Researchers find high blood pressure link

Athens, Ga. – The age a woman begins menstruation is associated with having high blood pressure later in her life, according to a team of researchers at the University of Georgia. Specifically, researchers found that early onset menstruation significantly increased risk of hypertension in late adulthood, even after controlling for independent social economic factors, lifestyle…

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Germ-fighting catheter coating may help prevent infections

IMAGE: Brown University researchers have developed a coating for intravascular catheters that kills bacteria and keeps them from forming hard-to-eliminate biofilms. The image shows that coated catheters are able to keep… view more  Credit: Brown University PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University researchers have developed a new antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters that could one…

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ENDO 2019 news conferences to feature breakthroughs in diabetes, reproductive health, aging

WASHINGTON–Researchers will explore the link between unhealthy snack intake and screen time, long-term opioid use and its impact on men’s testosterone levels, and other emerging science during news conferences at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting taking place March 23-26 in New Orleans, La. The Society is debuting two new Clinical Practice Guidelines at…

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Researchers report high rate of viral suppression among people new to HIV care

Eighty-six percent of individuals who entered HIV care soon after diagnosis maintained viral suppression after 48 weeks during a clinical trial conducted at four National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) across the United States. Participants in the clinical trial, called iENGAGE, achieved viral suppression in an average of just 63 days.…

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Longitudinal studies provide an excellent research learning environment for trainees

(Boston)–Compared to experimental studies that require complex infrastructures such as laboratories or clinical trials at multiple centers, studies using a longitudinal cohort (an observational research method in which data is gathered for the same participants repeatedly over a period of time) could be a good alternative for investigators as they begin their early research careers.…

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Moderate alcohol consumption linked with high blood pressure

A study of more than 17,000 U.S. adults shows that moderate alcohol consumption–seven to 13 drinks per week–substantially raises one’s risk of high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session. The findings contrast with some previous studies that have associated moderate drinking with…

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