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Medical News Today: Salt raises blood pressure, but our gut bacteria can stop it
New research shows that replenishing the friendly bacteria in our gut that are affected by too much salt may lower high blood pressure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

WATCH: The Hurricane Season, As Shown By Salt, Smoke And Dust
A NASA visualization uses computer models to show how recent hurricanes shifted salt from the Atlantic, dust from the Sahara and smoke from fires in Portugal and the Pacific Northwest.(Image credit: NASA) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Bio-live yogurt can help lower blood pressure  
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discovered diets high in salt are killing off beneficial bacteria in people's guts, but these can be replaced with 'good bacteria'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure
Medical guidelines have changed, and now about half of Americans may qualify for the diagnosis of hypertension. Here ’ s what to do about it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Blood Pressure Salt Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Diet and Nutrition Heart Hypertension Source Type: news

Yet another highly effective herb for sore throats: Icelandic moss is full of nutrients and has been used for eons
(Natural News) Sore throat is the dry, scratchy feeling in the throat can be annoyingly painful. Throughout the years, people have come up with natural ways on how to treat it — from using honey and lemon to gargling salt water, and now even moss. A new study reveals that the plant, particularly Icelandic moss,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Collective Medical raises $47.5M to scale patient management platform, operations
Salt Lake City, Utah-based patient management platform maker Collective Medical Technologies announced today that it has raised $47.5 million in a series A funding round led by investment firm Kleiner Perkins. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Swap salt for THIS at dinner to reduce high BP
HIGH blood pressure could be lowered by cutting back on salt, and by swapping it for herbs and spices, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthier Diet, Less Salt: the Recipe to Beat High Blood Pressure
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: DASH Diet, High Blood Pressure, How to Prevent High Blood Pressure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthier Diet, Less Salt: The Recipe to Beat High Blood Pressure
Title: Healthier Diet, Less Salt: The Recipe to Beat High Blood PressureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - November 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

No Benefit From Bicarbonate, Acetylcysteine Postangiography No Benefit From Bicarbonate, Acetylcysteine Postangiography
In the PRESERVE trial, neither intravenous sodium bicarbonate nor oral N-acetylcysteine significantly reduced adverse outcomes compared with sodium chloride or placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Healthier Diet, Less Salt: The Recipe to Beat High Blood Pressure
SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 - Cutting back on salt, along with following the highly recommended " DASH " diet, can beat back high blood pressure in adults, new research shows. After just a month, the results for people adopting this strategy were " striking... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Reduction in common heart hormone associated with improved outcomes and lower mortality
(Intermountain Medical Center) Heart failure patients discharged from the hospital with a reduced level of a common hormone produced by the heart had significantly lower rates of readmission and lower death rates, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack and stroke patients prescribed statin medication upon discharge have better outcomes
(Intermountain Medical Center) Patients with a prior history of heart attacks or stroke have better outcomes when cholesterol-lowering medications are used after they're discharged from the hospital, according to a new study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The New Health Care: A Link Between Alcohol and Cancer? It ’ s Not Nearly as Scary as It Seems
An announcement from a cancer research group needs to be taken with a grain of salt, perhaps on the rim of a margarita glass. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Cancer Alcoholic Beverages Breast Cancer Research Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
16 October 2017 Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and other outlets. Hospital chiefs will have to ensure that four out of five items purchased on their premises do not bust the limit, which is an eighth of a woman ’s and a tenth of a man’s recommended daily intake, or lose out on funding ring-fenc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Extreme swings in blood pressure are just as deadly as having consistently high blood pressure
(Intermountain Medical Center) Extreme ups and downs in systolic blood pressure may be just as deadly as having consistently high blood pressure, according to a new study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2018 Utah Conference for Public Health
April 11-13, 2018; Salt Lake City, UT.(Utah Public Health Association) (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What can gorillas teach us?
All the gorillas were dying… Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce. They were facing extinction. And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed gorillas in zoos. That was until one caretaker took a closer look at what the gorillas were eating. For decades, zoos fed the gorillas what they called gorilla biscuits. But, on top of being unable to reproduce, the gorillas were developing diseases like heart di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition carbs coconut oil diabetes gorillas heart disease high blood pressure insulin obesity Syndrome Zero triglycerides Source Type: news

