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Too much salt is linked to 1.65 million deaths per year

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 09:07

People around the world eat twice as much salt as they should, and this behavior translates into 1.65 million heart-related deaths per year, researchers said Wednesday.

Salt can kill cancer cells: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 21:17

The next weapon to effectively fight cancer could be salt as researchers have found that an influx of salt into a cell triggers its death.

China`s largest salt lake Qinghai expands

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 13:21

The area of Qinghai Lake, China`s largest salt lake, has expanded by 124 square kilometers in the past four years due to grassland restoration and reforestation, according to a latest survey.

Diabetics who take high-salt diet at double the risk of heart problems

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:24

A new research has found that Type 2 diabetes patients who intake high-salt foods salt face double risk of developing heart disease.

Jet diverted to Salt Lake after lightning strike

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 23:44

A Frontier Airlines official says one of its planes was diverted to Salt Lake City after it was hit by lightning.

Salt melted ice to form water on Mars?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 13:04

Researchers have discovered that water could have flowed on the surface of Mars with the help of salt present in the Martian soil that can melt ice.

Jaya govt launches three varieties of low-cost salt

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 14:03

Rolling out yet another pro-poor measure, the Jayalalitha government today launched three varieties of low-cost salt, named after the Chief Minister herself.

Now Jayalalithaa to launch "Amma Salt"

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 18:54

After low-cost canteens and drinking water, the Jayalalithaa Government in Tamil Nadu is launching "Amma Salt" tomorrow.

`Ulvacharu Biriyani` a sumptuous meal for audiences: Prakash Raj

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 12:36

Actor-director Prakash Raj describes his forthcoming Telugu directorial "Ulvacharu Biriyani" as a sumptuous meal with all the right ingredients to woo audiences to cinemas. He now awaits their response when the movie releases June 6

How plants survive `salt` pain

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 17:40

Plants are using a "calcium wave" to survive in the increasingly salty or saline soils that have become a problem the world over, research suggests.

Trapped in canyon for 3 days, US man, sons survive

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 13:58

A Utah man and his two young sons survived a harrowing three days trapped in a remote canyon with scant food and water before they were rescued by a chopper.

Won`t be able to change lives in 10 days but will attempt: Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 22:51

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday assured salt pan workers here that their problems would be addressed though he might not be able to bring a change in their lives in the "next 10 days".