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NYU dentistry study pinpoints role of proteins that produce pearls
(New York University) While it is known that pearls are made of calcium carbonate with an organic matrix core, the role of the proteins modulating the organization of these crystals has, until recently, been unclear. Researchers at NYU Dentistry reported the role of two such proteins that regulate the processes leading up to the formation of pearl. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Shockwave Medical touts Disrupt BTK lithoplasty system study results
Shockwave Medical today released results from the Disrupt below the knee study of its Shockwave Lithoplasty system designed to treat peripheral artery disease, touting low rates of residual stenosis and low vascular complications. Data from the study was presented at the annual Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. “Interventional procedures that involve moderate and severe calcium can be complex, unpredictable and costly. The previous Disrupt PAD Study demonstrated that Lithoplasty addresses many major concerns in the treatment of problematic calcium i...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

South Asians with family history of heart disease at greater risk
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists shows that people of South Asian descent with a family history of coronary heart disease are significantly more likely to have high levels of calcium buildup in their arteries - an indicator of higher risk for heart attacks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Behavioral time scale synaptic plasticity underlies CA1 place fields
Learning is primarily mediated by activity-dependent modifications of synaptic strength within neuronal circuits. We discovered that place fields in hippocampal area CA1 are produced by a synaptic potentiation notably different from Hebbian plasticity. Place fields could be produced in vivo in a single trial by potentiation of input that arrived seconds before and after complex spiking. The potentiated synaptic input was not initially coincident with action potentials or depolarization. This rule, named behavioral time scale synaptic plasticity, abruptly modifies inputs that were neither causal nor close in time to postsyn...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bittner, K. C., Milstein, A. D., Grienberger, C., Romani, S., Magee, J. C. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

Mitochondrial redox signaling enables repair of injured skeletal muscle cells
Strain and physical trauma to mechanically active cells, such as skeletal muscle myofibers, injures their plasma membranes, and mitochondrial function is required for their repair. We found that mitochondrial function was also needed for plasma membrane repair in myoblasts as well as nonmuscle cells, which depended on mitochondrial uptake of calcium through the mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU). Calcium uptake transiently increased the mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which locally activated the guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase) RhoA, triggering F-actin accumulation at the site of injury and f...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Horn, A., Van der Meulen, J. H., Defour, A., Hogarth, M., Sreetama, S. C., Reed, A., Scheffer, L., Chandel, N. S., Jaiswal, J. K. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Neuronal Markers
New Pub References 3 MarkersWe are recognized for our large catalog ofneuronal markers. Our strength, in this area, includes markers designed for pain researchers.They are widely used and frequently published. This new publication references use of ourGuinea Pig Substance P,Guinea Pig PGP9.5 andChicken NF200 of NF-Heavy. andla, Jagadeesha, Lomada, Santosh Kumara, Jianninga; Kuner, Rohinia, Bali, Kiran Kumar.miR-34c-5p functions as pronociceptive microRNA in cancer pain by targeting Cav2.3 containing calcium channels. Pain: September 2017 - Volume 158 - Issue 9 - p 1765 –1779 doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000971....
Source: Neuromics - September 1, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Neurofilament Antibody Neurofilament-H Antibody Neuronal Markers PGP9.5 Antibody Protein Gene Product 9.5 Substance P Antibody Source Type: news

