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Lab Tests Can Pinpoint Risk of Hypoparathyroidism After Surgery Lab Tests Can Pinpoint Risk of Hypoparathyroidism After Surgery
Patients with low calcium and parathyroid hormone immediately after total thyroidectomy are at greatest risk of developing permanent hypoparathyroidism. Study authors argue for routine testing post-surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What happens when calcium levels are low?
We describe these issues in detail and explore symptoms and when to seek treatment. Learn more about calcium deficiency disease here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoporosis Source Type: news

Low PTH-Calcium Ups Risk for Long-Term Parathyroid Problems
(MedPage Today) -- Levels help guide patient management after thyroidectomy (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early BPA exposure may influence cardiac function, according to new study in neonatal rats
(Children's National Health System) A new study in Scientific Reports paves the way for translational research examining cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with short-term BPA exposure in infancy. By examining neonatal rat heart cells, Children's National researchers find the immature heart may respond to BPA with a slowed heart rate, irregular heart rhythm and calcium instabilities. The significance of this research is that plastics revolutionized the way doctors treat young patients, especially patients with compromised immune or cardiac function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Published study reports molecule could improve memory, reduce Alzheimer's degradation
(Purdue University) SERCA activator may improve memory and cognition for Alzheimer's patients by preserving calcium ion balance in neurons and offering a new therapeutic strategy for neurodegeneration drug development. A report on this study was published in the Bioorganic& Medicinal Chemistry Letters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about magnesium deficiency
Hypomagnesemia refers to low levels of magnesium in the blood, defined as less than 1.8 mg/dl. Hypomagnesemia is linked to calcium and potassium imbalances. A person may have no symptoms, or may notice twitching, weakness, or numbness in the muscles. Here, we discuss causes, diagnosis, and treatments of hypomagnesemia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Functional MRI maps neural activity
Bioengineered paramagnetic nanoparticle probes can detect calcium ion dynamics with magnetic resonance imaging (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - May 3, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

CORNICHON sorting and regulation of GLR channels underlie pollen tube Ca2+ homeostasis
Compared to animals, evolution of plant calcium (Ca2+) physiology has led to a loss of proteins for influx and small ligand–operated control of cytosolic Ca2+, leaving many Ca2+ mechanisms unaccounted for. Here, we show a mechanism for sorting and activation of glutamate receptor–like channels (GLRs) by CORNICHON HOMOLOG (CNIH) proteins. Single mutants of pollen-expressed Arabidopsis thaliana GLRs (AtGLRs) showed growth and Ca2+ flux phenotypes expected for plasma membrane Ca2+ channels. However, higher-order mutants of AtGLR3.3 revealed phenotypes contradicting this assumption. These discrepancies could be exp...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Wudick, M. M., Portes, M. T., Michard, E., Rosas-Santiago, P., Lizzio, M. A., Nunes, C. O., Campos, C., Santa Cruz Damineli, D., Carvalho, J. C., Lima, P. T., Pantoja, O., Feijo, J. A. Tags: Botany reports Source Type: news

How calcium gates a potassium channel
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Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Vinson, V. Tags: Biochemistry, Neuroscience twis Source Type: news

Calcium decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease in women
(Natural News) You’ve probably already heard how great proper calcium intake is for bone health, particularly in women. However, this nutrient can also be highly beneficial for heart health. You might have actually heard the opposite – that supplementing with calcium can increase a person’s risk of heart disease – but there’s an important distinction... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Flushing?
Discussion Flushing is usually thought of as a benign condition such as blushing, but can be quite irritating if it is frequent or persistent (i.e. menopausal hot flashes) or even pathologic (i.e. malignancy). “Flushing is a subjective and sensation of warmth that is accompanied by reddening of the skin anywhere on the body but favors the face, neck, and upper torso…. Flushing can be broadly divided into episodic or persistent. Episodic flashing is mediated by the release of endogenous vasoactive mediators or medications, while persistent flushing result in a fixed facial erythema with telangiectasias and cyan...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The CDC Is Telling Consumers to Stay Away from Romaine. Here ’s What You Should Eat Instead
As cases pile up in a nationwide E. coli outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is giving some out-of-character advice: Don’t eat romaine lettuce. That (temporary) admonition of the vegetable is meant to prevent the spread of food-borne illness, since the CDC has linked 84 E. coli infections — and counting — to romaine grown in the Yuma, Ariz., region. As the investigation continues, the agency has warned customers to dispose of store-bought romaine, and to avoid buying more or ordering it in restaurants unless it definitely wasn’t sourced from the Yuma area. The romaine war...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Shockwave wins CE Mark for S4 peripheral lithotripsy catheter
Shockwave Medical said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Shockwave S4 peripheral intravascular lithotripsy catheter. The Shockwave S4 is a low-profile catheter designed to treat calcified lesions below-the-knee arteries, which can be challenging to access and treat, and are often associated with critical limb ischemia. The company’s Lithoplasty devices are designed to use sound waves to break up calcified lesions blocking blood vessels. Shockwave said the technology is designed to minimize trauma to the artery by delivering pulsatile sonic pressure waves locally that fracture the c...
Source: Mass Device - April 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Regulatory/Compliance Vascular Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

