Archive for the 'blood pressure' Category

Kudzu extract shows promise as dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Kudzu, the nuisance vine that has overgrown almost 10 million acres in the southeastern United States, can be used as a dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome.

Smell of freshly cut grass can relieve stress

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

LONDON - Mowing the lawn can help you beat stress, a new study has suggested.
Researchers have found that a chemical released by freshly mowed grass can help people relax and make them cheerful, thus slowing down the decline in mental ability with age.

Scientists establish new link between pre-eclampsia and diet

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

WASHINGTON - A new study has shown that pregnant women with pre-eclampsia have unusually high levels of a chemical compound called ‘ergothioneine’, which is found in unpasteurised food, in the red blood cells.

Study links high BP to memory problems in middle age

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON - A new study has shown that high blood pressure is associated with memory problems in people over 45.

Obese men at increased risk for erectile dysfunction

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Obesity may increase men’s proneness to erectile dysfunction (ED), likely caused by atherosclerosis-related hypertension and cardiovascular disease, according to a research article.

Marriage, the secret to ‘beating cancer’

Monday, August 24th, 2009

WASHINGTON - They may joke that marriage raises their blood pressure but married people have the best chance of surviving cancer, a new study has found.

Researchers’ work on cows in NM could lead to genetic line of altitude-resistant cattle

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Cattle focus of high-altitude research in NM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More than 100 young Angus and Hereford bulls are on a working vacation at 8,700 feet above sea level in northern New Mexico, chomping on lush, high-meadow grass, helping researchers and ranchers get a handle on a disease that causes 75,000 cattle deaths each year across [...]

Want to relieve stress? Use grass spray

Friday, August 21st, 2009

SYDNEY - Are you feeling stressed? Have you ever wanted to bottle the green fresh aroma of a forest? Now you can as researchers have developed a new “eau de grass” spray.

Anti-ageing gene can lower blood pressure

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

WASHINGTON - An anti-aging gene called klotho, when injected into lab models, significantly reduced high blood pressure (BP) or hypertension.

Chinese state media say 1,300 children sickened in new lead poisoning case in Hunan

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

China says 1,300 sickened in lead poisoning case
BEIJING — A Chinese state news agency says more than 1,300 children have been sickened by lead poisoning in Hunan province, the second such case involving a large of children in the last month.

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