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Soluble versions of common medications such as aspirin may increase risk of cardiovascular problems. Soluble versions of common medications such as aspirin may increase risk of cardiovascular problems. Pierre Guinoiseau

Salt in soluble drugs increases risk of heart attacks and strokes

The salt found in common effervescent and soluble drugs may be exposing consumers to an increased risk of heart problems, according to a study published in the BMJ today. The study found it’s possible…
The SaltSwitch app uses a traffic light system to help identify foods with high salt content. The SaltSwitch app uses a traffic light system to help identify foods with high salt content. The George Institute and Bupa

Smartphone app helps identify foods with less salt

The global burden of disease data released last week shows that salt is a leading cause of death and disability, and may be responsible for 9.5 million deaths annually. Whilst the most effective way to…
Too much water can lead to a condition called hyponatremia that can cause death. Too much water can lead to a condition called hyponatremia that can cause death. ERIO/Flickr

Too much of a good thing? How drinking too much water can kill

Drinking enough water is very important during long periods of physical activity or recreational pursuits. But there are rare instances when too much fluid intake can be harmful, and even lead to death…
Most people in the world eat five times as much salt as they need to be healthy. Most people in the world eat five times as much salt as they need to be healthy. Daniel Y. Go

Action on salt will mean longer, healthier lives

Non-communicable diseases – Jacqui Webster looks at strategies for reducing the salt content of our diets. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – typically cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases…

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