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Young adults with hypertension have higher risk of heart disease in later life 15 Jul 10:55pm Updated Young adults with hypertension have higher risk of heart disease in later life
The study by Columbia University adds to evidence that young adulthood is a critical period when high blood pressure or cholesterol are particularly harmful.
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Man, 84, spent two weeks in hospital after consuming liquorice tea twice a day 27 May 10:32am Updated Man, 84, spent two weeks in hospital after consuming liquorice tea twice a day
The unnamed patient, from Canada, revealed he drunk an 'erk sous' extract up to twice a day for two weeks before going to hospital with dangerously high blood pressure.
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Molecules in red wine could be used in a breakthrough drug to ease blood pressure 23 May 3:06am Molecules in red wine could be used in a breakthrough drug to ease blood pressure
A molecule found in red wine could be used to treat high blood pressure. Resveratrol, made in the skin of grapes could be used after scientists at King's College found out how it works.
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Cure for the devastating pregnancy complication that Beyonce suffered? 13 May 9:08pm Updated Cure for the devastating pregnancy complication that Beyonce suffered?
Preeclampsia is a common condition characterised by high blood pressure which can harm mother and baby. Scientists in France found a molecule secreted by the placenta is responsible and reduced it.
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Experts fear a heart attack timebomb as four MILLION people have undiagnosed high blood pressure 3 May 2:55am Experts fear a heart attack timebomb as four MILLION people have undiagnosed high blood pressure
The figure includes 1.3million under the age of 45. The British Heart Foundation described the condition as a 'ticking timebomb' and urged people to get blood pressure checked.
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1.3 million US teenagers have high blood pressure - but that rate is plummeting 22 Apr 3:46pm Updated 1.3 million US teenagers have high blood pressure - but that rate is plummeting
The threshold for high blood pressure in children was lowered in 2017. The new standard predicted nearly 20 percent of heart disease cases later in life, a new American Heart Association study found.
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Beyonce opens up about her horrific experience with preeclampsia 17 Apr 3:21pm Beyonce opens up about her horrific experience with preeclampsia
In her new documentary, Homecoming, Beyonce reveals that she struggled with high blood pressure in her pregnancy and opens up about the terrifying moment one twins' hearts stopped in the womb.
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How a blast to the kidney could end high blood pressure for good 7 Apr 12:16am How a blast to the kidney could end high blood pressure for good
The unlikely remedy involves blasting nerves in the kidneys with sound waves to stop them sending signals to the brain that drive up blood pressure.
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Phys Ed: Exercise vs. Drugs to Treat High Blood Pressure and Reduce Fat 13 Mar 5:00am Phys Ed: Exercise vs. Drugs to Treat High Blood Pressure and Reduce Fat
Exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce visceral body fat at least as effectively as many common prescription drugs, two new reviews report.
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High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more 7 Mar 7:44pm High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more
Guidelines propose offering drugs to reduce heart attacks and strokes in England and Wales.
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One glass of wine or pint of beer each night DOUBLES the risk of killer high blood pressure 7 Mar 11:20am Updated One glass of wine or pint of beer each night DOUBLES the risk of killer high blood pressure
Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina studied the drinking habits of more than 17,000 people to find any more than seven drinks per week is unhealthy.
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Hour-long snooze keeps high blood pressure at bay and is nearly as effective as drugs  7 Mar 8:27am Hour-long snooze keeps high blood pressure at bay and is nearly as effective as drugs 
Greek doctors from Asklepieion General Hospital revealed patients who had a daily nap saw their blood pressure drop by 5mm/HG - a similar effect to taking drugs or cutting salt from the diet.
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27 Feb 1:40pm High Blood Pressure in Teens Tied to Kidney Failure in Adulthood
Hypertension in adolescence doubled the risk for end-stage renal disease in adulthood.
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Omega-3 supplements during pregnancy may protect children from high blood pressure 22 Feb 2:01pm Updated Omega-3 supplements during pregnancy may protect children from high blood pressure
Studying obese children under the age of six, researchers at the University of Kansas found some did not have the typical spike in systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure.
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Know your blood pressure like you know your PIN 14 Feb 9:01am Know your blood pressure like you know your PIN
Public Health England and NHS England are collaborating in the first national effort to improve the diagnosis of an irregular heart rate, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
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Dementia risk factors not known by half of population 5 Feb 9:39pm Dementia risk factors not known by half of population
Risk factors for dementia include heavy drinking, smoking, genetics and high blood pressure.
