Health

Blood sodium levels may affect cognition in older adults

A new study has found that lower level of sodium in the blood—known as hyponatremia—is linked with declines in cognitive function with advancing age. The results, which are described in an upcoming issue of the Clinical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Serum cystatin C predicts mortality with cirrhotic ascites

(HealthDay)—Serum cystatin C level is an excellent predictor of mortality in patients with cirrhotic ascites, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

DASH diet reduces serum uric acid in prehypertension

(HealthDay)—Among adults with prehypertension or stage I hypertension, following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet lowers serum uric acid (UA), according to a study published online Nov. 28 in Arthritis ...

Health

Low-normal sodium deemed major risk for mortality in elderly

A slightly lower serum sodium concentration within the normal range is a major risk factor for mortality in elderly adults, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Terlipressin therapy can induce hyponatremia

(HealthDay)—Terlipressin therapy can induce hyponatremia, according to a case report published online Nov. 17 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

Health

Doctors warn about the risks of water intoxication

While emphasis is often placed on keeping athletes and outdoor enthusiasts properly hydrated, too much water can be just as dangerous. Exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH), also known as water intoxication, results in an ...

Cardiology

Chloride levels linked to mortality in heart failure

(HealthDay)—Serum chloride levels at admission are associated with mortality among patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), according to a study published in the Aug. 11 issue of the Journal of the American ...

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