Nerve Stimulation may Provide Treatment for Ischemic Stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and according to a news release published May 24, 2019 by the UCLA Newsroom, a new nerve stimulation procedure to increase blood flow may be able to treat an acute cortical ischemic stroke within a 24 hour period. The study was published in the LANCET journal. ImpACT-24B Study The ImpACT-24B…

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Salt can be Consumed up to 5 grams a Day by Healthy People

There is still a lot of confusion over the amount of salt that is safe to eat on a daily basis. The safe consumption of salt also depends on the climate and the weather. Sodium is one of the most important minerals needed by the body and is found in all tissues. Low sodium (hyponatremia) …

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Even Moderate Alcohol Drinking can Raise Blood Pressure

A study described in a press release that was published March 7, 2019 by the American college of Cardiology (ACC) shows for the first time that moderate alcohol drinking is harmful rather than being protective against heart disease or stroke, as it raises blood pressure. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk for heart…

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