(Reuters Health) - Poorer patients in the U.S. may be less likely to get their blood pressure under control, even when they are participating in a clinical trial where medication and doctor's visits are provided free of charge, a new study finds.Compared to patients from the wealthiest counties, those from the poorest counties were half as likely to get their blood pressure under control during a six-year-clinical trial, researchers report in the Journal of the American Heart Association."We found that even if everyone is going to the doctor and getting their medications, there are still differences based on the socioeconomic context under which they live and obtain their care," said the study's lead author Dr. Andi Shahu, a resident physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. "Our hypothesis moving forward is that maybe other social factors we are not measuring well could be at play here.""There are lots of reasons why these disparities may exist," Shahu said. "For example, people who live … [Read more...] about Poorer US patients less likely to get blood pressure controlled
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The recent second edition of the Bangi Golf Resort World Durian Championship: Malaysia Edition saw more than 50 durians fighting it out for the top spots in categories like Musang King, Black Thorn, registered clone and D24. Although there were some repeat winners - Eric Chan's Dulai Fruits once again nabbed the prize for best Musang King and Tekka, there were also some new faces. Here are the two new winners of the best D24 and Black Thorn in Malaysia in 2019. WINNER: SG BAONG JAWI DURIAN FARM Category: Black Thorn Leow Cheok Kiang is a name that is likely to ring a bell in durian circles, where he is a venerated figure. Leow is a 60-something Penang farmer who has three farms in Seberang Perai. He is also the person responsible for registering the vaunted (and now very expensive) Black Thorn clone in Malaysia. "Mr Leow started farming with his father when he was seven, so he has a well-established routine of taking care of his trees. If the tree is healthy, he knows that the fruit … [Read more...] about Where to get the best D24 and Black Thorn durians in Malaysia
Thanks to the popularity of K-culture, South Korea is now on the radar of many travelers. To experience the full-scale of the country’s vibrant entertainment scene, Seoul is definitely the place to be. But where does one go to get their fix of BTS, Blackpink, Running Man and Descendants Of The Sun? It’s wishful thinking to bump into your favorite celebrity while exploring the capital. While that is not unlikely, there are some stops fans should definitely add to their itinerary. From a holographic performance hall to a television studio tour, we check out the must-do attractions every hallyu fan to Seoul needs to visit. K-Star Road The name itself is pretty self-explanatory. Stretching for about one kilometer from Apgujeong-dong Galleria Department Store, this road is where many of the country’s biggest entertainment companies are located. You’ll know you’re near the offices of SM, FNC and YG, when you see hordes of fans gathering … [Read more...] about Where to spot BTS and other K-pop stars in Seoul?
Singaporeans love their beef, judging from the number of restaurants here offering steaks as a main course. They range from high-end restaurants by celebrity chefs to modest chain eateries. You can even find a decent sirloin at many hawker centre Western food stalls. On their menus is beef from around the world - Japan, Australia and New Zealand, South and North America and Europe. Diners here are also more than happy to reach deep in their pockets for premium meats such as USDA Prime from America and much-prized wagyu brands from Japan such as Kobe, Hida and Kagoshima. Here is a list of some of the best restaurants in Singapore to go for a steak. BISTECCA TUSCAN STEAKHOUSE Set in a traditional shop-house, 'Bistecca' is Italian for steak so you can bet that this restaurant knows what it is doing when it comes to meat. Its signature is the 1.2kg Bistecca alla Fiorentina Wagyu T-bone Steak; the only one of such size in Singapore. It also serves up two signature sharing steaks which cost … [Read more...] about Where to find the best steaks in Singapore
SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Hooper was keen to get the Wallabies' international season started as his team left for South Africa on Sunday for their first match in the Rugby Championship.The Wallabies departed early for the fixture in Johannesburg on July 20, with coach Michael Cheika eager to use the two weeks to acclimatise to the Highveld and build combinations in his first full squad of the season."Really excited to get away," Hooper told reporters as the team departed from Sydney airport. "We've been doing some real hard yards up until this point."It's the first time we're really getting the full squad together, the Brumbies coming in today, and getting on the plane together and going to work."Everyone is so excited about the job."The job includes focussing on the Rugby World Cup in Japan, which starts in a little over two months, with the Wallabies drawn in Pool D with Six Nations champions Wales, Fiji, Uruguay and Georgia.The Wallabies made a surprising run to the final … [Read more...] about Hard yards done, Hooper keen on Wallabies to get back on track