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Alzheimer's disease: Eating a high-salt diet can increase your dementia risk
EATING too much salt can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease, it is claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even without nudging blood pressure up, high-salt diet hobbles the brain
A high-salt diet may spell trouble for the brain — and for mental performance — even if it doesn’t push blood pressure into dangerous territory, new research has found.Anew study has shown that in mice fed a very high-salt diet, blood flow to the brain declined, the integrity of blood vessels... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Voluntary sodium targets not being met by processed food industry
Health Canada says its strategy to get some of the salt out of processed foods has produced a reduction in sodium "much lower than anticipated." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Salt-heavy diet increases the risk of Alzheimer's
Too much salt triggers a gut immune response that deprives the brain of oxygen and releases neuron-damaging chemicals, according to a new Weill Cornell University study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-icing of road surfaces using hydronic heating pavement with low temperature - Mirzanamadi R, Hagentoft CE, Johansson P, Johnsson J.
A traditional method to mitigate slippery conditions on a road surface is to spread out sand and salt. This method results in corrosion of the road infrastructures and damage to surrounding vegetation. A renewable alternative method for anti-icing the road... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Teens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don ’ t need to tell you that ’ s a bad idea.
First, it was the “gallon challenge” and the “cinnamon challenge.” Then some teenagers started playing the “bath-salt challenge.” They have dared each other to pour salt in their hands and hold ice till it burns, douse themselves in rubbing alcohol and set themselves ablaze, and throw boiling water on unsuspecting peers. Now videos circulating on […]Related:CDC postpones session on ‘preparing for the unthinkable’: a nuclear blastFirst treatment approved for breast cancer with BRCA genetic mutationCDC says, ‘There’s lots of flu in lots of places.’ And ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rico Brand Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Tofu Breakfast Burrito
Rico Brand of Salt Lake City, Utah is recalling Tofu Breakfast Burrito, because it may contain undeclared Soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Too Little Iodine Could Harm a Woman's Fertility
Iodine -- a mineral that helps regulate metabolism -- is found in seafood, iodized salt, dairy products, and some fruits and vegetables. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a convenience store, authorities said. All three locations were linked to a Utah outbreak that began in August among Salt Lake City's homeless population and illicit drug users. Tests connected it to an outbreak in San Diego that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds more, said Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nich...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a convenience store, authorities said. All three locations were linked to a Utah outbreak that began in August among Salt Lake City's homeless population and illicit drug users. Tests connected it to an outbreak in San Diego that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds more, said Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nich...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Is a DASH of Salt All We Need? Is a DASH of Salt All We Need?
In this commentary, the authors explore some of the intriguing questions raised by the landmark DASH-sodium trial, as well as possible pathophysiologic mechanisms of sodium-induced hypertension.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Winter road salt, fertilizers turning North American waterways increasingly saltier
Find related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs at this link. Also find related stories on NSF's Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program site. Across North America, streams and rivers are becoming saltier, thanks to road deicers, fertilizers and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244099&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Exploring safer alternatives to road salt: beet waste, pickle juice
Marshes, streams and lakes lie alongside many of the roads and highways that zigzag across North America. Plants and animals inhabit these water bodies and can be exposed to many of the substances we put on those roads, including road salt. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium convenes, January 11-12
(University of Utah Health) University of Utah Health's annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium held on Jan. 11 - 12 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Now in its sixth year, this one-of-a-kind conference has been described as a 'think tank' where national leaders will convene for the unique two-day event aimed at advancing the field of heart recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium convenes, Jan. 11-12
(University of Utah Health) University of Utah Health's annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium held on Jan. 11-12 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Now in its sixth year, this one-of-a-kind conference has been described as a 'think tank' where national leaders will convene for the unique two-day event aimed at advancing the field of heart recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Keto Diet Last, DASH First In New Diet Rankings
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If you’re a fan of the “fat-burning” keto diet, you’ll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It’s tied for last, along with the relatively unknown Dukan diet. Both stress eating a ton of protein and minimal carbs, putting the dieter into “ketosis,” when the body breaks down both ingested and stored body fat into ketones, which it uses as energy. People on such diets often deal with fatigue and light-headedness as they adjust to a lack of carbohydrates. Though the experts on the US News and Wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Weight Loss Source Type: news

