High Blood Pressure

6 ways to lower blood pressure without medication

If just reading about blood pressure is raising your blood pressure, a doctor may have mentioned you need to keep your numbers in check.<p>Chronic high blood pressure — higher than 130/80 — takes a toll on your arteries, heart, kidneys and brain. Lower it, and you reduce your risk of heart attack and …

Diabetes

30 Days to a Healthier You: A Daily Checklist of Wellness Tips

Most of us hear the term wellness and assume that it’s something beyond our reach. Or perhaps we think that wellness is only for advanced yogis, …

Wellness

Ask a Doc: How your waist size affects your health

A larger-than-ideal waist is not only less than great for fitting into your clothes, it also has health risks, according to Craig Peters, a cardiologist with HonorHealth.<p><b>Here are the sobering facts:</b><p>A waist circumference of greater than 40 inches for men and greater than 35 inches for women is …

Diabetes

8 First-Time Moms Reveal What The Delivery Room Is *Actually* Like

In a perfect world, a pregnant person could give birth anywhere they wanted. Whether it's at home, the hospital, or the woods, the sky would be the …

Pregnancy

'Dangerous complacency' to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence

<b>A "dangerous complacency" in the response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, according to a report.</b><p>Experts said a stalling of HIV funding in recent years was endangering efforts to control the illness.<p>As things stand, the world is no longer on course to end the …

Public Health

My Traumatic Birth Didn't Put Me Off Having Another Baby, But It Made Me Rethink My Options

I genuinely believed I was going to die in theatre to the point where I was scared to sleep at night<p>Pexels<p>When my daughter was born in April last …

Pregnancy

12 Powerful Antibiotics That Don’t Require a Prescription and Big Pharma Hates them

Hospital antibiotics have become one of the most over prescribed “medicines” today. As a result people have ruined their digestive systems, and …

Coconut

Dialysis firms' profits are obscene. What will happen if California tries to cap them?

The worst maladies of the American healthcare system are related to corporate profits: The competition among insurance companies to avoid the sickest customers and extract the most money from the rest, and the rise of for-profit healthcare providers.<p>In few fields do those factors come together as …

Health Care

So You’ve Failed CPAP for Sleep Apnea, Now What? Chat with an Expert

Online Health Chat with Alan Kominsky, MD, and Douglas Trask, MD, PhD<p>February 20, 2015<p>Description<p>Nearly 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, …

Sleep

9 Fun Things To Do With Your Friends That Don't Involve Going To The Pub

Who doesn't think of "right, fancy a pint?" as a way to get to know someone or unwind with pals? Well, I know I do anyway. In adulthood (whatever <i>that</i> …

Hobbies

Study Ties Autism to Maternal High Blood Pressure, Diabetes

Children born to women who had diabetes or high blood pressure while pregnant are at an increased risk of autism, two new studies suggest.<p>Autism has …

Autism

Think 75 Is Too Old to Have Surgery? Think Again.

James Brantner had always been scrupulous about maintaining his health. He sees his primary care doctor annually, avoids sweets and developed a habit …

Medicine

Indian baby born weighing less than a tin of baked beans

Baby born weighing 0.8lbs - LESS than a tin of baked beans - becomes the smallest ever to survive in India after miracle 4-month recovery in</b> …

Pregnancy

The States Attacking Obamacare Would Suffer the Most If Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions Goes Away

Nine of the 11 states with the highest rates of pre-existing conditions have signed onto the lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act.<p>If the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions are struck down in court, residents of the Republican-led states that …

Health Care

Merck pledges to cut prices for seven drugs

Merck joined fellow pharmaceutical giants Novartis and Pfizer on Thursday in pledging to limit drug price increases in the United States.<p>Merck said it's cuttingthe price of Zepatier, a drug that treats hepatitis C, by 60% and reducing the price of six other medications by 10% each.<p>The company also …

United States

Cancer and your finances: How to avoid the travel insurance traps

Mention the 'C' word and insurers either see pound signs or they slam the proverbial door in your face.<p>That's how it feels for thousands of people …

Personal Finance (UK)

Baltimore bans sugary drinks from kids' menus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Baltimore became the largest city in the United States to bar soda and other sugary drinks from restaurants' kids' menus this week.<p>The Baltimore City Healthy Kids Meals Bill was signed by Mayor Catherine Pugh in April but went into effect Wednesday.<p>Restaurants will be limited to offering …

Public Health

Everything You Need To Know About Testosterone Booster Supplements To Get Stacked

The fitness market is flooded with testosterone booster supplements, but do they actually work? With the help of leading experts we find out the …

Wellness

8 Ways Menopause Can Affect Your Health and Sleep

​​​​​If you’re a woman in her 40s or 50s, you’ve probably given some thought to how perimenopause and menopause might affect your health. It’s a …

Women's Health

This Is What Happens To Women's Rights When The Far Right Takes Over

Alexi Witwicki/Kommersant via Getty Images<p>Polish women flooded Warsaw's streets on Oct. 3 to protest a proposed abortion ban.<p>WARSAW, Poland — It was …

Rights & Freedoms

Fears grow for detained Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang after wife receives updates on his plight | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

The wife of detained Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has expressed fears for his health after receiving more information about his …

Human Rights

Indigenous people ‘attuned’ to chronic disease risks

[QUITO and SAO PAULO] Indigenous communities in northern Ecuador are concerned about rising rates of cancer in their ethnic group and “attuned” to …

Diabetes

Here are the numbers that matter to your health

Twenty medical experts weigh in on what stats matters and which ones don’t.

Diabetes

A music-lover's guide to tinnitus

This article originally appeared on residentadvisor.net.<p>Tinnitus is a bigger issue in dance music than we'd like to admit. Angus Finlayson lays out …

Google Search

Deadly rat poison from synthetic marijuana found in US blood banks, FDA warns

• <b>Synthetic cannabis containing an anticoagulant from rat poison was found in several samples of donated plasma, the FDA says</b>• <b><br>Illegal 'fake marijuana'</b> …

Health (UK)

Drug now in clinical trials for Parkinson's strengthens heart contractions in animals

A drug currently in clinical trials for treating symptoms of Parkinson's disease may someday have value for treating heart failure, according to …

Medical Research

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for high blood pressure, heart failure treatment drug

Zydus Cadila has received final approval from the US health regulator to market Spironolactone tablets, used to treat high blood pressure and heart …

Business (India)

Getting by in Venezuela: Chronicles of Survival and Hope

<i>The international corporate media has bombarded the public with apocalyptic stories and images of hunger, insecurity, and massive migration in</i> …

Venezuela

What Causes Asterixis, and How Is It Treated?

Asterixis is a neurological disorder that causes a person to lose motor control of certain areas of the body. Muscles — often in the wrists and …

The Brain

Entrepreneur Competition Top Five Heading For The Finish Line

Obama Calls On The World To Be Madiba’s Legacy<p>Welcoming assembled guests to the lecture, Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive Sello Hatang said, …

Nelson Mandela