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Clinical survival of chair-side generated monolithic lithium disilicate crowns:10-year results
ConclusionDue to the small amount of technical complications and failures, the clinical performance of monolithic lithium disilicate crowns was completely satisfying.Clinical relevanceThe insertion of chair-side fabricated monolithic lithium disilicate crowns can be recommended for long-term use in the posterior region. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Genes May Explain Why Some Don't Respond to Bipolar Drug
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 -- In a finding that pulls the roots of two mental illnesses closer together, researchers say people with bipolar disorder that's resistant to the drug lithium have a high number of genes associated with schizophrenia. Since... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Men Injured By Lithium Battery On Fracking Rig May Appeal Dismissal, Judge Says
OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge in Oklahoma on Oct. 24 ruled that two men who were injured by a lithium battery that exploded during a hydraulic fracturing operation could appeal a ruling dismissing negligence claims against the fracking companies because the order was final according to federal rules of procedure (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al. and Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation v. Engineered Power LP, et al., No. 15-145, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Gene breakthrough on lithium treatment for bipolar disorder
(University of Adelaide) Genes linked to schizophrenia in psychiatric patients suffering from bipolar disorder are the reason why such patients don't respond to the 'gold standard' treatment for bipolar -- the drug lithium -- according to international research led by the University of Adelaide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How an interest in bipolar disorder drugs led to a better understanding of leukemia
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) A research project that began 20 years ago with an interest in how lithium treats mood disorders has yielded insights into the progression of blood cancers such as leukemia. The research, which centers on a protein called GSK-3, will be published in the Nov. 3 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Renal concerns relative to the use of lithium in geriatric bipolar disorder patients - Szpunar J, Maeshima H, Grossberg GT.
BACKGROUND: Lithium is a first-line treatment for bipolar disorder in geriatric patients; however, it has long been associated with potentially significant renal consequences, including chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: We reviewed the availab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Atomic structure of sensitive battery materials and interfaces revealed by cryo-electron microscopy
Whereas standard transmission electron microscopy studies are unable to preserve the native state of chemically reactive and beam-sensitive battery materials after operation, such materials remain pristine at cryogenic conditions. It is then possible to atomically resolve individual lithium metal atoms and their interface with the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI). We observe that dendrites in carbonate-based electrolytes grow along the (preferred), , or directions as faceted, single-crystalline nanowires. These growth directions can change at kinks with no observable crystallographic defect. Furthermore, we reveal distin...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Li, Y., Li, Y., Pei, A., Yan, K., Sun, Y., Wu, C.-L., Joubert, L.-M., Chin, R., Koh, A. L., Yu, Y., Perrino, J., Butz, B., Chu, S., Cui, Y. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Atomic structure of sensitive battery materials and interfaces revealed by cryo-electron microscopy
Whereas standard transmission electron microscopy studies are unable to preserve the native state of chemically reactive and beam-sensitive battery materials after operation, such materials remain pristine at cryogenic conditions. It is then possible to atomically resolve individual lithium metal atoms and their interface with the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI). We observe that dendrites in carbonate-based electrolytes grow along the (preferred), , or directions as faceted, single-crystalline nanowires. These growth directions can change at kinks with no observable crystallographic ...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Li, Y., Li, Y., Pei, A., Yan, K., Sun, Y., Wu, C.-L., Joubert, L.-M., Chin, R., Koh, A. L., Yu, Y., Perrino, J., Butz, B., Chu, S., Cui, Y. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Zinc battery breakthrough may allow homes to efficiently store energy for off-grid use
(Natural News) Since the early 1990s, scientists have attempted to create a battery that would replace the standard lithium-ion variety. The difficulty in such a project lay in the energy density of the power source. Scientists found that while other materials proved to be more energy-efficient, their cycles were, if anything, pathetic. Hope was sparked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Company: Battery Maker Has Duty To Indemnify In Fracking Injury Lawsuit
OKLAHOMA CITY - A hydraulic fracturing company on Oct. 9 filed a brief in an Oklahoma federal court arguing that the company that made a lithium battery pack that exploded on a fracking rig and injured a worker has a direct duty under Oklahoma law to indemnify the fracking operator because the explosion was caused by an allegedly defective design (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al. and Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation v. Engineered Power LP, et al., No. 15-145, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Paving the way to faster power: Scientists discover adding asphalt to lithium-ion batteries makes them charge up to 20 times faster
(Natural News) Lithium batteries that are made from asphalt have the capability of charging 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries, effectively charging a phone in just five minutes, a new study reveals. Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas are looking at replacing lithium-ion batteries with lithium-air and lithium metal batteries coupled with an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Prevent Battery Disasters
Battery technologies have enabled an unparalleled level of mobility and freedom to users of medical systems around the world. Battery technologies have redefined the power cord from being a mobility obstacle which regulates patient movement to a maximum distance from the nearest power outlet, to simply existing simply as a nuisance or a chore, as users of battery-powered medical systems can enjoy the freedom of portable power but still must remain vigilant to recharge the battery via a power cord when the battery is empty. This remaining nuisance has sent device manufacturers on a quest to further improve the patient exper...
Source: MDDI - October 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Lucas Sturnfield Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

