Collaborating Authors

3 Low Blood Pressure Foods To Eat To Reduce Risk Of Hypertension, Heart Disease, Stroke

International Business Times

High blood pressure is called the silent killer. That's because it has no symptoms. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. Six million Australian adults (34%) have high blood pressure – 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) or more – or take medications for it. Of those, four million have high blood pressure that isn't treated or under control.

Aktiia 24/7 blood pressure monitor review: Stalking the 'silent killer'


Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is often described as a'silent killer', because many people who suffer from it do not show any symptoms. Yet hardening of the arteries can decrease the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart, brain and/or kidneys, causing serious and sometimes fatal damage. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 1.28 billion adults aged 30-79 worldwide have hypertension, two-thirds of whom live in low- and middle-income countries. Less than half (42%) of sufferers are diagnosed and treated, and only around a fifth (21%) have the condition under control. Blood pressure is often measured by health professionals when patients visit medical facilities for check-ups, but consumers can also monitor their blood pressure more regularly at home using commercially available cuff devices, either on the upper arm or the wrist.

The whole point of this wearable is to put you to sleep


While the company comes from a background in blood pressure lowering devices, its new bedtime wearable is all about putting you to sleep -- and keeping you snoozing. The wearable, which attaches around your waist, picks up on your breathing and transmits your respiration patterns to your smartphone -- which is next to your bed, right? Your phone then gives out guidance in the form of smooth, lilting melodic tones to prolong exhalation and reduce brain activity and, thus, make you sleepy. The app keeps a record of your nightly sleeping patterns, which are naturally tied to your breathing. The idea for the gadget came from the fact that the company's blood pressure reducing device was inadvertently improving the sleep for around 90 percent of users -- and putting users to sleep before they could benefit from the blood pressure-reducing part.

Family of Mom Who Died After Child Birth Awarded $4 Million

U.S. News

Plaintiff's attorney Elizabeth Kaveny says Robinson's blood pressure rose after she gave birth to twin daughters at the Harvey, Illinois hospital. Kaveny says nurses alerted Robinson's doctor when her blood pressure rose, but they failed to administer the drugs he prescribed.

Best heart rate monitor in 2021: Top health tech gadgets


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are paying more attention to our personal health and wellbeing. Smart healthcare gadgets and services have the capacity to improve our health by monitoring vital signs and flagging up any unusual rhythms and behaviors for further investigation. Some can help us learn about -- and potentially improve -- our sleeping patterns; others will help monitor our fitness, gym sessions, and activity, and portable, smart electronics provide testing kits for everything from gluten to blood pressure readings. Smartwatches, rings, brooches, clothing, and other devices small enough to be thrown into your bag that also perform as medical devices are all now common and widely available. They can be stylish, too, and can suit a range of budgets.