New MRI sensor can image activity deep within the brain
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have developed an MRI-based calcium sensor that allows them to peer deep into the brain. Using this technique, they can track electrical activity inside the neurons of living animals, enabling them to link neural activity with specific behaviors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A pharmacological master key mechanism that unlocks the selectivity filter gate in K+ channels
Potassium (K+) channels have been evolutionarily tuned for activation by diverse biological stimuli, and pharmacological activation is thought to target these specific gating mechanisms. Here we report a class of negatively charged activators (NCAs) that bypass the specific mechanisms but act as master keys to open K+ channels gated at their selectivity filter (SF), including many two-pore domain K+ (K2P) channels, voltage-gated hERG (human ether-à-go-go–related gene) channels and calcium (Ca2+)–activated big-conductance potassium (BK)–type channels. Functional analysis, x-ray crystallography, and ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Schewe, M., Sun, H., Mert, U., Mackenzie, A., Pike, A. C. W., Schulz, F., Constantin, C., Vowinkel, K. S., Conrad, L. J., Kiper, A. K., Gonzalez, W., Musinszki, M., Tegtmeier, M., Pryde, D. C., Belabed, H., Nazare, M., de Groot, B. L., Decher, N., Fakler, Tags: Biochemistry reports Source Type: news

Health Tip: Why You Need Electrolytes
-- Electrolytes are minerals in the body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine, tissues and body fluids. Sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate and magnesium are types of electrolytes that are absorbed from foods you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could self-rated health improve CT CAC scoring?
Combining self-rated health assessments with CT coronary artery calcium (CAC)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Heart societies endorse CT CAC for risk assessment High CT CAC scores in athletes do not increase mortality CT CAC reveals high heart disease risk in South Asian men USPSTF dismisses CAC for heart disease risk assessment CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Preventing Reperfusion Injury During Cardiac Arrest
Reperfusion injury is linked with several pathophysiological pathways leading to cell apoptosis. The metabolic processes associated with reperfusion injury are well described in the setting of a myocardial infarction and CVA and more recently in the setting of cardiac arrest. These processes include pro-apoptotic signaling and inflammatory response. The mitochondria plays a critical role and mitochondrial transition pore (MTP) opening and calcium release are important determinant in the apoptosis signaling.1,2 Increased no-flow and low-flow duration as well as poor quality of CPR are associated with more severe reperfusion...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Guillaume Debaty, MD, PhD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Heart of America Source Type: news

Soundwaves can treat heart disease by blasting open blocked arteries 
Research suggests a tiny, tube‑like device that sends soundwaves through diseased blood vessels can crack the hard calcium deposits that narrow them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feb 8 2019 This Week in Cardiology Feb 8 2019 This Week in Cardiology
Statins in the elderly, donor hearts and the opioid crisis, Impella, coronary calcium in exercisers, and the plateau in heart disease deaths are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Can You Get Too Much Exercise? What the Heart Tells Us
Men who exercised the most tended to have more arterial plaque and higher calcium scores. But they were less likely to die prematurely from a heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Heart Calcium Running Source Type: news

Gypsum as an agricultural product
(American Society of Agronomy) Gypsum, a source of calcium and sulfur, can benefit crops and soils. When recovered from power plant smokestacks, it brings the additional benefits of recycling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in anti-obesity medications
(Bentham Science Publishers) The fourth volume of this series covers six reviews on anti-obesity treatment strategies including updates on obesity and Cancer prevention through dietary modulation, the role of anti-obesity medications in polycystic ovary syndrome, potential anti-obesity strategies targeting mitochondria, calcium silicate based formulations for anti-obesity therapy, and the identification of obesity medications from natural products and plants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Extreme Activity Tied to Coronary Calcium, but Not Mortality Extreme Activity Tied to Coronary Calcium, but Not Mortality
Extreme levels of physical activity are associated with higher levels of coronary artery calcification but not an increase in mortality from cardiovascular or other causes, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

