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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,'" ...
Pentagon says it has released guidelines for shooting down civilian drones

Pentagon says it has released guidelines for shooting down civilian drones

Business
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The Department of Defense has approved a policy that allows military bases to shoot down unauthorized drones in their airspace, according to the Pentagon.A Pentagon spokesperson confirmed the policy's existence to UPI but offered no further comment because it is classified. The policy was distributed in the last several weeks in response to growing concern among military commanders."The new guidance does afford the ability to take action to stop these threats and that includes disabling, destroying and tracking," Navy Capt. Jeff Davistold reporters this morning.Davis told reporters the policy had been sent out to military installations in July and covered the rules of engagement concerning private drones.He added that the policy had been coordinated with the Federal Aviatio...