Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of Copenhagen have identified a bioactive trait common among many herbs. This trait, researchers say, is responsible for the antihypertensive properties demonstrated by these herbs. Their finding, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a promising alternative strategy for treating hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure … Continue reading Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Weight gain and diabetes risk: Deep belly fat poses more of a health risk to women than men

A study published in the journal Nature Medicine found that visceral or belly fat is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases more so in women than in men. Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden said that the difference between the two sexes is even greater when it comes to Type 2 diabetes risk. They found that visceral fat increased disease risk by more than seven times in … Continue reading Weight gain and diabetes risk: Deep belly fat poses more of a health risk to women than men

Here are 6 reasons to consider whey protein

Whey protein is a popular dietary supplement. Widely used for its muscle-building benefits, whey protein can be beneficial beyond increased muscle strength. Here are some other notable health benefits of whey protein consumption: 1. Helps reduce high blood pressure Millions of Americans suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension. Studies have found that whey protein can help lower high … Continue reading Here are 6 reasons to consider whey protein

Popular hypertension drug found to contain high levels of a CANCER-CAUSING ingredient

Blood pressure medication is meant to keep your blood pressure down, but the news that several popular hypertension drugs contain cancer-causing ingredients is enough to send anyone’s blood pressure through the roof – no matter what type of medication they take. Torrent Pharmaceuticals withdrew the popular hypertension drug losartan last year after finding that the medication contained … Continue reading Popular hypertension drug found to contain high levels of a CANCER-CAUSING ingredient

High blood pressure and depression are tied to your gut health, research says

A recent study found that gut health is linked to high blood pressure and depression after identifying key differences in gut bacterial patterns among individuals with the conditions and healthy individuals. The preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association‘s Hypertension Scientific Sessions also found that high blood pressure might take different forms – one that is accompanied by depression and one … Continue reading High blood pressure and depression are tied to your gut health, research says

Greater blood pressure control is key to preventing cognitive impairment and dementia, scientists find

For hypertensive adults, the need to maintain healthy blood pressure is a given. But a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that beyond its usual benefits, having a systolic blood pressure (SBP) of less than 120 mmHg is associated with fewer negative outcomes in the brain. The report, funded by the National Institute of Health through … Continue reading Greater blood pressure control is key to preventing cognitive impairment and dementia, scientists find

Consume superfoods rich in magnesium to lower your blood pressure naturally

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is essential for avoiding life-threatening cardiovascular problems like heart attack, stroke and heart disease. While anti-hypertensive medicines are often the go-to treatments for high blood pressure, more and more people are looking for natural remedies to avoid the many side effects of prescription medications, which include lightheadedness, anxiety and even sexual … Continue reading Consume superfoods rich in magnesium to lower your blood pressure naturally

Coronavirus research: “Mutated” virus now more infectious than ever

More than 10 million people are now infected by COVID-19. Researchers are still trying to learn more about the Wuhan virus, and with each published study, they get one step closer to developing a treatment that can put an end to the current pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 mutation possibly linked to massive outbreaks A new study by scientists at the Scripps Research … Continue reading Coronavirus research: “Mutated” virus now more infectious than ever

Keep your blood pressure under control with these 7 natural treatments

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a silent killer. This means the condition doesn’t have obvious symptoms and it can even go unnoticed and untreated for many years. To manage your blood pressure, you can make lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly and incorporating healing superfoods like berries and supplements into your diet. Why alternative treatments … Continue reading Keep your blood pressure under control with these 7 natural treatments

Obesity and other serious health conditions are allowing the coronavirus to kill more Americans

The novel coronavirus has now infected a total of 1,016,534 people worldwide and killed 53,164, according to data from Johns Hopkins University late Thursday. Among the countries with the highest number of reported cases, the U.S. leads by a significant margin with 245,573 confirmed cases. The country’s death toll also topped 6,000 early Friday, soaring dangerously close to Spain and … Continue reading Obesity and other serious health conditions are allowing the coronavirus to kill more Americans