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40pc of UAE adults ‘have hypertension’

About 40.8 per cent of UAE nationals in the age group of 35-70 years suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure, according to a recent survey conducted by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Hypertension is the leading cause of

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High blood pressure ‘silent killer’

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer and it poses among the greatest health risks because most people remain unaware that they have this condition until it is too late, said an expert. Dr Mark Pecker, an international

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Home blood pressure monitors 'show mixed results'

  Home blood pressure monitors may be useful to some older adults who have suffered a stroke, but little help to others, according to a UK study.   Past studies have found that home monitoring may a

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BP, diabetes 'top health issues for workers’

Blood pressure (BP), diabetes and high cholesterol are key health problems faced by labourers in Bahrain, according to organisers of medical camps. 'Doctors and nurses that have screened thousands of workers so far have found that majo

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Uric acid linked to high blood pressure

Teens with high levels of uric acid appear to be at increased risk for high blood pressure (BP), according to results of research from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Although the findings do not establish a cause-and-ef

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Too much or too little salt is bad: study

Taking a moderate amount of salt may be healthier than too little or too much, researchers reported in a study likely to fuel the debate over the health effects of salt in the diet. Doctors for years have warned that high salt intake incre

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CSH plans Ramadan health check-up

Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH), one of the largest private hospitals in Dubai catering to the tertiary health care needs of the Middle East, is offering a special medical check-up package for diabetic and hypertensive patients at its Deira bra

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SunTech unveils new disposable BP cuffs

US-based SunTech Medical, a leader in non-invasive blood pressure measurement products and technologies, has rolled out its new line of disposable blood pressure cuffs. These cuffs feature an exclusive, tapered-end design for easier cuff a

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Less salt for teens means healthier adults

If teens could reduce their daily salt consumption by 3,000 milligrams, they would cut their risk for heart disease and stroke significantly in adulthood, researchers said. Based on results of a computer modeling analysis, researchers proj

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Chicken legs control high blood pressure: study

Scientists in Japan have identified four proteins in chicken legs which appear to be effective in controlling high blood pressure, a study has said. In a paper published in the Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Food, the researchers sa

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