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High Blood Pressure
Health  /  Published 10.11.20

The why and how of blood pressure

As long as Indians lived a non-industrialised life —  sleeping early and working hard physically — they had normal blood pressure well into their seventies. Now, with a sedentary, ind...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 19.12.18

Keep away BP, diabetes the Yanomami way

The reason blood pressure tends to rise with age may be a Western diet and lifestyle, concludes a study of remote tribal communities that has been recently published in the journal, JAMA Cardiology.Hi...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

India  /  Published 13.10.19

Doctors’ dilemma: Too many protocols

Indian doctors seeking standard treatment protocols, the ideal or most appropriate guidelines to treat specific diseases, would find at least four such protocols for diabetes, six for high blood press...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 16.05.20

Hypertension is a lifestyle disease

Since 2005, May 17 has been World Hypertension Day to raise awareness about high blood pressure (BP) and its complications.Globally, hypertension is one of the most common lifestyle diseases today. Ac...
By Karan Kakkad in

Health  /  Published 06.04.19

Food: Our frenemy

As we step into another year of celebrating World Health Day, we can be proud of how we have been able to combat diseases such as malaria and polio. However, the issue of conquering lifestyle diseases...
By Shikha Prakash in

Health  /  Published 22.10.19

Diet punch

In India, one in every 10 adults has chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this disease, the kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should be able to. It is called “chronic” because...
By Chandana Chandra in


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