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Lack of sleep boosts chance of death by heart failure

May 25, 2017 - 1:05 PM

If you have several heart disease risk factors taking care of your sleep is important if you want to lower your risk of death from heart disease or stroke

One big resolution: world's fattest man aims for half

Dec 22, 2016 - 1:32 PM

The man known as Juan Pedro has diabetes high blood pressure and chronic lung obstruction and needs to reduce his weight dramatically to reduce his health risks

 Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) answers questions during a press conference at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on December 21, 2016. Photo by Héctor Guerrero/AFP

High blood pressure now major problem in developing world – study

Nov 16, 2016 - 11:20 AM

Between 1975 and 2015 the tally of adults with high blood pressure rose from 594 million to over 1 1 billion

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: lifestyle killers on the rise

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:53 AM

A recent study shows that high blood pressure – which is easily diagnosed and readily treated – was the top health risk in 2013 contributing to 10 4 million deaths

Curbing bad habits can stop 37M premature deaths – study

May 03, 2014 - 7:47 AM

The study defines premature mortality as the probability of dying between the ages of 30 and 70

QUIT. The United Nations is targeting a 25-percent reduction in premature death from non-communicable diseases from 2010 to 2025