Batteries Are the Next Target in China ’s Clean-Energy Conquest
Clean-energy promoters hailed Tesla’s announcement of plans for a Nevada “gigafactory”–a reference to the unit for measuring energy storage–back in 2014 as the dawn of a new American industry. The $5 billion facility would eventually produce millions of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles as well as energy storage on the grid. But behind the headlines, leading battery researchers and entrepreneurs say the gigafactory represents an exception to the rule in the fast-growing global industry for lithium-ion batteries. No matter what Tesla has planned, the U.S. is set to lag China in the ba...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Batteries Source Type: news

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson win the 2017 Nobel prize in chemistry – as it happened
This year ’s prize has been awarded for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solutionNobel prize in chemistry awarded for method to visualise biomolecules12.36pmBSTThere we have it, Crispr and lithium-ion batteries lose out to cryo-electron microscopy, a technique that has allowed scientists to study molecules in unprecedented resolution – an advance that could help with drug discovery and fundamental understanding of biological processes.Congratulations to the three winners Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson.12.32pmBSTToday &r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Nobel prizes Chemistry Science People in science Science prizes Microbiology Source Type: news

The Dark Side of Electric Cars: Exploitative Labor Practices
The Scottish government recently announced plans to, by 2032, phase out petrol and diesel vehicles. By 2040, the only cars on United Kingdom roads will also be electric, and petrol stations will be replaced by car charging points. Meanwhile, in the United States, Elon Musk has announced the launch of the Tesla Model 3, which he hopes will become the world’s first mass-market electric car. This shift to green technology is extremely welcome. Climate change is one of the biggest human rights challenges of our time, and cities from London to Delhi are choking on vehicle fumes. The move to electric cars will improve air ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Dummett Tags: Uncategorized technology world affairs Source Type: news

14 Things Flight Attendants Know About Flying — and You Probably Don’t
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Gillett / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Why You Shouldn ’t Charge Your Mobile Phone Overnight
You may already have heard the warnings: Don’t overcharge your mobile phone. Make sure you unplug it from the charger after it reaches 100%. Wait to charge your phone until it’s almost down to 0%. Don’t leave it charging overnight. Or else. The direness implicit in those imperatives may be overblown, but they’re not paranoid conspiracy dictums — you still shouldn’t overcharge your phone. Here’s why. Mobile phones contain a rechargeable lithium-ion (or li-ion) battery. Li-ion batteries charge faster than traditional rechargeable batteries. That’s why you can plug your iPhone o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lance Whitney Tags: Uncategorized Android battery life iPhone mobile phones Workarounds Source Type: news

Prognosis and outcome of severe lithium poisoning - Vodovar D, Megarbane B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Color stability of lithium disilicate ceramics after aging and immersion in common beverages
ConclusionsAll groups demonstrated color changes below the clinically perceptible level ( ΔΕ4). CAD presented higher color stability compared with the nonglazed Press specimens. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 20, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. The 10 largest medical device companies in the world Mergers & acquisitions continue to change the medical device landscape, as reflected in Medical Design & Outsourcing’s new Big 100 list. We pulled financial reg...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Investors seek class action status in lawsuit over St. Jude implantable defib batteries
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) is facing an investor suit from an Alaskan union-benefits fund over allegations that St. Jude Medical, which it closed its acquisition of in January, failed to notify regulators about defective lithium batteries in its implantable defibrillators. In the lawsuit, plaintiffs allege that St. Jude was informed of the battery defect “as early as 2011”, but it failed to take action and would wait 5 years before issuing a recall for the devices. St. Jude received 42 product reports which showed “evidence of premature battery depletion due to lithium cluster bridging,” court documents...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Legal News Abbott stjudemedical Source Type: news

