Study finds programme to prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies is effective
A programme to increase the use of magnesium sulfate, a £ 1 injection that helps prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies, is effective according to a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded evaluation. The findings, led by researchers at the University of Bristol, are published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 10, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

What Causes Bloating —and What to Do About It
Bloating is an uncomfortable feeling of fullness or pressure in the abdomen. Like an overinflated balloon, a bloated belly can feel packed with air, and in some cases may be visibly enlarged or distended. Bloating is a common issue. By some estimates, up to 30% of Americans experience it from time to time. In a majority of cases, the sensation is temporary and tolerable. It may not be pleasant, but on its own it’s usually not cause for serious concern. However, bloating can also be a symptom of an underlying gastrointestinal problem or disorder, including some issues that warrant a medical provider’s urgent att...
Source: TIME: Health - January 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Gut health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Do Epsom Salts Help?
Discussion Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. It is named Epsom from the town in England, close to London where it was supposedly discovered. Magnesium is an important trace element. It is a co-factor for ATP metabolism, DNA and RNA synthesis and regulation, and multiple other enzymatic reactions. Hypermagnesemia is quite uncommon and usually would occur because of renal insufficiency or being iatrogenically produced. Hypomagnesemia is a serum concentration of < 0.75 mmol/L. Symptoms are often non-specific such as lethargy, anxiety, headache, decreased appetite, nausea and sleeping problems. Muscle spasms and muscle assoc...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 19, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

5 Myths About Thanksgiving Food —Debunked
If only the turkey on your Thanksgiving table could talk. That bird would like a word about how “exhausting” it is. The idea that turkey makes us tired has been passed around holiday celebrations for a long time—and it’s not the only myth shared year after year. Is canned pumpkin really less nutritious than fresh? Is dousing the cranberries in sugar an absolute must? Here, we debunk these and other myths about Thanksgiving food—so you can serve up the facts at this year’s feast. Myth: Turkey makes you tired. Truth: Turkey meat contains L-tryptophan, which is an essential amino acid that ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Haupt Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Wellbeing Source Type: news

Magnesium-rich breakfast lowers risk of diabetes and keeps energy levels ‘stable’ - expert
Starting your day with a helping of porridge can not only lower your risk of diabetes but also help you stay energised throughout the day, a nutritionist has said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Twitchy’ muscles could signal a magnesium deficiency - best way to top up your levels
One "common" reason for muscle twitches is a lack of magnesium in the body, according to an expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IV Potassium and Magnesium an Acute Treatment for AF? IV Potassium and Magnesium an Acute Treatment for AF?
Intravenous potassium and magnesium was linked to a higher probability of spontaneous conversion to sinus rhythm in atrial fibrillation patients in the ER, in this registry-based study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 28, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

It may be possible to cram more neutrons into atomic nuclei than previously thought
A new form of sodium—the element that combines with chlorine to make salt—packs a whacking 28 neutrons in its atomic nucleus, along with the 11 protons that define its chemical identity. With more than double the 13 neutrons in natural sodium, the neutron-rich isotope of the element is so extreme that few theoretical models predicted its existence. “It’s a surprise that these neutrons keep on hanging on,” says Katherine Grzywacz-Jones, a nuclear physicist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who was not involved in the work. Researchers at Japan’s RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science c...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 26, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Soil ’s Power as a Climate Solution Has Often Been Overlooked. Until Now
This article is part of a series on key topics in the climate crisis for time.com and CO2.com, a division of TIME that helps companies reduce their impact on the planet. For more information, go to co2.com (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - October 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Fergesen Tags: Uncategorized climate change Explainer Food & Agriculture healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: 9 foods that ‘improve’ insulin sensitivity - all rich in magnesium
Eating foods rich in magnesium can help improve both insulin sensitivity and glucose processing, according to an expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Initial serum magnesium level is associated with mortality risk in traumatic brain injury patients - Wang R, He M, Xu J.
This study is designed to explore the association between initial serum magnesium levels and mortality of TBI patients. METHODS: TBI patients recorded in the Me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

JACKIE LYNCH's recipe for great sex includes full fat yogurt and magnesium baths
What we eat can have a direct impact on libido, as well as our enjoyment of sex. Losing your sex drive can have a devastating impact on a women's sense of self. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupin gets US FDA approval for generic used to cleanse colon
US FDA's approval is for sodium sulfate, potassium sulfate and magnesium sulfate oral solution of strength 17.5 g/3.13 g/1.6 g per 6 ounces, Lupin said in a stock exchange filing. Sodium sulfate, potassium sulfate and magnesium sulfate oral solution had estimated annual sales of USD 202 million in the U.S., it added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 9, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ghana: Peptic Ulcer Disease ... Treatment Over the Years
[Ghanaian Times] When I look at health care now I can boldly say that we have come very far. This piece will start with the management of peptic ulcer disease (PUD). When I started hospital practice one of the striking things was the volumes of Mist. Magnesium Trisilicate we had to dispense to a person diagnosed with PUD. There was another mixture for those we wanted to reduce gastric acid secretion in addition to the antiacid used, that is a liter of Mist. Magnesium Trisilicate with incorporated in it 50ml of Belladonna t (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Thinking Like a Tree – A Tribute to Life Sustainers
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM, Aug 24 2022 (IPS) When I was a child, a friend asked me: “How would you describe a tree to someone who has never seen one?” I looked at the trees surrounding us and realised it was impossible, considering their versatility, beauty and utter strangeness. Since that time, I have often wondered about trees, as well as I have been worried by the indiscriminate destruction of trees and forests. Trees are a prerequisite for life and intimately connected with humans’ existence. In these times of climate change, many of us are becoming increasingly aware of the life-promoting function of trees. How ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Climate Change Environment Food and Agriculture Global Headlines Health Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news