Nigeria: Magnesium Sulphate Cuts Eclampsia Deaths Fivefold
[Daily Trust]New research has concluded routine use of magnesium sulphate in hospitals can reduce fivefold the number of pregnancy deaths related to eclampsia--a number one cause of maternal deaths in northern Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 29, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Digoxin toxicity: check the magnesium level!
3 out of 5 stars Digoxin Toxicity with Normal Digoxin and Serum Potassium Levels: Beware of Magnesium, the Hidden Malefactor. Rao MPR et al. J Emerg Med 2013 May 16 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This case report from Oman describes at 66-year-old woman (inexplicably described as “elderly”) who presented to hospital with one day of nausea, vomiting, abdominal distress, and palpitations. Her medications included furosemide, spironolactone, digoxin, carvedilol, lisinopril, metformin, and calcium. Initial EKGs showed evidence of junctional tachycardia and digoxin effect. The treating physicians initially cons...
Source: The Poison Review - May 23, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical digitalis digoxin toxicity hypomagnesemia magnesium potassium Source Type: news

"Beam Me Up, Scotty!" Drug Microchip May Help Adherence
It's sound like something out of a Star Trek movie. Imagine this for a second: You swallow a pill. Digestive juices activate a sand grain-sized sensor inside the pill. A remote signal is then sent to an adhesive patch on the surface of your skin. The patch sends a digital confirmation to your healthcare provider, who can track and record your adherence. The sensor (made of trace copper and magnesium) is then safely expelled from your body....Read Full Post (Source: About AIDS / HIV)
Source: About AIDS / HIV - May 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium: Is your coffee and biscuits habit robbing you of Nature's wonder nutrient?
Many of us - particularly young people - aren’t getting enough magnesium, an important and valuable mineral that is essential to the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium Sulfate for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia ManagementMagnesium Sulfate for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia Management
What are the potential side effects associated with the use of magnesium sulfate for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia management? This new study gives an overview. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Magnesium-Rich Food May Help Keep Kids' Bones Strong
Title: Magnesium-Rich Food May Help Keep Kids' Bones StrongCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/8/2013 2:36:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/8/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 8, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Growing Bones: Magnesium Just As Good as Calcium?
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have found that magnesium may be equally as important as calcium. Researchers recruited 63 healthy children ages 4 to 8 years old who were not taking any multivitamins or minerals. The children were hospitalized overnight twice so their calcium and magnesium levels could be measured. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - May 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium-Rich Food May Help Keep Kids' Bones Strong
Higher levels of the mineral tied to greater bone density in study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bone Density, Child Nutrition, Minerals (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium Intake, Absorption Significantly Associated With Bone Density In Children
Parents are advised to make sure their children drink milk and eat other calcium-rich foods to build strong bones. Soon, they also may be urged to make sure their kids eat salmon, almonds and other foods high in magnesium - another nutrient that may play an important role in bone health, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC. "Lots of nutrients are key for children to have healthy bones. One of these appears to be magnesium," said lead author Steven A... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Forget milk for strong bones: NUTS could be just as important for child bone health
Dairy products have long been thought to provide the most crucial nutrients for bone health in childhood. But research by Baylor College of Medicine in Houston shows magnesium is just as important. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium may be as important to kids' bone health as calcium
(American Academy of Pediatrics) Parents are advised to make sure their children drink milk and eat other calcium-rich foods to build strong bones. Soon, they also may be urged to make sure their kids eat salmon, almonds and other foods high in magnesium -- another nutrient that may play an important role in bone health, according to a study to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Washington, DC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Platelet and serum calcium and magnesium concentration in suicidal and non-suicidal schizophrenic patients - Ruljancic N, Mihanovic M, Cepelak I, Bakliza A.
AIM: The main processes modulated by Ca and involved in the cause of schizophrenia are alteration in the dopamine and glutamate neurotransmitter system. Intracellular effects of Mg-ions are opposite to Ca-ions in competition at K-ion channels, in Na/K-ATP-... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Green Fire Twister... and Other Colors!
Since posting instructions for the fire tornado project, I have received requests to describe the green fire twister in greater detail and to list chemicals that may be used to produce other colors of flame. Basically, what you want to do is dissolve the appropriate powdered chemical in alcohol. The reason you use alcohol is because it has a blue flame that is easily colored by the emission spectra of other ions. You will want to dissolve salts to dissociate them into ions. Here is a list of common colorants and where to find them: Carmine - lithium salts - found in lithium batteries Red - strontium nitrate - found in emer...
Source: About.com Chemistry - April 12, 2013 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news

