New research reveals one of the top drivers of death in China is getting worse—and the government isn’t yet prepared to stop it. A study published this week in The Lancet paints a stark picture of a public-health crisis, one that highlights systemic problems in the national health-care system and

More than a third of adults in China suffer from high blood pressure, but only one in 20 are able effectively to manage their condition, according to research published on Thursday. Strokes are the leading cause of death in China, accounting for one in five deaths annually, researchers said, with

A new study shows nearly a third of Americans have hypertension but less than half having it under control. Erika Edwards, NBC , KPNX 7:14 PM. MST October 20, 2017 Man having his blood pressure checked by a doctor. (Photo: Thinkstock) NBC – A new government study finds nearly a

A high salt diet is known to increase the risk of hypertension. A recent review concludes that consuming adequate potassium levels might be just as important for maintaining a healthy blood pressure.High blood pressure (or hypertension) is a silent killer. Worldwide, it affects an estimated 1 billion people. Approximately 75

High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly one in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) focus on making it easier for physicians to determine a child’s normal

A recent study determines whether early-life iron supplementation reduces systolic blood pressure (SBP) in 7-year-old patients who had a low birth weight as infants. Low birth weight (LBW) is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure (BP) later in life. High blood pressure can lead to cardiovascular disease,

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