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Sunlight may lower your blood pressure, cuts the risk of heart attack

Sunlight may lower your blood pressure, cuts the risk of heart attack

Jan 21, – Sunlight is known to lower blood pressure, but now a team of British researchers has figured out why. What they found is that nitric oxide stored in the top layers of the skin reacts to sunlight and causes blood vessels to widen as the oxide moves into the bloodstream. That, in turn, […]

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New obesity treatment possible with novel protein discovery

New obesity treatment possible with novel protein discovery

Jan 11, – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of US adults are now obese. But new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience details how a protein in the brain regulates food intake and body weight – opening new doors for the treatment of obesity. The research […]

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Excitement helps you focus on the positive, study suggests

Excitement helps you focus on the positive, study suggests

Jan 06, – If you ever experience performance anxiety — commonly known as stage fright — getting excited might help more than trying to calm down, according to a new study. Researchers at Harvard Business School found that becoming excited before stressful activities, such as taking a math test or speaking in front of a […]

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High blood pressure potentially more dangerous for women than men

High blood pressure potentially more dangerous for women than men

Jan 03, – Doctors may need to treat high blood pressure in women more fiercely than they do in men. In a study, the researchers for the first time found significant differences in the mechanisms that cause high blood pressure in women as compared to men. “The medical community thought that high blood pressure was […]

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