A Midday Nap Could Help Lower Blood Pressure

A Midday Nap Could Help Lower Blood Pressure

A recent study finds that people who take a midday nap have better blood-pressure control than those who do not nap. More specifically, participants who slept for an hour after their lunchtime meal had an average systolic blood pressure that was 6mmHG lower than their peers. In addition, nappers tended to use fewer blood-pressure medications.
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Human Plague Cases in the United States

Human Plague Cases in the United States

Since April 1, 2015, a total of 11 cases of human plague have been reported in residents of six states.  Three patients aged 16, 52, and 79 years died. Plague is a rare, life-threatening, flea-borne disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It is unclear why the number of cases in 2015 is higher than
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