Almost 1 in 5 Young Adults in the U.S. Has High Blood Pressure

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Being overweight or obese is a well-known risk factor for high blood pressure.

Expanding waistlines and higher body mass index of young adults are causing unexpected problems, including an increase in diabetes, kidney disease and even arthritis say federal health officials.

 

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E. Coli Infection Linked to Long-Term Health Problems

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People who contract gastroenteritis from drinking water contaminated with E. coli are at an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, kidney problems and heart disease in later life, finds a study published on the British Medical Journal website.

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Scientists Discover High Blood Pressure Switch That Could One Day Be Turned Off

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Mechanism in body found that causes high blood pressure. 

A mechanism in the body that causes high blood pressure has been uncovered by British scientists in a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments for the condition.  Researchers have found for the first time a key step in how the body controls blood pressure and so how the process sometimes goes wrong.

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Fibers That Can Hear and Sing: Fibers Created That Detect and Produce Sound

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MIT researchers have demonstrated that they can manufacture acoustic fibers with flat surfaces, like those shown here, as well as fibers with circular cross sections. The flat fibers could prove particularly useful in acoustic imaging devices.

For centuries, “man-made fibers” meant the raw stuff of clothes and ropes; in the information age, it’s come to mean the filaments of glass that carry data in communications networks. But to Yoel Fink, an Associate professor of Materials Science and principal investigator at MIT’s Research Lab of Electronics, the threads used in textiles and even optical fibers are much too passive. For the past decade, his lab has been working to develop fibers with ever more sophisticated properties, to enable fabrics that can interact with their environment.

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Snake Venom Charms Science World: Novel Protein from King Cobra as Drug Discovery

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The King Cobra continues to weave its charm with researchers identifying a protein in its venom with the potential for new drug discovery and to advance understanding of disease mechanisms.

The King Cobra continues to weave its charm with researchers identifying a protein in its venom with the potential for new drug discovery and to advance understanding of disease mechanisms.

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Artificial Liver For Drug Tests

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Artificial liver for drug tests.

If you have hay fever, headaches or a cold, it’s only a short way to the nearest chemist. The drugs, on the other hand, can take eight to ten years to develop. Until now animal experiments have been an essential step, yet they continue to raise ethical issues. “Our artificial organ systems are aimed at offering an alternative to animal experiments,” says Professor Heike Mertsching of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart.

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How Obesity Increases The Risk For Diabetes

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Obesity is probably the most important factor in the development of insulin resistance, but science’s understanding of the chain of events is still spotty. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have filled in the gap and identified the missing link between the two. Their findings, to be published in the June 21, 2009 advance online edition of the journal Nature, explain how obesity sets the stage for diabetes and why thin people can become insulin-resistant.

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Smell That Smell, Can’t You Smell That Smell? It’s My Blood Pressure Going Down

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I Dealt It, But I Am Lowering My Blood Pressure

This is true fact; I read it on the Internet.

The gas that comes from our bodies, our rears, our behinds… That gas that the boys used to set on fire, and laugh, and run from? That gas. Our smelly, embarrassing gas… is under medical investigation as a substance to lower blood pressure! I am not kidding.

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