Review Article 

Lifestyle and Hypertension: An Evidence-Based Review

Cosimo Marcello Bruno, Maria Domenica Amaradio, Gabriele Pricoco, Elisa Marino and Francesca Bruno
Abstract

Emerging data suggest that lifestyle habits may affect blood pressure values. In this review, authors examine the more relevant clinical and epidemiological studies about the influence that multiple lifestyle factors play on development of hypertension. They conclude that there is clear evidence that lifestyle changes can have a favorable effect on prevention and treatment of hypertension, with emphasis on alcohol and sodium intake, smoking cessation, physical activity level and dietary pattern. Physicians and Public Health Authorities should encourage positive lifestyle modifications.

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Editorial 

Neil Armstrong's Lunar Diastolic Hypertension

William J Rowe
Abstract

Neil Armstrong showed a significantly elevated stress test - diastolic Blood Pressure (BP) during a Bicycle (B) stress test on return from his historic lunar mission; use of a B, provided a considerable advantage over a treadmill for BP accuracy with the test, the day after splashdown.

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Editorial 

Hypertensive Disorder in Zika Virus Infection

Viroj Wiwanitkit
Abstract

At present, Zika virus infection is a big public health problem. The infection can be seen worldwide and is still not successfully controlled. The disease can cause acute febrile illness but the important problems are the possible induction of neurological complication and teratogenic effect.

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Original Article 

Hypertension in Children: A Single Center Experience

Berfin Uysal, Osman Donmez and Fahrettin Uysal
Abstract

Hypertension (HTN) in childhood is a serious cause of mortality and morbidity Hypertension during childhood is diagnosed more than past as a consequence of increasing awareness about childhood hypertension, measuring blood pressure by the accurate technique and childhood obesity epidemic.

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