PolarityTE reveals SEC investigation
PolarityTE (NSDQ:PTE) this week revealed that it is the target of an SEC investigation into possible violations of federal securities laws. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company said that it received a copy of a formal order of investigation from the SEC on March 4, exploring possible violations of fraud and price manipulations, according to an SEC filing. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News The post PolarityTE reveals SEC investigation appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Regenerative Medicine polarityte Source Type: news

Public asked for views on restricted food advertising
The government is consulting on proposals to introduce a 9pm watershed on TV and online adverts for food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Salty And Saltier: Fast Food Chains Keep Adding More Salt To Your Food
Fast food has always contained lots of salt. Most people are probably not aware, though, that over the past 30 years, the amount of salt in typical fast food meals has increased by 50%. This is worrisome for the millions of people with high blood pressure. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

High blood pressure: This tasty warming winter vegetable may help to lower blood pressure
HIGH BLOOD pressure can often be lowered simply by improving your diet. While it ’s important to cut down on salt and fatty foods, eating more foods with blood pressure-lowering qualities can also help. This warming winter and versatile vegetable may help to lower blood pressure when it is too high. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: This tasty and versatile vegetable may help to lower blood pressure
HIGH BLOOD pressure can often be lowered simply by improving your diet. While it ’s important to cut down on salt and fatty foods, eating more foods with blood pressure-lowering qualities can also help. This tasty and versatile vegetable may help to lower blood pressure when it is too high. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium in arteries is shown to increase patients' imminent risk of a heart attack
(Intermountain Medical Center) New research findings presented at the American College Cardiology Scientific Sessions from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City shows that identifying the presence or absence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in a patients' arteries can help determine their future risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Key to successful care of pregnant women in heart failure? Team-based care, study finds
(Intermountain Medical Center) Any time a pregnant woman presents in heart failure there are risks to both mother and baby. What does it take to protect the mother and her growing baby for the best possible outcome? According to clinicians at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, the key to survival is a multidisciplinary team-based approach, involving cardiac and maternal/fetal/newborn specialists -- who normally don't work together -- to team up to successfully save mom and baby. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Glasgow women win again
The Glasgow women who won an historic equal pay battle last month have won again – this time at the Scotswoman of the Year 2018 awards. The awards are run by Glasgow’s evening paper, the Evening Times, and the women were awarded the editor’s award. The ceremony was held at the city’s Grand Central Hotel last night, where Eva Bolander, the Lord Provost of Glasgow, accepted the award on behalf of the women, who had fought for 12 years to win equal pay. “It is humbling for me, and a real honour, to accept this award on behalf of Glasgow’s women,” she said. “This win wa...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News equal pay glasgow Source Type: news

Heart-wrenching memoir of woman who died of cystic fibrosis and a superbug
Mallory Smith died of a superbug that infected her cystic fibrosis-ridden lungs at just 25. Her posthumous memoir, Salt in My Soul, reveals the young woman's struggle to not just survive, but thrive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Your Family Eat Out a Lot? Watch Your Blood Pressure
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- You know that too much salt contributes to high blood pressure, but you might not realize how easily eating out could put you and your kids at risk. Many entrees at leading restaurants and fast food places contain almost... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa: Salt Is Bad for You - but How It Affects Your Body Is Still Frontier Science
[The Conversation Africa] Research has shown that excess salt intake is harmful to people's health. It can lead to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kardia Better for Diagnosis; hs-TnT Transition; Prison Salt Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Daytime Naps May Help Lower Blood Pressure
BOSTON (CBS) — Today is “National Napping Day” which is observed every year on the day following the return of daylight saving time. A new study finds a midday snooze can lower your blood pressure, perhaps as much as other lifestyle changes. Researchers in Greece looked at more than 200 people with relatively well-controlled blood pressure who slept for on average about 50 minutes during the day. They found that a midday nap was associated with a drop in systolic blood pressure by about 5 mmHg. They say that’s about what you would expect from reducing salt or alcohol intake and even low-dose blood p...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local blood pressure Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Source Type: news