Battery Company: Design Changes Caused Chemical Injury Explosion On Fracking Rig
OKLAHOMA CITY - A company that is the third-party defendant in a lawsuit brought by a man who alleges that he suffered chemical injuries from a lithium battery pack that exploded on a hydraulic fracturing rig filed a brief in Oklahoma federal court on Sept. 13, contending that the fracking company's motion for summary judgment should be denied because "at the very least" an issue of fact remains regarding whether the fracking company's design changes to the battery pack were a proximate cause of the explosion at issue (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al. and Southwest Electron...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Latest lithium-ion battery uses water-salt solution, reducing risk of fire and explosion in household electronics
(Natural News) Researchers have devised a powerful and safe military-grade battery that can also be used in the home. The new technology opens the door for the development of safe, powerful, durable, and efficient 4-volt batteries. The latest lithium-ion battery was developed by tech experts at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and researchers from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithium and suicide in mood disorders: updated meta-review of the scientific literature - Smith KA, Cipriani A.
OBJECTIVES: Suicide and suicidal behaviour are increased in mood disorders, particularly bipolar disorders. Observational studies and small randomized controlled trials (RCTs) support the idea that taking lithium is associated with a reduction in these rat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Read and Write With Your  Kids
1. Read and write with your kids. It pays long-term dividends. By Kim Eckart at the University of Washington 2. Could we engineer the atmosphere to prevent future hurricanes? By Jolene Creighton in Futurism 3. Do big data companies have too much power? By Jathan Sadowski in the Guardian 4. We’re going to need more lithium. By Jessica Shankleman, Tom Biesheuvel, Joe Ryan, and Dave Merrill at Bloomberg Businessweek 5. Video games could strengthen aging brains. By Anna Vlasits in Wired The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Aspen Institute Tags: Uncategorized data companies Five Best Ideas Hurricanes Innovation lithium reading Video Games Source Type: news

Magnesium battery breakthrough means safer batteries that won't explode
(Natural News) Worried about the lithium-ion batteries found in your laptops and cell phones? Your worries will soon be gone because of this new battery discovery. A recent study discovered a breakthrough in magnesium batteries that makes these energy devices safer, as reported by ScienceDaily.com. Unlike the traditional lithium ion batteries, which had been making... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia Risk When Lithium Is in the Drinking Water Dementia Risk When Lithium Is in the Drinking Water
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 - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Toxic fluoride gas emissions from lithium-ion battery fires - Larsson F, Andersson P, Blomqvist P, Mellander BE.
Lithium-ion battery fires generate intense heat and considerable amounts of gas and smoke. Although the emission of toxic gases can be a larger threat than the heat, the knowledge of such emissions is limited. This paper presents quantitative measurements ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

LITHIUM trace mineral found to prevent dementia... more proof that trace minerals prevent disease
(Natural News) A study published in the JAMA Psychiatry revealed that people who had higher levels of lithium in their drinking water had reduced odds of developing dementia. According to the researchers, lithium is a naturally-occurring metal that can be found in varying amounts from area to area. To carry out the study, a team of researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serum lithium levels and suicide attempts: a case-controlled comparison in lithium therapy-naive individuals - Kanehisa M, Terao T, Shiotsuki I, Kurosawa K, Takenaka R, Sakamoto T, Shigemitsu O, Ishii N, Hatano K, Hirakawa H.
BACKGROUND: Several epidemiological studies have shown the inverse association of lithium levels in drinking water and suicide rates; however, it is necessary to perform a clinical study dealing with individual patients. METHODS: We analyzed 199 pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 30, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. CSP Technologies expands Alabama facility CSP Technologies is expanding its Auburn, Ala. manufacturing and warehousing capacity by 110,000 sq. ft. The expansion has already begun and is under construction. The company said in a...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Abbott upgrades St. Jude Medical cardiac devices
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that it’s upgrading the implantable pacemakers and defibrillators it acquired when it paid $25 billion for St. Jude Medical earlier this year, seeking to move beyond battery and cybersecurity issues that haver plagued it for a year. Last October St. Jude warned of a battery issue that could disable its high-voltage cardiac rhythm management devices, saying the problem was associated with 2 deaths among the nearly 400,000 patients implanted with affected devices. The issue stemmed from the formation of lithium clusters in the lithium-based batteries used ...
Source: Mass Device - August 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Wall Street Beat Abbott Cardiac Rhythm Management Cybersecurity stjudemedical Source Type: news