High CT CAC scores in athletes do not increase mortality
Men who regularly engage in high levels of physical activity are at an increased...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Smoking tied to vascular disease risk in African-Americans CT CAC reveals high heart disease risk in South Asian men USPSTF dismisses CAC for heart disease risk assessment How often are lung nodules missed on CAC scoring scans? Iterative recon halves CT radiation dose for calcium score (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Can Low-Impact Sports Like Cycling Be Putting Your Bones at Risk?
Research has raised concerns that activities like cycling and swimming may put too little pressure on bones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Bones Exercise Cycling, Road Bicycles and Bicycling Skeletons Running Calcium Swimming Osteoporosis Athletics and Sports Source Type: news

Athletes can rest easy: Extreme exercise does not raise heart disease risk or mortality
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) High volumes of exercise are safe, even when coronary calcium levels are high. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How ion adsorption affects biological membranes' functions
(Springer) In a new study published in EPJ E, Izabela Dobrzy?ska from the University of Bia?ystok, Poland, develops a mathematical model describing the electrical properties of biological membranes when ions such as calcium, barium and strontium adsorb onto them at different pH levels. These factors need to be taken into account when studying the diverse phenomena that occur at the lipid membrane in living cells, such as ion transport mechanisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New analysis finds that most yogurts contain excessive amounts of sugar
(Natural News) Yogurt is perceived to be healthy because it is a good source of good bacteria and nutrients, such as protein, calcium, iodine, and vitamin B. However, a recent analysis of the nutrient content of available U.K. supermarket yogurt products, published in the online journal BMJ Open, revealed that these may contain excessive amounts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking tied to vascular disease risk in African-Americans
CT coronary artery calcium scans of African-Americans revealed that smoking...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT CAC reveals high heart disease risk in South Asian men CCTA reveals statins may lower mortality in low-risk CAD USPSTF dismisses CAC for heart disease risk assessment How often are lung nodules missed on CAC scoring scans? Iterative recon halves CT radiation dose for calcium score (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Multiple sclerosis: Perilous ruptures
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) The permanent neurological deficits of multiple sclerosis patients largely depend on the extent of degeneration of long nerve fibers. The latter is initiated by ruptures in the cell membrane and the resulting influx of calcium ions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A hydrated crystalline calcium carbonate phase: Calcium carbonate hemihydrate
As one of the most abundant materials in the world, calcium carbonate, CaCO3, is the main constituent of the skeletons and shells of various marine organisms. It is used in the cement industry and plays a crucial role in the global carbon cycle and formation of sedimentary rocks. For more than a century, only three polymorphs of pure CaCO3—calcite, aragonite, and vaterite—were known to exist at ambient conditions, as well as two hydrated crystal phases, monohydrocalcite (CaCO3·1H2O) and ikaite (CaCO3·6H2O). While investigating the role of magnesium ions in crystallization pathways of amorphous cal...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Zou, Z., Habraken, W. J. E. M., Matveeva, G., Jensen, A. C. S., Bertinetti, L., Hood, M. A., Sun, C.-y., Gilbert, P. U. P. A., Polishchuk, I., Pokroy, B., Mahamid, J., Politi, Y., Weiner, S., Werner, P., Bette, S., Dinnebier, R., Kolb, U., Zolotoyabko, E. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

An amygdalar neural ensemble that encodes the unpleasantness of pain - Corder G, Ahanonu B, Grewe BF, Wang D, Schnitzer MJ, Scherrer G.
Pain is an unpleasant experience. How the brain's affective neural circuits attribute this aversive quality to nociceptive information remains unknown. By means of time-lapse in vivo calcium imaging and neural activity manipulation in freely behaving mice ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An amygdalar neural ensemble that encodes the unpleasantness of pain
Pain is an unpleasant experience. How the brain’s affective neural circuits attribute this aversive quality to nociceptive information remains unknown. By means of time-lapse in vivo calcium imaging and neural activity manipulation in freely behaving mice encountering noxious stimuli, we identified a distinct neural ensemble in the basolateral amygdala that encodes the negative affective valence of pain. Silencing this nociceptive ensemble alleviated pain affective-motivational behaviors without altering the detection of noxious stimuli, withdrawal reflexes, anxiety, or reward. Following peripheral nerve injury, inno...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Corder, G., Ahanonu, B., Grewe, B. F., Wang, D., Schnitzer, M. J., Scherrer, G. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