Current trends in social media-associated skin harm among children and adolescents - Yan AC.
Trending social media phenomena, often referred to as social media "challenges," include those centered around pencil erasers, salt and ice, spray deodorant, and fire. Each of these share features of intentional self-injury with the possibility of permanen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Best Places to Work 2019: Engaged staff keeps residents happy at Delmar Gardens
According to Kathy Hamann, vice president of human resources at Delmar Gardens Enterprises, anybody worth their salt in the senior living industry knows that if there ’s a happy staff, there’s happy residents. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Hour-long snooze keeps high blood pressure at bay and is nearly as effective as drugs 
Greek doctors from Asklepieion General Hospital revealed patients who had a daily nap saw their blood pressure drop by 5mm/HG - a similar effect to taking drugs or cutting salt from the diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salt Awareness Week
' World Salt Awareness Week'is a global event t o bring attention to salt intake and the risks to health it can bring, including high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke and heart disease. This year, the awareness week is being observed 4-10 March, 2019.Cochrane Nutrition Field' saim is to support and enable evidence-informed decision-making for nutrition policy and practice by advancing the preparation and use of high-quality, globally relevant nutrition-related Cochrane reviews. Cochrane Nutrition covers a wide spectrum of nutrition-related issues and questions, ranging from clinical to public health nutrition.To...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

New guidelines warn Americans that too much salt could give them deadly heart disease
A new report from the National Academies of Science recommends that Americans cut down their daily intake of salt from no more than 2,300mg daily to no more than 1,500mg daily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salt Reference Intake Levels Updated
(MedPage Today) -- Report draws attention to levels that will shake CV risk (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - March 5, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Advice on salt, hidden in an array of foods, gets specific
The advice to limit salt is getting more specific: A report by the National Academies of Science says the recommended limit for sodium is being tied to a reduced risk of chronic diseases. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure: This exotic potassium-rich fruit may help to lower your bp reading
HIGH blood pressure can be lowered by cutting down on salt and getting more exercise, but you could also improve blood pressure health by including more of certain foods in your diet. One particular exotic potassium-rich fruit, which can be eaten whole, added to salads or made into a juice, may help to lower blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The saltiest meals for children at Britain's most-loved restaurants
Research by Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, found 144 meals at popular chain restaurants contain more than Public Health England's target 1.8g of salt. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIST proposes new universal standard for CT calibration
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have proposed a new universal standard for calibrating computed tomography devices that they claim may improve comparisons between scans from various devices. The newly released calibration approach was outlined in a research paper recently published in the academic journal PLOS One, the NIST said in a press release. “If the technical community could agree on a definition, then the vendors could create measurements that are interchangeable. Right now, calibration is not as thorough as it could be. Better comparisons among scanners might allow us to es...
Source: Mass Device - March 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Imaging National Institute of Standards and Technology Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The best salad ingredient to help lower your bp reading
HIGH BLOOD pressure can often be lowered by making simple dietary changes without the need to take medication. Dietary changes include cutting down on foods high in salt and fat, but it may also be worth adding other foods to your diet with blood pressure-lowering qualities. Adding a certain food to your salad may help to lower your blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prenatal high-salt diet leads to complications in offspring
(Natural News) A study finds that prenatal high-salt diets can cause cardiovascular disease in offspring. The study, which was published in the Journal of Hypertension, suggests that prenatal diets high in salt can increase oxidative stress and damage blood vessels in offspring. High-salt diet has been associated with hypertension, and prenatal high-salt diet increases the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Add this condiment when cooking to lower your BP reading
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be lowered by making certain dietary changes, such as cutting down on salt. But it can also be improved by adding foods to your diet that have blood pressure-lowering qualities, such as this popular and flavoursome condiment. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

