Charles Bourque

As harmful as dehydration?

Published: 22May2018

We are all familiar with the drawbacks of dehydration, but we rarely hear about the harmful effects of overhydration. It is known that excess fluid accumulation can lead to dangerously low sodium...

Blame it on your brain: salt and hypertension

Published: 22Jan2015

An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents...

What’s behind your thirst?

Published: 15Oct2015

Discovery advances our understanding of how our brain controls body hydration and temperature

Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep

Published: 28Sep2016

The brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nature by McGill University researchers.

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