Coronary Artery Calcium May Help Predict CVD in South Asians
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- The incidence and progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in South Asians may be an important prognostic marker of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cholesterol, Diabetes, BP Meds May Help Serious Mental Illness Cholesterol, Diabetes, BP Meds May Help Serious Mental Illness
Drug-repurposing research suggests a role for statins, calcium channel blockers, and metformin in treating schizophrenia and other serious mental illness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Popular 'immune support' tablets are loaded with vitamins - but they probably prevent a cold
Immune system boosting tablets like the Emergen-C contain nutrients like Vitamin C, magnesium and calcium that help to maintain the immune system, but not to stop a viral infection altogether. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shockwave Medical launches U.S. pivotal for coronary lithotripsy
Shockwave Medical said today that it launched a U.S. pivotal trial for its coronary lithotripsy device, which is designed to prepare heavily calcified coronary lesions for stenting. The technology uses sonic pressure waves to fracture intimal and medial calcium without damaging arterial tissue, Santa Clara, Calif.-based Shockwave said. Last April the Shockwave S4 catheter, designed to similarly treat peripheral arteries, won CE Mark approval in the European Union. The company raised $35 million in October 2017. The two-year, 392-patient Disrupt CAD III study is designed to evaluate the safety and e...
Source: Mass Device - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

Dozens of patients left with ‘blind patches’ could sue a lens manufacturer
People could sue the company Oculentis which produced lenses which, after being used in cataract operations years ago, have led to calcium build-up in patients' eyes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT CAC reveals high heart disease risk in South Asian men
The incidence and progression rates of coronary artery calcium (CAC) on the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA reveals statins may lower mortality in low-risk CAD USPSTF dismisses CAC for heart disease risk assessment ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events How often are lung nodules missed on CAC scoring scans? JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Calcium specks may help detect heart disease in South Asians
(University of California - San Francisco) Specks of calcium in the heart's artery walls could be an important prognostic marker of early cardiovascular disease in South Asians and may help guide treatment in this population, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Common Heart, Diabetes Meds May Aid Mental Illness
Specifically, the benefit was seen when patients were taking: statins, which lower cholesterol; calcium channel blockers, a group of blood pressure drugs; or the oral diabetes drug metformin, the study findings showed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Podcast: Cerebrolysin for acute ischaemic stroke
When someone has an acute ischemic stroke, urgent and reliable treatments will reduce their risks of disability or dying from their brain tissue damage. The treatments used vary around the world, and a drug called cerebrolysin is widely used in post-Soviet countries, Eastern Europe, Central and Southeast Asia. In April 2017, the latest update of this review was published by researchers from Kazan Federal University in Russia and Chinara Razzakova, a PhD student from the university interviewed one of the authors, Liliya Eugenevna, for this podcast." This Cochrane Review is about a medicine called cerebrolysin, which is...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Overnight refrigerator oatmeal
Do this easy pre-made breakfast tonight to pack and go tomorrow. Just place ingredients for overnight refrigerator oatmeal in a mason jar, and you'll have breakfast ready in the morning. Loaded with calcium, protein and fiber, these jars keep in the fridge up to 2 days. Try unsweetened almond or soy milk for a dairy-free [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Can CTC improve staging for high-risk colon cancer?
CT colonography (CTC) may be better than conventional CT for staging high-risk...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Calcium scores on CT colonography predict cardiac events Study confirms low rate of incidental findings on CTC CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Synaptotagmin-3 drives AMPA receptor endocytosis, depression of synapse strength, and forgetting
Forgetting is important. Without it, the relative importance of acquired memories in a changing environment is lost. We discovered that synaptotagmin-3 (Syt3) localizes to postsynaptic endocytic zones and removes AMPA receptors from synaptic plasma membranes in response to stimulation. AMPA receptor internalization, long-term depression (LTD), and decay of long-term potentiation (LTP) of synaptic strength required calcium-sensing by Syt3 and were abolished through Syt3 knockout. In spatial memory tasks, mice in which Syt3 was knocked out learned normally but exhibited a lack of forgetting. Disrupting Syt3:GluA2 binding in ...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Awasthi, A., Ramachandran, B., Ahmed, S., Benito, E., Shinoda, Y., Nitzan, N., Heukamp, A., Rannio, S., Martens, H., Barth, J., Burk, K., Wang, Y. T., Fischer, A., Dean, C. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Systems wins Japanese nod for next-gen Diamondback 360 atherectomy device
Cardiovascular Systems (NSDQ:CSII) said today it won approval from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its Diamondback 360 coronary orbital atherectomy system and its Classic Crown and ViperWire Advance coronary guidewire FlexTip. The Classic Crown includes a a 1.25mm diamond-coated crown and uses centrifugal force and differential sanding to safely modify arterial calcium, the St. Paul, Minn.-based company said. The FlexTip is a new atherectomy guidewire with a nitinol core and shapeable stainless-steel tip for improved flexibility and kink-resistance, the company said. “Using the new ViperW...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Regulatory/Compliance Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Source Type: news