Nigeria:Spicy Food Lowers Blood Pressure, Tricks Brain Into Craving Less Salt
[Guardian] Eating spicy food may curb unhealthy cravings for salt, leading to lower blood pressure, suggests a new study. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can environmental toxins disrupt the biological 'clock'?
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Can environmental toxins disrupt circadian rhythms -- the biological 'clock' whose disturbance is linked to chronic inflammation and a host of human disorders? Research showing a link between circadian disruption and plankton that have adapted to road salt pollution puts the question squarely on the table. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can Spicy Foods Curb Salt Cravings or Lower Blood Pressure? Can Spicy Foods Curb Salt Cravings or Lower Blood Pressure?
People who like spicy foods may eat less salt and have lower blood pressure, potentially reducing their risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study from China suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Chemotherapy 'may damage fertility of patients' children'
Researchers based at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City tested whether receiving chemotherapy was damaging to the fertility of children of chemotherapy patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saliva proteins could explain why some people overuse salt
(American Chemical Society) Many Americans consume too much salt. Now in a study appearing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that people who can easily taste salt have differing amounts of certain proteins in their saliva than those who are less sensitive. The finding could help explain why some of us have a hard time shaking the salt habit and could potentially lead to the development of more desirable low-sodium foods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 1, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can spicy foods curb salt cravings or lower blood pressure?
(Reuters Health) - People who like spicy foods may eat less salt and have lower blood pressure, potentially reducing their risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study from China suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice
If your taste buds lean toward spicy, you might be doing your heart a favor, new research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Need to cut down on salt? Try something spicy instead
Too much salt is not good for the heart, but now, researchers have come up with a smart — and tasty — way to help us cut down: spicy food. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Spicy food 'tricks' brain into craving less salt
Spice and salt increase activity in the same areas of the brain, found researchers from the Third Military Medical University in China. Spice makes you more sensitive to salt so you want less of it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Eating THIS type of food could lower risk of heart attacks
HIGH blood pressure could be sign you ’re not eating enough spicy foods, as those who enjoy hot foods eat less salt, a study has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: High Blood Pressure, Sodium (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice
TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 -- If your taste buds lean toward spicy, you might be doing your heart a favor, new research suggests. Spicy foods may increase salt sensitivity, thereby dampening the desire to consume heart-harming salty food, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Be Wary of Excessive Salt in Some Restaurant Meals
Some restaurant meals can have twice the recommended daily sodium. Take proper steps to avoid overdoing the salt when eating out. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes salt cravings?
Salt cravings are usually the result of simple factors, such as boredom or stress. Sometimes, salt cravings can be tied to a medical condition. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Exercise-induced anaphylaxis in an elderly patient - Namiki H.
A 75-year-old Japanese woman presented with acute flushing pruritus and a feeling of diffuse warmth followed by collapse while dancing. After resting for 30  min and receiving a rapid infusion of 0.9% sodium chloride, her condition stabilised. She admitte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

What Causes Hypernatremia?
Discussion Hypernatremia is a serum sodium of> 150 mEq/L. Basic causes are too much sodium or too little free water. If body weight is normal or increased, there is an increase in total body sodium without an appropriate increase in total body water. Normally when the serum sodium is increased there is transient hypertonicity of the plasma which causes the thirst center to be stimulated and antidiuretic hormone (ADH) to be released. The thirst center tells the person to drink more water and ADH causes the kidney to retain free water. This normally will allow the plasma tonicity to go back to normal. Treatment is by tr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 30, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

'Sink' or swim for salt marshes
(University of Delaware) Salt marshes have the potential to store large amounts of carbon, but unfortunately these ecosystems face serious threats, from sea level rise, land use change, nutrient runoff and more. Using multiple sensors, University of Delaware Prof. Rodrigo Vargas is working to better understand the processes (and time scales) that control the flow of carbon in marshes. Changes in such processes could ultimately dictate whether marshes will serve as net 'sources' or 'sinks' of carbon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sodium Chloride 23.4% Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - October 24, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Alien life could exist BELOW the surface of Mars, shocked scientists discover
(Natural News) Could there be life on Mars, after all? Scientists now believe it is possible that life may exist on Mars — under the planet’s surface. Experts have found a type of salt in Martian soil, magnesium perchlorate, which would prevent water from freezing underneath the surface. While many people have suspected that Mars... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti Alzheimer ’ s diet
Despite what the mainstream media is telling you, sugar is not your enemy. Your body evolved to eat sweet foods. In fact, it’s how our ancestors knew a food growing in the wild was safe to eat and healthy. But your body did not evolve to eat starchy, high carbohydrate sugars from bread, pasta, cereal and other grains. Ever since we were told to eat low fat, this has been the bulk of the our diet. The result has been a modern epidemic of obesity and diabetes. At the same time, we face skyrocketing rates of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Big Pharma has been trying for decades to come...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Bacteria and your broken heart
In your screening for heart disease, I bet your doctor will never think to check your gut. And that may well be where your heart problems start. Let me explain… Your gut plays a critical role in your overall health. It’s a major part of your body’s ecosystem. It’s home to trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. They make up your “microbiome.” Doctors are beginning to pay attention when it comes to these bacteria. But they’re still missing the big picture. This microcosm affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. Others b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