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 HALF of US adults have diseased hearts or blood vessels, report reveals  31 Jan 11:19am HALF of US adults have diseased hearts or blood vessels, report reveals 
Some 48 percent of Americans have high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease or failure, marking a significant increase from 2015, according to a new report from the American Heart Association.
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 Heart disease may begin in the WOMB 22 Jan 7:35pm Updated Heart disease may begin in the WOMB
A study by Cambridge University found that adults who suffered low oxygen in the womb are more likely to show red flags for heart disease, like high blood pressure or stiff arteries.
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 Drinking trendy bone broth like Gwyneth Paltrow could lower blood pressure 16 Jan 11:56am Updated Drinking trendy bone broth like Gwyneth Paltrow could lower blood pressure
A study by the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology in Valencia found that simmering pig bones for as little as 20 minutes releases proteins that block enzymes that drive high blood pressure.
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 Is the trendy Keto diet BAD for you? High-fat eating plan raises blood pressure 8 Jan 11:00am Updated Is the trendy Keto diet BAD for you? High-fat eating plan raises blood pressure
A study by Augusta University found a high-fat diet causes immune cells to be released into the aorta and kidneys of rats, which then drives inflammation linked to high blood pressure.
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 Ask DR ELLIE CANNON: Do I really need dry January? 29 Dec 2018, 5:10pm Ask DR ELLIE CANNON: Do I really need dry January?
I am a 52-year-old man who drinks a couple of times each week. My GP says I have slightly high blood pressure and I am a little overweight. Will ‘dry January’ make me healthier?
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Under 40 With High Blood Pressure? Be Wary of Heart Risks 8 Nov 2018, 11:31am Under 40 With High Blood Pressure? Be Wary of Heart Risks
Coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure or peripheral artery disease were among the risks.
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Smoking, diabetes increase heart attack risk more in women 7 Nov 2018, 8:00pm Smoking, diabetes increase heart attack risk more in women
High blood pressure, smoking and diabetes increase heart attack risk more in women, a study has found.
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Deadly pregnancy complication that struck Kim Kardashian increases the risk of dementia 18 Oct 2018, 6:29am Deadly pregnancy complication that struck Kim Kardashian increases the risk of dementia
Researchers from the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark believe the heightened dementia risk is caused by diseased blood vessels as a result of abnormally high blood pressure.
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How high blood pressure can give you dementia   24 Sep 2018, 5:29pm How high blood pressure can give you dementia  
Although we tend to associate high blood pressure with heart attacks and strokes, new evidence suggests it’s also linked to dementia. Here, we reveal what you can be doing to minimise the risks.
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High-Dose Folic Acid Does Not Prevent High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy 18 Sep 2018, 12:42pm High-Dose Folic Acid Does Not Prevent High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy
Some studies suggest that taking high doses of folic acid can prevent pre-eclampsia, but a randomized trial found it did not.
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Excess Weight Gain or Loss During Pregnancy Tied to Child’s Heart Health 18 Sep 2018, 12:21pm Excess Weight Gain or Loss During Pregnancy Tied to Child’s Heart Health
Women who put on excess pounds, or not enough weight, had children at risk for high blood pressure and other problems.
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 Major study uncovers 500 new genes that raise the risk of hypertension  17 Sep 2018, 2:18pm Major study uncovers 500 new genes that raise the risk of hypertension 
Researchers from the National Institute for Health Research found that people with these newly-discovered genes are over three times more likely to develop high blood pressure.
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 Sydney study finds your face gives away your health 7 Dec 2017, 3:39am Sydney study finds your face gives away your health
Researchers from around the world, including Macquarie University in Sydney, found face shape is linked to a person's risk of developing high blood pressure, which affects up to one in three adults.
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 Your face gives away your health 6 Dec 2017, 3:30pm Updated Your face gives away your health
Researchers from around the world, including Macquarie University in Sydney, found face shape is linked to a person's risk of developing high blood pressure, which affects up to one in three adults.
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 Cancer drugs could combat high blood pressure 21 Nov 2017, 3:16pm Updated Cancer drugs could combat high blood pressure
Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Centre in Washington found certain drugs cut off tumors' blood supply, which results in reduced blood pressure and could be a treatment.
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Take a Number: Women Are More Likely to Address High Blood Pressure 19 Oct 2017, 1:18pm Take a Number: Women Are More Likely to Address High Blood Pressure
Men and women develop hypertension at roughly the same rates, but men do not get it under control until much later in life, researchers find.
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High Blood Pressure in Midlife Tied to Later Dementia 11 Oct 2017, 11:28am High Blood Pressure in Midlife Tied to Later Dementia
Women with high blood pressure in their 40s are at increased risk for dementia in later years.