Artery Calcium May Predict Heart Attack, Stroke
Factors such as cholesterol and blood pressure might be less of a concern, study contends (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dairy free milk: Beware missing out on THESE three key nutrients
DAIRY free milk has grown in popularity alongside an increasing awareness of lactose intolerance. But switching to alternatives can lead to people missing out on vitamins B12 and D, as well as calcium - unless they choose fortified versions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium in Arteries May Best Predict Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
Title: Calcium in Arteries May Best Predict Risk of Heart Attack, StrokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/31/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Calcium in arteries may best predict risk of heart attack, stroke
People with no calcium buildup in their arteries seem to have a significantly lower risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium in Arteries May Best Predict Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 -- People with no calcium buildup in their arteries seem to have a significantly lower risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study finds. Calcium collects in the arteries after plaque builds up and hardens over time, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Virtual Histology Sub-Study Evaluates Impact Of Repatha ® (Evolocumab) On Coronary Artery Plaque Composition
Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Presented at ESC 2017 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced results from an exploratory virtual histology sub-study of the Repatha® (evolocumab) GLAGOV Phase 3 coronary intravascular ultrasound imaging trial that looked at coronary artery plaque composition. While virtual histology demonstrated an increase in dense calcium in coronary artery plaques in both the statin and Repatha arms, it did not detect a statistically significant difference between the two treatment groups. However, the observed directional trend in increased den...
Source: Amgen News Release - August 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is Coffee Bad for Your Bones?
Coffee drinkers may excrete more calcium, but it doesn ’ t appear to weaken bones or cause fractures. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Calcium Bones Coffee Source Type: news

Ra Medical CEO Irwin aims for Feb 2018 IPO
In May, Ra Medical received a nod from the FDA for its Dabra arteriosclerosis laser, clearing it for use in the US. It was a decision the company had been waiting on for approximately 3 years, CEO Dean Irwin told MassDevice.com in an interview, and signaled a significant shift forward. “In 2014, we submitted to the FDA, and here in 2017, just on May 24th, we received the go ahead to begin marketing in the United States,” Irwin said. Ra Medical won CE Mark approval in the European Union last October, giving the company time to launch in the region, which it’s been operating in for several mo...
Source: Mass Device - August 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Ra Medical Source Type: news

Endocrine Network webpages launched – your dedicated hubs for knowledge exchange
The Endocrine Networks were created as platforms to enable basic and clinical researchers, clinical endocrinologists and endocrine nurses to share knowledge and best practice and work together to advance their specialist field. After the launch of theThyroid Network’s dedicated webpages, we are excited to announce all other Endocrine Networks have now their own webpages too!The webpages ofthe seven Endocrine Networks–Thyroid, Neuroendocrinology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Biology, Bone and Calcium, Adrenal and Cardiovascular, Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes, and Metabolic and Obesity&ndas...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Virus with an eggshell
(Wiley) Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral layer that the virus acquires due to the high calcium concentration in the intestines of birds. As reported by Chinese researchers in the journal Angewandte Chemie, these mineralized viruses are significantly more infectious and, in addition, more robust and heat stable than the native viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Children who skip breakfast miss out on crucial nutrients
A new study published by the British Journal of Nutrition found that significant numbers of kids who skip breakfast do not receive proper amounts of calcium, iodine, iron and folate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Promoting evidence-based health care in Africa
Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director ofCochane  South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their  recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is the director of the South African Cochrane Centre, a unit of the South African Medical Research Council, and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Young Breakfast Skippers Lack Vital Nutrients
Calcium, iron and folate may be shortchanged when morning meal is missedSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JAMA: PET best option to diagnose ischemic heart disease
A head-to-head comparison to determine the most accurate modality for diagnosing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PROMISE: CCTA better than functional cardiac testing CZT-based SPECT MPI may predict cardiac outcomes PET/CT of calcium forewarns of adverse cardiac event Inappropriate SPECT MPI scans more common in women Imaging for coronary artery disease on the decline (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Change in protein production essential to muscle function
(Baylor College of Medicine) A group of genes involved in calcium handling undergoes a highly-regulated process called alternative splicing that changes the type of protein the genes produce as muscles transition from newborn to adult. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Levosimendan Flops in Cardiac Surgery Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Calcium sensitizer fails to cut incidence of low cardiac output syndrome (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: Calcium in arteries influences heart attack risk
A recent study by the University of Texas Southwestern suggests that calcium buildup in the coronary arteries increases the risk of heart attack. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium in arteries influences heart attack risk
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Patients without calcium buildup in the coronary arteries had significantly lower risk of future heart attack or stroke despite other high risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or bad cholesterol levels, new research from UT Southwestern cardiologists shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Managing Fatigue in EMS
Fatigue is a fact of life in modern society.  Fatigue in EMS is constant and, sadly, all too accepted by both employers and employees.  I taught a class recently and easily half of the soon-to-be instructors (who had to try and retain a lot of new information) survived the class on an endless stream of coffee and energy drinks. I still wonder how much of the key information was retained. This is a constant theme in all my classes. I still remember being on the other side of the table: in uniform struggling to stay awake. Leading EMS organizations are finally addressing the problems of fatigue and shift work, so c...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P (ret.) Tags: Operations Source Type: news

