Health

Take herbal supplements with a dose of caution

Herbal supplements may be natural, but that does not mean they are always safe. A new case report appearing in Heart Rhythm Case Reports, an official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, published by Elsevier, is a case in ...

Cardiology

One in five male adolescents suffers from high blood pressure

Unhealthy levels of hypertension are increasing globally, especially during puberty, with boys affected three to four times more frequently than girls: Around 20% of male adolescents have elevated blood pressure. The main ...

Health

Poor sleep may undermine people's attempts to keep weight off

New research being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, Netherlands (4-7 May), finds that not getting enough good quality sleep undermines people's attempts to keep weight off after dieting, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research could vastly improve hemodialysis

Around one in 10 Canadians has kidney disease and millions more are at risk. According to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the number of people living with end-stage kidney disease or kidney failure has grown 35 percent since ...

Health

Remind me again, why is salt bad for you?

Despite most of us knowing we should cut down on salt, Australians consume on average almost twice the recommended daily maximum per day.

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