These Are the 5 Best Diets for 2019, According to Experts
For the second year in a row, the Mediterranean diet was named the best diet in America by U.S. News & World Report. Following a Mediterranean diet involves eating lots of plants, whole grains, healthy fats (such as olive oil) and lean proteins, and cutting back on processed foods, red meat and refined sugars. The diet has long been linked to many health benefits, including lower risks of cancer and heart disease, better kidney health and a healthier gut. In the latest rankings, the Mediterranean diet also took the titles of best diet for healthy eating, diabetes and heart health, the easiest diet to follow and the be...
Source: TIME: Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Ezallor (Rosuvastatin Calcium Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 2, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Safety of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Safety of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements
Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D has been shown to provide various health benefits, but what do we know about the possible harms?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

CAC:'Bad News' for Men, but Even'Worse News' for Women? CAC:'Bad News' for Men, but Even'Worse News' for Women?
A new study investigated coronary calcium score as a risk stratification tool and its relationship to cardiovascular mortality according to gender.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

E-C coupling structural protein junctophilin-2 encodes a stress-adaptive transcription regulator
Junctophilin-2 (JP2) is a structural protein required for normal excitation-contraction (E-C) coupling. After cardiac stress, JP2 is cleaved by the calcium ion–dependent protease calpain, which disrupts the E-C coupling ultrastructural machinery and drives heart failure progression. We found that stress-induced proteolysis of JP2 liberates an N-terminal fragment (JP2NT) that translocates to the nucleus, binds to genomic DNA, and controls expression of a spectrum of genes in cardiomyocytes. Transgenic overexpression of JP2NT in mice modifies the transcriptional profile, resulting in attenuated pathological remodeling ...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guo, A., Wang, Y., Chen, B., Wang, Y., Yuan, J., Zhang, L., Hall, D., Wu, J., Shi, Y., Zhu, Q., Chen, C., Thiel, W. H., Zhan, X., Weiss, R. M., Zhan, F., Musselman, C. A., Pufall, M., Zhu, W., Au, K. F., Hong, J., Anderson, M. E., Grueter, C. E., Song, L. Tags: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Structures and gating mechanism of human TRPM2
Transient receptor potential (TRP) melastatin 2 (TRPM2) is a cation channel associated with numerous diseases. It has a C-terminal NUDT9 homology (NUDT9H) domain responsible for binding adenosine diphosphate (ADP)–ribose (ADPR), and both ADPR and calcium (Ca2+) are required for TRPM2 activation. Here we report cryo–electron microscopy structures of human TRPM2 alone, with ADPR, and with ADPR and Ca2+. NUDT9H forms both intra- and intersubunit interactions with the N-terminal TRPM homology region (MHR1/2/3) in the apo state but undergoes conformational changes upon ADPR binding, resulting in rotation of MHR1/2 a...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Wang, L., Fu, T.-M., Zhou, Y., Xia, S., Greka, A., Wu, H. Tags: Biochemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Eliphos (Calcium AcetateTablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Discovery of a novel way synapses can regulate neuronal circuits
(University of Iowa Health Care) A study led by University of Iowa neuroscientist Samuel Young, PhD, shows that contrary to current thinking, it is possible to increase the number of calcium channels at the presynaptic active zone, and that increasing channel numbers increases synaptic strength. The study also shows that synapses prefer the Cav2.1 channel subtype over the Cav2.2 subtype. The findings offer a new way of thinking about how central nerve terminals regulate synaptic strength and plasticity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Abiomed ’s New Collaboration Could Cause Shockwaves in Industry
