The Plan
This report follows on from initial findings, published in July 2020. It looks at how the food system works and the impact on public health. It finds that the government has implemented four out of seven of the initial recommendations, including increasing the value of Healthy Start vouchers and agreeing to continue collecting, assessing and monitoring data on the number of people suffering from food insecurity. However, there are further recommendations contained in this report including the introduction of a sugar and salt reformulation tax, the launch of an Eat and Learn initiative for schools and the strengthening of g...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intermountain facilities affected by Elekta data breach
Intermountain Healthcare announced it has issued notice of a recent data securit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta's Harmony linear accelerator gets nod from FDA Philips, Elekta dive deeper into cancer care collaboration Elekta reaches Elekta Unity milestone Intermountain updates its mammography screening guidelines Ikonopedia adds Salt Lake City group to its customer list (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

National Food Strategy Independent Review
The Strategy makes a number of recommendations, including introduction of a Sugar and Salt Reformulation Tax, extension to eligibility for free school meals, expansion of the Healthy Start scheme, and trial of a scheme that would allow GPs to prescribe fruit and vegetables. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salt and sugar tax: New tax on salt and sugar proposed - but are you addicted?
SALT and sugar taxes should come into force before the end of the decade according to a new independent report, but how can you tell if you are addicted to salt or sugar? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Food Strategy: Tax sugar and salt and prescribe veg, report says
Boris Johnson says he will consider the proposal, but finds the idea of extra taxes on people unattractive. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA from 1,600-year-old Iranian sheep mummy brings history to life
(Trinity College Dublin) A team of geneticists and archaeologists from Ireland, France, Iran, Germany, and Austria has sequenced the DNA from a 1,600-year-old sheep mummy from an ancient Iranian salt mine, Chehrābād. This remarkable specimen has revealed sheep husbandry practices of the ancient Near East, as well as underlining how natural mummification can affect DNA degradation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Experts argue salt is not as bad for health as you think 
Researchers found salt intake was associated with cardiovascular disease and strokes, but only in communities where consumption was in excess of 12.5g a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coastal ecosystems worldwide: Billion-dollar carbon reservoirs
(German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig) Australia's coastal ecosystems alone save the rest of the world costs of around 23 billion US dollar a year by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. This is according to calculations just published by researchers at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel), GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). Coastal ecosystems such as seagrass meadows, salt marshes and mangrove forests make an important contribution to mitigating climate change. (Source: EurekAl...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Great Salt Lake drying up amid extreme drought
(Natural News) Record-breaking drought conditions are shrinking the size of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, which in turn is threatening wildlife habitats and other facets of the regional ecosystem. Gov. Spencer Cox is calling on his constituents to “pray for rain” as the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River is expected to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevar Therapeutics Announces New Appointments to Strengthen its Executive and Senior Leadership Teams
Company Appoints Three Experienced Industry Leaders Across Medical, Regulatory and Quality Functions SALT LAKE CITY, July 8, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Elevar Therapeutics, Inc. ("Elevar"), a fully integrated biopharmac... Biopharmaceutical, Personnel Elevar Therapeutics, rivoceranib, apatinib, paclitaxel (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Plant-Based Diet Best for Your Heart
A comprehensive review of research on eating habits and heart disease consistently shows eating less salt and animal proteins and more plant-based foods is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural treatments: Salt nanoparticles are toxic to cancer cells, say researchers
(Natural News) A study led by University of Georgia researchers found that salt nanoparticles could kill cancer cells and confer anti-cancer immunity. Published in the journal Advanced Materials, the study showed that sodium chloride nanoparticles (SCNPs) could stealthily enter cancer cells and rip them apart from within, causing cell death. The cells’ death could then trigger an immune response that enables the body to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

mRNA vaccines slash risk of COVID-19 infection by 91% in fully vaccinated people
People who receive mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are up to 91 percent less likely to develop the disease than those who are unvaccinated, according to a new nationwide study of eight sites, including Salt Lake City. For those few vaccinated people who do still get an infection, or "breakthrough" cases, the study suggests that vaccines reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms and shorten its duration. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Always ready: 12 Must-have supplies to stock up on before SHTF
(Natural News) While things are quiet, it’s best to stock up on different survival supplies. This ensures that when SHTF, you already have what you need in your stockpile. If you’re not sure what to get, check out the list below. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) These 12 items are versatile like salt, which can be used both... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

mRNA vaccines slash risk of COVID-19 infection by 91% in fully vaccinated people
(University of Utah Health) People who receive mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are up to 91 percent less likely to develop the disease than those who are unvaccinated, according to a new nationwide study of eight sites, including Salt Lake City. For those few vaccinated people who do still get an infection, or " breakthrough " cases, the study suggests that vaccines reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms and shorten its duration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Thousands thought they were getting the COVID vaccine. They were injected with salt water instead
Thousands of people have fallen prey to an elaborate wide-ranging scam selling fake coronavirus vaccines in India, with doctors and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salt fire destroys more than two dozen homes; residents are arrested near Lava fire evacuation area
Three large wildfires were continuing to burn in Northern California amid hot, dry conditions that have had experts warning for months... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

