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Weekly Recap in Health News: October 4, 2013

Here is the recap of this week’s news in health:

Minimizing Damage from Heart Attacks: Interview with Valentin Fuster, MD Every minute counts for heart attack victims. The amount of necrosis in the heart tissues increases as they are starved of blood flow during the attack.

Data-Driven Machine Learning Effectively Flags Risk for Post-Stroke Dangers A team of experts in neurocritical care, engineering, and informatics, with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have devised a new way to detect which stroke patients may be at risk of a serious adverse event following a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Japanese robo-boot could help stroke victims walk again If the sight of Robert Downey Jr summoning his Iron Man accessories from across a room gave you a taste for having your own powered exoskeleton, your wish may soon be granted.

WHAT’S YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE? Blood pressure is the amount of force it takes for your heart to push blood through your body. When your blood pressure is high, your heart works harder than it should. High blood pressure is also called hypertension.

More Evidence That Exercise Can Help Prevent High Blood Pressure Exercising during your leisure time could help prevent high blood pressure, but being physically active at work doesn’t seem to provide the same benefit, according to a new review.