Mobile phone chatterboxes face higher risk of raised blood pressure

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“You talk too much” – that rhetorical cudgel wielded by a taciturn curmudgeon or sometimes a last resort when a perceived babbler won’t pipe down – may also be sound health advice. A team of Chinese scientists appear to have found evidence that there is, in fact, such a thing as talking too much, linking chatting on a mobile phone for half an hour each week with “a 12% increased risk of high blood pressure.” “It’s the number of minutes people spend talking on a mobile that matter for heart health, with more minutes meaning greater risk,” said study author Professor Xianhui Qin of Southern Medi…

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