Health

A new alternative to sodium—Fish sauce

Cooks, chefs and food manufacturers are looking for natural ways to reduce sodium in recipes in nearly every culture. A big challenge to doing that is taste. Consumers typically describe reduced-sodium foods as lacking in ...

Immunology

Excessive hair growth documented after IFN-beta Tx

(HealthDay)—Excessive hair growth can occur after local administration of interferon (IFN)-β treatment for malignant melanoma, according to a letter to the editor published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of Dermatology.

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 ...

Medical research

Phosphate increases the concentration of sodium in the blood

A previously undiscovered role played by the hormone FGF23 has now been discovered in a project funded by the FWF. Scientists were already aware that greater quantities of this hormone are produced when there is too much ...

Health

AAGBI: Wrong fluid commonly used as arterial flush in ICU

(HealthDay)—Use of the wrong fluid in an arterial flush is commonly reported in intensive care unit (ICU) practice and elsewhere in hospital practice, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in Anaesthesia and presented ...

Health

Less salt in our food

It is entirely possible to reduce the salt content in a range of foods by up to 30% without reducing the taste.

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