Zero Coronary Calcium a'Gatekeeper' Screen in Acute Chest Pain? Zero Coronary Calcium a'Gatekeeper' Screen in Acute Chest Pain?
Among patients presenting to the ER with acute chest pain and a low- to intermediate-risk of acute coronary syndrome, a coronary artery calcium score of 0 had a high negative predictive value for CAD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Coronary Artery Calcium: Using the Results in Primary Care Coronary Artery Calcium: Using the Results in Primary Care
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Milestone Pharmaceuticals raises $55m in Series C
Milestone Pharmaceuticals said today that it closed a $55 million series C financing round. Led by Novo Holdings, the round also included new investors Forbion Capital Partners and Tekla Capital Management, as well as existing investors Domain Associates and Fonds de solidarité FTQ, BDC Capital, Pappas Capital, and GO Capital. The Montreal-based company is slated to use its newly-acquired funds to bring its lead product, etripamil, into Phase III trials. Etripamil is a short-acting calcium channel blocker that Milestone Pharmaceuticals is formulating as a fast-acting nasal spray to quickly stop paroxy...
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Pharmaceuticals Respiratory milestonepharmaceutical Source Type: news

Immune Response Research Solutions
Cytokine Markers and MoreImmune and inflammatory response are elevated in most diseases. We have strong solutions for detecting these responses. These includecytokine markers andpanels.Here's a new pub referencing use of one of ourInterleukin Markers. ArdoSabir and AndiSumidarti.Interleukin-6 expression on inflammed rat dental pulp tissue after capped withTrigona sp. propolis. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017, Pages 1034-1037. doi.org/10.1016/j.sjbs.2016.12.019 ...Four rats were sacrificed at 6 h, 2 days, 4 days and 7 days respectively. The teeth and surrounding bone were resected, fixed i...
Source: Neuromics - July 31, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Cytokine Antibody Arrays Cytokine signaling IL-6 antibody ILs Interleukin-6 antibody Interleukins Source Type: news

Serum Calcium Levels and Heart Disease; Orthostatic HTN; Cerebrolysin
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Calcium and Heart Disease; Orthostatic HTN; Cerebrolysin
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Calcium warning: Overdosing on supplement to prevent bone fractures can cause death
CALCIUM is essential for strong bones and teeth, and can reduce the risk of fractures, particularly in older people. However, overdosing on the supplement can be dangerous - even leading to kidney stones and sepsis, which can be fatal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk
Is age just a number? Maybe, at least for predicting atherosclerotic cardiovascular...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Coronary calcium predicts events, death, in younger adults PET/CT of calcium forewarns of adverse cardiac event Coronary CTA yields prognostic boost over CAC Study on CT calcium testing redefines who needs statins (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Genetic Predisposition to Elevated Serum Calcium Linked to CAD, MI Genetic Predisposition to Elevated Serum Calcium Linked to CAD, MI
A new study shows that genetic predisposition to elevated serum calcium levels is associated with a higher cardiovascular risk and MI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

