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High-salt diet linked to worse MS symptoms

A small pilot study has found that a diet high in salt could make multiple sclerosis symptoms worse.

What do we know already?
Most people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) have a type called relapsing-remitting MS. People with this type of MS can have periods of months or years when their illness doesn’t cause them any problems. But at other times their MS symptoms (such as feeling very tired and weak, numbness or tingling sensations, and problems with movement) suddenly flare up and become much worse. These bouts of illness, called relapses, last at least 24 hours, and usually for a few weeks.... read more

Aug 29, 2014

Sleep apnoea in older people can be treated

Treatment that works for a common sleep problem in many middle-aged people may also help older people with the same condition, according to new research.... read more

Aug 28, 2014

Vitamin D supplements may not help your heart

Low levels of vitamin D have been linked with heart problems such as heart attacks and strokes, but taking supplements doesn’t seem to help prevent these heart problems, according to new research.... read more

Aug 28, 2014

Self-management can help lower blood pressure

People with serious health problems linked to high blood pressure who learn how to check their own blood pressure and manage their medicines may be able to lower their blood pressure more than those who don’t learn to 'self-manage'.... read more

Aug 27, 2014

Women say no to breast reconstruction after cancer

More than half of women who’d had an operation to remove their breast because of cancer chose not to have their breast reconstructed through plastic surgery, research shows.... read more

Aug 21, 2014

Obesity in early middle age linked to dementia

People who are obese (very overweight) by their 30s are more likely to develop dementia than those who become obese later in life, according to a new study looking at links between obesity and dementia.... read more

Aug 21, 2014

Curb the car for a healthier commute

Here’s another reason to skip the car for your daily commute: a new study suggests that people who walk, cycle, or use public transport to get to work tend to weigh less and have less body fat than those who drive.... read more

Aug 19, 2014

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