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Lockheed signs long-term contracts with supplier for lower costs, better availability

Lockheed signs long-term contracts with supplier for lower costs, better availability

Business
April 19 (UPI) -- Lockheed has moved sub-contractors into performance-based logistics contracts or master repair agreements to improve capacity, reduce costs and enhance supply availability, the company announced this week. "As the F-35 fleet expands, we are partnering with our customers and taking aggressive actions to enhance F-35 readiness and reduce sustainment costs," Greg Ulmer, Lockheed Martin vice president and general manager of the F-35 program, said in a news release Wednesday. "The F-35 global supply chain is a key enabler to success, and we're restructuring and streamlining several contracts with key industry partners to provide the long-term stability that will allow them to make investments, improve efficiencies and optimize their performance." The performance-based logist...
Lower blood pressure boosts brain function in elderly, study says

Lower blood pressure boosts brain function in elderly, study says

Health
March 18 (UPI) -- Having lower blood pressure can boost brain function in older adults, a new study says. When elderly people took medicine to keep their systolic blood pressure around 130 mm for three years, they were less likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. "I think it's an important clinical finding and a very hopeful one for elderly people who have vascular disease of the brain and hypertension," said William B. White, a researcher at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine's Calhoun Cardiology Center and study principal investigators. "With the intensive 24-hour blood pressure treatment we reduced the accrual of this brain damage by 40 p...
Light exercise may help lower heart disease in older women

Light exercise may help lower heart disease in older women

Health
March 15 (UPI) -- Walking, gardening or even working around the house can lower a woman's risk having a cardiovascular event, a new study says. Light activity can lower the risk of heart attack or coronary death by up to 42 percent in women ages 63 and older, according to findings published Friday in JAMA Network Open. It can also reduce the chances of stroke, heart failure or other cardiovascular episodes by 22 percent. "When we tell people to move with heart, we mean it, and the supporting evidence keeps growing," said David Goff, who runs the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, in a news release. "This study suggests that for older women, any and all movement counts towards better cardiovascular health." The study examined women ages 6...
Morning exercise may lower blood pressure for older, obese people

Morning exercise may lower blood pressure for older, obese people

Health
Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Just 30 minutes of walking in the morning can lower blood pressure for overweight or obese people between ages 55 and 80, a new study says. And when women add frequent breaks from sitting during the day to this morning exercise routine, they increase the health benefits, according to a study published Wednesday in Hypertension. "We conducted this study because separate lines of inquiry have determined that a bout of exercise can acutely lower blood pressure, and more recently that prolonged sitting can increase blood pressure over the space of a day," Michael Wheeler, a researcher at The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and a study author, told UPI. The morning walks had a particularly strong effect on lowering systolic blood pressure, the top number in the blood pressu...
Eating nuts may lower cardiovascular disease risk from type 2 diabetes

Eating nuts may lower cardiovascular disease risk from type 2 diabetes

Health
Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Eating nuts may give people with type 2 diabetes a better chance of staving off cardiovascular risk. People with type 2 diabetes who ate five servings of nuts per week had a 34 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease death versus type 2 diabetics who did not eat a 28-gram serving per month, according to a study published Tuesday in Circulation Research. Type 2 diabetics who participated in the study also saw a 20 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease and a 31 percent reduced risk of all-cause mortality. Overall, participants risk of total cardiovascular disease events lowered by 17 percent. Other studies have shown a similar link between nuts and heart health, but the scientists who conducted the new study wanted to drill down on why. "Evidence regarding the ...