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# Blood Pressure

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# bmj
Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study
Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.
# snooze button
Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health
Fewer than six and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with conditions such as increased blood pressure.
# stroke risk
'I'd get out of bed and the next thing wake up on the bathroom floor'
Fainting spells led to Les Carroll being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that increases the risk of stroke.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you had your blood pressure checked?
The Irish Heart Foundation recommends that people over the age of 30 get their blood pressure checked once a year.
# high blood pressure
The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland
“It’s a ticking bomb, people are walking around with diabetes and [high] blood pressure and they’re not aware that they have it.”
# irish heart
Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?
High blood pressure can cause a heart attack, stroke or cognitive difficulty in later life.
# So Salty
Cutting out salt may not lower your blood pressure
Adults are recommended to limit their daily intake of sodium to around 2,300 milligrams a day.
# For your heart
Here's why you should really work on getting your blood pressure down
It has all kinds of good effects.
# risk detection
Could you have a stroke in the next 10 years? Where you live could have a lot to do with it...
A new risk detection method aims to predict heart disease and strokes in people over 40.
# Blood Pressure
Some people might need more salt in their diets, not less
New research suggests that a moderate intake is best to reduce blood pressure.
# Health
Father Ted star's sons join Taoiseach to launch blood pressure roadshow
A free roadshow will help 3,000 adults across the country learn whether or not they suffer from high blood pressure.
# Pregnancy
Irish researchers help develop test for dangerous pre-eclampsia
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.
# Healthscare
Two dead over suspected mix-up of sleeping and blood pressure pills
France’s health regulator has withdrawn a brand of blood pressure pills amid fears of a packaging issue.
# World Health Day
People urged to get blood pressure checked on World Health Day
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think schools should increase time spent in PE classes?
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?
# Heart Health
People more likely to take preventive medications combined in a single pill
New research indicates that changing the delivery of several medications into one fixed-dose combination pill could improve people’s adherence to preventative medications.
# Careful Now
Down with that sort of thing: Dermot Morgan's sons launch Heart Month
The family of the late Father Ted actor launched the Irish Heart Foundation’s Heart Month September campaign later today.
# heart month
Dermot Morgan's sons to launch Heart Month
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.
# Contraceptives
Teen girls on pill at risk of high blood pressure
A new study also showed alcohol consumption in teenage boys increased the risk of high blood pressure later in life.
# Stroke
Almost 60 per cent more women than men dying from stroke
New statistics have highlighted the risk of stroke amongst women in Ireland, showing that stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer.
# Lung disease
Irish scientists find potential new treatment for smoking-related diseases
The new approach could help save patients with conditions often associated with long-term smoking.
# Blood Pressure
Genetic variants influence blood pressure: study
New research has uncovered a link between genes and blood pressure – however experts say that lifestyle factors are still important contributors to hypertension.
# Inventions
Ever needed boots fitted with a blood pressure sensor? You're in luck
These boots, and many other semi-useful ideas, are being showcased at the world’s largest inventions fair in Geneva today.
# Health
Sugary soft drinks linked to hypertension
Experts have warned that sugary drinks have been linked to hypertension – which causes hardening of the arteries, kidney damage and heart disease.