Auromedics Pharma LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Product Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection USP 1.5 g/ Vial, Due to Presence of Glass Particles in the Vial
AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling lot AFO l 17001-A, Expiry date Dec 2018, of Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection USP, 1.5 g (equivalent to 1 g ampicillin as the sodium salt plus 0.5 g Sulbactam as the sodium salt) in a Single-Dose vial, to the hospital level. The product has been found to contain glass particles. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Bionect Cream, Gel (Hyaluronic acid sodium salt) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Bus Crash in Rural Utah Kills One, Injures 12 Others
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Greyhound bus careened from a highway and plunged into a deep wash, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring 12 other people on New Year's Eve in rural Utah, state troopers said Monday. Investigators were still trying to determine what caused the crash along Interstate 70 west of the city of Green River. However, a passenger reported a possible medical issue with the driver, the Utah Highway Patrol said in a news release. The bus was heading west across the desert from Green River to Las Vegas, Trooper Jared Cornia said. It went off the shoulder of the highway around 11 p.m. and plunged into th...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michelle L. PriceAssociated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Deputy Recalls Rescuing 8-Year-Old Boy From Frozen Pond
NEW HARMONY, Utah (AP) — A Utah sheriff's deputy said Tuesday he was desperate and numb from the cold as he punched and stomped his way into a frozen pond on Christmas Day to pull out an 8-year-old boy who had fallen through the ice while chasing his dog. With cuts on his forearms, Washington County sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Thompson said at a news conference that rescuers believe the child was in the 37-degree water for about 30 minutes until the deputy rescued him. "I couldn't feel anything. I didn't notice anything when I was doing it," Thompson said. "I knew that time was of the essence. I had a very sh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Deputy Recalls Rescuing 8-Year-Old Boy From Frozen Pond
NEW HARMONY, Utah (AP) — A Utah sheriff's deputy said Tuesday he was desperate and numb from the cold as he punched and stomped his way into a frozen pond on Christmas Day to pull out an 8-year-old boy who had fallen through the ice while chasing his dog. With cuts on his forearms, Washington County sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Thompson said at a news conference that rescuers believe the child was in the 37-degree water for about 30 minutes until the deputy rescued him. "I couldn't feel anything. I didn't notice anything when I was doing it," Thompson said. "I knew that time was of the essence. I had a very sh...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

MDPV in forensic routine cases: psychotic and aggressive behavior in relation to plasma concentrations - Diestelmann M, Zangl A, Herrle I, Koch E, Graw M, Paul LD.
The new psychoactive substance 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) belongs to the group of synthetic cathinones and is purchased mainly as "research chemical" or "bath salt" on the illegal drug market, also in South Bavaria. MDPV was detected in blood an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Road Salt Good for Winter Driving, Bad for Wells
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drinking Water, Environmental Health, Water Pollution (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Road Salt Good for Winter Driving, Bad for Wells
MONDAY, Dec. 25, 2017 -- The salt that makes icy roads safe in winter may not be so good for your drinking water, researchers report. After testing the salt content of water in ponds and streams in the Baltimore area, scientists found sodium (salt)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are you in a diet rut? Our ancestors’ diets were more diverse and nutrient dense
(Natural News) Bad news for people on a diet: experts report that foods with higher fat, sugar, and salt contents make up a significant chunk of grocery purchases of a regular household. So what’s a person who’s trying to keep the weight off supposed to do? If you’re like most people, you’ll stick to a diet that basically requires you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How salt affects the gut microbiome and what you can do about it
(Natural News) America must pinch its salty habits soon. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 75 million American adults have high blood pressure and is costing the nation almost $46 billion annually. Excessive consumption of salt is known to cause hypertension and unnatural inflammation of the hands and feet. Furthermore, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Less Salt
-- Eating less salt could help you avoid heart disease or stroke. The U.S. Office on Women's Health suggests how to cut the amount of salt in your diet: Eat fewer processed foods. Check the sodium content on the product's nutrition facts label.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

XableCath wins FDA nod for blunt tip support cath for treating PAD
Clinical stage medical device company XableCath said today it won FDA clearance for its blunt tip support vascular catheter. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company said the blunt tip catheter is designed to allow for the the true lumen passage of lesions both above and below the knee in the peripheral vasculature for treating peripheral arterial disease. “In two clinical investigator-led studies, XableCath was demonstrated to be a safe, effective, and easy-to-use device, enabling therapeutic options for patients with PAD. The XableCath blunt tip catheter is unique in its ability to cross chronic total occlusions quic...
Source: Mass Device - December 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular xablecath Source Type: news

Salt Lake City to host cutting-edge linguistic research in January
(Linguistic Society of America) Research presentations on transgender identities, the #yesallwomen twitter campaign, the rootedness of Appalachian English, and the many others provided below are among the highlights of the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah from Jan. 4-7, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

YouTubers try horrific Victoria's Secret model diet  
Youtubers,  Michelle Khare and Candace Lowry, tried the 2017 Victoria's Secret model diet for a week and documented it in a hilarious new video. Salt and dairy weren't allowed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands often Limit exposure to infected people Keep stress in check Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Exercise Symptoms Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who u...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists Discover Grass Species With Intriguing 'Salt And Vinegar' Chip Flavor
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angus Chen Source Type: news

