Daily Archives: April 15, 2022

Hold the salt: Study reveals how reducing sodium intake can help patients with heart failure: Surprising findings show a low-salt diet doesn’t prevent death or hospital visits, but does improve symptoms and quality of life.

For the past century people with weak hearts have been told to lower their salt intake, but until now there has been little scientific evidence behind the recommendation. The largest randomized clinical trial to look at sodium reduction and heart failure reported results simultaneously in The Lancet and at the American College of Cardiology’s 71st… Read More »

Lyft suspends surge pricing as fearful NYers rage at Uber after Brooklyn subway attack

Lyft suspended its surge pricing citywide Tuesday after the horrific subway attack that injured at least 29 people — and even as its larger competitor Uber stubbornly limited its own suspension of demand-based rates to Brooklyn where the shooting occurred. The shooting around 8:30 a.m, snarled train service across the city for hours and left fearful New Yorkers scrambling for rides. “I’m pretty scared to… Read More »

CJ McCollum has been preparing for this new role his

Apr 13, 2022Andrew LopezESPN ON THE FINAL night of the All-Star break, New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum, forward Brandon Ingram and coach Willie Green went out for a small, private dinner at FLINT by Baltaire in Phoenix.The Pelicans had gone 1-4 since the Feb. 8 trade that sent Josh Hart, Tomas Satoransky, Nickeil Alexander-Walker…

Will Smith’s family unusually silent after 10-year Oscars ban

Will Smith is taking his licks. On Friday, the academy finally levied disciplinary action against the 53-year-old actor, who interrupted last month’s Oscars ceremony to slap presenter Chris Rock in the face during their live telecast over a joke the comedian made about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The “King Richard” actor, who later that… Read More »

Experimental ‘gene silencing’ therapy reduces lipoprotein(a), an important risk factor of heart disease, by up to 98%

Findings from a new Cleveland Clinic-led phase 1 trial show that an experimental “gene silencing” therapy reduced blood levels of lipoprotein(a), a key driver of heart disease risk, by up to 98%. Findings from the “APOLLO Trial: Magnitude and Duration of Effects of a Short-interfering RNA Targeting Lipoprotein(a): A Placebo-controlled Double-blind Dose-ranging Trial” were presented… Read More »

Fantasy women’s basketball: WNBA rookies with the most fantasy value

Apr 12, 2022Eric MoodyESPN A new wave of talent entered the WNBA on Monday night as 36 players were selected to 12 teams during the 2022 WNBA draft.Their arrival could change the trajectory of several franchises with the new season set to tip off May 6, and from the new class of rookies are eight…

NCAA gymnastics experts weigh in

Can Florida’s stacked lineup win the 2022 NCAA gymnastics title? Or will defending champion Michigan pull off the repeat? And then what about perennial powerhouse Oklahoma — or Utah, who has qualified for more NCAA championships than anyone else?Starting Thursday, eight teams will face off at the NCAA championships — and it may be the…