Shaking less salt on your food at the table could reduce your heart disease risk

Adding additional salt to foods at a lower frequency is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, heart failure and ischemic heart disease, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Even among those following a DASH-style diet, behavioral interventions to lessen salt consumption could further improve heart health. There’s substantial […]

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Study on rodents shows that the activity of single motor neurons is stable over time

While many studies have investigated the underpinnings of the mammalian motor system (i.e., the collection of neural networks that allow mammals to move in specific ways), some questions remain unanswered. One of these questions relates to the ways in which recurring or stable behaviors are maintained in the brain. Some theories and research findings suggest that the neural activity underlying […]

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Green Mediterranean diet causes significant reduction in visceral adipose tissue

The green Mediterranean diet (MED) significantly reduces visceral adipose tissue, a type of fat around internal organs that is much more dangerous than the extra "tire" around your waist. The green Mediterranean diet was pitted against the Mediterranean diet and a healthy diet in a large-scale clinical interventional trial- the DIRECT PLUS. Subsequent analysis found that the green Med diet […]

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Written by Anna Bartter Love is all around us, especially at this time of year. But does the romantic notion of Christmas affect us negatively? I love Christmas. It really is the most wonderful time of the year: Michael Bublé on Spotify (don’t judge), candlelight, mulled wine, soppy Christmas movies and chocolates scattered on all available surfaces. There’s something so […]

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Meta-analysis informed updated WHO guidelines for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in first trimester pregnancy

A new WWARN meta-analysis commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) which informed a change to its treatment guidelines has been published in The Lancet. The study provides compelling evidence that artemether-lumefantrine should now replace quinine as the treatment of choice in the first trimester. Although there is limited data on specific artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) other than artemether-lumefantrine, the […]

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FDA Classifies Baxter’s Hospital Bed System Recall as Most Serious

(Reuters) – The U.S. health regulator last Wednesday classified the recall of hospital bed systems by Baxter International Inc, as the most serious type, on concerns it could lead to life-threatening injuries or death. Baxter initiated the recall of its WatchCare Incontinence Management System, which is used to discreetly alert an incontinent patient’s caregiver of involuntary urination or defecation, by […]

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