Lithium in Drinking Water Linked to Dementia Incidence
Significantly reduced incidence of dementia in those exposed to more than 15.0 µ g/L (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Could adding lithium to tap water reduce dementia levels?
Conclusion The study is intriguing because we already know that lithium affects how the brain and nervous system work through many different pathways. However, the results are difficult to interpret. The study seemed to suggest that lithium levels of more than 15 micrograms per litre could be protective against dementia in comparison with the lowest levels. However, that doesn't explain why levels of 5 to 10 micrograms per litre seemed to increase the risk of dementia in comparison with the lowest levels. It's possible that some other factors – linked to where people live but not necessarily...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Acute lithium poisoning: epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and treatment - Burguera Vion V, Manuel Montes J, Manuel Del Rey J, Rivera-Gorr ín M, María Rodao J, Tenorio M, Saiz-Ruiz J, Liaño F.
We present a retrospective observational significative study of episodes of acute lithium poisoning during a 52- month... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: Drinking water could protect against memory loss
DEMENTIA, and other types of the condition including Alzheimer ’s disease could be prevented with higher levels of lithium in drinking water. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithium in tap water may lower the risk of dementia
The link was found in a large study - the first of its kind - of 800,000 people in Denmark. Results show lithium was found to reduce the risk of the disease - but only at certain concentrations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithium in Drinking Water Linked to Lower Dementia Risk? (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Higher levels of lithium in drinking water might have a protective effect against dementia over the long term, suggests an observational study in JAMA Psychiatry. A possible mechanism is lithium's … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lithium in tap water may cut dementia
The naturally occurring element may reduce the risk of the disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia Rates Fall with Rising Lithium Levels in Water (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More evidence of lithium benefit on neurodegenerative disorders (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Lithium in drinking water may affect Alzheimer's risk
Reuters Health - Long-term consumption of tiny amounts of lithium may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, but only if the dose isn't too small, according to a study that looked at levels of the element in drinking water throughout Denmark. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lithium in Drinking Water May Lower Dementia Risk Lithium in Drinking Water May Lower Dementia Risk
Higher long-term lithium exposure from drinking water may be associated with a lower incidence of dementia, results from a large population-based study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could lithium help to prevent dementia?
A study of more than 800,000 people in Denmark finds that those exposed to higher levels of lithium in drinking water were at lower risk of dementia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Lithium in drinking water could protect against dementia, study finds – Alzheimer’s Society comments
People exposed to higher levels of lithium in their drinking water are at a reduced risk of dementia, according to a large study published today (Wednesday 23 August 2017) in JAMA Psychiatry. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 23, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dementia news: Lithium in tap water 'could help stave off the disease'
DRINKING tap water regularly could help stave off dementia, a new study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LAWSUIT: CVS Pharmacies accused of hiking up drug prices for those with insurance
(Natural News) Leading retail pharmacy chain, CVS, is being implicated in an overcharging scheme which used “clawbacks” to jack up prices for supposedly inexpensive generic drugs. According to the plaintiff, Megan Schultz, some of the “affected” prescriptions include lithium, naproxen, and zolpidem. Lawyers of Schultz have said that the public remains unaware of this repulsive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery material
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A compound called lithium iodide (LiI) has been considered a leading material for lithium-air batteries, which could deliver more energy per pound compared to today's leading batteries. A new MIT study helps explain previous, conflicting findings about the material's usefulness for this task. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The efficiency of heptafluoropropane fire extinguishing agent on suppressing the lithium titanate battery fire - Wang Q, Shao G, Duan Q, Chen M, Li Y, Wu K, Liu B, Peng P, Sun J.
To investigate the efficiency of heptafluoropropane fire extinguishing agent on suppressing the lithium titanate battery fire, an experimental system was designed and built to perform the extinguishing test. The lithium titanate battery (50 Ah, 2.3 V) with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Thermal injury caused by the explosion of a lithium-ion mobile phone battery - Corazza M, Forconi R, Musmeci D, Toni G, Borghi A.
Mobile phones are part of everyday life. They are generally considered safe for our health, but they may sometimes elicit contact dermatitis, especially due to metals. Furthermore they are under investigation for being involved in the development of defect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 2, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Skyline Medical inks merger deal with CytoBioscience Skyline Medical said yesterday it inked a merger transaction deal with privately held biomedical firm CytoBioscience. San Antonio, Texas-based CytoBioscience develops and pro...
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news