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Dr. Ronald Fieve, 87, Dies; Pioneered Lithium to Treat Mood Swings
Dr. Fieve and a colleague identified lithium as the first naturally occurring medication to prevent and control a specific psychiatric disorder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Fieve, Ronald R (1930-2018) Lithium (Drug) Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Mental Health and Disorders Bipolar Disorder New York-Presbyterian Hospital Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Men Injured By Lithium Battery Explosion Appeal Dismissal To 10th Circuit
OKLAHOMA CITY - Two men who contend that they were injured when a lithium battery exploded while they were working on a hydraulic fracturing rig on Dec. 29 filed a notice of appeal in the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (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 - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Mixed features in bipolar I disorder and the effect of lithium on suicide - Terao T, Kanehisa M, Shiotsuki I, Ishii N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Lithium niobate makes ultra-high-Q resonators
Devices might be used to make ultra-efficient integrated photonics circuits, in quantum photonics and optical communications. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - January 5, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

Complete rehabilitation of compromised full dentitions with adhesively bonded all-ceramic single-tooth restorations: long-term outcome in patients with and without amelogenesis imperfecta
ConclusionAdhesively bonded single-tooth restorations provided a high clinical quality in the long-run. However, while the survival and success was excellent in AI patients, restorations in non-AI patients were affected by a higher complication rate, likely related to a higher risk profile due to a history of bruxism and tooth wear. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brasseler USA ® Introduces BrioShine™ Feather Lite™ Composite & Ceramic Single-Use Polishers
A Convenient and Economical Alternative to TraditionalPolishing and Finishing SystemsSAVANNAH, GA (December 20, 2017)– Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to expand upon its family of Brio ™ single-use diamond, carbide, and polishing instruments with the recent introduction of new BrioShine ™ Feather Lite™ Composite& Ceramic Single-Use Polishers.BrioShine Feather Lite Composite& Ceramic Single-Use Polishers are ideal for the universal polishing and finishing of ceramic and composite materials with predictable results.BrioShine Feather Lite Compos...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Putative mechanisms of action and clinical use of lithium in children and adolescents: a critical review - Pisano S, Pozzi M, Catone G, Scrinzi G, Clementi E, Coppola G, Milone A, Bravaccio C, Santosh P, Masi G.
BACKGROUND: Lithium is a first-line treatment for bipolar disorder in adults, but its mechanism of action is still far from clear. Furthermore, evidences of its use in pediatric populations are sparse, not only for bipolar disorders, but also for other pos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comment on "Rapid cooling and cold storage in a silicic magma reservoir recorded in individual crystals"
Rubin et al. (Reports, 16 June 2017, p. 1154) proposed that gradients in lithium abundance in zircons from a rhyolitic eruption in New Zealand reflected short-lived residence at magmatic temperatures interleaved with long-term "cold" (
Source: ScienceNOW - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wilson, C. J. N., Morgan, D. J., Charlier, B. L. A., Barker, S. J. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics t-comment Source Type: news

Third Party In Injury Case: Questions Should Be Certified To Oklahoma High Court
OKLAHOMA CITY - A third-party defendant in a lawsuit brought by two men who were injured by a lithium battery that exploded during a hydraulic fracturing operation on Dec. 11 filed a brief in Oklahoma federal court, arguing that the court should certify its questions of procedure to the Oklahoma Supreme Court (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 - December 20, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

2D nanofluidic channels improve electrochemical energy storage
Nano-architectures based on cobalt oxide could make superior lithium-ion battery electrodes. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - December 14, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

New insight into battery charging supports development of improved electric vehicles
(Elsevier) A new technique developed by researchers at Technische Universit ä t M ü nchen, Forschungszentrum J ü lich, and RWTH Aachen University, published in Elsevier's Materials Today, provides a unique insight into how the charging rate of lithium ion batteries can be a factor limiting their lifetime and safety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lithium Carbonate Capsules (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - December 12, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study shows lithium chloride blunts brain damage linked to fetal alcohol syndrom
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A single dose of lithium chloride, a drug used to treat bipolar disease and aggression, blocks the sleep disturbances, memory loss, and learning problems tied to fetal alcohol syndrome, new experiments in mice show. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lithium in water associated with slower rate of Alzheimer's disease deaths
(IOS Press) Trace elements of lithium in drinking water can slow death rates from Alzheimer's disease,Brock University research has found.Rates of diabetes and obesity, which are important risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, alsodecrease if there is a particular amount of lithium in the water, says the study, publishedrecently in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Childproof Your Home
-- Childproofing a home is important even after your little one reaches toddlerhood. KidsHealth.org offers these suggestions to make your home safer for kids of all ages: Keep guns locked in a sturdy cabinet. Keepcoin lithium ( " button " ) batteries... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Toward safer, longer-lasting batteries for electronics and vehicles
(American Chemical Society) The rise of lithium-ion batteries over the past 25 years has enabled much of today's technology, but on occasion, they still catch fire. Recognizing this liability, carmakers and other private industry researchers are focusing on developing safer alternatives. Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, explores the latest strides and setbacks in bringing one promising option -- solid-state batteries -- to the market. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Waiting for Depression to Lift
Depression is a silent, slow motion tsunami of dark breaking over me. I can ’ t swim from it and don ’ t believe I can survive its natural withdrawal. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EFFY REDMAN Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Depression (Mental) Hospitals Therapy and Rehabilitation Lithium (Drug) Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona reintroduces the CEREC ® MC Milling Unit to the U.S. market
The entry-level milling solution is available again as part of the U.S. CEREC product portfolio, offering an attractive and affordable path to digital dentistry and single-visit restorations CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 14, 2017- Dentsply Sirona announced today the reintroduction of the CEREC MC Milling Unit to the U.S. dental market.CEREC MC is ideal for practitioners who are interested in single- visit chairside inlays, onlays, and single-unit veneers and crowns. With the ability to wet grind and dry mill, dentists can use a vast array of chairside materials to produce single-unit restorations in one office visit.Used in c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

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