Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — It’s commonly believed that anxiety in the doctor’s office causes patients’ blood pressure to rise. But for some people, the opposite occurs: Their blood pressure is normal at their medical appointment but elevated the rest of the day. This phenomenon is called “masked hypertension.” The best way to […]


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Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

Dec. 5, 2016 — An expanded recall of nearly 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be undercooked has been announced by Oklahoma-based National Steak and Poultry, the U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) says. The initial recall announced on Nov. 23, 2016 was for 17,439 pounds of product. The expanded recall includes […]


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The Latest: Jury selection begins in Saints star’s death

FILE – In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The trial for Cardell Hayes charged with second-degree murder in the April 9, 2016, shooting death of Smith begins with jury selection Monday, Dec. […]


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This startup nearly tripled the VW E-Golf’s battery capacity

Volkswagen just announced a new E-Golf with a 50 percent improvement in all-electric range. But it doesn’t hold a candle to Kreisel Electric’s aftermarket upgrade, which more than triples the original E-Golf’s range. Kreisel Electric is a startup based in Austria. The company retrofits European electric vehicles with their own battery technology. This E-Golf started […]


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24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep deprivation while working 24-hour shifts affects heart function, a new German study suggests. “These findings may help us better understand how workload and shift duration affect public health,” said lead researcher Dr. Daniel Kuetting, from the department of diagnostic and interventional radiology at the University of Bonn. […]


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Low-Carb Diet May Aid Your Metabolism

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Eating low-carbohydrate meals may lead to healthy changes in a woman’s metabolism that don’t occur when consuming higher-carbohydrate meals, a small study suggests. The researchers also found that the timing of exercise may play a role in how beneficial it is for your metabolism. The study’s senior author, […]


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Alabama positioned to become 3rd wire-to-wire AP No. 1

Alabama team members celebrate after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Atlanta. Alabama won 54-16. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Alabama heads into the postseason with a chance to become the third wire-to-wire champion in the history of The Associated Press college football poll. The Crimson Tide was […]


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Get fired up with candles that smell like Trump, Putin, Trudeau

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Enlarge Image The Donald Trump candle even comes with hair. Photo by Etsy/JDandKateIndustries Long for the scent of power? You can come close with three candles sold by etsy’s JDandKateIndustries shop, and they’re global to boot. The Donald Trump candle comes complete with a toupee topper that resembles the US president-elect’s famous hairdo. Even the […]


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Mice May Be Key to Kids’ Asthma Attacks at School

Mice May Be Key to Kids’ Asthma Attacks at School By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Research investigating schoolchildren’s asthma attacks has pointed to a tiny foe: mice. Allergens from the rodents can infiltrate the air, the study found, and may be a major cause of asthma attacks in […]


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More Doctors Willing to Hide Mistakes, Survey Says

Dec. 2, 2016 — Seven percent of doctors say it’s acceptable to hide a clinical mistake that harms a patient, while another 14% leave the door open, saying “it depends,” according to a new survey. True, a clear majority of surveyed doctors — 78% — say it’s never OK to cover up or avoid revealing […]


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