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Physical Activity: When Mothers are Active So Are Their Children

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Photo: Mother and child [24/03/2014] Parents are strong influences in the lives of young children, with patterns of behaviour established in the early years laying the foundation for future choices. A new study suggests that, when it comes to levels of physical activity, it is mothers who set (or don't set) the pace. Physical Activity: When Mothers are Active So Are Their Children - Read more

Patients: What Do Older People Think Causes Hypertension

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Photo: Bloodpressure [25/02/2014] Older adults with hypertension may have dramatically different perceptions about the cause of their condition depending upon where they live, their ethnicity and other demographic characteristics, suggests new research that involved older adults in Arizona and Illinois.Patients: What Do Older People Think Causes Hypertension - Read more

Sun: Exposure to UVA Lowers Blood Pressure

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Photo: Sun bath [22/01/2014] Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke.Sun: Exposure to UVA Lowers Blood Pressure - Read more

Children: CHICA System Improves Autism Screening Rate

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Photo: Autism [19/11/2013] An automated system developed by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University to help pediatricians focus on the specific health needs of each patient in the short time allotted for preventive care improves autism screening rates by identifying at-risk children at the 24-month visit. Nationwide children typically are not diagnosed with autism until age 4½ or 5 years.Children: CHICA System Improves Autism Screening Rate - Read more

Heart Patients: Researchers Develop Formula to Better Calculate 'Bad' Cholesterol

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Photo: Graphic of human body [18/11/2013] Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a more accurate way to calculate low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the so-called "bad" form of blood fat that can lead to hardening of the arteries and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Heart Patients: Researchers Develop Formula to Better Calculate 'Bad' Cholesterol - Read more