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News tag: Blood pressure


How would 4 or 5 cups of tea help improve your health

23 Jan, 2016 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Three cups of green or black tea are very beneficial to your health. It is not very obvious how these teas are interchangeable, but health experts are very confident about their recent discoveries. According to the Health Council of the Netherlands, drinking three or four cups of tea (green or…


Eating out may improve social life, but elevates risk of hypertension

14 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People enjoy eating out, but a certain amount of care is needed when sampling foods and restaurants, as it has negative effects on blood pressure, a new study shows. Eating out frequently has been linked with higher caloric intake, excessive saturated fat intake, and higher than recommended salt consumption –…


Excessive salt contained in prepackaged and processed food

6 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
In the United States, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention send a warning regarding the high amount of salt contained in packaged and processed food. In its latest report, the US agency indicated that most of the prepackaged food at grocery store contain an unhealthy amount of salt. A…


Napping helps body recover following insufficient sleep

12 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A nap as short as 30 minutes may reverse the negative effects of a poor or lack therefore of sleep the night before, a new study unveils. Napping could also boost the immune system and relieve stress. Reaching public health proportions, lack of sleep is known to reduce productivity as…


Coconut oil may help regulate blood pressure

10 Feb, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A daily intake of coconut oil combined with daily exercising may help reduce blood pressure or hypertension to normal levels, new research suggests. Researchers from Brazil speculate the results are due to reduction in baroreflex sensitivity and in oxidative stress in heart and aorta, key factors for maintaining a healthy…


Moderate jogging provides successful exercise combination

3 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
“Less is more,” the words of wisdom heard frequently, apply to jogging as well, according to new research. Researchers followed 1098 Danish joggers for 12 years, as well as 413 other healthy people with a relatively sedentary lifestyle. To achieve a low risk of death, runners practiced between 1 and…


Facial paralysis risk doubled when having migraines

25 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Those suffering from migraine have a double risk of developing a nervous condition causing facial paralysis called Bell’s palsy. The study was led by author Shuu-Jiun Wang from National Yang-Ming University in Taipei. "This is a very new association between migraine and Bell's palsy," Wang said. "It also suggests that…


Reduce blood pressure by having blueberries daily

9 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
It takes just a cup of blueberries each day to reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both conditions linked to developing heart disease later in life. The study, carried over an eight-week period, involved 48 post-menopausal women that were assigned at random to receive either 22 grams of freeze-dried blueberry…


Expecting moms’ exercise level affects child’s blood pressure

8 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Babies with a low birth weight have a higher risk of having high blood pressure later in life, doctors and researchers agree. A new study however, suggests that this predicament can be reversed by the exercise habits of expecting moms. The Michigan State University conducted a study that demonstrated for…


Loss of sleep following a divorce might cause death

5 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
People who find divorce traumatizing to the point of losing too much sleep over it should think again, as it can lead to increased blood pressure and earlier death, new study says. The research was performed at the University of Arizona, where co-author Dr. David Sbarra determined that even though…