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 Dementia risk for women in 40s with high blood pressure 5 Oct 2017, 12:24am Dementia risk for women in 40s with high blood pressure
Researchers at Kaiser Permanente in California admitted they were stunned by the extraordinarily high figure - and also to see that the risk only seemed to apply to women.
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Saunas May Be Good for Blood Pressure 3 Oct 2017, 4:58pm Saunas May Be Good for Blood Pressure
A Finnish study suggests that regular sauna visits can reduce the risk for high blood pressure.
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 Want to lower your blood pressure? Go to a sauna 29 Sep 2017, 11:48am Updated Want to lower your blood pressure? Go to a sauna
The risk of having high blood pressure was decreased by 24 per cent among men who went to the sauna two to three times a week, University of Eastern Finland researchers discovered.
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 High blood pressure in pregnancy linked to child obesity 27 Sep 2017, 7:41pm Updated High blood pressure in pregnancy linked to child obesity
Researchers from Qingdao University, China, studied pregnant mothers and their children. They found children were more likely to suffer from obesity if their mom had high blood pressure during pregnancy.
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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Obesity in Children 27 Sep 2017, 3:01pm High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Obesity in Children
Even maternal blood pressure levels not generally considered dangerous can raise the obesity risk in offspring.
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 Pregnant mother high blood pressure childhood obesity 27 Sep 2017, 2:00pm Pregnant mother high blood pressure childhood obesity
Researchers from Qingdao University, China, studied pregnant mothers and their children. They found children were more likely to suffer from obesity if their mom had high blood pressure during pregnancy.
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 Magnesium cream could combat high blood pressure 1 Sep 2017, 11:52am Updated Magnesium cream could combat high blood pressure
Magnesium creams could be used as an alternative to medication to combat high blood pressure, a University of Hertfordshire study has found. Hypertension raises risk of heart disease and stroke.
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 High blood pressure is on the rise in children and teens 21 Aug 2017, 10:01pm High blood pressure is on the rise in children and teens
The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines to help detect high blood pressure in children and teens. This is after a study revealed that 3.5 percent have hypertension.
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 Blood tests in chemists as 7 million go undiagnosed  14 Aug 2017, 7:05am Blood tests in chemists as 7 million go undiagnosed 
Seven million adults in the UK are thought to have at least one of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and irregular heartbeats - leaving them at higher risk of heart attacks, strokes and dementia.
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 Marijuana increases the risk of high blood pressure death 9 Aug 2017, 10:27am Updated Marijuana increases the risk of high blood pressure death
Researchers from Georgia State University found the risk of dying from high blood pressure increases by more than one times for every year of cannabis use. This is more risky than smoking tobacco.
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 Harvard study: 2 teaspoons of salt a day damages the heart 2 Aug 2017, 12:41pm Updated Harvard study: 2 teaspoons of salt a day damages the heart
Researchers from Harvard University found that a sodium intake of 3.73 grams, the equivalent of around two salt teaspoons, is associated with larger heart chambers; possibly due to high blood pressure.
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 Pear-shaped women have lower risk of heart attack 2 Aug 2017, 8:38am Updated Pear-shaped women have lower risk of heart attack
It means the fat is not transported to the heart and liver, where it can lead to high blood pressure, high blood sugar and a greater risk of illness in later life, German scientists claim.
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 Remote Indian tribe suffer with high blood pressure 2 Jul 2017, 11:40am Updated Remote Indian tribe suffer with high blood pressure
The findings were drawn from a two-year study of the Katkari tribe from the Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Some 410 people were involved in the research. (stock)
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Noise May Raise Blood Pressure Risk 13 Jun 2017, 6:30pm Noise May Raise Blood Pressure Risk
A study of people who lived near Athens International Airport found that the more nighttime noise, the higher the risk of high blood pressure.
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 Damage to tiny blood vessels causes depression 2 Jun 2017, 2:11pm Updated Damage to tiny blood vessels causes depression
Damage to the microvascular system, made up of capillaries, is often caused by poor diets leading to high blood pressure or diabetes, and is worsened by smoking, Dutch scientists say.
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 More than half of British adults have blood pressure 1 May 2017, 8:32pm Updated More than half of British adults have blood pressure
High blood pressure raises the risk of heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease and dementia. It is the third biggest risk factor for disease in Britain after smoking and poor diet.
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 The health benefits of sex 18 Apr 2017, 9:43am Updated The health benefits of sex
Scientists from Wilkes University, Pennsylvania found regular sex boosts our fight against colds, while researchers at Michigan State University showed it reduces high blood pressure in women.
