Message reminders can help cut blood pressure

Researchers at the University of Oxford are investigating the benefits of message reminders for medicine Credit: ITV Meridian

Researchers at Oxford University have found that text message reminders for medicine can help reduce people's blood pressure.

It found that people living in Cape Town in South Africa, who got notifications to pick up their medication were able to manage their condition more effectively.

The trial looked to see if the reminders for blood pressure treatment would work in a deprived community.