Track Your Blood Pressure With This New App

Track Your Blood Pressure With This New App

 With the BP Matters app, you can measure your blood pressure at home. Here’s what you need to know. By Priscilla Goy Photo: 5second/123rf.com The new BP Matters app launched on October 1, at an event to mark World Heart Day which fell on September 29,...
10 Easy Ways to Build Activity into Your Workday Routine

10 Easy Ways to Build Activity into Your Workday Routine

  Sitting at your desk all day increases your risk for heart attack, stroke and even death To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. (*this news item will not be available after 11/16/2016) By Robert Preidt Thursday, August 18, 2016...
5 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing On Your Period

5 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing On Your Period

 You might be aggravating your period cramps and disrupting your menstrual cycle by doing these things. By Janice Sim Photo: AlexVan/pixabay.com Indeed, having your period isn’t the best feeling in the world, it comes with inconvenience, pendulum mood...
Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure

Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure

  MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For the first time ever, high blood pressure rates are higher in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries, researchers say. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and...
Alcohol May Fuel Prostate Cancer Risk

Alcohol May Fuel Prostate Cancer Risk

  TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Drinking may raise the risk of prostate cancer, and the more men drink the greater their risk, a new analysis of 27 studies suggests. Canadian and Australian scientists found a significant association between...
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