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13 hrs ago | Health News Digest

Stop Worrying About Sodium and Start Focusing On Potassium

Over the last couple of weeks the sodium controversy has raged. One side says Americans eat too much sodium and should cut back.


Related Topix: Health, Life, Food, Vegetables

17 hrs ago | Park Record

Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo, Monica Torres, left, checks the blood pressure of Esther Fisher, right, during an event at the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Miss.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Park City, UT

20 hrs ago | Medical News Today

'Wasteful and inefficient' health-care delivery could derail China's...

China has done well in expanding the coverage of health insurance to 96% of the population since it launched nationwide health-care reforms in 2009, but poorly in reforming the "wasteful and inefficient" health-care delivery system.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Medicine

20 hrs ago | The Sanatoga Post

Most PA Residents Eat Salt They Don't Know About

So you've put down the salt shaker. There's a good chance you're still getting too much sodium in your diet, which professionals claim puts you at risk for serious health issues like cardiovascular disease.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Medicine, Health

Fri Aug 29, 2014

70 types of drugs to be distributed free of cost

Patients across the country will get 70 types of medicines, including those for non- communicable diseases, free of cost at the district hospitals.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Alabama Live

UAB gets $19 million grant to lead major national study of treating hypertension in pregnancy

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded a $19.3 million grant to coordinate the most comprehensive study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy ever carried out, according to a UAB news release on Thursday.


Related Topix: Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Portland Tribune

Kaiser Sunnyside named top heart surgery facility

An ongoing commitment to heart health has landed Kaiser Permanente's Sunnyside Medical Center among the top medical centers in the country for heart surgery.


Related Topix: Nursing, Heart Disease, Health, Stroke

Customer Interaction Solutions

Ocular Therapeutix Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Ocular Therapeutix , a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Glaucoma, Inflammation, Medicine, Health, Pain, Conjunctivitis, Healthcare Law, Law

Thu Aug 28, 2014

This is Local London

Thousands of Kingston adults at risk of heart attack or stroke...

An estimated 25,000 Kingston adults are walking around with high blood pressure - and nearly half of them do not know it.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health


With high blood pressure, light to moderate drinking may protect heart

Drinking alcohol has been tied in the past to a higher risk of high blood pressure, but in a new analysis of past studies, researchers found that a drink or two a day seemed to protect even those with hypertension from heart disease and death.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Alcoholism

The Globe and Mail

You should be eating less salt. So how do you actually do that?

Health Advisor is a regular column where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Heart Failure, Heart Disease

PhysOrg Weblog

Flinders sleep experts try new tactic to fight fatigue

In a world-first, sleep experts from Flinders University are attempting to fight fatigue caused by insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea by treating the two conditions at the same time.


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health

Medical News Today

Salt consumption higher in low socioeconomic groups in the UK

A new analysis published in the journal BMJ Open reveals that people from low socioeconomic groups in the UK eat more salt than their counterparts from higher socioeconomic groups, despite a national drop in salt intake over the last 10 years.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Health, Heart Disease


Farmers encouraged to have health checks

Farmers in Devon are being encouraged to have a free NHS Health Check to minimise their risk of developing common lifestyle-related conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, stroke and dementia.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Heart Disease, Devon County, England, Agriculture, Science, United Kingdom

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Self management may reduce blood pressure: study

Even people at significant risk for heart attacks and strokes can take an active role in reducing their own high blood pressure, by measuring it themselves and adjusting their medications, according to a new study from the UK.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Heart Disease

CBC News

Healthcare quality as important as lowering heart disease risk: McMaster study

High blood pressure is a prime risk factor for cardiovascular disease that can lead to heart attack and stroke.


Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health, Medicine, Heart Failure, Science / Technology

Berkshire Eagle

Bulb bits

The original Olympic athletes in Ancient Greece were given garlic -- possibly the earliest example of performance enhancing agents used in sports.


Related Topix: Life, Garlic, Food, Bronchitis, Medicine, Health


Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

In a new study done from the heights of Mount Everest, Italian researchers found that your blood pressure steadily increases if you ascend to great heights.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Micardis, Telmisartan (generic)

Sys-Con Media

Can Olive Oil Lower Blood Pressure when Added to Vegetables? Perhaps.

As easy as adding olive oil to a salad, the health benefits are automatically consumed and enjoyed.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Medicine, Health, Marketing

Tue Aug 26, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Column: Dash of salt not bad; extremes are the enemy

For years, we have known that diets high in salt can be bad for people with high blood pressure.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Life, Food, Dieting, Opinion