Cardiovascular
SILENT KILLER High blood pressure remains a focus
High blood pressure is killing South Africans and South Africa has one of the highest rates of hypertension worldwide. Get a free blood pressure test at all Clicks Clinics nationwide
08 Sep 2014
A CUPPA A DAY Coffee drinkers at risk of high blood pressure
The likelihood of having to start drug treatment to control high blood pressure, or hypertension, seems to be increased among coffee drinkers.
18 Jun 2014 - R.
Pressures of hypertension High blood pressure is increasing
A recent study found that 78% of South Africans over the age of 50 have high blood pressure. This is the highest rate reported for "any country in the world at any time in history", according to its authors.
05 Feb 2014
Love your heart Your lifestyle could damage your heart
Eating an apple a day could help cut your risk of heart disease as effectively as taking a cholesterol lowering drug, it could prevent 8,500 deaths a year
23 Jan 2014
The hype on Hypertension Do we have accurate hypertension measurement devices?
The onset of new medical technology has paved the way for modern and convenient ways to measure blood pressure which, although having met great success internationally, is yet to be adopted in South Africa
03 Sep 2013 - R. L.
Setting the pace Former President FW de Klerk receives a pacemaker
Former apartheid President FW de Klerk will be hospitalised to receive a pacemaker as his fellow Nobel peace laureate Nelson Mandela remains critical but stable.
03 Jul 2013 - J. P.
Run for life Running can improve more than just your heart
Gone are the days when running was a mere a mental and physical boost. Research shows that running can benefit your life in more ways than one.
06 Jun 2013 - S. G.
The mega omega-3 Fish oil supplements could reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes
Omega-3 fatty acids increase levels of a hormone called adiponectin, which is linked to insulin sensitivity
23 May 2013 - G. K.
The hype around hypertension What are the dangers associated with high blood pressure?
People with blood pressure levels between 120/80 and 140/90 – levels once considered normal – have twice the risk of heart disease as those with low blood pressure
22 Apr 2013 - D. M. M.
A long healthy life Eating fish in old age can extend life
Eating two portions of oily fish like mackerel per week in old age could extend life by more than two years, according to a new study.
27 Mar 2013 - K. V.
Not worth its salt Excessive use of salt could be killing you
A staggering 80% of cardiovascular diseases could be prevented through modified behaviour – such as reducing salt. This is the central message of the new group: Salt Watch.
19 Mar 2013 - K. R.
The heart of the world SA throws its weight behind World Heart Federation
The Heart and Stroke Foundation SA joins the World Heart Foundation in its mission to reduce cardiovascular disease
20 Feb 2013 - Z. D.
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