Today's Top Medical Stories for Monday, March 17, 2014

Published 03/17 2014 06:38AM

Updated 03/17 2014 06:40AM

New research in the latest issue of the journal Neurology suggests people with even slightly higher than normal blood pressure may be more likely to have a stroke.

Researchers found that people with slightly elevated blood pressure, or pre-hypertension, were 66 percent more likely to have a stroke than those with normal blood pressure.

The results stayed the same even after investigators adjusted for other stroke risk factors like diabetes and smoking.

The CDC says nearly a third of American adults have the condition.

And a new study in the Journal of Public Health says if concession stands offer healthy foods, they will sell.

University of Iowa researchers went to a local school district's concession stand.

They added healthy foods like apples and string cheese to the menu and used healthier ingredients in classics like nachos and popcorn.

The result: sales remained stable, and profits even went up a bit.

The classics still sell well, but the school says consumers respond well to having a choice.

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