eAssist Dental Solutions Acquires Dr. Charles Blair & Associates, Practice Booster and Coding with Confidence Publications; Uniting the Nation's Best Dental Billing Company and the Nation's Leading Dental Coding & Insurance Solution
SALT LAKE CITY, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- eAssist Dental Solutions, the nation's leading provider of virtual dental insurance and patient billing services, has officially added the Practice Booster and Coding with Confidence line of products and services to its own suite of dental office support services effective April 1, 2021. " eAssist, Dr. Charles Blair, Practice Booster and related brands have been friends and partners for several years. We are extremely proud to officially add Practice Booster to the eAssist family, carrying on the legacy of their brand and ours, as a trusted and now even more...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Stopping Marine Plastic Pollution: A Key IUCN Congress Goal
Plastic bags may remain intact for years in the marine environment. Plastic products certified to be industrially compostable are no solution for littering, as they do not degrade efficiently in the environment and continue to pose a threat to wildlife as they break down. Credit: Eleonora de Sabata / Clean Sea LIFEBy Guy DinmoreSt David’s, Wales, Jul 1 2021 (IPS) Documented images of albatross chicks and marine turtles dying slow deaths from eating plastic bags and other waste are being seared into our consciences. And yet our mass pollution of Earth’s seas and oceans, fuelled by single-use plastics and throw-a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guy Dinmore Tags: Civil Society Climate Change Conferences Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation International Union for the Conse Source Type: news

Google's Search Engine Will Now Warn You When It Doesn't Have a Reliable Answer
A new prompt warns users to take search results with a grain of salt when they look up 'rapidly evolving' topics. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advertising rules to help tackle childhood obesity
Following a public consultation, regulations will come into force at the end of next year to introduce a 9pm watershed for advertisements of foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Storing salt: 3 Good reasons to stock up on salt
(Natural News) Salt is easily one of the most important ingredients preppers should have in their pantries. For starters, salt is a key ingredient in the daily diet of humans. It supports healthy muscle and nerve function and regulates the fluids in the human body. Plus, salt enhances the flavor of virtually any food and preserves... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning: The five foods you should AVOID or risk deadly hypertension
HIGH blood pressure can lead to serious health issues. The risk of developing this could be increased by eating food ladened with too much salt and sugar. Here are the five foods that you should avoid, as they could be raising your chances of developing deadly hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boldly Finance Recovery to Build Forward Better
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 has become a “developing country pandemic”, retreating from the North’s mass vaccination. With developing countries heavily handicapped, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns of a “dangerous [new] divergence”. Anis ChowdhuryRenewed North-South divide The Economist believes death rates in developing countries are much higher than officially reported – 12 times more in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and 35 times greater in low-income countries (LICs)! Rich countries’ ‘...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations jomo kwame sun Source Type: news

How Healthy Are the New Plant-Based 'Fake Meats'?
Researchers found imitation meats like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat can be higher in salt, but they're still healthier for you than real meats. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Gene Variants Identified That May Raise Risk for ALS
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Variants in TP73 are associated with risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a study published online June 16 in Neurology. Kristi L. Russell, from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Combining Low-Salt, DASH Diets May Reduce Cardiac Damage
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Dietary interventions, like the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and low sodium consumption, can improve cardiovascular risk factors in a relatively short time period, according to a study published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Clears LPCN 1154 IND Application for a Phase 2 Postpartum Depression Study
SALT LAKE CITY, June 14, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lipocine Inc. (Nasdaq: LPCN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (&... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Lipocine, postpartum depression (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Plant-based diet protects from hypertension, preeclampsia
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A plant-based diet appears to afford significant protection to rats bred to become hypertensive on a high-salt diet, scientists report. When the rats become pregnant, the whole grain diet also protects the mothers and their offspring from deadly preeclampsia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: New Dietary Guidelines Emphasise Fruits, Vegetables, Warn Against Processed Food
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has new dietary guidelines that emphasise more fruits and vegetables and less processed foods full of salt and sugar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A comparison of child abuse and neglect encounters before and after school closings due to SARS-Cov-2 - Salt E, Wiggins AT, Cooper GL, Benner K, Adkins BW, Hazelbaker K, Rayens MK.
BACKGROUND: Risk factors for child abuse and neglect and commonly used reporting mechanisms were highly affected by SARS-Cov-2 pandemic; yet, little is known about the effects of SARS-Cov-2 on rates of child abuse and neglect. OBJECTIVE: To compare... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sea snakes show their sensitive side to court potential mates
(University of Adelaide) Decades of research has revealed the remarkable morphological adaptations of sea snakes to aquatic life, which include paddle-shaped tails, salt-excreting glands, and the ability to breathe through their skin. In a new study published in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, researchers at the University of Adelaide detail the enlarged touch receptors that evolved in male turtle-headed sea snakes (Emydocephalus annulatus), to help them locate and court females in aquatic environments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The biodegradable battery
(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) The number of data-transmitting microdevices, for instance in packaging and transport logistics, will increase sharply in the coming years. All these devices need energy, but the amount of batteries would have a major impact on the environment. Empa researchers have developed a biodegradable mini-capacitor that can solve the problem. It consists of carbon, cellulose, glycerin and table salt. And it works reliably. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Salt marshes trap microplastics in their sediments, creating record of human plastic use
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Ecosystems Center report that microplastics have been accumulating in salt marshes for decades, creating a historical record of human plastic waste. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers discover how cells can survive in high salt concentrations
(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) Researchers from IRB Barcelona and UPF have identified a chloride channel involved in cell volume recovery under osmotic stress.The results have been published in the journal PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 1, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The best fruit that can lower your BP that’s not a banana
HIGH blood pressure is raised even further by the consumption of sodium ; bananas contain potassium, a mineral that can counteract the level of salt in the body, hence why the fruit is a great addition to a healthy diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: How Much Harm Can a Little Excess Salt Do? Plenty
Title: AHA News: How Much Harm Can a Little Excess Salt Do? PlentyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - May 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