Manufacturers respond to health edicts in food and drink recipes
More governments are introducing rules to drive down use of sugar, salt and fat (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sausage sandwiches 'saltier than cheeseburger and chips'
Sausage manufacturers have been accused of failing to cut salt levels to meet public health targets. Campaigners say as a result some brands are putting customers at risk of overdosing on salt. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning: THESE sausages EXPOSED as having dangerously high salt levels
HIGH blood pressure is a growing problem in the UK with millions at risk of heart disease and strokes. A new report has revealed the supermarket sausages whose high salt content could be exacerbating the problem. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What's your limit on holiday salt?
It's the time of year when food takes center place. You may find yourself packing plates high with mashed potatoes or ?snacking on stacks of chips. From family gatherings to treats in the office, high-sodium snacks and foods are everywhere. Too much salt can lead to??problems for some people with high blood pressure or heart [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The target landscape of clinical kinase drugs
Kinase inhibitors are important cancer therapeutics. Polypharmacology is commonly observed, requiring thorough target deconvolution to understand drug mechanism of action. Using chemical proteomics, we analyzed the target spectrum of 243 clinically evaluated kinase drugs. The data revealed previously unknown targets for established drugs, offered a perspective on the "druggable" kinome, highlighted (non)kinase off-targets, and suggested potential therapeutic applications. Integration of phosphoproteomic data refined drug-affected pathways, identified response markers, and strengthened rationale for combination tr...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Klaeger, S., Heinzlmeir, S., Wilhelm, M., Polzer, H., Vick, B., Koenig, P.-A., Reinecke, M., Ruprecht, B., Petzoldt, S., Meng, C., Zecha, J., Reiter, K., Qiao, H., Helm, D., Koch, H., Schoof, M., Canevari, G., Casale, E., Depaolini, S. R., Feuchtinger, A. Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases r-articles Source Type: news

Trump administration halts school lunch salt reduction
Same amount of salt, fewer whole-grains: Trump administration halts Obama-era school lunch plans (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Salt Lake City Entrepreneur Dreams Of Future Where His Products Are No Longer Needed
O2TODAY aims to raise awareness around the underlying causes of pollution while bringing a cool factor into consumer wellness to overcome the public stigma of wearing a protective mask. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David K. Williams, Contributor Source Type: news

An Open Letter to Any Child Who Lost a Parent to Suicide
You will spend countless hours, days, and years asking why. Why you weren’t enough of a reason for them to stay and fight. Why they were able to end things knowing it would so badly hurt their children and family. Why they chose to abandon their pain… and drop it square into your hands. Why your love wasn’t able to tether them in their storm. Why they didn’t do something, anything, else to save them from their demons. There will be times that you feel you will drown in all of the unanswered questions. You will face judgment. Your loss will be trivialized by people who make cruel, blanket statements...
Source: Psych Central - November 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jessie Monreal, CADC Tags: Depression Editorials Essays Family Motivation and Inspiration Parenting Psychology Suicide Coping With Grief Death Of A Parent grieving loss Orphans Source Type: news

Headache WARNING: Adding extra SALT to your meals could lead to painful migraines
HEADACHES could be caused by adding too much salt to your diet, after scientists revealed migraine sufferers had excess amounts of sodium in the fluid around their brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee shop breakfasts with more salt than 8 crisp packets
Sitting down to a bowl of cereal in the morning used to be a family ritual, but it ’s in decline. The reason? We’re opting for breakfasts from High Street coffee shops. But it can be very unhealthily... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New discovery to accelerate development of salt-tolerant grapevines
(University of Adelaide) A recent discovery by Australian scientists is likely to improve the sustainability of the Australian wine sector and significantly accelerate the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: High blood pressure: Could diet replace medication?
Researchers suggest that the DASH diet, when combined with low salt intake, may be just as effective as medication for lowering high blood pressure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Healthy diets lower blood pressure more than medication
Researchers from Harvard Medical School found cutting out salt and eating more fruit and vegetables reduces blood pressure levels by 21 mm Hg, with most medications lowering it by 10-15 mm Hg. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Zero Diet winning recipe …
We are all so excited over our cure for Syndrome Zero. All of my employees are behind this effort. And of course, we practice what we preach so we’re following the Zero Diet. It’s already having a dramatic effect on everybody’s health and we’re feeling better. We’re all doing it together as a team. My whole staff brought in a Zero Diet dish that we served for lunch. It was so hard to pick a winner that we picked three! Many of my employees have been doing this on their own at home. They’ve come up with some great recipes so we decided to have a cook-off. I asked every member of my st...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Weight Loss carbohydrates carbs diet fat protien recipe Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

Low-salt & heart-healthy dash diet as effective as drugs for some adults with high blood pressure
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure test -- especially in people with higher baseline systolic readings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smart Contracts On The Blockchain: Can Businesses Reap The Benefits?
Companies and individuals alike can no longer avoid the hype around blockchain and crypto currencies. While all hypes should be taken with a pinch of salt, some elements of blockchain, such as smart contracts, are being held up as truly set to drive dynamic and positive change. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Tags: NYSE:BABA Source Type: news

Personal Health: Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt
Excess sodium is responsible for most cases of hypertension, a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Salt Diet and Nutrition Blood Pressure Hypertension Labeling and Labels (Product) Restaurants Source Type: news

Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food
There's no magic pill that will cure you of your cravings. But there is something that may help the effort, and it's all-natural. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news