Soon, the traditional way of measuring blood pressure using a cuff around the upper arm (which has been used for over 100 years) could become obsolete, according to this article. This is due to the invention of a ‘wrist watch’ capable of much more accurate readings.
According to this article, millions of people with untreatable high blood pressure were given hope yesterday by the development of a surgical procedure that can dramatically cut the risk from the condition.
Do you know your phonenumber? Your pin number? Your alarm code? Your height? Your weight? There are a lot of numbers that we hold in our head, but there are some that matter more than others.
The 13th to the 19th September is Know your Numbers week, the nation’s biggest blood pressure testing event, run by the Blood Pressure Association.
The 17th May is National Hypertension Day. The theme for this year is Healthy Weight – Healthy Blood Pressure.