sodium chloride solution (intravenous)
Title: sodium chloride solution (intravenous)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - February 28, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ban ALL junk food adverts on TV, social media and digital billboards
The Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) is calling for children in the UK to be protected from ads for food high in fat, sugar and salt. It argues existing regulations have significant loopholes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thirty years of fast food: Greater variety, but more salt, larger portions, and added calories
(Elsevier) Despite the addition of some healthful menu items, fast food is even more unhealthy for you than it was 30 years ago. An analysis of the offerings at 10 of the most popular US fast-food restaurants in 1986, 1991, and 2016, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, demonstrates that fast-food entrees, sides, and desserts increased significantly in calories and sodium and entrees and desserts in portion size over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nearly HALF of breakfast cereals still contain too much sugar
Research by the campaign groups Action on Salt and Action on Sugar has found almost half of breakfast cereals in UK supermarkets are at least 22 per cent sugar, putting children's health at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A multifunctional transport and technological machine for spreading the sand and salt mixture - Vorontsov I, Bardyshev O.
Issues regarding traffic safety in winter through processing and even spreading of the sand and salt mixture over snow and ice surfaces of roads and sidewalks are examined. A brief review of the existing technical means to improve traffic safety on roads a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All
When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe, and he ended up spending a month in the hospital to recover. Shicowich lost his toe because of complications of Type 2 diabetes as he struggled to keep his blood sugar under control. He wa...
Source: TIME: Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health Nutrition Source Type: news

Higher Salt Intake in DASH Diet Tied to More Lightheadedness
FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 -- Higher sodium intake in the context of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is tied to more frequent and severe lightheadedness, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kids are striking over climate change because adults are too infantile | Richard Russell
As a teacher, how do I show my pupils the right values when they see so little of it from their adult ‘role models’?The children ’sclimate strike has become another lightning rod in the never-ending culture war. Those on the left applauded them for their brave moral stand. Jonathan Freedland – not without basis –pointed to the strike as evidence that children were acting more like adults than the adults. But on the right the focus seemed to be on chiding them and telling them to get back to school – from the prime minister’s spokesperson to Toby Young, whosaw the children ’s ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Richard Russell Tags: Children Climate change Environment Science Society Schools Education Young people Activism UK news Environmental activism Protest Politics Source Type: news

The lessons infantile adults can learn from children go far beyond climate change | Richard Russell
As a teacher, how do I show my pupils the right values when they see so little of it from their adult ‘role models’?The children ’sclimate strike has become another lightning rod in the never-ending culture war. Those on the left applauded them for their brave moral stand. Jonathan Freedland – not without basis –pointed to the strike as evidence that children were acting more like adults than the adults. But on the right the focus seemed to be on chiding them and telling them to get back to school – from the prime minister’s spokesperson to Toby Young, whosaw the children ’s ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Richard Russell Tags: Children Climate change Environment Science Society Schools Education Young people Activism UK news Environmental activism Protest Politics Source Type: news

