Scientists found that mountain gorillas are putting their lives in danger to steal eucalyptus from agricultural plots. The vulnerable population gets most of their sodium intake from outside of protected areas, which could complicate conservation efforts.
Animals April 6, 2019
Purdue University researchers said that sodium powder, when used in batteries, could provide a cheaper but equally effective alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Sodium is not as rare as lithium which is only mined in South America.
Energy September 20, 2018
Helium, famous for its reluctance to react with other elements, has formed a very strong chemical compound with sodium. According to scientists, the new compound sodium helide is highly stable and was made after squeezing helium to high pressure.
Material Science February 21, 2017
FDA has released a draft guidance to help lower salt content of food products commonly sold in U.S. restaurants and supermarkets. The proposal aims to decrease Americans' salt consumption and subsequently improve their health.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2016
Heart disease and stroke may be more common in people on a low-salt diet compared to those who consume moderate levels of sodium, according to a new study. However, this new idea is already generating controversy.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2016
Mars Food Inc. plans to label some of its food as occassional treats since these contain high levels of salt, sugar and fat. This is part of the company's effort to help curb the growing obesity epidemic.
Life April 17, 2016
For people who needs to limit their salt intake, a new fork can let them enjoy food with low salt content. The electric fork shocks the tongue to simulate salty flavor.
Life March 31, 2016
Court delays the implementation of New York City's Salt Law. The said law required food chains to place a salt shaker label beside food items on the menu that contain high salt.
Life March 1, 2016
A high-salt diet may not only be bad for blood pressure. It may also cause damage to the liver too, according to a new study that showed eating too much salt has numerous negative effects to liver cells and function.
Life February 27, 2016
Contrary to popular recommendation, low sodium intake may not be as beneficial for heart failure patients. Researchers of a new study did not find any evidence that reducing salt in diet can improve patient conditions.
Life December 29, 2015
The new salt warning label rule in NYC applies to chain restaurants or those with a minimum of 15 establishments in the country. The salt shaker symbol will appear beside dishes with over 2,300 mg of sodium.
Life December 1, 2015
Researchers have found that there is not much difference in fast food and restaurant food in terms of nutritional content. Food served in restaurants are actually almost as unhealthy as fast food.
Life July 16, 2015
A new study recommended that we should focus on higher potassium intake than low-salt diet in improving our blood pressure. One example of high potassium food is guacamole which has 900 milligrams of potassium per serving.
Life April 29, 2015
Sodium levels in most prepackaged food are too high to earn recognition for healthy eating from the FDA, according to a new study. What foods are the best — and worst — for health?
Life April 2, 2015
Commercial food products marketed for toddlers contain far more sugar and sodium than recommended. How serious is the problem?
Life February 2, 2015
Salt may not be as bad for the heart as once believed - what effect does it have on cardiovascular disease?
Life January 19, 2015
Pizza is significantly impacting nutrition of children, according to a new study that examine effects of the food on American youth.
Life January 19, 2015
Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people each year, but has the Plasmodium falciparum parasite met its match?
Life December 8, 2014
Your 'light' sandwich isn't as light as it seems. Without carefully choosing ingredients, sandwiches can account for a significant portion of your daily sodium intake, according to a study.
Life October 9, 2014
Sodium levels are too high in nine out of ten American children and teens, according to a new study. What is responsible for the problem?
Life September 11, 2014
To eat salt or not to eat salt, that is the question. According to a new study, too much sodium and too little sodium both may lead to greater risk of cardiovascular risk.
Life August 14, 2014
A new study contradicts previous research about sodium intake by suggesting that adults who do not get enough salt in their diet may have an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Internet Culture August 14, 2014
A new study found that the amount of salt most people in the U.S. consume is just right and that consuming less than 3 grams of sodium per day could raise risks of death and heart attacks the same way as consuming too much salt.
Life August 14, 2014
A new Danish study has found that despite consuming more salt than is recommended, Americans are likely eating the ideal amount of sodium per day.
Life April 3, 2014