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High blood pressure symptoms: The toilet habit that could indicate you have hypertension

High blood pressure symptoms can be mistaken for other less serious health problems, but in many cases symptoms don’t show. If they do, some of the most well-known signs are headaches, shortness of breath, dizziness and even stomach pain. Recognising the early signs of high blood pressure is important as it can help you avoid… Read More »

Meta-analysis finds high but variable STI rates in PrEP studies – is PrEP the cause or a potential solution?

Werner and colleagues analysed STI rates in 24 papers concerning 20 different studies of PrEP in gay and bisexual men. These studies included randomised controlled studies such as iPrEx, PROUD and Ipergay and their open-label extensions, as well as studies targeting particular populations such as the PrEPare study for teenagers. They also included country-specific demonstration… Read More »

High fibre diets make for healthier lives

People who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of… Read More »