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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,'" ...
FTSE 100 closes at record high

FTSE 100 closes at record high

Business
The FTSE 100 has closed at a record high of 7,560, a day after the Bank of England raised the interest rate.Friday's close beat the previous record closing high of 7,556, which the index reached on 12 October.The blue chip index ended the day up by just 0.07% but was enough to break the record high for the second time in a month.Analysts say it was driven partly by the weak pound with listed firms tending to benefit when foreign currencies are stronger."The Footsie has climbed this week on the back of a falling pound, as currency markets groaned at the Bank of England's weak expectations for future interest rate rises," said Laith Khalaf, a senior analyst at investment firm Hargreaves Lansdown.Image:The Bank of England's Mark Carney speaking about the interest hike this weekIt follows Thur...
New York sets high bar for wind energy

New York sets high bar for wind energy

Business
Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The state of New York aims to become a new hub for the wind energy industry with its unique geographical position and ambitions goals, a state leader said.New York ranks 11th in the nation in terms of installed wind energy capacity and is the 15th windiest. As of 2014, the state had 20 wind energy projects in service, with a total capacity of 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The state set of goal of 2.4 GW by 2030."New York intends to be the preeminent global hub for the next generation of the wind industry," Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said during the opening remarks of a wind energy conference. "We're making unprecedented investments in infrastructure and laying the groundwork for the offshore wind industry, which is primed to benefit from New York's talented, ambitious workforce."A...
Epik High tops charts with 'Love Story' featuring IU

Epik High tops charts with 'Love Story' featuring IU

Entertainment
Oct. 24 (UPI) -- South Korean hip hop group Epik High is topping charts with "Love Story" featuring IU.The K-pop group achieved a "certified all-kill" on South Korean charts with the new song Tuesday, according to Soompi."Love Story" reached No. 1 on Melon, Genie, Bugs, Mnet, Naver and Soribada charts, as well as iChart's realtime chart. The song will achieve a "perfect all-kill" if it also tops iChart's weekly chart."Love Story" appears on Epik High's latest album, We've Done Something Wonderful, which debuted Monday. The group released a music video featuring the song and "Home is Far Away" the same day.[embedded content]Epik High consists of members Tablo, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz. Tablo thanked fans for their support in a series of tweets Tuesday following We've Done Something Wonderfu...
14 Non-Dairy Foods That Are High in Calcium

14 Non-Dairy Foods That Are High in Calcium

Health
Calcium content: 121 milligrams per 1/2 cup dried Plus: Bite into a dried fig, and you'll think you're indulging in a super-sweet and sticky dessert, when in fact you're chowing down on a fiber- and potassium-packed fruit. Figs also supply you with magnesium, a nutrient the body uses in more than 300 biomechanical reactions, such as maintaining muscle function, keeping your heart rhythm steady, and strengthening your bones. Try this recipe: Phyllo Shells + Fig JamLet's block ads! (Why?) Nutrition - Health.com