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September 28, 2020

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Lots of Lead in the Water? Maybe Manganese Is to Blame

In the right environment, a harmless mineral can do a lot to change the composition of the drinking water that flows through lead pipes. New research discovers ...

Pass the Salt: Study Finds Average Consumption Safe for Heart Health

New research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those who eat more than five grams a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons of ...

Accurate Measurements of Sodium Intake Confirm Relationship With Mortality

Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death? Recent cohort studies have ...

Electricity, Eel-Style: Soft Power Cells Could Run Tomorrow's Implantables

Inspired by the electric eel, a flexible, transparent electrical device could lead to body-friendly power sources for implanted health monitors and medication dispensers, augmented-reality contact ...
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Salt Substitution Could Prevent Almost Half a Million Deaths from CVD in China

A nationwide intervention to replace regular household salt with potassium-enriched salt substitutes in China could prevent nearly half a million cardiovascular deaths per year, according to a new ...

Glutamate in the Brain Has Unexpected Qualities, Researchers Show With New Analysis Method

Researchers have achieved something long thought almost impossible -- counting the molecules of the neurotransmitter glutamate released when a signal is transferred between two brain cells. With a ...

An Atomic View of the Trigger for the Heartbeat

Tiny pores in heart cells generate electrical signals to initiate each heart beat. Structural studies of these channels provide details on their functions, and also on their malfunction due to ...

Nonnutritive Sweetener Use in Children

Nonnutritive or artificial sweeteners are a growing part of US diets, now consumed by at least one in four children. A new American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement offers a summary of the ...

Glial Cells May Play Key Epilepsy Role

Neuroscientists present a new, detailed accounting of how a mutation in a fly model of epilepsy undermines the ability of glial cells to regulate the balance of ions that neurons need to avoid ...

Keeping the Taste, Reducing the Salt

Researchers have found a way to make food taste salty but with less of the sodium chloride tied to poor ...

Breakthrough Alpha-Ray Treatment of Cancer Without External Radiation

Radioactive iodine has been used for treatment of thyroid cancer. However, some thyroid tumors become resistant to iodine treatment. A research team used a large accelerator to produce sodium ...

The Salt-Craving Neurons

Pass the potato chips, please! New research discovers neural circuits that regulate craving and satiation for salty ...

Thirty Years of Fast Food: Greater Variety, but More Salt, Larger Portions, and Added Calories

Despite the addition of some healthful menu items, fast food is even more unhealthy for you than it was 30 years ago. An analysis of the offerings at 10 of the most popular US fast-food restaurants ...

Salt Could Be a Key Factor in Allergic Immune Reactions

Researchers have demonstrated in cell cultures that salt leads to the formation of Th2 cells. These immune cells are active in allergic conditions such as atopic dermatitis. The team also detected ...

Higher Sodium Intake Associated With Increased Lightheadedness in the Context of the DASH-Sodium Trial

Researchers found that higher sodium intake, when studied in the context of the DASH-Sodium trial (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), increases lightheadedness. These findings challenge ...

Zinc Deficiency May Play a Role in High Blood Pressure

Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle ...

Mutation in Sodium-Potassium Pump: Newly Discovered Serious Disease in Children

Researchers have mapped out a newly discovered serious disease which causes children to suffer epileptic seizures, loss of magnesium in urine and reduced ...

High Sodium Intake May Contribute to Increased Heart-Disease Deaths in China

Nearly a fifth of cardiovascular disease deaths among adults in a northern province of China in 2011 may be attributed to the blood pressure-raising effect of high-sodium diets. An initiative to ...

New Evidence That Females Might Benefit Most from a Low-Salt Diet

A low-salt diet may be more beneficial in lowering blood pressure in females than males, report scientists who found that while actual salt retention isn't higher in females, there is still an ...

Artificial Sweeteners Have Toxic Effects on Gut Microbes

The collaborative study indicated relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k) and 10 sport supplements containing ...

Molecular Channel That Regulates Blood Pressure Described

New research for the first time reveals the three-dimensional structure of a membrane channel that's critical in controlling blood pressure. The findings represent the first time the human ...

Simulations Reveal Role of Calcium in Titanium Implant Acceptance

Titanium-based materials are widely used in medical implant technology, and coating the surface of titanium materials with biologically active molecules has recently shown promise to improve how ...

Highly Effective Natural Plant-Based Food Preservative Discovered

Scientists have discovered a plant-based food preservative that is more effective than artificial ...

The Rules of Attraction: Scientists Find Elusive Molecule That Helps Sperm Find Egg

A recent report identifies a key molecule driving chemoattraction between sperm and egg cells in marine ...

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