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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.
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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.
The pandemic and a health workers’ strike disrupted essential health services. Donwilson Odhiambo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

COVID and health workers’ strike: how Kenya’s health services coped in times of crisis

Outpatient visits, screening and diagnostic services, and child immunisation were particularly negatively affected.

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