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#Blood Pressure

# blood-pressure - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study
# Bmj
# Bmj

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study

Nov 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,780 Views 11 Comments

Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.

# blood-pressure - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health
# Snooze Button
# Snooze Button

Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health

Jun 16th 2018, 8:15 AM 20,502 Views 13 Comments

Fewer than six and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with conditions such as increased blood pressure.

# blood-pressure - Sunday 15 October, 2017

'I'd get out of bed and the next thing wake up on the bathroom floor'
# Stroke Risk
# Stroke Risk

'I'd get out of bed and the next thing wake up on the bathroom floor'

Oct 15th 2017, 6:00 PM 18,969 Views 9 Comments

Fainting spells led to Les Carroll being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that increases the risk of stroke.

# blood-pressure - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Poll: Have you had your blood pressure checked?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you had your blood pressure checked?

Aug 8th 2017, 8:17 AM 18,774 Views 22 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation recommends that people over the age of 30 get their blood pressure checked once a year.

# blood-pressure - Monday 7 August, 2017

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland
# High Blood Pressure
# High Blood Pressure

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland

Aug 7th 2017, 8:00 PM 72,667 Views 15 Comments

“It’s a ticking bomb, people are walking around with diabetes and [high] blood pressure and they’re not aware that they have it.”

# blood-pressure - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?
# Irish Heart
# Irish Heart

Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?

May 21st 2017, 7:15 AM 15,564 Views 20 Comments

High blood pressure can cause a heart attack, stroke or cognitive difficulty in later life.

# blood-pressure - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Cutting out salt may not lower your blood pressure
# So Salty
# So Salty

Cutting out salt may not lower your blood pressure

Apr 30th 2017, 8:45 AM 12,922 Views 23 Comments

Adults are recommended to limit their daily intake of sodium to around 2,300 milligrams a day.

# blood-pressure - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Here's why you should really work on getting your blood pressure down
# For Your Heart
# For Your Heart

Here's why you should really work on getting your blood pressure down

Nov 10th 2015, 6:03 AM 20,130 Views 34 Comments

It has all kinds of good effects.

# blood-pressure - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Could you have a stroke in the next 10 years? Where you live could have a lot to do with it...
# Risk Detection
# Risk Detection

Could you have a stroke in the next 10 years? Where you live could have a lot to do with it...

Mar 26th 2015, 6:03 AM 18,808 Views 6 Comments

A new risk detection method aims to predict heart disease and strokes in people over 40.

# blood-pressure - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Some people might need more salt in their diets, not less
# Blood Pressure
# Blood Pressure

Some people might need more salt in their diets, not less

Aug 14th 2014, 10:14 AM 11,797 Views 22 Comments

New research suggests that a moderate intake is best to reduce blood pressure.

# blood-pressure - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Father Ted star's sons join Taoiseach to launch blood pressure roadshow
# Health
# Health

Father Ted star's sons join Taoiseach to launch blood pressure roadshow

Sep 24th 2013, 4:50 PM 11,496 Views 23 Comments

A free roadshow will help 3,000 adults across the country learn whether or not they suffer from high blood pressure.

# blood-pressure - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Irish researchers help develop test for dangerous pre-eclampsia
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Irish researchers help develop test for dangerous pre-eclampsia

Jul 2nd 2013, 2:45 PM 5,413 Views 14 Comments

A team received €6 million in EU funding and will conduct a trial of their prototype for spotting the signs of the condition, which can occur during pregnancy.

# blood-pressure - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Two dead over suspected mix-up of sleeping and blood pressure pills
# Healthscare
# Healthscare

Two dead over suspected mix-up of sleeping and blood pressure pills

Jun 11th 2013, 8:00 AM 13,579 Views 8 Comments

France’s health regulator has withdrawn a brand of blood pressure pills amid fears of a packaging issue.

# blood-pressure - Sunday 7 April, 2013

People urged to get blood pressure checked on World Health Day
# World Health Day
# World Health Day

People urged to get blood pressure checked on World Health Day

Apr 7th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,041 Views 4 Comments

Every year, the World Health Organisation selects a priority area of global public health concern as the theme for World Health Day. This year’s theme is high blood pressure.

# blood-pressure - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Poll: Do you think schools should increase time spent in PE classes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think schools should increase time spent in PE classes?

Jan 17th 2013, 10:11 AM 10,264 Views 113 Comments

A new study shows risk factors for heart disease can be found in Irish children as young as 10, so should schools increase time spent on physical activities?

# blood-pressure - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

People more likely to take preventive medications combined in a single pill
# Heart Health
# Heart Health

People more likely to take preventive medications combined in a single pill

Nov 7th 2012, 2:56 PM 4,119 Views 7 Comments

New research indicates that changing the delivery of several medications into one fixed-dose combination pill could improve people’s adherence to preventative medications.

# blood-pressure - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Down with that sort of thing: Dermot Morgan's sons launch Heart Month
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Down with that sort of thing: Dermot Morgan's sons launch Heart Month

Aug 22nd 2012, 1:11 PM 18,162 Views 17 Comments

The family of the late Father Ted actor launched the Irish Heart Foundation’s Heart Month September campaign later today.

Dermot Morgan's sons to launch Heart Month
# Heart Month
# Heart Month

Dermot Morgan's sons to launch Heart Month

Aug 22nd 2012, 8:15 AM 7,484 Views 14 Comments

Brothers Rob, Don and Ben Morgan – who lost their father to a heart attack 14 years ago – are urging people to avail of free blood pressure checks offered by the Irish Heart Foundation over September.

# blood-pressure - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Teen girls on pill at risk of high blood pressure
# Contraceptives
# Contraceptives

Teen girls on pill at risk of high blood pressure

Jul 12th 2012, 5:58 PM 4,705 Views 21 Comments

A new study also showed alcohol consumption in teenage boys increased the risk of high blood pressure later in life.

# blood-pressure - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Almost 60 per cent more women than men dying from stroke
# Stroke
# Stroke

Almost 60 per cent more women than men dying from stroke

Apr 15th 2012, 7:09 PM 4,999 Views 15 Comments

New statistics have highlighted the risk of stroke amongst women in Ireland, showing that stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer.

# blood-pressure - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Irish scientists find potential new treatment for smoking-related diseases
# Lung Disease
# Lung Disease

Irish scientists find potential new treatment for smoking-related diseases

Feb 21st 2012, 3:20 PM 3,520 Views 10 Comments

The new approach could help save patients with conditions often associated with long-term smoking.

# blood-pressure - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Genetic variants influence blood pressure: study
# Blood Pressure
# Blood Pressure

Genetic variants influence blood pressure: study

Sep 14th 2011, 9:41 AM 304 Views 1 Comment

New research has uncovered a link between genes and blood pressure – however experts say that lifestyle factors are still important contributors to hypertension.

# blood-pressure - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Ever needed boots fitted with a blood pressure sensor? You're in luck
# Inventions
From The Daily Edge
# Inventions

Ever needed boots fitted with a blood pressure sensor? You're in luck

Apr 6th 2011, 3:32 PM 913 Views 0 Comments

These boots, and many other semi-useful ideas, are being showcased at the world’s largest inventions fair in Geneva today.

# blood-pressure - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Sugary soft drinks linked to hypertension
# Health
# Health

Sugary soft drinks linked to hypertension

Mar 1st 2011, 4:19 PM 935 Views 0 Comments

Experts have warned that sugary drinks have been linked to hypertension – which causes hardening of the arteries, kidney damage and heart disease.