A High Salt Diet in Childhood Linked to Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease

A High Salt Diet in Childhood Linked to Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease

Does too much salt in the diet cause high blood pressure? That question goes in and out of favor (yea or nay) among the medical community. It used to be standard wisdom that too much salt was bad for the vascular system (blood vessels) and specifically it caused higher blood pressure. Studies that are more recent have called this into question by opening the door on a genetic factor in the reaction to salt.

A New Form of Paxil Controls Hot Flashes Without Hormones

A New Form of Paxil Controls Hot Flashes Without Hormones

It’s not hard to understand that finding a treatment for something with an unknown cause might be difficult. However, medicine does find such treatments – usually by trial and error. Quite often that means a drug typically used for treating one kind of disease turns out to be effective on something else...

Trying to Conceive, Laptops Can Hurt Your Chances

Trying to Conceive, Laptops Can Hurt Your Chances

A new study shows that men who use their laptops on their laps have increased temperature in their testicles, which can seriously impact sperm quality and their ability to fertilize an egg. A man’s testicles are located away from the body so that sperm are maintained at a temperature a few degrees cooler than the body’s core temperature..

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