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#Blood Pressure

# blood-pressure - Saturday 16 June, 2018

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.

# blood-pressure - Sunday 15 October, 2017

'I'd get out of bed and the next thing wake up on the bathroom floor' Stroke Risk This post contains videos

'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.

# blood-pressure - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Poll: Have you had your blood pressure checked? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# blood-pressure - Monday 7 August, 2017

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.”

# blood-pressure - Sunday 21 May, 2017

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.

# blood-pressure - Sunday 30 April, 2017

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.

# blood-pressure - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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?

# blood-pressure - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

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.

# blood-pressure - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Down with that sort of thing: Dermot Morgan's sons launch Heart Month Careful Now This post contains images

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.

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.

# blood-pressure - Thursday 12 July, 2012

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.

# blood-pressure - Sunday 15 April, 2012

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.

# blood-pressure - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

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 - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

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.

# blood-pressure - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

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

# blood-pressure - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

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.

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