What Causes Hypercalcemia?
Discussion Calcium homeostasis is regulated by mechanisms involving the absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, bone deposition and resorption, and renal excretion. To review Vitamin D homeostasis click here. Serum calcium is found in three forms: free (47%), protein bound (43%) and diffusable calcium complexes (10%). The protein binding proteins are albumin (80%) and globulin (20%). The free calcium is the most important biologically. Acidosis also increases free calcium and alkalosis decreases free calcium. Problems associated with hypercalcemia include nausea, emesis, abdominal pain, constipation, polyuria, dehydra...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 25, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mold Contaminated Medication Prompts FDA Recall
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautioned doctors and hospital staff on Monday about a nationwide recall of all medications made by a New Jersey compounding pharmacy because of a potential mold contamination. The recalled medications from Med Prep Consulting Inc. included many pain relievers, antibiotics, and drugs used in labor and surgery. The medications were put in infusion bags, glass vials, and plastic syringes and given out in regional hospitals in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Mold was found in five bags of magnesium sulfate given to a Connecticut hospital... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Regulatory Affairs / Drug Approvals Source Type: news

FDA alerts health care providers of recall of all sterile drug products by Med Prep Consulting in New Jersey
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care providers and patients of a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of all products produced by Med Prep Consulting Inc. of Tinton Falls, N.J, a specialty pharmacy licensed by the State of New Jersey. The recall was announced after health care providers at a hospital in Connecticut observed floating particles, later identified to be a fungus, in five bags of magnesium sulfate intravenous solution. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 18, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Magnesium. The Mighty Mineral That Doesn't Get Any Respect
(HealthCastle.com) Magnesium is the fourth most common mineral in the body after calcium, potassium and sodium. You’d think being in the top four, magnesium would get some attention when it comes to health and well-being as much as calcium does for example. But despite it’s importance, not many people could say why getting enough magnesium is important, nor name a good food source, of this essential mineral that gets no respect read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - March 17, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Experts Say Food May Contribute To Anger, Violent Behavior
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Drew Ramsey Food Oxford University VITAMINS Source Type: news

FDA Warns Antibiotic Zithromax Can Cause Irregular Heart Activity
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning stating that the commonly prescribed antibiotic azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax) can cause irregular heart activity and result in a fatal heart rhythm. Zithromax is widely prescribed to treat a series of infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, wheezing and COPD. Patients with preexisting heart problems or low blood levels of potassium or magnesium are at a particularly high risk of developing this side effect of the medication... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Diet can lower blood pressure as much as taking a medication
Many people eat their way to high blood pressure (hypertension). It's also possible to eat your way out of it, according to the March 2013 Harvard Men's Health Watch. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan—low in animal fat and salt; abundant in blood-pressure-lowering nutrients—is scientifically proven to battle high blood pressure. It can reduce blood pressure by 10 points—about as much as adding a medication, says Dr. Deepak Bhatt, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of cardiology, VA Boston Healthcare System. Here's the DASH plan in a nutshell: keep fat ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metal ions regulate terpenoid metabolism in insects
(Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology) Max Planck scientists have discovered an unusual regulation of enzymes that catalyze chain elongation in the terpenoid pathway. In the horseradish leaf beetle, a single enzyme can trigger the production of two completely different substances depending on whether it is regulated by cobalt, manganese or magnesium ions: Defensive iridoids or juvenile hormones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How to get to sleep: Guardian readers' tips for a good night
Following research on the genetic changes caused by poor sleep, readers leave their tips for a good night's kipIn the wake of news that sleeping less than six hours a night skews the activity of hundreds of genes, readers have been sharing advice on how to get some decent shut-eye. ToBaldlyGo kicked off the conversation by pondering the merits of alcohol before bedtime. lhumphrey responded:@ToBaldlyGo - that's because having a drink at night "to get you to sleep" may knock you out but actually restricts your bodies ability to enter restorative, REM sleep throughout the night. You may have been asleep for longer b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Guardian readers Tags: Blogposts Genetics Health guardian.co.uk Medical research Human biology Society Life and style Sleep Science Source Type: news