Preventing fractures and falls: a limited role for calcium and vitamin D supplements? - Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Bhasin S, Manson JE.
Vitamin D and calcium are key nutrients to support bone development in children and young adults and to maintain muscle strength and neuromuscular coordination throughout the life span. Vitamin D deficiency is a well-defined risk factor for falls and hi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are phleboliths and are they safe?
Phleboliths are small, round lumps of calcium that form inside a person's veins. This type of vascular calcification often occurs in the pelvic area and is more common with age. Phleboliths frequently develop in people over 40. On an X-ray, the lumps may be mistaken for kidney stones. Learn more about phleboliths here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is calcific tendonitis and what causes it?
Calcific tendonitis is a condition where deposits of calcium build up in a tendon or muscle, which can lead to pain and reduced movement. It often occurs in the shoulder. We look at the possible risk factors for this condition, its signs and symptoms, the available treatment options, and how long recovery takes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Featured Review: First-line drugs for hypertension
Thiazides best first choice for hypertensionHigh blood pressure or hypertension can increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke. One of the most important decisions in treating people with elevated blood pressure is what drug class to use first. This decision has important consequences in terms of health outcomes and cost.TheCochrane Hypertension Group, which is part ofCochrane Circulation and Breathing, updated their original 2009 Cochrane Review looking at what drug class was the best first-line choice in treating adult patients with raised blood pressure. No new trials were found in the update; keeping the total at 24...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Interactive map reveals millions of people aren't eating enough calcium
Nepal in Asia was found to be the worst offender - having an intake of calcium seven times lower than the amount in Iceland, according to The International Osteoporosis Foundation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Map reveals millions of people aren't eating enough calcium
Nepal in Asia was found to be the worst offender - having an intake of calcium seven times lower than the amount in Iceland, according to The International Osteoporosis Foundation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maltohexaose-based PET agent detects cardiac infections
A new PET tracer shows promise for detecting early-stage infections in people...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET links sleep and beta-amyloid accumulation PET tracer may predict depression treatment success Novel PET agent could advance neurological imaging Groups ask CMS to reconsider NaF-PET coverage ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

In many countries, bone health may be at risk due to low calcium intake
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) At a special symposium held today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Krakow, Poland, experts discussed the findings of the newly launched IOF Global Map of Dietary Calcium Intake in Adults and the implications of low calcium intake for the global population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could a Tattoo Someday Spot Your Cancer?
The biomedical tattoo is made up of cells embedded with sensors that measure levels of blood calcium. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin implant could help warn of cancer, scientists say
It works by detecting elevated levels of calcium in the blood linked to some cancers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin implant creates an artificial 'mole' if people are at a high risk of breast or prostate cancer
Researchers from ETH Zurich in Basel created an implant that is triggered by high calcium to produce melanin, the pigment which causes a skin tan, moles and freckles. Calcium is sign of cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How much calcium do you need?
Getting the right amount of calcium every day is important for keeping your bones healthy throughout your life. But what is the right amount? And when should you consider taking a calcium supplement? Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/qZTWw8cxIaI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:58) is in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Short-Acting CCBs May Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Previous studies found calcium channel blockers could prevent pancreatic cancer, but have neglected to consider the effects of short-acting CCBs. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer News Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

BP Meds Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women
In a large study of postmenopausal women, those who had ever taken a short-acting calcium channel blocker (CCB) saw their pancreatic cancer risk shoot up by 66 percent. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older adults may not need vitamin D to prevent falls and fractures
(Reuters Health) - Many older adults should avoid taking vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent falls and fractures, and focus instead on exercises to improve balance and coordination, U.S. doctors recommend. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Calcium Channel Blockers May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women
TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- Use of short-acting calcium channel blockers (CCBs) is associated with increased risk of pancreatic cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