eAssist Dental Solutions Awarded HIPAA Certification by Compliancy Group LLC
SALT LAKE CITY, May 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- eAssist Dental Solutions has been awarded a HIPAA certification by Compliancy Group LLC. With dental insurance providers mandating adherence to HIPAA in patient narratives and communication, the need for third party compliance audits and risk assessment has become more important than ever before. By remaining on the cutting edge of new requirements, legal risks, and patient privacy laws, eAssist Dental Solutions has worked to further cement its status as a harbinger of " peace of mind " for dental offices across the United States.eAssist Dental Solutions is the na...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 27, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

AHA News: How Much Harm Can a Little Excess Salt Do? Plenty
WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Many people know too much salt in their diet is a bad thing. Not nearly as many know exactly why. " They're surprised at the degree to which it can affect them, " said Dr. Cheryl Laffer, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The surprising food that could help lower your risk of hypertension
HIGH blood pressure can be lowered by some simple lifestyle changes like eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, reducing the need to take medications. Health experts advise avoiding a particular food due to its high salt content. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Salt'DASH' Diet Good for Total Heart Health
TUESDAY, May 25, 2021 -- It's consistently rated high among diets for all-around health, and a new report finds the DASH diet is all-around good for your heart, too. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) regimen is designed to lower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

This innovative skylight uses light from the sun to desalinate water for drinking
(Natural News) Designer Henry Glogau has developed a skylight that uses seawater to provide natural ambient light and clean drinking water. The device is charged by a mini solar panel during the day. The remaining sea salt is also funneled into a dozen zinc and copper batteries that power a strip of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Glogau’s device, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KCL in NS (Potassium Chloride in Sodium Chloride Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Get ready for sex-crazed zombie cicadas known as ‘flying salt shakers of death’
A psychedelic fungus that eats away the genitals of cicadas turns them sex-mad to help spread it further — and the zombie insects are... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less Than 1 Percent of COVID-19 Patients Experience Recurrence
WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2021 -- For every 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, there are approximately 4.3 recurrent cases, according to a study published online May 4 in PLOS ONE. Ithan D. Peltan, M.D., from Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Side-by-side field comparison of snow and ice control chemicals for anti-icing applications - Rainwater KA, Lawson WD, Surles JG, Estrada FJ, Jackson WA.
This paper presents findings from a side-by-side field comparison of the effectiveness of sodium chloride-based road salt brine (RSB) and magnesium chloride-based Meltdown Apex ™ liquid (MDA) as anti-icing chemicals for snow and ice control associated wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

WHO updates guidelines on sodium, says health authorities need to work to reduce salt intake
Organization also urges food industry to lower sodium in processed products. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nebehay Source Type: news

Utah teenager hospitalized for deadly blood clots following covid vaccine
(Natural News) Everest Romney, a 17-year-old basketball player from Draper, Utah, near Salt Lake City, was admitted to the hospital the other day after suffering deadly blood clots following an injection for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). Local news outlets reported that Romney started feeling sick almost immediately after the jab. He reported symptoms of neck... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Andrew Cuomo's pathetic SALT obsession
Even when he’s begging business leaders to stay in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo can’t let go of his obsession with SALT. Ever since... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jill Biden visits Utah school as US moves toward reopening
First lady Jill Biden spoke at a Salt Lake City school as the U.S. makes uneven progress toward reopening classrooms during the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news