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  • Hypertension drug could be repurposed to delay aging, study finds (Rilmenidine)

    01/30/2023 7:33:29 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 8 replies
    Medical Xpress / University of Liverpool / Aging Cell ^ | Jan. 23, 2023 | Dominic F. Bennett et al
    Researchers have found that the drug rilmenidine can extend lifespan and slow aging. The findings show that animals treated with rilmenidine, currently used to treat hypertension, at young and older ages increases lifespan and improves health markers, mimicking the effects of caloric restriction. They also demonstrate that the healthspan and lifespan benefits of rilmenidine treatment in the roundworm C. elegans are mediated by the I1-imidazoline receptor nish-1, identifying this receptor as a potential longevity target. Unlike other drugs previously studied for this purpose by the researchers, the widely-prescribed, oral antihypertensive rilmenidine has potential for future translatability to humans as side-effects...
  • Study finds strong causal link between diastolic blood pressure and neurotic personality trait

    11/22/2022 12:02:54 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 19 replies
    Diastolic blood pressure—the lower of the two numbers in a blood pressure reading—is highly likely to cause neurotic personality trait, finds research. And keeping it under control can help curb neurotic behaviors, anxiety, and heart and circulatory diseases, conclude the researchers. High blood pressure is a major risk for cardiovascular disease and thought to be associated with psychological factors, such as anxiety, depression, and neuroticism—a personality trait characterized by susceptibility to negative emotions, including anxiety and depression. But which causes which isn't entirely clear. In a bid to find out, the researchers used a technique called Mendelian randomization. This uses...
  • Gas station owner punished by BP oil after telling staff not to remove Biden ‘I did that’ stickers

    05/12/2022 8:26:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | 5/12/22 | Katie Daviscourt
    A gas station owner in Wisconsin is being punished by oil and gas giant British Petroleum after telling staff not to remove Biden "I did that" stickers, which have become a nationwide phenomenon. Customers across the country are criticizing President Joe Biden for the skyrocketing increase in gas prices, but BP appears to be taking extra measures to prevent customers from comically expressing their frustrations.
  • Three-year trial of SPYRAL HTN-ON MED shows blood pressure reductions (Kidney denervation reduces systolic by 8.4 - 10.1 mm Hg in uncontrollable blood pressure patients)

    04/07/2022 2:36:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 10 replies
    Medical Xpress / The Lancet ^ | Apr. 6, 2022 | Bob Yirka / Felix Mahfoud et al
    A team of researchers has found via a three-year trial that the SPYRAL HTN-ON MED renal denervation procedure reduced the blood pressure of volunteers in the trial. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is regular elevated blood pressure in the arteries. People with hypertension are at increased risk for strokes, vision loss, dementia and coronary artery disease. For that reason, patients are administered drugs to reduce their blood pressure. Unfortunately, these medications do not work for some patients, and medical scientists seek other ways to lower blood pressure. One technique is called renal denervation, where the nerves in blood...
  • High Blood Pressure Linked With Certain Oral Bacteria in Older Women

    03/02/2022 11:01:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | March 2nd 2022 | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
    Some oral bacteria linked with hypertension in older women according to a new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. In a study of more than 1,200 women in the U.S., average age 63 years, 10 kinds of oral bacteria were associated with a higher risk of developing high blood pressure, while five strains of bacteria were linked with lower hypertension risk. The observational study cannot prove cause and effect; however, the findings highlight possible opportunities to enhance hypertension prevention through targeted oral care, researchers said. Some oral bacteria were associated with the development of hypertension, also known...
  • BP Abandoning Russia Shows Disruption To Commodities Will Be Profound

    02/28/2022 9:23:24 AM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2-28-2022
    BP's decision to abandon its stake in oil giant Rosneft is the first high-profile example of the self-sanctioning by companies of their business links to Russia, a process likely to have major short- and long-term implications for energy markets. BP's dramatic exit of its 19.75% share of Rosneft could cost the London-listed oil major as much as $25 billion, a hefty price to pay in order to be seen to be doing the right thing in response to Russia's invasion of neighboring Ukraine. "I have been deeply shocked and saddened by the situation unfolding in Ukraine and my heart goes...
  • Regular paracetamol use linked to higher blood pressure, study finds (acetaminophen)

