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Study shows pine bark naturally improves kidney function in patients with...

(Mar. 2, 2011) -- HOBOKEN, NJ -- The American Heart Association estimates 35 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors characterized by obesity and the simultaneous presence of heart disease risk factors...

Neighborhood barbers can influence black men to seek blood-pressure treatment

DALLAS -- March 1, 2011 -- Will Marshall saw a physician about his blood pressure at his barber's urging. Yes, his barber. "The barber and beauty shops for men and women are kind of their own private escapes," Mr. Marshall said. "Every conver...

Advanced degrees add up to lower blood pressure

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Freshmen on the eve of finals and graduate students staring down a thesis committee may not feel this way, but the privilege of obtaining an advanced education correlates with decades of lower blood pressure,...

How education can save your life

It is known that education decreases the incidence of cardiovascular disease. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health demonstrates that education is also correlated with lower blood pressure and a decrease in...

High-caffeine-consuming boys get greater rush from caffeine than girls

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Among the many differences between girls and boys, add the effects from caffeine -- physiological, behavioral and subjective -- to the list. Results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-response study of the response of yout...

Global warming may reroute evolution

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Rising carbon dioxide levels associated with global warming may affect interactions between plants and the insects that eat them, altering the course of plant evolution, research at the University of Michigan suggests. The ...

Delving into manganite conductivity

Washington, D.C. -- Chemical compounds called manganites have been studied for many years since the discovery of colossal magnetoresistance, a property that promises important applications in the fields of magnetic sensors, magnetic random access me...

AGU journal highlights — Feb. 9, 2011

No tipping point for Arctic Ocean ice, study says Using microearthquakes to evaluate potential carbon sequestration sites Observing flares from Jupiter's aurora Change in atmospheric patterns behind Arctic sea ice summer 2010 low Antarcti...

Storytelling may help control blood pressure in African-Americans

Controlling blood pressure is not only a medical challenge, but a social one as well. Because patients are required to strictly adhere to a treatment plan that may include medication, dietary restrictions and regular doctor visits, the ideas of we...

Researchers discover important link between adrenal gland hormone and brain in...

DALLAS -- Nov. 9, 2010 -- A hormone already responsible for increasing blood pressure by prompting the kidneys to retain salt appears to moonlight as a major stimulator of the brain centers that control the vascular system and blood pressure. Re...

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