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An internal investigation has revealed why the $8.8 million Purdue University study was abruptly terminated earlier this year. 


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How Boas Kill

By Amanda B. Keener | 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 Tracy Vence | 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 Jef Akst | 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 Jef Akst | July 7, 2011

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


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