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Eating too much salt could mess with your immune cells

Eating too much salt may reduce the amount of energy that immune system cells can make, preventing them from working normally, according to a new study. Eating an excess of sodium has previously been linked to many different problems in the body, including high blood pressure and higher risk of stroke, heart failure, osteoporosis, stomach […]

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Depression medication could also protect against heart disease

The antidepression drug duloxetine could be beneficial to patients with both depression and cardiovascular disease, according to new studies performed in human blood and in mice. Globally, more than 300 million people have depression, which comes with an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. When a blood vessel is injured, the platelets in our blood […]

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Huntington’s Disease: Neural traffic could help understand the disease

Huntington’s disease is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in the protein huntingtin and characterized by involuntary dance-like movements, severe behavioral changes and cognitive impairment. That neuronal traffic is impaired in this disease has been very well known for several years. But that this deranged trafficking could be ameliorated by increasing huntingtin methylation was […]