    02/07/2022 2:12:07 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 9 replies
    Medical Xpress / University of Edinburgh / Circulation ^ | Feb. 7, 2022 | Professor David Webb, et al
    Long-term paracetamol use could increase the risk of heart disease and strokes in people with high blood pressure, a study suggests. Patients who have a long-term prescription for the painkiller, usually used for the treatment of chronic pain, should opt for the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time, researchers say. Paracetamol was often suggested as a safer alternative to another class of painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are known to increase blood pressure and risk of heart disease. In the latest study, 110 patients with a history of high blood pressure were prescribed one gram of...
  • Custom finger clip offers a new way to measure blood pressure, other vitals

    01/04/2022 11:50:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | January 4, 2022 | by University of Missouri
    Researchers at the University of Missouri are customizing a commercial finger clip device to provide a rapid, noninvasive way for measuring and continually monitoring blood pressure. Credit: University of Missouri ======================================================================== Monitoring a person's blood pressure on a regular basis can help health care professionals with early detection of various health problems such as high blood pressure, which has no warning signs or symptoms. However, many things can alter an accurate blood pressure reading, including a patient's nervousness about having their blood pressure taken at a doctor's office, otherwise known as "white coat syndrome." Now, researchers at the University of...
  • CBP releases new guidelines for pregnant, infant detainees

    11/29/2021 11:57:23 PM PST · by blueplum · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 29 November 2021 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Monday released new guidelines for the treatment of pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding and infant detainees, following a July report detailing the agency's lack of appropriate care infrastructure and guidelines. In a policy memo reviewed by The Hill, CBP acting Commissioner Troy Miller laid out a series of measures — from improving CBP installations to include changing stations to providing medical support — that field offices and Border Patrol stations will have to implement within 45 days.... ...ICE's new policy prohibits the detention of most pregnant, postpartum and nursing mothers for deportation....
  • Biden admin makes another attempt to end 'Remain in Mexico' policy

    10/29/2021 11:19:07 PM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | 29 October 2021 | Quinn Owen
    The Biden administration on Friday said it would make another attempt to end the "Remain in Mexico" protocols, a Trump administration initiative that forced tens of thousands of asylum seekers back into Mexican border towns to await their court dates in the U.S. In a briefing before the announcement, Department of Homeland Security officials told reporters they had reassessed the policy, also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, and Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas once again determined it was appropriate to end it despite acknowledging its impact in reducing unauthorized migration.... ...Embedded in the district court's order to reinstate was a suggestion...
  • Immigration arrests in the US fall to 72,000 in 2021 from 104,000 the year before: Detentions hit the lowest number in more than a decade

    10/27/2021 7:10:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Immigration arrests inside the United States fell during the past year to their lowest number in more than a decade, it emerged on Tuesday, according to new data from U.S. Immigration and Enforcement. Almost 72,000 arrests were made in fiscal year 2021, which ended in September, a drop of almost one third since 2020 when 104,000 arrests made, the Washington Post reported. Chad Wolf, who led the Department of Homeland Security under President Trump, said: 'This is what abolishing ICE looks like. 'Disaster in the middle of a crisis.'. .... ...The Washington Post reported that the number of arrests made...
  • Delta Air Lines hopes to speed passengers through airports with biometrics starting next week

    10/26/2021 10:05:02 PM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 25 October 2021 | Scott Mayerowitz
    Delta Air Lines is testing new biometric technology that promises to speed you through the airport — or at the very least prevent you from repeatedly fumbling for your ID and boarding pass. The new technology will roll out in Atlanta and Detroit as soon as Nov. 3. It is only open to Delta SkyMiles members who have U.S. passports and are eligible for TSA PreCheck. They must first store their passport number in the Fly Delta app, and this new service is only open to those checking in via the app. The biometric information is pulled from a U.S....
  • Mayorkas admits 30,000 Haitian migrants entered US as Del Rio camp is finally cleared: Homeland Security boss DOUBLES previous figure as he reveals 17,400 are applying to stay, 8,000 have been deported - but 2,600 are missing

