CT scans can predict CVD risk in breast cancer patients
Clinicians used CT scans of coronary artery calcium to predict which patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiation tied to breast cancer delays for Black women Women with DCIS have 3x the risk of breast cancer death Single radiotherapy dose effective for breast cancer Radiologists, AI make a great team in screening mammo AI software can cut screening mammography workload (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Levosimendan Hints at Benefit in Unusual Form of Heart Failure Levosimendan Hints at Benefit in Unusual Form of Heart Failure
The calcium sensitizing agent, long explored in heart failure with few successes, showed efficacy signals in a narrowly defined subtype of HF with preserved ejection fraction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Role of calcium and phosphorous concentration as an intrinsic factor in the development of skull fracture following road traffic accidents - Tamuli RP, Saikia B, Sarmah S, Patowary AJ.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) or head injury is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally. TBI includes a fractured skull as an indicator of insult which can affect the treatment outcome as well. The development of any frac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Nasal calcium rich salts show reduction of exhaled aerosol particles up to 99%
(World Scientific) In a paper published in Molecular Frontiers Journal, researchers from Cambridge, Massachusetts have discovered a more effective way of eliminating airborne particles from airways using nasal calcium-rich salts called FEND, which have potential applications in the fight against Covid-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘The most effective natural remedy’ for high blood pressure - how to avoid deadly hyperten
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to lower your risk, or even prevent some high blood pressure symptoms. This is the "most effective natural remedy" to avoid the deadly signs and symptoms of hypertension. Should you consider adding calcium supplements to your diet, to prevent deadly high blood pressure symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Currently prescribed drugs in the UK that could upregulate or downregulate ACE2 in COVID-19 disease: a systematic review, BMJ Open
Conclusions: There is an abundance of the academic literature and media reports on the potential of drugs that could attenuate or exacerbate COVID-19 disease. This is leading to trials of repurposed drugs and uncertainty among patients and clinicians concerning continuation or cessation of prescribed medications. Our review indicates that the impact of currently prescribed drugs on ACE2 has been poorly studied in vivo, particularly in human lungs where the SARS-CoV-2 virus appears to enact its pathogenic effects. We found no convincing evidence to justify starting or stopping currently prescribed drugs to influence outcome...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypoparathyroidism Treatment During Pregnancy and Lactation Hypoparathyroidism Treatment During Pregnancy and Lactation
Do pregnant and lactating women with hypoparathyroidism need calcium and vitamin D dose adjustments?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

There ’s Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative—But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More
To protect himself from COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has long said he’s skipping hugs and handshakes, wearing a mask, and staying off of planes. Last week, he acknowledged adding another step to protect his health: taking supplements of vitamin-D. “If you are deficient in Vitamin-D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview posted on Instagram last week. “So I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin-D supplements.” However, while spurious claims t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Coronary Artery Calcium Score IDs Coronary Heart Disease Risk
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- Coronary artery calcium (CAC) risk score is a better predictor of coronary heart disease (CHD) than stroke, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. Anurag Mehta, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Hypothyroidism and dietary challenges
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have been getting conflicting information on what I should eat and drink. I love yogurt and ice cream, for instance, but one source said a calcium-rich diet was fine, whereas another said I should limit dairy. I've also read that I should avoid soy and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 13, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Researchers find cuttlebone's microstructure sits at a 'sweet spot'
(Virginia Tech) Ling Li has a lesson in one of his mechanical engineering courses on how brittle materials like calcium carbonate behave under stress. In it, he takes a piece of chalk composed of the compound and snaps it in half to show his students the edge of one of the broken pieces. The break is blunt and straight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poverty-Stricken Adults More Likely to be Calcium-, Vitamin D-Deficient
THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 -- Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake in older Americans is greatly influenced by ethnicity, sex, household income, and food security, according to a study recently published in PLOS ONE. Keri Marshall, from Pharmavite... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Direct laser cooling of a symmetric top molecule
Ultracold polyatomic molecules have potentially wide-ranging applications in quantum simulation and computation, particle physics, and quantum chemistry. For atoms and small molecules, direct laser cooling has proven to be a powerful tool for quantum science in the ultracold regime. However, the feasibility of laser-cooling larger, nonlinear polyatomic molecules has remained unknown because of their complex structure. We laser-cooled the symmetric top molecule calcium monomethoxide (CaOCH3), reducing the temperature of ~104 molecules from 22 ± 1 millikelvin to 1.8 ± 0.7 millikelvin in one dimension and state-...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mitra, D., Vilas, N. B., Hallas, C., Anderegg, L., Augenbraun, B. L., Baum, L., Miller, C., Raval, S., Doyle, J. M. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

To Drill or Not to Drill: Management of Endodontic Emergencies and In-Process Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Conclusions: Palliative care for management of endodontic emergencies is a successful option when aerosol-generating procedures are restricted. This treatment approach maybe be considered in an effort to reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19 infection during subsequent shutdowns. Prolonged Ca(OH)2 medicament due to COVID-19 related delays in treatment completion appeared to have minimal effect on survival of teeth.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

High Coronary Artery Calcium + Diabetes Even Riskier for Women
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- For patients with diabetes, coronary artery calcium (CAC) predicts cardiovascular disease (CVD) and total mortality more strongly in women than men, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in Diabetes Care. Nathan D.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news