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New guidelines raise upper hypertension limit for elders

NEW guidelines recommend that doctors use a less aggressive threshold for treating high blood pressure, or hypertension, in otherwise healthy adults aged 60 and above.

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How diet of bread with beans helps to tackle joint pain

A high fibre diet of bread and beans can successfully tackle gout, an inflammatory arthritis, disease with sudden onset of acute pain, redness and swelling in peripheral joints, most commonly in the big toe. This latest development is the result of findings by a group of experts who revealed this week, that a diet high in fibre, such as beans, wholemeal bread, rice and jacket potatoes, can also cut arthritis pain.

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