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Heartbreak may be more literal than we assume

A recent study has shown that deterioration of relationships could lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in men. There has long been evidence that marital relationships impact upon longevity and health – married couples seem to live longer, be happier, and have a lower body mass index, than single people – but the […]

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Were we right about salt, for all the wrong reasons?

It turns out that the accepted wisdom on dietary salt, that too much causes dangerous increases in blood pressure, might be a little oversimplified. The body strives to maintain a constant level of salt in the blood; when there is too much, the body draws water in from surrounding tissues to keep the correct concentration. […]