    09/25/2021 2:34:41 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 24 September 2021 | By REUTERS and SNEJANA FARBEROV FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas revealed on Friday that nearly 30,000 Haitian migrants have been encountered on the US-Mexico border as they try to enter the country. Additionally he noted that the camp under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, which serves the length of the border, has been emptied. 'Nearly 30,000 migrants have been encountered at Del Rio since September 9 with the highest number one time reaching approximately 15,000,' he said at the daily White House press briefing.... ....Meanwhile the BBC reported nearly 19,000 mostly Haitian migrants are heading towards the US. They are in Colombia waiting...
  • U.S. suspends use of mounted Border Patrol units in Del Rio, Texas

    09/23/2021 6:41:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    CBS ^ | 23 September 2021 | CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ
    The Biden administration has demobilized units of Border Patrol agents on horseback in Del Rio, Texas, following controversy over the tactics they employed recently to disperse Haitian migrants, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Thursday "We have ceased the use of the horse patrol in Del Rio temporarily," a DHS official said during a briefing with reporters. "We'll prioritize other methods for identifying individuals who might be in medical distress." The suspension comes days after news outlets ...
  • Border Patrol agents in Del Rio asked for extra resources in JUNE as migrants surged across the border: White House still won't reveal number of Haitians who have been let into the US

    09/23/2021 2:43:03 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 23 September 2021 | HARRIET ALEXANDER and RACHEL SHARP FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Border Patrol agents in Del Rio, Texas were so concerned about the escalating situation at the U.S.-Mexico border that they requested additional resources three months ago - but their concerns were not acted on by superiors. Jon Anfinsen, National Border Patrol Council local president told CNN that the union on June 1 suggested improvements to the system. Anfinsen said that they wanted agents to be sent to the border with tablets to start the intake process when a large group crosses the river, instead of having the group wait there while space is cleared in the station. 'This way, we...
  • After 60 years, scientists find the missing link in our body's blood pressure control

    08/03/2021 12:46:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | AUGUST 3, 2021 | by Josh Barney, University of Virginia
    Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain ====================================================================== University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have determined the location of natural blood-pressure barometers inside our bodies that have eluded scientists for more than 60 years. These cellular sensors detect subtle changes in blood pressure and adjust hormone levels to keep it in check. Scientists have long suspected that these barometers, or "baroreceptors," existed in specialized kidney cells called renin cells, but no one has been able to locate the baroreceptors until now. The new findings, from UVA Health's Dr. Maria Luisa S. Sequeira-Lopez and colleagues, finally reveal where the barometers are located, how...
  • Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection

    04/07/2016 11:23:53 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 17 replies
    Observer ^ | 4-7-16
    The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe’s super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia’s elite hides its ill-gotten wealth. Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, DC. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO...
  • Biden administration denies lawyers access to migrant facility: Report

    03/13/2021 8:21:52 PM PST · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 13 Mar 2021 | Zachary Halaschak, Breaking News Reporter
    Lawyers have apparently been denied access to a Texas border facility where hundreds of migrant children are being held. The Border Patrol tent facility, which is located in Donna, Texas, is housing more than 1,000 people and has children sleeping in close quarters, with some sleeping on the floor due to a dearth of mats. Nonprofit lawyers are complaining that they have been denied access to evaluate the situation. “It is pretty surprising that the administration talks about the importance of transparency and then won’t let the attorneys for children set eyes on where they’re staying,” said lawyer Leecia Welch.......
  • New suspect in 1988 Lockerbie Pan Am terror bombing to be charged

    12/16/2020 12:56:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2020 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Federal prosecutors are expected to unseal new charges against a bomb-maker linked to the 1988 attack on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, according to a report. Abu Agila Mohammad Masud, a top bomb-maker for the late Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy, is accused of constructing the explosive that downed the airliner and killed 270 people on board, the Wall Street Journal said. Masud is being held by Libyan authorities.
  • Operation Fast and Furious: The Forgotten History of the ATF's Notorious Gunwalking Scandal

    12/15/2020 10:34:57 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 16 replies ^ | 12/16/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    The ATF isn’t all bad. In fact, they had a policy of letting illegal gun purchases go between 2006 and 2011. It ended up getting U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry killed on December 14, 2010, and let Mexican criminals get enough guns that they were found at over 150 crime scenes where Mexican citizens were either killed or maimed. And some of the guns were used in the November 2015 terrorist attack in Paris at the Bataclan. But other than that, it turned out just fine. (In case you’re not picking up on it, we’re laying on the sarcasm...