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.

Medical research

Study offers new insights into the mechanics of muscle fatigue

A study in The Journal of General Physiology examines the consequences of muscle activity with surprising results, indicating that the extracellular accumulation of potassium that occurs in working muscles is considerably ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

IV acetaminophen eases post-spinal op pain for children

(HealthDay)—Children and adolescents given intravenously (IV)-administered acetaminophen after major spine surgery have significantly less postoperative pain, compared with those given placebo, but administration of acetaminophen ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New insights into salt transport in the kidney

Sodium chloride, better known as salt, is vital for the organism, and the kidneys play a crucial role in the regulation of sodium balance. However, the underlying mechanisms of sodium balance are not yet completely understood. ...

Health

70 percent of 8-month-olds consume too much salt

Seventy per cent of eight-month-old babies have a salt (sodium chloride) intake higher than the recommended UK maximum level, due to being fed salty and processed foods like yeast extract, gravy, baked beans and tinned spaghetti.

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