Tag Archives: Pressure

Why John Singleton’s Family Encourages Black Men to Check Their Blood Pressure

On April 29, John Singleton died after being taken off life support following a massive stroke. Now, the family of the 51-year-old Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter reveals that Singleton grappled with high blood pressure and is advising Black men to get their blood pressure checked, reports NBC News. “Like many African Americans, Singleton quietly struggled… Read More »

High blood pressure – the 39p drink you should have every day to avoid deadly hypertension

High blood pressure is a deadly condition that affects more than one in four adults in the UK. The condition, which is also known as hypertension, could be caused by eating an unhealthy diet, or by not doing enough exercise. Diagnosing the condition early is crucial as it puts extra stress on your blood vessels… Read More »

With Vertex, NHS back at the pricing table, CF advocates ratchet up the pressure

Vertex and British health officials haven’t been able to reach a funding deal on Orkambi, and patient advocates are keeping the pressure on. (Vertex Pharma) As Vertex Pharmaceuticals and British health officials try once again to make a deal on the cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi, patient advocates haven’t stopped pushing the two sides to come… Read More »