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Sporadic Spikes in Blood Pressure Hike Chances of Hypertension

People who have them in doctor's office, for example, at risk, study shows MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Occasional hikes in blood pressure that can happen in a doctor's office, or elsewhere in everyday life, can raise the risk for more sustained high blood pressure, a new study...

Genes Hike Melanoma Risk Even in Those Who Tan Well

Study finds chances of getting deadly skin cancer higher despite darker coloring TUESDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- If you have dark eyes, dark hair and tan easily, you might think you don't have to worry much about melanoma. But new research shows that variations of a particular...

Smokers Have Greater Incentive to Quit, as Big Tobacco Tax Hike Goes Into Effect Today

Independence Blue Cross offers resources to quit smoking for a healthier lifestyle PHILADELPHIA, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The federal tax on a pack of cigarettes has gone up to just over a dollar with the increase that went into effect today, and might be just the push smokers need to kick the...

Plavix Plus Heartburn Drugs May Hike Heart Risk

Combination might interfere with Plavix's anticlotting ability, experts say WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- People taking the clot-preventing drug Plavix and an acid-reducing proton pump inhibitor medication after a heart attack have a dramatically higher risk of a second heart ...

Gene Variant May Hike Women's Risk of Alzheimer's

Men can carry the variation as well, study finds MONDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have discovered a gene variant on the X chromosome that appears to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The risk was most pronounced in women with the variant on both X ch...

Free Drug Samples Hike Out-of-Pocket Costs

Patients who get the samples spend more on prescription drugs, study says MONDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who receive free drug samples from their doctors end up having significantly higher out-of-pocket costs for their prescription drugs than people who don't receive fre...

Most Medicare Drug Plans Continue to Hike Costs into 2008 Two-to-Three Times Rate of Inflation

Spiraling costs for seniors underscore need for Congress to allow price negotiation WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union has found that 75 percent of Medicare drug plans continue to hike the cost of prescriptions for seniors, with an average increase of $369 for fi...

City Cleaners Win 16% Wage Hike and Fully Employer-Paid Family Health Care

New Contract Rolls Back Health Care Premium Sharing, Averts a Strike at Philadelphia Buildings PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Local 32BJ Bargaining Committee today announced agreement on a tentative four-year contract covering more than 2,300 Philadelphia commercial prop...

Panic Attacks May Hike Heart Disease Risk in Women

Study of postmenopausal women finds association, but no direct cause and effect TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who've had at least one panic attack may be at greater risk for heart disease, stroke and even death, new research suggests. The study found that ...

Minnesota Smokers Turning to QUITPLAN(R) Services After Cigarette Tax Hike

Use of free quit-smoking services triples following 62-cent increase on cigarettes MINNEAPOLIS, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent federal tax increase on cigarettes has a lot of Minnesotans trying to quit smoking. QUITPLAN Services, the free stop-smoking program provided by ClearWay Minneso...

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Plants take a hike as temperatures rise

Plants are flowering at higher elevations in Arizona's Santa Catalina Mountains as summer temperatures rise, according to new research from The University of Arizona in Tucson. The flowering ranges of 93 plant species moved uphill during 1994 to 2003, compared to where the same species flowered...

Down Under dinosaur burrow discovery provides climate change clues

... against Antarctica. Lower Cretaceous strata of Victoria have yielded the best-documented assemblage of polar dinosaur bones in the world. During a hike to a remote site known as Knowledge Creek, west of Melbourne, Martin rounded the corner of an outcropping and was astounded to see, right at eye level...

'A dinosaur dance floor'

...t size tracks [1 inch to 20 inches long] may tell us that we are seeing mothers walking around with babies," he says. The site a 6-mile roundtrip hike from the nearest road is in Arizona in the Coyote Buttes North area of the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, which is part of the U.S. Bureau...

Outdoor enthusiasts scaring off native carnivores in parks

...rthern California. The parks in her study allow public access, but don't allow motorized vehicles or hunting and fishing. Most visitors to these parks hike or walk their dogs, Reed said. The preserves in the study have limited or no public access. Reed found more than five times as much coyote and bobc...

Mental stress reduces blood flow to the heart in patients with gene variation

...rt more prone to developing arrhythmias or electrical instability and the blood more prone to clotting. Stress appears to raise heart rate and rapidly hike blood pressure, increasing the hearts need for oxygen-rich blood, Sheps said. Yet less oxygen is supplied, in part because coronary arteries constrict...

Power-boosting signal in muscle declines with age

...n in old rats, they found. Similarly, the muscle of exercise-trained young rats showed more than a doubling in AMPK activity. In older rats, that AMPK hike with exercise was "severely blunted." The muscles of young rats fed the AMPK-stimulating chemical also showed an increase in AMPK and a 38% increase i...

Camera Traps Catch Eye of the Tiger

...range (about 40 square miles) -- and checks them every 3-4 weeks. Because the cameras have been placed in remote locations, it takes at least a day to hike to each (the team can check all 30 within a month). Cameras must be moved occasionally because the flash often alerts animals to their presence, causi...
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State campaign seeks to reverse negative perception of manufacturing work

... be changing in Wisconsin, according to Duckett and Holmes. At NWTC, Duckett reports an overall enrollment surge of 336 students from 2004 to 2005 - a hike she credits to the campaign. At Moraine Park, enrollment in manufacturing programs grew by 15 percent since the campaign's inception in August of 2004...

UW prof turns sugar into diesel fuel, chemicals

...nt matter instead of petroleum, and both biodiesel and gasoline containing ethanol are starting to make an impact on the market. But the oil price hike has also fueled a race to find new sources for chemical intermediates - compounds that are the raw material for many modern plastics, drugs, and fuels...
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