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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Over a 24-hour Period

The largest study ever conducted of ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring (ABPM) has shown that measuring BP over a 24-hour period predicts all-cause and cardiovascular mortality much better than do office or clinic measurements. "Our study suggests that more frequent use of 24-hour blood pressure measurement could improve the diagnosis and management of hypertension, which is the primary cause of premature death and disability worldwide," lead author, José Ramon Banegas. The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

Compare The Effects Of Two PAP Warm-Up Strategies On The RSA Of Soccer Players

A study compared the effects of a traditional warm-up with two post-activation potentiations (PAP) warm-up strategies on the repeated sprint ability (RSA) of soccer players from national (NL) and regional (RL) competitive levels. Sixteen young players were recruited to complete a traditional warm-up, a PAP warm-up incorporating squats with a load (~60% 1RM) that allowed a high speed (1 m/s) of movement and a high number of repetitions (PAP-1), and a PAP warm-up with a load (~90% 1RM) that allowed a moderate speed (0.5 m/s) of movement and a reduced number of repetitions (PAP-0.5).

A Unique Protein Can Target For The Development Of New Drugs

Over a thousand people die from malaria every day. The disease is caused by a single-cell parasite (protozoan) that is transmitted by mosquitoes. The malaria parasite is highly dependent on a unique protein for infecting new mosquitoes. This protein could be a target for the development of new drugsAnti-malaria efforts currently focus on effective diagnostics, mosquito nets, insecticides and drugs. Additionally, a strong effort is being made at Radboud university medical centre and other institutes to develop a vaccine.

A Poor Muscle Health May Be A Complication Of Type 1 Diabetes

A new study has found that poor muscle health may be a complication of Type 1 diabetes, even among active twenty-somethings. Researchers analyzed muscle biopsies of young adults with and without Type 1 diabetes who exceed Diabetes Canada's recommended weekly levels for physical activity. The researchers found structural and functional changes in the power generation parts of the cell, or mitochondria, of those with diabetes.