Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 24, 2005
Lead exposure plus high blood pressure may impair mental ability
Exposure to lead in early childhood and adolescence may contribute to hypertension-related decline that can impair a person's cognitive abilities, according to a new study presented at the 2005 American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research meeting.

Supportive spouse may reduce effect of job strain on blood pressure
When job strain causes stress, a supportive spouse might help lower the negative impact on a person's blood pressure, according to a study presented at the 2005 American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research meeting.

US Army plans to bulk-buy anthrax
The US military wants to buy large quantities of anthrax, in a controversial move which is likely to raise serious questions over its commitment to obligations under the Biological Weapons Convention.
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