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According to CBS News, a study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke suggests that the pollution being breathed in on a daily basis may lead to cognitive impairment. A fine-particle pollution increase of just two micrograms per cubic meter (a range which can be observed across a typical...
A post in The New York Times’s Well blog reports a study published in JAMA Pediatrics which suggest that children could get more long-term health benefits from eating a potassium-rich diet and not worrying too much about reducing sodium intake. Dietary advice commonly focuses on reducing salt...
Patients struggling with addictions to prescription drugs and heroin often seek care in hospital emergency departments. However, the primary option available for emergency department staff is referral to addiction treatment services. A new study evaluated whether these patients would be more successful in...