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Your Tongue Is Equipped To Guard Against Excessive Salt Concentrations
2013-02-15 05:26:21

Salt is a necessity for life, yet too much of it can have detrimental effects, such as hypertension or kidney failure in humans. New research from a team of American biochemists has discovered how mammals’ tongues are equipped to guard against ingesting high concentrations of salt.

Sodium Reduction Could Save Half Million US Lives Over Ten Years
2013-02-12 07:33:35

It’s common knowledge too much sodium in your diet dangerously raises your blood pressure levels, posing serious harm to your heart and overall health. But with so many foods loaded with salt, it is often difficult limiting the amount of the dangerous chemical in your diet.

2013-01-28 19:51:18

The number of people in England adding salt to food at the table fell by more than a quarter in the five years following a national campaign.

‘Sodium Rhythms’ In The Body Discovered In Space Simulations
2013-01-09 10:45:09

A researcher has used the Russian space simulation program Mars500 to discover 'sodium rhythms' in the human body, a discover that turns conventional wisdom about salt in the body on its head.

High Salt In Diet Could Signify Social Inequality
2013-01-08 18:57:11

If variety is the spice of life, then, according to a new study published in the journal BMJ Open, salt very well could be the spice of death.

2012-12-12 05:02:37

A new study shows a link between children and teenagers’ increased sodium intake and their risk of developing high blood pressure, which grows if the child or teen is overweight or obese.


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2005-05-25 18:44:16

In chemistry, salt is a general term used for ionic compounds composed of positively charged cations and negatively charged anions, so that the product is neutral and without a net charge. These ions can be inorganic (Cl-) as well as organic (CH3-COO-) and monoatomic (F-) as well as polyatomic ions (SO42-). Solutions of salts in water are called electrolytes. Electrolytes as well as molten salts conduct electricity. Zwitterions are salts that contain an anionic center and a cationic...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.