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Prevalence and Correlates of Hypertension in Maharashtra, India: A Multilevel Analysis

Globally, hypertension has been emerging as a serious threat to public health. In 2008, worldwide, approximately 40% of adults aged 25 years and above had been diagnosed with hypertension, raising the total population affected to…

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Influence of Distance Between Residence and Health Facilities on Non-Communicable Diseases: An Assessment Over Hypertension and Diabetes in Bangladesh

Non-communicable diseases have been the focus of many medical studies for its detrimental effects, both social and economic, in developing countries. One of the unexplored aspect of these diseases is how they are affected by the distances between potential patients’ residence and…

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Pre-Hypertension among Young Adults (20–30 Years) in Coastal Villages of Udupi District in Southern India: An Alarming Scenario

The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coordinating Committee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in United States released the Seventh Report of the…

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Salt Reduction Initiative – Cost-Effective Intervention for Hypertension

Abstract Hypertension is a serious risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, stroke and kidney failure. To prevent hypertension, one modifiable factor is the intake of a salt-rich diet. In some communities, traditional foods have a large amount of salt in the form of pickles, chutneys, yoghurt, buttermilk with salt, etc. But… 

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Quick Case: Accelerated Hypertension

By: Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani
Patient Profile: Age: 50, Sex: Male, History: Nothing particular, Presenting complaints: Multiple migrating joint pains, feeling tired since 1 week.

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Association between Obesity and Selected Morbidities: A Study of BRICS Countries

Over the past few decades obesity has emerged as a global health challenge, with every sixth person being obese. In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults aged 20 or more years were overweight. Of these, 500 million adult men and women were obese. Statistics suggest significant variations in the prevalence of obesity across the globe.

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Associations between active travel to work and overweight, hypertension, and diabetes in India: A cross-sectional study

Active travel (walking, bicycling, and use of public transport) is increasingly being promoted as an integral component of strategies to increase physical activity levels and address the growing burden of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) globally [1],[2]. The Action Plan of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of NCDs urges member states to “introduce transport policies that promote active and safe methods of travelling to and from schools and workplaces” and to “ensure that physical environments support safe active commuting.”

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