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Health: Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home May Save Your Life

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) defines blood pressure as a measure of your heart’s force to pump blood around your body. It is determined by the amount of blood your heart can pump and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. Blood pressure can either be high or low. High blood pressure – also known as hypertension –  is a state where the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that…

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Blood Donation in Africa and Misconception

  In Africa, a lot of attention is paid to blood. In some African cultures, it is believed that blood is one’s identity. But more than that, medically speaking, blood is the engine of life. Life ceases without blood. It is therefore not a coincidence that the UNO and other aid agencies are actively trying to sensitize the world on the importance of blood donation. Ask an average African to donate blood, they would tell you they don’t “waste”…

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