Abiomed and Shockwave Medical just got a little bit closer. Recently the two companies announced that Danvers, MA-based Abiomed and one of the MDDI 2017 company finalists would be investing about $15 million in Shockwave. In addition, the two firms would be working on a training and education program in the U.S. and Germany focused on the benefits of complementary use of their respective technologies. Fremont, CA-based Shockwave has developed an intravascular lithotripsy technology that employs sonic pressure waves to safely crack vascular calcium within the vessel wall, which enables arteries to expand under low pressure...
Source: MDDI - December 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Are you lactose intolerant? These foods give you the calcium you need without resorting to milk
(Natural News) Dairy products like cow’s milk are the primary sources of dietary calcium for most people. Unfortunately, people who are lactose intolerant can’t eat these products so they often suffer from inadequate levels of this essential mineral. Calcium deficiency can lead to health problems associated with weak bones, such as osteoporosis, which can interfere... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Lowdown on Low-Fat Milk (It's All Good)
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Calcium is best known as a building block of strong bones, and studies show that getting it from the source -- milk -- is more effective than supplements. Nutritionists also are learning that it has another important role... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Effects of in-office bleaching agent combined with different desensitizing agents on enamel
Conclusions:The use of desensitizing agents containing fluoride, CPP-ACP, potassium nitrate or n-HAP after in-office bleaching or mixed in bleaching agent did not inhibit the bleaching effect. However, they all recovered microhardness of enamel 14 days after in-office bleaching. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Extracts from olive and roselle help hypertensive patients improve heart health
(Natural News) Hypertension is one of the risk factors in cardiovascular disease. According to one study, it’s possible to take advantage of the calcium antagonistic effects of extracts from olives (Olea europaea) and roselle (Hybiscus sabdariffa) to treat hypertension and promote heart health. Hypertension is characterized by chronically elevated blood pressure. It does not cause... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abiomed puts $15m into Shockwave
Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) plans to invest $15 million in Shockwave Medical and collaborate on a training and education program in the U.S. and Germany, according to a newly-inked deal between the two companies. Shockwave’s intravascular lithotripsy technology uses sonic pressure waves to crack vascular calcium in the vessel wall, allowing arteries to expand under low pressure. The company said its catheter is often used in patients with heavily calcified Iliac arteries in order to prepare for the delivery of devices with catheters, like transcatheter heart valves and Abiomed’s Impella heart pump. “While we...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Abiomed Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

Sprayable gel developed by UCLA-led team could help the body fight off cancer after surgery
Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often the first line of treatment for people with brain tumors, for example. But despite improvements in surgical techniques over the past decade, the cancer often comes back after the procedure.Now, a UCLA-led research team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help. In a peer-reviewed study, the substance was successful half of the time in awakening lab animals ’ immune systems ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Here are 9 amazing benefits of regularly drinking lemongrass tea
(Natural News) Lemongrass is a tropical herb that has a citrus smell and taste. This tall, stalky plant is also known for its medicinal properties. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A and C, calcium, magnesium, folate, iron, zinc, potassium, copper, phosphorus, manganese, and traces of B vitamins. While it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news