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Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure

Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure, according to results from the Watari study presented today at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2019). “Our study indicates that if you need to urinate in the night—called nocturia—you may have elevated blood pressure and/or excess […]

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WHO urges enforcement of tobacco ad bans at sporting events

The World Health Organization called Thursday for better enforcement of bans on tobacco advertising at sporting events, after tobacco companies discretely reentered sponsorship deals with Formula 1 teams. “WHO is urging governments to enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship at sporting events, including when hosting or receiving broadcasts of Formula 1 and MotoGP […]

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Be yourself at work—It’s healthier and more productive

At work, it’s healthier and more productive just to be yourself, according to a new study from Rice University, Texas A&M University, the University of Memphis, Xavier University, Portland State University and the University of California, Berkeley. The study, “Stigma Expression Outcomes and Boundary Conditions: A Meta-Analysis” will appear in an upcoming edition of the […]

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Patient Tested for Ebola at Philadelphia Hospital

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — Preliminary results from a patient being tested for Ebola suggest that the patient has another condition, say officials at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. “Proper protocols and precautions will remain in place to ensure the safety of all of our patients and staff,” P.J. Brennan, M.D., […]

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Universal Vaccination for MenB at College Entry Not Cost-Effective

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 — Universal vaccination against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (MenB) at college entry does not appear to be cost-effective, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Ira L. Leeds, M.D., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues estimated the costs and benefits of […]