High blood pressure may increase dementia risk | Health24
People with high blood pressure tend to have more dementia, but whether controlling hypertension reduces the odds of developing dementia, has not been scientifically established.
South Africans to eat less salt as new law kicks in | Health24
New salt legislation comes into effect on 30 June 2016, but most people will be unaware of the changes to their favourite snacks.
Video: Behind the scenes at a blood processing lab | Health24
Ever wondered what happens to the blood you donate? This video shows you what happens once the blood arrives at the South African National Blood Service laboratory.
Hypertension? Coffee could increase your heart attack risk | Health24
According to a new study, people with high blood pressure who drink large amounts of coffee could increase their risk of suffering a heart attack.
A cup of beetroot juice daily can reduce blood pressure | Health24
A study has found that beetroot has other health benefits: drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day may significantly lower blood pressure.
Pre-eclampsia during pregnancy may cause autism in babies | Health24
Children are twice as likely to suffer from autism or other developmental delays if their mother suffered from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.
Where you body fat sits shows your high blood pressure risk | Health24
Those with lots of fat around their tummy are more strongly associated with high blood pressure risk than overall obesity.
90% of US children eat too much salt | Health24
A new study has found that 90% of US kids eat far more salt than the recommended guideline, putting them at greater risk of heart disease and high blood pressure in later life.