NSAIDs, heavy water drinking linked to hyponatremia

Hyponatremia, a potentially fatal low-blood-sodium condition, may be promoted by the combination of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin) and heavy water drinking, according to new research from the Baylor College of Medicine. NSAIDs can interfere with the body's ability to excrete water, causing a sodium imbalance.

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A little dust and dirt in the home may make children less sensitive to common allergens and protect them from asthma later on, according to recent research published in The Lancet. Household dust contains endotoxins released by the breakdown of common bacteria. Early childhood exposure to these endotoxins may drive the immune system to produce substances than inhibit the development of asthma.

Exercise most important for health
The most important lifestyle change you can make to benefit your health is to become more physically active, according to a study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Sufficient exercise was considered more important than losing weight, eating less fat, and even quitting smoking.

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