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Water recycling can reduce pressure of urban usage on fresh water resources

Water recycling can reduce pressure of urban usage on fresh water resources

Science
April 28 (UPI) -- Enhanced water recycling efforts could significantly reduce the reliance of major cities and their water demands on fresh water resources, including rivers, reservoirs and wells, according to new research. Scientists at Rice University developed models to simulate the impact of water recycling on the water usage patterns of a major urban center like Houston. The analysis -- detailed this week in the journal Nature Sustainability -- showed recycling wastewater could reduce fresh water usage by 28 percent. Authors of the new study acknowledged that water purification systems are expensive, but models showed the costs of installation and long-term energy demands would be offset by savings from municipal wastewater reuse. Houston is currently planning to reconfigure their w...
Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, CDC says

Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, CDC says

Health
April 24 (UPI) -- Nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure, according to new figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In estimates released Friday, the agency reported that, in 2017-18, more than 45 percent of people 18 years of age and older had blood pressure above the threshold for hypertension -- high blood pressure -- of 130/80 mmHg. Notably, this figure has remained relatively stable for 20 years -- though it dipped briefly to roughly 42 percent in 2009-2010 and 2013-2014. In 1999-2000, 47 percent of all adults in the U.S. met the CDC's criteria for high blood pressure, according to the latest report. And, as was the case two decades ago, high blood pressure remains more common among men than women. The CDC estimates that, in 2017-18, 51...
Coronavirus: US faced with protests amid pressure to reopen

Coronavirus: US faced with protests amid pressure to reopen

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Protesters have taken to the streets in states across the US, demanding that governors reopen economies shut by the coronavirus pandemic.Rallies in Arizona, Colorado, Montana and Washington state took place on Sunday, following earlier protests in half a dozen states.Agitation for easing restrictions has grown, despite the risk of a Covid-19 resurgence posed by reopening too soon.US President Donald Trump has signalled support for the protests. The US has become the centre of the Covid-19 crisis, with over 735,000 cases and some 40,000 deaths - but signs have emerged that it is reaching the apex of the outbreak and that infection rates are slowing in some states. ...
Faster cognitive decline in black people linked to high blood pressure

Faster cognitive decline in black people linked to high blood pressure

Health
April 13 (UPI) -- Black people experience significantly faster declines in cognitive function than white people, perhaps because of higher blood pressure, a new analysis suggests. Black people see faster drops in global cognition, a commonly used measure of brain function, and memory than white people as they age, according to an article published Monday by JAMA Neurology. Researchers say these declines occurred because of higher blood pressure, and progress faster as blood pressure rises. "African-Americans' higher blood pressure levels appear to explain their faster cognitive decline in later-life compared with whites," Dr. Deborah A. Levine, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, told UPI. "Improved control of high blood pressure in African-Am...

Sports news LIVE: Norwich pledge £200k to charities, pressure mounts on Premier League players to take wage cuts, Tottenham stars slammed

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news and updates on how the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the sporting calendar.. Headlines: Norwich City players, manager and owners donate percentage of salaries to help those impacted by coronavirus – raising over £200,000 UEFA SUSPEND Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs indefinitely […] talkSPORT