Highlights / sodium

Health

Salt reduction was only modest with voluntary targets: Health Canada

The Canadian government’s health department has found that voluntary sodium reduction targets set in 2012 have had “modest” results in cutting the salt content of processed foods and that “additional measures are needed.” It had set reduction targets for 94» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

LED street lamps: less expensive but with new concerns

Throughout North America cities are switching their streetlights from the previous standard of high pressure sodium lamps, to new LED lights. The reason is cost. The LED’s use about half as much electricity and are claimed to last twice as» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

New study shows, high salt intake can change the brain.

A new study by an international research team led by McGill University researchers has shown that high salt consumption can “reprogramme” certain aspects of brain function, with repercussions on blood pressure and health. Charles Bourque (PhD) is a professor in»