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How Boas Kill

By | July 23, 2015

Boa constrictors hunt by cutting off their preys’ blood supplies, not by suffocation, a study shows.


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Light Lowers Blood Pressure

By | January 20, 2014

UVA exposure reduces human blood pressure by releasing nitric oxide metabolites from storage in the skin.


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Pigs Raise Blood Pressure

By | November 8, 2012

Residents surrounding strongly smelling hog farms experience higher blood pressure levels as the stench worsens.

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Not Salt's Fault?

By | July 7, 2011

New research raises doubt about whether cutting dietary sodium reduces risk of death from heart disease.


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