Tag: "salt" at medical news
From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
...me to cook a frozen meal or keep track of how much salt
it contains. Among other devices, they also created an instrument that records how many steps a person takes, information that can tell absent caregivers how active its occupants are. But these and other devices currently have a major shortcoming: ...
First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure
...clude its ability to dilate blood vessels, promote salt
discharge in urine, and prevent both excessive cel... failure, the kidneys also can become impaired and salt
and water retention can occur, resulting in congestion. Reduced kidney function leads to buildup of ...
Implant device effectively maintains heart function for transplant-listed patients
...sium-sparing diuretics that rid the body of excess salt
and water, have been studied to treat patients with advanced heart failure and LVSD. In this study, researchers looked to determine the effect of the aldosterone antagonist eplerenone on patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and mild to...
Contrast agent puts new light on diagnosing breast cancer
...ontain a higher proportion of a particular calcium salt
called hydroxyapatite. In benign tumors, the predominant calcium salt
is calcium oxalate. By homing in on hydroxyapatite, we can target these malignant cells with a hig...
Hybrid molecule causes cancer cells to self-destruct
...e other sugar-butyrate combinations and a butyrate salt
compound with no sugar attached. The four other formulas and the butyrate-ManNAc hybrid were each added to lab dishes containing cancer cells. After three to five days, cancer growth had slowed in all of the dishes. After 15 days, however, cancer gro...
Risk factors for hypertension start young
...lso is likely caused by environmental factors like salt
intake and stress," Dr. Wang says. "It has already been proven that stress causes sodium retention, but there could be also other factors. This study further supports existing research and warrants further study of the causes for racial differences i...
Taste test may identify best drugs for depression
...ous a person was, the less sensitive to bitter and salt
taste they were. These results give an important insight into how neurotransmitters affect the taste system. It seems that tasting bitter things can be changed by changes in both serotonin and noradrenaline levels, that sweet taste is affected by ...
Medicaid patients less likely than those with private insurance to receive recommended cardiac care
... doesn't cost a thing to tell someone to watch the salt
in their diet or to quit smoking, which is really good advice to reduce heart problems," said Calvin. "We need further study to determine if system problems, such as lack of computerized record keeping or not enough nurses contribute to this disparit...
Medical experts launch global campaign against salt
...nd Health in a concerted effort to reduce dietary salt
intake to less than 5g per day per adult (the WHO ...ople each year (3). It is estimated that reducing salt
intake by 6g a day could lead to a 24% reduction in deaths from strokes and an 18% reduction in deat...
Study looks for genetic predictors of hypertension
...ve shown the importance of the interaction between salt
and stress in regulating blood pressure. The new s...e additional insight into the relationship between salt
and stress as well as diet and genetics, Dr. Dong says. Study participants will be on a salt-restric...
UCI scientists find chlorine may contribute to ozone formation
... salts are naturally present in coastal air in sea salt
aerosols, which are swept from the ocean into the air by the wind. Chlorine gas also is used to treat water in swimming pools, cooling towers and municipal water supplies. Chlorine atoms react rapidly with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides from automo...
Lowering blood pressure doesn't prevent cognitive impairment, dementia
...dications and/or lifestyle changes such as cutting salt
and alcohol intake, quitting smoking and losing weight. Vascular dementias have been linked to cardiovascular disorders, especially high blood pressure, and are often preceded by a series of small strokes. People can also suffer from a combination o...
$900,000 for first Canadian Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control
...nd Lobby to eliminate indiscriminate addition of salt
by the public food sector. "Dr. Norm Campbell'...o reduce the widespread indiscriminate addition of salt
JCI table of contents, May 11, 2006
...es in blood pressure Both the volume of water and salt
content of the body can affect blood pressure. The...t to filter the blood and rid our bodies of excess salt
or water and in doing so play a central role in the maintenance of normal blood pressure. In a study...
New guidelines offer power to prevent stroke
... statins, Increase intake of potassium and reduce salt
intake to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension, Start transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound screenings for children with sickle cell disease at age 2 and consider transfusion therapy for those found to be at high stroke risk, Evaluate a...
Startling new facts about what Australians are eating for lunch
...t of us will be stunned at the high amount of fat, salt
and sugar in many dishes and drinks even those we think of as relatively healthy! What We're Really Eating! A serve of hot chips (~300g) provides 45% of your recommended daily energy intake, 75% of your daily fat intake and your entire daily intak...
Wait a few minutes: Blood pressure readings lower when patients slow down
...ing a balanced diet, lowering fat intake, lowering salt
and sodium intake, in addition to incorporating at least 30 minutes of physical activity into their schedule most days of the week," Turner said. The American Heart Association estimates that nearly one-third of Americans have high blood pressure, w...
Understanding cell death may bring new life to kidney treatment
...arly 50 gallons of usuable fluid volume, including salt
and glucose the kidneys filter from the blood every 24 hours are particularly vulnerable to apoptosis and injury, Dr. Dong says. "They are highly energy-dependent," he says. "That is why when you shut off the blood supply, these cells are quickly, i...
JCI Table of Contents, April 3, 2006
...ngII). The secretion of renin is tightly linked to salt
intake and the pressure inside the kidney, suggesting that the RAS is central to controlling body fluid volume and blood pressure. Now, in a study appearing in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researcher Roberto Levi and coll...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 4, 2006
... weight to lose, how much to exercise and how much salt
and alcohol to consume; b.) counseling plus instructions for eating a DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), which recommends quantities of fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products and low amounts of fat and salt; c.) advice on...
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