Visiting Faculty Position at NNLM MCR – Community Engagement
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has embarked on a 3-year pilot program with the NIH All of Us Research Program  to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the NNLM, including developing community based participatory programming for geographic areas. This includes engaging participants and other interested parties in management of their personal health data, leveraging the public library as a convener for local All of Us partners and stakeholders, and assessing the impact of libraries on participant retention in the All of Us program. The Communi...
Source: MCR News - October 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Stryker wins FDA nod for cementless Mako total knee system
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its cementless Mako total knee system with Triathlon Tritanium. The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company touted the Triathlon Titanium as combining kinematics from its Triathlon knee with highly porous biologic fixation technology. The system features the company’s Tritanium tibial baseplate and metal-backed patella components as well, the company said. Stryker said that cementless procedures are increasing in popularity, and the newly cleared platform expands the robotics offerings for orthopedic surgeons seeking an alternative to bone cement. “...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Stryker Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ketone salts: Do they really improve athletic performance?
A new study investigates whether ketone salt nutritional supplements do more harm than good when it comes to athletic performance. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Stryker wins $3m tax break for Utah facility expansion
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) has won a $3.4 million tax-rebate incentive from the state of Utah to expand its neurotechnology training and manufacturing center in Salt Lake City, according to a Salt Lake Tribune report. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker aims to add 540 people and spend $100 million over the next 10 years as part of the expansion, according to the report. As part of the tax break deal, workers hired by Stryker will be required to be paid 100% of the average wage in Salt Lake County, resulting in new wages of $192 million and $17 million in state tax revenue, the SL Tribune reports. “World-class companies like...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Stryker Source Type: news

Med device firms update on impact, recovery from recent natural disasters
A number of medical device companies with facilities in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California updated this week on the revenue impacts and recovery efforts from major hurricanes and wildfires which have slowed production and shut down facilities across the US. Baxter updates on Hurricane Maria recovery Healthcare giant Baxter (NYSE:BAX) said it expects to see a reduction in revenue during its 4th quarter as a result of Hurricane Maria hitting its Puerto Rico operations, but that it hopes to mitigate the impact through “positive performance in other areas of business.” The Deerfield, Ill.-based co...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Baxter Endologix Exactech Inc. Medtronic Source Type: news

Breeding salt-tolerant plants
(University of W ü rzburg) The quinoa plant might serve as a model for making other crops salt-tolerant. It grows well on saline soils because the excess salt is simply dumped into special bladders on its leaves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disaster
The hurricane that wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico last month has driven down production of widely used intravenous solutions, sending several prominent hospitals across the country scrambling to find alternative supplies, change the way they administer drugs and devise backup plans to make the fluids themselves. The products affected are smaller-volume bags of sodium chloride, […]Related:Rats used to spread the black death. Now, poverty plays a role.A mother refused to follow a court order to vaccinate her son. Now she’s going to jail.Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an ol...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study warns of pumpkin-colored zombies
(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) Salt marsh research shows that growing abundance of tiny shrimp infected by a microscopic parasite may portend future threats to humankind through disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mylan Launches First AP-rated Generic Avelox(R) Injection
HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced the U.S. launch of Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride in 0.8% Sodium Chloride Injection, 400 mg/250 mL (1.6 mg/mL) in 2... Biopharmaceuticals, Product Launch Mylan, Moxifloxacin, Avelox, fluoroquinolone, antibacterial (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Severe liver injury due to Epsom salt naturopathy - Philips CA, Paramaguru R, Mahadevan P, Augustine P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news