Salt reduction will prevent nearly 200,000 cases of heart disease and save £1.64bn

England’s salt reduction programme will have led to nearly 200,000 fewer adults developing heart disease and £1.64 billion of healthcare cost savings by 2050, according to research by Queen Mary University of London. However, the researchers warn that the recent stalling of salt reduction programmes is endangering the potential health gains, as salt intake remains…

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Cancer cell vulnerability points to potential treatment path for aggressive disease

Unravelling the unique characteristics of cancer cells and finding less-harmful ways to stop their growth have long been a focus for cancer researchers worldwide. New findings, reported in Nature Communications, describe the discovery of a unique dependence of cancer cells on a particular protein, which could lead to desperately needed treatment for hard-to-treat cancers. The…

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Music is a must for young drivers, according to Ben-Gurion U. researchers

BEER-SHEVA, Israel…February 22, 2021 – A new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers resulted in a nearly unanimous response: driving is “absolutely impossible” without music. “To young drivers 18-29, music in the car isn’t just entertainment, it’s part of their autosphere whether they’re alone or not,” says Prof. Warren Brodsky, director of…

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