September 2017

High blood pressure: The criteria which reveal if YOU should be treated with medicine

The condition, also known as hypertension can be treated by altering lifestyle factors – such as cutting down on salt in diet and exercising. However, high blood pressure can also be treated with medication. There are a number of reasons a doctor might prescribe medication for a patient with high blood pressure. NICE guidance said: “Your doctor should offer you drug treatment if your blood pressure is considered to be

Gates Foundation and PATH wire up health data in Africa using a novel approach

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the global health nonprofit PATH are working on a groundbreaking initiative in Africa that takes an unexpected approach. The project is all about digital health, but doesn’t employ flashy new technology. And despite the essential roles being played by the two prominent Seattle-area organizations, they aren’t being publicly praised for the effort — in fact, they often get no recognition for it at

E-Cigs May Help Smokers Quit, But

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but only if they discard tobacco in favor of vaping nearly every day, a new study suggests. Former smokers are nearly three times more likely to abstain from cigarette smoking if they puff on an e-cigarette two out of every three days a month, according to the analysis of a federal survey on smoking. “E-cigarettes are an effective

What you should know if you want to exercise while you’re pregnant

Even with their protruding bellies, expectant mothers can still get regular exercise. They just might have to make a few adjustments in how they break a sweat. Here are things to know about exercising while pregnant. Change starts from the beginning Many expecting women believe – falsely – that they can train as they normally do in the first few months. “Even early on, future mothers should avoid high-impact sports