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Packaged food in the U.S. remains over-processed and unhealthy

A new study finds that U.S. citizens remain overexposed to processed (and ultra-processed) pre-packed food products that are high in calories, saturated fat, sugar and salt. Health warnings and promises from food producers appear to have gone unheeded.

Science keeps food tasting salty but with less salt

Seattle - Scientists have been developing ‘salt alternatives’ that taste like salt but which do not carry the health risks associated with excessive salt consumption. The aim was to provide an alternative to ‘reduced salt’ options.

Drive to curb salt intake should focus on China: study

Paris - Salt consumption exceeds national and World Health Organization guidelines in most countries, but only the highest-sodium diets, such as in China, are linked to clear health risks, researchers said Friday.

Essential Science: Sodium intake and the link with mortality

A new study into sodium levels and diet indicates that other, recent paradoxical study results, seeming to lower the association with sodium levels and disease, are due to imprecise evaluations. The new research sends out a new warning.

Essential Science: New risk of high salt intake and food raised

The risks of a diet with too great a sodium content are well-documented. What has been less certain is whether a generally healthy diet can off-set consuming levels of sodium above recommended allowances. New research sheds light on this.

Improving electrical switches with a pinch of salt

Scientists have developed an atypical means to make electrical switches more effective. This process involves the application of salt. The reason is to improve electronics at the nano-scale.

Graphene used to make seawater drinkable

Manchester - A graphene-based sieve has successfully turned seawater into drinking water. The technology could could help millions of people who have no ready access to clean drinking water.

Need to pee in the night is linked to salt intake

Nagasaki - The need to urinate in the night is linked with the amount of salt consumed in a person's diet, according to a new medical study. The solution to waking up in the night to pee is reduce salt intake.

Protecting people from viruses by adding salt to facemasks

Alberta - To protect medical staff, the vulnerable or simply concerned members of the public from viruses, researchers have discovered that adding a small amount of salt to facemasks helps to eliminate viral threats.

First crisp restaurant opens in London

London - Niche restaurants are popping up around the world, catering for different tastes. Even here one specializing in crisps (or 'chips') seems a little bizarre.

Want to lower your blood pressure? Listen to Mozart

New research indicates that listening to Mozart is as effective in lowering blood pressure as reducing salt intake from your diet.

Japan invents salt-flavored electric fork

Scientists in Japan have created a way for salt lovers to enjoy it, without actually eating it. They created an electric salt-flavored fork.

Trixie Whitley back doing what she does best Special

The Belgian American singer/songwriter, daughter of the late Chris Whitley, is presently promoting her latest LP 'Porta Bohemica' and writing new songs for her next project. Digital Journal caught up with her.

Americans are still consuming too much sodium

The use of salt and the consumption of foods high in sodium remain too high in the U.S. according to a new report. This cuts across all demographic and ethnic groups.

Overcoming stress factors in plants by dealing with salt

It may seem an odd statement at first but plants suffer from different forms of stress triggered by different influencing factors. One of the most serious is high salt levels in soil, which affects crop yields.

Man jailed for four months over salt that was mistaken for meth

Maryborough - A guy in Australia was arrested after officers found salt in his car. However, it was mistaken for crystal meth, and the man ended up spending months in jail.

Call for restaurants to display calories for all food items

London - Should every food item sold in every restaurant, cafe and cinema have the total calorie count value listed alongside side? This is the view of council leaders in Britain.

U.S. adults still consuming too much sodium

Bethesda - Despite several health warnings and a heap of information, it seems that adults in the U.S. are still consuming too much salt, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

LastPass password management service hacked, users warned

Password management service LastPass has advised its users to change the master password for their accounts after noting some suspicious activity on its servers recently. Although it does not believe any data was taken, the firm is taking precautions.

Graphene technology used to desalinate water

Manchester - Given that less than 1 percent of the water on the planet is drinkable, a process to remove minerals, like salt, from water could help to alleviate many problems for the global community.

High salt diet could protect against pathogens

Putting health warnings about salt to one side, dietary salt may help to defend the body against invading pathogens. This surprising finding comes from a new study.

Which is worse: Sugar or salt?

London - Which is worse for you: sugar or salt? Conflicting information is presented to consumers year-on-year. A new row has erupted on this issue within the scientific community.

Rock salt damages butterflies

The use of rock salt during the winter season can damage butterflies and other roadside developing invertebrates. While a moderate rise in sodium can have some seeming benefits.

CDC launches low salt campaign

The U.S. CDC has launched a campaign design to encourage people to use less salt with their food. This is part of the Agency’s strategy described as "Preventing Chronic Disease."

Salt-loving bacteria help improve crop yields

The abundance of crops such as wheat, cotton, tomato and cucumber can be boosted through the controlled use of salt-loving bacteria, a new study reveals.

Op-Ed: Tame Your Salt Intake in 5 Easy Ways

The ill-effects of excessive salt consumption on health are well-known. Find out five easy ways to ditch that old enemy. Read on…

Salt and ulcers increase cancer risk

Studies have shown that a diet high in salt can be associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. New research suggests that when a high-salt diet is associated with an infection by the ulcer-causing bacterium, then the risk rises even further.

Beating the icy winter roads with beet juice

With the declining supply of road salt and the higher prices, many communities are switching to a more cost efficient, and yet environmentally friendly solution.

Bayou Corne Sinkhole ignored by media while residents suffer

Approximately 300 people evacuated from their Louisiana homes in early August, many forced to spend Thanksgiving in hotels or campgrounds, are still looking for answers and wondering when, or if, they will ever be able to return home.

Report: Fast food in U.S. and Canada has highest levels of salt

Fast food is high in sodium, and new research indicates how much sodium is in fast food may depend on what region it was sold in.
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Angelina Jolie portrays falsely accused CIA Agent Evelyn Salt of being a Russian spy.
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Trixie Whitley:  Porta Bohemica
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Salt shakers may be banned from restaurant tables in Chile.
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