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 Hot flushes are linked to heart disease 12 Apr 2017, 4:05pm Updated Hot flushes are linked to heart disease
A US study has found frequent hot flushes in women aged 40 to 53 may be a sign of blood vessel damage, which can lead to heart disease. Flushes are also thought to be linked to high blood pressure.
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 How to reverse your high blood pressure with food 6 Apr 2017, 7:17pm How to reverse your high blood pressure with food
Rich in potassium, bananas, sweet potatoes and spinach prevent hypertension by balancing levels of salt within the body, researchers from the University of Southern California claim.
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 Hair loss drugs cause erectile dysfunction 10 Mar 2017, 2:54pm Hair loss drugs cause erectile dysfunction
Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine now say that taking them is a bigger risk factor for the condition than diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking.
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 Why the eldest child is the unhealthiest of them all 15 Jan 2017, 8:42pm Why the eldest child is the unhealthiest of them all
From obesity to raised dietary fat and high blood pressure, being the eldest child is not always an advantage, a new study based on the health records of almost 400,000 Norwegians has found.
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 Want a healthy brain? Have eggs for breakfast 12 Jan 2017, 9:03pm Updated Want a healthy brain? Have eggs for breakfast
Finnish researchers have found eggs may actually boost brain functions. Previous research has linked them to high blood pressure - known to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
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 Women with high blood pressure are more likely to have a boy - and the reverse is also true 12 Jan 2017, 7:50pm Women with high blood pressure are more likely to have a boy - and the reverse is also true
Researchers from the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto found systolic blood pressure before pregnancy was higher in women who had boys and lower in those who had girls.
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Diagnosis: Why Did Her High Blood Pressure Turn Dangerously Low? 12 Jan 2017, 7:10am Diagnosis: Why Did Her High Blood Pressure Turn Dangerously Low?
A vigorous 81-year-old began to feel lightheaded and nearly faint at random times, but she didn’t know why.
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 Clinical tests fail to detect high blood pressure in 16% of people 8 Dec 2016, 12:52pm Updated Clinical tests fail to detect high blood pressure in 16% of people
People with 'masked hypertension' have normal blood pressure in a clinical setting, but high the rest of the time. Barry McDonnell, a senior lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University, explains why.
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11 Nov 2016, 8:32pm Updated Woman shows off incredible transformation after divorce inspired weight-loss
Jennifer Moats, 29, from Fort Riley, Kansas, weighed 236lbs after the birth of her third child. The 5'5" mom had high blood pressure and was borderline diabetic before she changed her lifestyle.
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26 Oct 2016, 7:31pm Why YOUR heartbeat as a teenager could affect you in later life
University of Helsinki researchers tracked more than one million men from adolescence until their 60s and found high blood pressure at 18 was linked to mental illness years later.
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25 Oct 2016, 7:04pm Aston University biology lecturer reveals whether vegetarians or meat eaters live longer
James Brown, a lecturer in biology at Aston University, Birmingham, says meat-free diets can reduce the risk of developing health problems high blood pressure and even cancer.
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25 Oct 2016, 1:50pm Updated Do vegetarians or meat eaters live longer? Expert reveals who is more likely to be healthy in their old age
James Brown, a lecturer in biology at Aston University, Birmingham, says meat-free diets can reduce the risk of developing health problems high blood pressure and even cancer.
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11 Oct 2016, 12:24pm Updated American Heart Association study links high blood pressure to dementia
The American Heart Association found high blood pressure disrupts the structure and function of cerebral blood vessels. It is unclear whether treatment for hypertension could prevent Alzheimer's.
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10 Oct 2016, 8:37am Updated Have YOU got high blood pressure? Revealed, 7 things you should either eat or avoid to lower it
High blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. Now, three experts from the University of Newcastle, Australia reveal how to lower it.
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29 Sep 2016, 12:02am High Blood Pressure May Limit Children’s Cognitive Skills, Study Suggests
While not conclusive, the research added to a growing body of evidence indicating that hypertension may reduce children’s ability to remember, pay attention and organize facts.
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15 Sep 2016, 7:20pm Japanese researchers find single people are twice as likely to be overweight
Researchers at Yokohama City University in Japan found married men were less likely to suffer metabolic syndrome - a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.
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15 Sep 2016, 6:05pm Being married can help you stay slim! Researchers find single people are twice as likely to be overweight
Researchers at Yokohama City University in Japan found married men were less likely to suffer metabolic syndrome - a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.
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12 Sep 2016, 6:35am Personal Health: High Blood Pressure in Children
Once considered an adult disease, it has become more common in children, largely because of increased obesity.
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