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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017

Dec. 14, 2016 — Researchers have developed cold plasma-activated Ringer’s solution for chemotherapy. The solution has anti-tumor effects in vitro and in vivo that derive from the lactate ... read more

Reducing Salt Intake May Help Protect Kidney Patients’ Heart and Kidney Health

Nov. 17, 2016 — New research indicates that reducing sodium intake may provide kidney and heart benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease ... read more

Kids Continue to Consume Too Much Salt, Putting Them at Risk

Nov. 3, 2016 — Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, kills more than 800,000 Americans each year. We know that too much salt may contribute to high blood pressure and increased cardiovascular ... read more

Diet Can Impact Migraines

Nov. 1, 2016 — Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals ... read more

Iron Supplements in the Fight Against Lead

Oct. 26, 2016 — Lead is a toxic heavy metal that was added to gasoline for use in cars until as recently as 25 years ago. It is particularly harmful to the developing brains of infants, children and teenagers, and ... read more

Halloween Candy Deconstructed: Ingredients of a Few Popular Halloween Candies

Oct. 25, 2016 — It Halloween time. The costumes, the candy, the candy, the candy, and lots of it. Maybe it’s time to forget the calories for a movement and take a look at the ... read more

How Sweet It Is: Artificial Sweeteners in Blood

Oct. 24, 2016 — A recent study measured how much artificial sweetener is absorbed into the blood stream by children and adults after drinking a can of diet ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Biomedical engineers have harvested genes for ion channels from bacteria that, with a few tweaks, can create and enhance electrical signaling in human cells, making the cells more electrically ... read more

Federal School Lunch Guidelines Lead to Healthier Choices, Study Shows

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers investigated how the nutritional content of National School Lunch Program entrées chosen by students varied across different socioeconomic and demographic groups and impacted their ... read more

Sweet News: Sucralose Is Not Linked to Cancer, Study Finds

Sep. 22, 2016 — In a society where obesity is increasingly recognized as a risk factor for disease, low- and no-calorie ingredients are logical choices for those wishing to manage their weight.  However, some ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — A new explanation for some of the symptoms of fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability, has been proposed by researchers. Their explanation suggests new targets ... read more

Dying Tumor Cells Release Intracellular Ions in a Last-Ditch Attempt to Block the Immune System

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers have discovered how a mineral ion leaked from tumor tissue as it dies acts to stop the work of anti-tumor immune cells. This discovery provides a new approach in the development of ... read more

Blood Pressure Diet Improves Gout Blood Marker

Aug. 15, 2016 — A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced in fats and saturated fats (the DASH diet), designed decades ago to reduce high blood pressure, also appears to significantly lower uric ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Salt (sodium chloride) is an essential nutrient, but one that is often present in surprisingly high quantities in industrially processed foods. Consuming too much sodium puts strain on the heart, ... read more

Scientists Use 'Virtual Heart' to Model Heart Failure

June 23, 2016 — A team of researchers have created a detailed computational model of the electrophysiology of congestive heart failure, a leading cause of death. This 'virtual heart' could help medical ... read more

June 16, 2016 — The cause of heart arrhythmia in myotonic dystrophy was RNA abnormalities in the sodium channel in the heart, clarifying the symptom's mechanism, an international joint research group found. ... read more

What Do My Cravings Say About My Health?

June 14, 2016 — After a stressful day, it’s almost second nature to laze on the couch and drown our sorrows in a bowl of ice-cream or potato chips. Soon, we glance down and realize we’ve managed to consume the ... read more

Sugar Substitutes May Cut Calories, but No Health Benefits for Individuals With Obesity

May 24, 2016 — A new study had individuals report their diet over the previous 24 hours, after which they were categorized as consumers of artificial sweeteners (aspartame or saccharin), or high or low consumers of ... read more

Higher Salt Intake May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have evaluated more than 3,500 participants with chronic kidney disease, examining the association between urinary sodium excretion and clinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) ... read more

May 9, 2016 — One of the cell's key enzymes, the calcium pump, has now been been described in its decisive moment -- a so-called transition state. These findings provide a very detailed picture of how one of ... read more

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