health risks

Ahead of World Health Day, UN calls for push to prevent and control hypertension

The United Nations health agency today called on countries to intensify efforts to prevent and control hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, which affects about one billion people worldwide.

Five health risks hold the key to boosting life expectancy by five years – UN report

Addressing five critical risk factors – underweight childhood, unsafe sex, alcohol use, lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene, and high blood pressure – could add almost five years to global life expectancy, according to a new United Nations report.