2017 by The Conversation

Surgeries and treatments come and go. A new BMJ guideline, for example, makes “strong recommendations” against the use ...

The risks of a high-sugar diet for kids

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 by Tammy Jacks

Is your child in a sugar trap? We asked a top dietician to weigh in on the risks ...

Heart disease is higher in these areas

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 by A4W Contributor

SA’s leading provider of generic cardiovascular medication, Pharma Dynamics, set out to determine people’s risk of suffering a ...

3 Million people to get blood pressure tested this week

Posted on May 16, 2016 by A4W Contributor

Three million people from around the world will have their blood pressure tested from 17 to 24 May. ...

Dramatic remissions seen in immunotherapy trial of blood cancer patients

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 by A4W Contributor

Experimental, living T-cell therapy shows promise for treating advanced disease, making immunotherapy a ‘pillar’ of cancer care …

Low blood pressure benefits wide range of patients

Posted on Feb 12, 2016 by A4W Contributor

Using intensive treatment to lower blood pressure below currently recommended targets significantly reduces rates of stroke and heart ...

High diabetes risk for 1 in 3 people

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 by A4W Contributor

A recent screening programme found that one in three people have a high risk for developing diabetes. Could ...

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