USPSTF: Exercise, Not Supplements, for Preventing Falls USPSTF: Exercise, Not Supplements, for Preventing Falls
The US Preventive Services Task Force's new recommendations advised exercise, but not calcium and vitamin D supplementation, for preventing falls and fractures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Calcium Channel Blockers, A Type of Blood Pressure Med, Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women
TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- Certain drugs prescribed to treat high blood pressure may boost a woman's risk for developing pancreatic cancer after menopause, new research suggests. In a large study of postmenopausal women, those who had ever taken a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronary Artery Calcium: Is Measuring Twice Better? Coronary Artery Calcium: Is Measuring Twice Better?
Does repeat CAC scanning offer any prognostic benefit? How should follow-up scoring be interpreted?Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Mango, Banana, Plantain Cause Terminal Illnesses - Investigation
[Daily Trust] Artificial ripening of fruits with calcium carbide has continued in the country exposing consumers to high risk of developing cancer, kidney and heart diseases, Daily Trust reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Controlling blood pressure even when older can prevent dementia in African-Americans
(Regenstrief Institute) Controlling blood pressure with any of the commonly prescribed antihypertensive medications (beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blocks, and diuretics) can prevent dementia in older African-Americans with hypertension according to a new study from Regenstrief Institute researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Calcium deficiency symptoms: Four foods to add to your diet to avoid severe complications
CALCIUM deficiency symptoms can affect a variety of different parts the body - from a person ’s hands and feet to their memory. The mineral is vital for bodily function, so it is important to make sure you are getting enough. Here are four calcium-rich foods you should try to incorporate into your diet, as recommended by a doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Electrolytes
-- Electrolytes are naturally occurring minerals that contain an electric charge. They are found in your blood, urine, other bodily fluids and tissues. Examples contained in certain foods and beverages include: sodium, calcium, potassium, chorine,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coffee Consumption Cuts Coronary Artery Calcification
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- There is an inverse association between coffee consumption and coronary artery calcium (CAC), especially among never smokers, according to a study published online March 24 in the Journal of the American Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NY Times column mulls merits of calcium CT scans
A low score on a coronary calcium CT scan indicates minimal calcified plaque,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality Coronary calcium CT scans motivate lifestyle changes EISNER: Calcium CT screening predicts cardiac events Zero calcium means good outcomes, even with undetected plaques (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Calcium channel blockers
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Triggered recruitment of ESCRT machinery promotes endolysosomal repair
Endolysosomes can be damaged by diverse materials. Terminally damaged compartments are degraded by lysophagy, but pathways that repair salvageable organelles are poorly understood. Here we found that the endosomal sorting complex required for transport (ESCRT) machinery, known to mediate budding and fission on endolysosomes, also plays an essential role in their repair. ESCRTs were rapidly recruited to acutely injured endolysosomes through a pathway requiring calcium and ESCRT-activating factors that was independent of lysophagy. We used live-cell imaging to demonstrate that ESCRTs responded to small perforations in endoly...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Skowyra, M. L., Schlesinger, P. H., Naismith, T. V., Hanson, P. I. Tags: Cell Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Older Americans Are ‘ Hooked ’ on Vitamins
Sixty-eight percent of those 65 and older take vitamin supplements. Much of what we once believed about the benefits is wrong. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LIZ SZABO, KAISER HEALTH NEWS Tags: Vitamins Preventive Medicine Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Diet and Nutrition Prostate Cancer Heart Hazardous and Toxic Substances Vegetables Folic Acid Vitamin E Vitamin D Calcium Omega-3 Fatty Acids Beta Carotene Source Type: news

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Inflammation is our body’s healthy response to fighting disease. But when it gets out of hand, inflammation can become chronic and lead to a whole host of health problems, from autoimmune diseases to cancer. Foods high in sugar and saturated fat are thought to contribute to inflammation, which is why some people who have inflammatory conditions and autoimmune disorders try out low-sugar diets. On the flip side, there are also foods to pile onto your plate that m...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Value and Limitations of a Cardiac Calcium Scan
A calcium scan is useful to assess patients considered to be at moderate risk of heart disease, but a good score is not a ticket to be reckless. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Calcium Heart Cholesterol Blood Pressure Health Insurance and Managed Care Exercise Source Type: news

Personal Health: One More Heart Test to Consider: A Calcium Scan
A calcium scan is useful to assess patients considered to be at moderate risk of heart disease, but a good score is not a ticket to be reckless. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Calcium Heart Cholesterol Blood Pressure Health Insurance and Managed Care Exercise Source Type: news

Spaceflight activates cell changes   with implications for stem cell-based heart repair
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study of the effects of spaceflight on the development of heart cells identified changes in calcium signaling that could be used to develop stem cell-based therapies for cardiac repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study of Oral Moisturizers Concludes that OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Contain One of the Safest pH Levels of any US OTC Dry Mouth Product
The objective of the study was to measure pH levels, titratable acidity, and erosive effect of commercially distributed dry mouth lozenges and adhering discs on teeth, mainly the dentin which is exposed at the gumline. Each product was crushed into five grams of powder and dissolved in 10 mL of water. Acidity was measured with a calibrated pH meter. Titratable acidity was measured by adding sodium hydroxide until the solution reached neutrality. Erosion of tooth structure was measured by placing human teeth in the solution and measuring loss of mass.In order of danger, the most dangerously acidic dry mouth lozenges and adh...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Scientists solve eggshell mystery of how chicks hatch
Protein called osteopontin found to nanostructure of shell, making it much easier to break from the insideIt ’s been a tough one to crack, but scientists say they have zoomed in, to an unprecedented degree, on the structure of shells surrounding chicken embryos, revealing how they change to allow young birds to hatch.Before being laid, bird eggs form a hard calcium-rich shell with three main layers. While it was already known that these thin from the innermost out as a chick grows in preparation for hatching – with calcium from the shell being incorporated into its skeleton in the process – quite what hap...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Biology Science Eggs Life and style Chemistry World news Source Type: news

Many in U.S. take more calcium supplements than necessary
(Reuters Health) - Some adults in the U.S. who use supplements to get their daily requirement of calcium are taking higher doses than necessary, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Three cups of coffee a day protects against heart disease
Scientists from the University of Sao Paulo found people who drank more coffee each day had less 'calcified' arteries - meaning fewer calcium deposits on the aortic valve in their hearts (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news