Do: Sit in a chair, feet flat on the ground, legs uncrossed, with your back supported and without talking, for at least five minutes before you get your blood pressure measured.
Don't: Exercise, consume caffeine or smoke within 30 minutes of your test.
Do: Empty your bladder before your blood pressure is taken.
Don't: Sit or lie on the exam table. Whelton says that can result in a falsely low blood pressure reading.
Do: Roll up your sleeve so the blood pressure cuff rests on bare skin, not clothing.
Don't: Let your arm dangle or rest in your lap during the reading. It should be supported on a surface such as a desk. read more
A saliva test may someday be able to diagnose a concussion and predict how long symptoms last, according to a study published Monday in the JAMA Pediatrics.
A concussion is one type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to either the head or the body. Though not life-threatening, these injuries to the brain can be serious and cause symptoms of headache (or "pressure" in the head), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, balance problems, double or blurry vision, sluggishness, confusion, memory problems and difficulty concentrating.
In their study, Penn State College of Medicine researchers found five small molecules called microRNAs in saliva with real potential for identifying concussive symptoms in children, teens and young adults. MicroRNAs influence protein activities throughout the body, and they are easily measured in biofluids, including blood, cerebrospinal fluid and saliva, according to the authors.
The burger emoji is sparking some controversy online. Google's version of the emoji on Android shows the cheese beneath the burger and above the bun. While the cheese placement isn't new, a writer and media analyst started a debate that went viral over the weekend over whether or not it should be placed on top or below the burger. ... Following backlash on Twitter, Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted he would "drop everything" on Monday to address the debate, clarifying "if folks can agree on the correct way to do this!" read more