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2012-08-16 21:31:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Salt water is creeping up into the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico due to a drought, so the Army Corps of Engineers is building a sill in order to stop the process. The Mississippi River was closed down in New Orleans on Wednesday as Army engineers built a contraption to help stop the advancement of salt water from threatening the drinking water in the New Orleans area. Because of the low water levels in the giant river,...

2012-07-25 23:00:34

The medical industry is at arms with the salt manufactures in the United States as new reports from both sides questioning the medical benefits of salt intake. However, recent studies as well as a compelling article posted at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com are showing that certain types of salts, known as medicinal salts are better than others for multiple health related conditions in the human body. (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 The medical industry is at arms with the salt manufactures...

2012-07-19 23:01:20

Federal guidelines on salt, especially for the elderly, may actually be harmful, according to the Salt Institute. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) recently banned salt shakers from programs that serve meals to the elderly. According to John Ratliff, Assistant Chief for Communications and Government Outreach at ODA, state agencies like his are required to ensure compliance with the USDA nutritional guidelines in order to receive federal funds. The...

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2012-07-12 16:21:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yet another web service has been compromised this morning as hackers have stolen and leaked more than 453,000 Yahoo Voices accounts and passwords. According to Ars Technica, the hackers say they retrieved the accounts and passwords from Yahoo´s server in plain text. The hacking collective, known as D33Ds Company, said they were able to break into Yahoo´s subdomain using an SQL injection. These SQL injections input...

2012-06-26 23:00:34

The current average levels of salt consumption are well within the healthy range according to a comprehensive review in the American Journal of Hypertension. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 The current average levels of salt consumption are well within the healthy range according to a comprehensive review of all the available research on sodium intake and health outcomes. This review, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, identified the ideal range for optimum health and...

2012-06-23 23:03:28

Don´t throw away that pretty jar of bath salts sitting on your bathroom counter. Real bath salts, such as those offered by San Francisco Bath Salt Company, are and have always been a safe way to unwind at the end of the day and are completely unrelated to the street drug known as “bath salts”. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 For centuries, bath salts have been a treasured addition to baths and spas around the world. Often carrying a pleasant scent and known for...

LinkedIn Gets Slapped With Possible Class Action
2012-06-21 14:39:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Turns out you can´t have an immense security breach without some kind of consequences. When millions of LinkedIn passwords were leaked earlier this month, one question appeared as a common refrain all over the Internet: “How did this happen?” As the news unfolded, it was discovered that LinkedIn was using a less-than-secure method to encrypt their data, something called an unsalted SHA-1 format. Many experts have called this kind of...

2012-06-19 09:25:01

Eating a high-salt diet for several years may damage blood vessels – increasing your risk of developing high blood pressure, according to research reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. People with this type of blood vessel damage who eat a high-salt diet are more likely to develop hypertension, or high blood pressure. This research hints at the presence of a "sodium amplification loop" in which eating too much salt for a long time damages blood vessels,...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.