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Hypertension and Life Style Modification

Hypertension is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in arteries is persistently higher than what normally it should be.Each year on May 17th, World Hypertension Day is observed to acknowledge the disease’s burden on health of a significant population of the world

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World Malaria Day 2019: Zero malaria starts with me

World Malaria Day is celebrated on 25 April, with the aim of highlighting the need for continued commitment toward malaria prevention, control, and elimination. This year’s theme is “Zero malaria starts with me

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Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease in the Pacific Island Countries

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a significant and common health problem in most Pacific island countries and worldwide. CVDs are the number one cause of death in the world. In the Western Pacific region, there is a 16.2% chance of dying of a CVD, cancer or diabetes between the ages of 30 and 70.Some of the most common types of CVDs include heart attacks, raised blood pressure, stroke and heart failure.

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