UAlberta and McGill scientists uncover a hidden calcium cholesterol connection
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) It's well known that calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth, but new research shows it also plays a key role in moderating another important aspect of health -- cholesterol.Scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University have discovered a direct link between calcium and cholesterol, a discovery that could pave the way for new ways of treating high blood cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack - high levels of THIS could increase your risk and it is NOT blood pressure
HEART ATTACK could be more likely in people who are genetically predisposed to higher calcium levels, experts have warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Elevated calcium levels raise heart attack risk
Research has confirmed that a genetic predisposition to high levels of calcium in the blood increases the risk of heart attack and coronary artery disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is carbonated water bad for you?
Carbonated drinks are said to increase calcium loss from the bones, cause tooth decay, and trigger irritable bowel syndrome. How true are these claims? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Will Bioceramics be the Future Root Canal Filling Materials?
Current Oral Health Reports pp 1 –11First Online:10 July 2017DOI: 10.1007/s40496-017-0147-xCite this article as:Camilleri, J. Curr Oral Health Rep (2017). doi:10.1007/s40496-017-0147-xAbstractPurpose of ReviewFilling the root canal is necessary when the dental pulp is lost as the dead space will be colonised by bacteria, leading to reinfection of the root canal and treatment failure. Treatment methodology depends on the extent of root formation and the choice of materials available. This review looks at the classical clinical methods and also queries if the newer materials change the treatment rationale.Recent Fin...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The effect of vitamin  D and calcium supplementation on falls in older adults : a systematic review and meta-analysis - Wu H, Pang Q.
OBJECTIVES: A  number of studies have hypothesized that vitamin D is a potential factor in the prevention of falls in the elderly; however, the effect of vitamin D is still inconsistent and not quantitative. We conducted this meta-analysis to assess the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Bone Health Drug Inhibits Mesothelioma Tumor Growth
A drug used to treat bone disease and high blood calcium levels may carry benefits as part of a combination treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma, a recent study concluded. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center conducted a pilot study testing the effects of zoledronic acid — a bisphosphonate, or bone health drug, marketed as Reclast and Zometa — against a small group of patients with unresectable pleural mesothelioma. The study, published in the June edition of Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy journal, was a follow-up to preclinical research showing zoledron...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 20, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: bone disease treatment keytruda mesothelioma treatments Muhammad Omer Jamil reclast treating malignant pleural mesothelioma University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center Zoledronic acid zometa Source Type: news

Supplement warning: THIS nutrient can cause DANGEROUS superbug if you are ill
CALCIUM is an important mineral for strong bones and teeth, however in ill or elderly people it can cause a C. diff infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CAC Added to Risk Factors May Help Stratify CVD Death Risk CAC Added to Risk Factors May Help Stratify CVD Death Risk
New registry data suggest high coronary artery calcium is associated with all-cause and cardiovascular death, with risk increasing further with increasing numbers of risk factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Coronary Artery Calcium Rises With Intense Exercise
(MedPage Today) -- But the lesions observed are more likely to appear stable (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Leucovorin Calcium Lyophilized Powder for Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - July 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Calcium could be the answer to C. difficile infection
Calcium is key in allowing Clostridium difficile to germinate, a new study finds, but it might also be the answer to stopping or slowing down its spread. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Separating food facts from fiction
UCLA Broadcast Studio As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper diet.“People think it all comes down to their genes, but there is so much we can control by not smoking or being overweight, eating right and exercising at least moderately,” says Michels, professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.What constitutes healthy eating? Michels, who frequently gives public talks on the topic, has found there are many widely held misconceptions that le...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New CT technique identifies blood vessel plaque
A new CT technique can measure blood vessel inflammation, allowing doctors...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D ultrasound quantifies subclinical atherosclerosis Can mild carotid atherosclerosis hurt mental cognition? Coronary calcium predicts events, death, in younger adults PET/CT may have found cardiovascular event trigger Coronary CTA beats stress test for changing lifestyles (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Could calcium hold the key to fighting a dangerous hospital infection?
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) It lurks in hospitals and nursing homes, preying upon patients already weak from disease or advanced age. It kills nearly 30,000 Americans a year, and sickens half a million more. But new research shows that Clostridium difficile bacteria can't do all this without enough of a humble nutrient: calcium. And that new knowledge may lead to better treatment for the most vulnerable patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news