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Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

Health
New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. High pressure, which for decades has been a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90, drops to 130 over 80 in advice announced Monday by a dozen medical groups. The change means an additional 14 percent of U.S. adults have the problem, but only 2 percent of these newly added people need medication right away; the rest should try healthier lifestyles, which get much stronger emphasis in the new advice. Poor diets, lack of exercise and other bad habits cause 90 percent of high blood pressure. "I have no doubt there will be controversy. I'm sure there will be people saying 'We have a hard enough time getting to 140,'" ...
One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank

One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank

Business
As many as 5.2 million UK adults - or one in 10 - have bought or inherited a second home, according to research.Think tank the Resolution Foundation said the number of multiple home owners grew by 30% between 2002 and 2014.That figure includes buy-to-let landlords - counted as one owner even if they have multiple properties - as well as those who own separate properties to live in themselves.At the other end of the scale, four in 10 adults own no property at all.The foundation said the number of people without property had also risen over the 12-year period.As a result, the study concluded that there was a growing gap between those who have property wealth and those who do not.The government is already ploughing £60m a year into rural and coastal communities that are most affected by secon
Young adults are spending more on necessities than older generations

Young adults are spending more on necessities than older generations

Finance
There's plenty of speculation out there about why Millennials aren't buying homes, investing in the stock market or even buying diamonds.But a new report found that Millennials spend significantly more on necessities like groceries and gas than older generations.On average, people between the ages of 18 and 36 spend $ 2,300 more per year on groceries, gas, restaurants, and cellphone bills than those who are 37 and older, according to a study from Bankrate.com.More from USA Today:Hearing sought to air Amazon-Whole Foods antitrust issuesHow Kroger can combat Amazon's onslaughtWalmart apologizes for retail ad that included racial slurOn the other hand, Millennials spend $ 1,130 less on travel and television than their elders.Although Millennials have far less spending power than other age g...