HMC advises pregnant women to consult doctor before fasting

HMC advises pregnant women to consult doctor before fasting

Fasting during Ramadan is compulsory for all healthy adult Muslims. However, pregnant and breastfeeding women are exempted and are able to postpone fasting to a more suitable time.

Women face higher risk from heart diseases

Women face higher risk from heart diseases

While both men and women may share many of the same symptoms of a heart attack, a woman's experience can be very different from a man's and women are more often misdiagnosed.

High blood pressure patients 'face lower death risk'

High blood pressure patients 'face lower death risk'

Patients with both type 2 diabetes and acute heart failure face a significantly lower risk of death but a higher risk of heart failure-related hospitalisation if they have had high systolic blood pressure on discharge from the hospital.

High blood pressure 'now major problem in developing world'

High blood pressure 'now major problem in developing world'

The number of people across the globe suffering from high blood pressure has almost doubled over the past four decades, with the biggest rise in south Asia and Africa, researchers said on Wednesday.