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5-Star Rating System Ranks the Validity of Health Advice
The proposed tool aims to inject clarity into the often-murky science of health risk factors, but some experts are skeptical that it’ll succeed.
5-Star Rating System Ranks the Validity of Health Advice
5-Star Rating System Ranks the Validity of Health Advice

The proposed tool aims to inject clarity into the often-murky science of health risk factors, but some experts are skeptical that it’ll succeed.

The proposed tool aims to inject clarity into the often-murky science of health risk factors, but some experts are skeptical that it’ll succeed.

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Maintaining Hormone Balance Through RNA Decay
The Scientist Speaks - What Comes Up Must Go Down: Maintaining Hormone Balance Through RNA Decay
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 22, 2022 | 1 min read
Neelanjan Mukherjee discusses how RNA decay is essential for regulating a blood pressure-controlling hormone.
New RNA-Based Tool Could Assess Preeclampsia Risk
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2020 | 2 min read
Transcripts circulating in the blood provide real-time information about maternal, fetal, and placental health.
Higher Blood Pressure Has Links to Brain Lesions in Older Adults
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 13, 2018 | 2 min read
In a longitudinal study, researchers find that elderly people with higher pressure were more likely to show signs of Alzheimer’s disease in brain tissue.
Investigation Reveals Sexual Assault of Adolescents in Federally Funded Research Study
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 4, 2017 | 2 min read
An internal investigation has revealed why the $8.8 million Purdue University study was abruptly terminated earlier this year. 
How Boas Kill
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 23, 2015 | 1 min read
Boa constrictors hunt by cutting off their preys’ blood supplies, not by suffocation, a study shows.
Light Lowers Blood Pressure
Tracy Vence | Jan 20, 2014 | 3 min read
UVA exposure reduces human blood pressure by releasing nitric oxide metabolites from storage in the skin.
Pigs Raise Blood Pressure
Jef Akst | Nov 8, 2012 | 2 min read
Residents surrounding strongly smelling hog farms experience higher blood pressure levels as the stench worsens.
Not Salt's Fault?
Jef Akst | Jul 7, 2011 | 1 min read
New research raises doubt about whether cutting dietary sodium reduces risk of death from heart disease.
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