Fast Food Versus Fast Casual -- Which Has More Calories?
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Fast-food restaurants get a bad rap for menus chockful of high-fat, high-salt foods with little nutrition. But are fast casual and sit-down chains better? The answer may surprise you. A University of South Carolina study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hiker Recalls Being Stuck in Quicksand in Utah Park
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who was stranded for hours in frigid weather with his leg sunk up to the knee in quicksand at a creek in Utah's Zion National Park said Tuesday that he feared he would lose his leg and might die because the quicksand's water was so cold. Ryan Osmun, 34, of Mesa, Arizona, told NBC's "Today" show that he hallucinated at one point while waiting several hours alone after his girlfriend Jessika McNeill left him last Saturday to get help. "I thought for sure I would lose my leg," Osmun said. "And then toward the end I thought I wasn't going to make it." Quicksand ca...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Hiker Recalls Being Stuck in Quicksand in Utah Park
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who was stranded for hours in frigid weather with his leg sunk up to the knee in quicksand at a creek in Utah's Zion National Park said Tuesday that he feared he would lose his leg and might die because the quicksand's water was so cold. Ryan Osmun, 34, of Mesa, Arizona, told NBC's "Today" show that he hallucinated at one point while waiting several hours alone after his girlfriend Jessika McNeill left him last Saturday to get help. "I thought for sure I would lose my leg," Osmun said. "And then toward the end I thought I wasn't going to make it." Quicksand ca...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Hiker Recalls Being Stuck in Quicksand in Utah Park
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who was stranded for hours in frigid weather with his leg sunk up to the knee in quicksand at a creek in Utah's Zion National Park said Tuesday that he feared he would lose his leg and might die because the quicksand's water was so cold. Ryan Osmun, 34, of Mesa, Arizona, told NBC's "Today" show that he hallucinated at one point while waiting several hours alone after his girlfriend Jessika McNeill left him last Saturday to get help. "I thought for sure I would lose my leg," Osmun said. "And then toward the end I thought I wasn't going to make it." Quicksand ca...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Salt Could Play a Role in Allergies
High salt concentrations are present in the affected skin of people with atopic dermatitis and promote the differentiation of the T helper cells involved in the development of allergic diseases. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 20, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Salt could be a Key Factor in Allergic Immune Reactions
Salt apparently affects allergic immune reactions. A team working with Prof. Christina Zielinski at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has demonstrated in cell cultures that salt leads to the formation of Th2 cells. These immune cells are active in allergic conditions such as atopic dermatitis. The team also detected elevated salt concentrations in the skin of patients. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Less Salt
-- Everyone needs some salt to help maintain the body's balance of fluids. But too much salt may cause you to retain fluids and raise your blood pressure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. About 75 percent of the salt you consume is from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Less Salt
Title: Health Tip: Eat Less SaltCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Salt could be a key factor in allergic immune reactions
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Salt apparently affects allergic immune reactions. A team working with Professor Christina Zielinski at the Technical University of Munich has demonstrated in cell cultures that salt leads to the formation of Th2 cells. These immune cells are active in allergic conditions such as atopic dermatitis. The team also detected elevated salt concentrations in the skin of patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Quick and easy lunch swaps to eat on-the-go and avoid high blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes can be controlled by making dietary changes and cutting down on unhealthy foods. But it can be difficult to eat healthily when eating on-the-go, when so many convenience foods are packed with sugar, salt and fat. Try these quick and easy lunch swaps you can still eat on-the-go while avoiding high blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Avoid high blood sugar with three QUICK and EASY lunch swaps
TYPE 2 diabetes can be controlled by making dietary changes and cutting down on unhealthy foods. But it can be difficult to eat healthily when eating on-the-go, when so many convenience foods are packed with sugar, salt and fat. Try these quick, easy and tasty lunch swaps you can still eat on-the-go while avoiding high blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Swap ham and cheese for this tasty potassium-rich sandwich filler
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be caused by eating too much salt, so people with the condition are advised to limit their intake and follow a healthy, balanced diet. Swap processed ham and cheese for this tasty potassium-rich sandwich filler to lower your blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foldax Wins IDE for Surgical Aortic Heart Valve Trial
Foldax has received a nod from FDA to begin an early feasibility study of a surgical aortic heart valve. The Salt Lake City, UT-based company said its Tria surgical aortic heart valve is one of the first biopolymer heart valve platforms. The complete Tria heart valve platform will include valves developed for use in aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve disease. “We look forward to introducing the Tria heart valve to patients in the U.S.”, Amit Patel, MD of the University of Utah, who will be serving as primary investigator in upcoming clinical trials, said in a release. “...
Source: MDDI - February 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

FDA green-lights early feasibility trial for Foldax ’ s Tria biopolymer heart valve
Early stage cardiovascular device company Foldax said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch an early feasibility study of its Tria surgical aortic heart valve. The valve uses a proprietary biopolymer material, dubbed LifePolymer, as well as a proprietary design, the Salt Lake City-based company said. Foldax touted that the Tria heart valve is intended as a “lifetime valve,” adding that it can provide hemodynamic performance and quality of life similar to natural human valves without the use of animal tissue or need for long-term anticoagulants. The Tria valve is intended for use i...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Replacement Heart Valves foldax Source Type: news

The 'Salt Queen' working to transform the health of a nation
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news