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New scientific statement on blood pressure measurement in people

The accurate measurement of blood pressure is essential for the diagnosis and management of hypertension, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, according to an updated American Heart Association scientific statement on blood pressure measurement in humans, published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. The statement, which updates a previous statement on […]

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Cannibalism is a low-calorie diet, weird science award winner finds

Tongue-in-cheek awards honour the nutritional benefits of CANNIBALISM and riding rollercoasters to treat kidney stones The Ig Nobel Prizes yesterday awarded weird and wonderful scientific research Winning studies included a self-colonoscopy and the ability to smell a fly in wine  The awards are run by a satirical science journal and held at Harvard University People […]