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Research: switching salt could prevent thousands of deaths from heart attack and stroke in Indonesia

A simple switch from regular salt to salt substitute alternatives will help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. It would also provide much-needed health expenditure savings.
Sitting with legs crossed for prolonged periods may have negative health effects, expert warns. Polina Tankilevitch/Shutterstock

Why sitting with crossed legs could be bad for you

The science behind why crossing your legs while sitting could be detrimental to your health.
High blood pressure has no symptoms, so you could have it and not be aware. nortonsx/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Many Americans wrongly assume they understand what normal blood pressure is – and that false confidence can be deadly

Nearly half of all Americans ages 20 and up have high blood pressure. Yet research shows that most people in the US don’t know the cutoff numbers for healthy blood pressure.
For at least three decades, studies have shown that Latinos have better heart health than other people, but new research calls that into question. The Good Brigade/DigitalVision via Getty Images

No, Latinos don’t actually have less heart disease – a new large study refutes the longstanding ‘Latino paradox’

It has long puzzled researchers why Latinos seem to have lower rates of heart disease than their non-Latino counterparts, even though they have higher risk factors for heart disease.

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