This week’s specialist explains why hypertension has grown increasingly common, and how to lower it. Dr. Ulf Landmesser is the director of the Department of Cardiology at Charité University Hospital in Berlin.
We are most sensitive to sounds when they disturb us. This is when sound becomes noise, knocking many species — on land, underwater and in the air — off balance. How big a problem is it?
It comes as no surprise that excessive noise levels can cause high blood pressure, but now a new study is claiming that air pollution can have the same effect.
Malawi faces a hunger crisis triggered by drought and poor harvests. Yet the country also has a small but growing problem with obesity. One hospital sees more that 50 hypertension or diabetes patients a day.
Sexual abuse in childhood or puberty has been experienced by every seventh person in Germany. The findings came from a survey by Ulm city's University Clinic, featured in "Der Spiegel" magazine.
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