Vitamins A, D and K2 build healthy bodies but are missing in modern diets
The fat soluble vitamins A, D and K2 are essential for building strong healthy bodies. These vitamins work together and also help to absorb other essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium which are required for optimal functioning. Fat soluble vitamins support bones... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium: Helping people achieve better health
Magnesium is one of the many minerals that are essential in improving overall health. It is known as the fourth most abundant mineral found in the human body. Around 50 percent of the magnesium in the body can be found in the bones while the remaining 50 percent is present... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horizon scanning: Eziclen®/Izinova® for bowel cleansing completes European decentralised registration procedure
Source: MarketWatch Area: News According to a Market Watch report, the sulphate-based bowel cleansing preparation Eziclen® / Izinova® (containing sodium, magnesium and potassium sulphates) has successfully completed its European decentralised registration procedure involving 16 countries, with launch expected by the end of 2013. The product will be indicated in adults for bowel cleansing prior to any procedure requiring a clean bowel (e.g. bowel visualisation including bowel endoscopy and radiology or surgical procedure). Each Member State (including the UK) should now adopt a national decision within 30 days. &...
Source: NeLM - News - February 11, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CKD and Low Magnesium: Pay AttentionCKD and Low Magnesium: Pay Attention
Lynda Szczech, MD, assesses a recent study on the association between low magnesium and atrial fibrillation and focuses on patients with chronic kidney disease. Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Low Magnesium Linked To Heart Disease
Low magnesium levels have been found to be the best predictor of heart disease, contrary to the traditional belief that cholesterol or saturated fat play the biggest roles. Research scientist Andrea Rosanoff, PhD., and her colleagues conducted a detailed review of cardiovascular disease research, using studies dating back to 1937. The current review is based upon work that was started by Midred Seelig, MD, who studied the link between magnesium and cardiovascular disease for more than 40 years... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Suclear (Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and PEG-3350) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 1, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Magnesium deficiency causes nervous system and cardiovascular disease
Did you know that high cholesterol; muscle cramps and digestive disorders can be virtually eliminated with a healthy dose of magnesium? Conventional medicine is contributing to so much pain and disease by pushing a pill for every ill. These toxic chemicals pollute the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium and Atrial Fibrillation
"Create the Disease and Offer the Cure" appears to be the overriding mandate of allopathic medicine subsuming what I learned in medical school - "First Do No Harm." The most recent "disease" is asymptomatic atrial fibrillation. The article on a physician's site reads... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE unlicensed medicine evidence summary: Oral magnesium glycerophosphate for preventing recurrent hypomagnesaemia
Source: NICE Area: Evidence> Drug Specific Reviews These evidence summaries review the published data for selected unlicensed or off-label medicines that are considered to be of significance to the NHS, where there are no clinically appropriate licensed alternatives. The summaries provide information for clinicians and patients to inform their decision-making and support the construction and updating of local formularies.   The latest summary addresses the use of oral magnesium glycerophosphate for preventing recurrent hypomagnesaemia, which the BNF states is a suitable preparation for this indication when used ...
Source: NeLM - Drug Specific Reviews - January 29, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Kidney disease requires magnesium
One of the contraindications for taking magnesium is kidney failure. Unfortunately the public and many doctors think that means magnesium should not be taken by anyone with any degree of kidney disease. That's just not true and I'll explain why. I just completed a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quinoa brings riches to the Andes
Bolivian and Peruvian farmers sell entire crop to meet rising western demand, sparking fears of malnutritionA burst of colour on a monochromatic panorama, a field of flowering quinoa plants in the Bolivian desert is a thing of beauty. A plant ready for harvest can stand higher than a human, covered with knotty blossoms, from violet to crimson and ochre-orange to yellow.Quinua real, or royal quinoa, flourishes in the most hostile conditions, surviving nightly frosts and daytime temperatures upwards of 40C (104F). It is a high-altitude plant, growing at 3,600 metres above sea level and higher, where oxygen is thin, water is ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Dan Collyns Tags: Nutrition The Guardian Peru Americas World news Food & drink Bolivia Life and style Business Agriculture Nutrition and development Source Type: news

RCT: Use of nebulised magnesium sulphate as an adjuvant in the treatment of acute exacerbations of COPD in adults
Source: Thorax Area: News According to a study published early online in Thorax, nebulised magnesium as an adjuvant to salbutamol treatment in the setting of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) has no effect on forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1).   Previously, intravenous magnesium has been shown to cause bronchodilation in acute severe asthma and in small trials in AECOPD.   Researchers conducted this double-blind, placebo-controlled study in  patients with AECOPD presenting to the emergency departments at two New Zealand hospitals with a FEV1
Source: NeLM - News - January 8, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Choosing The Right Glidant Can To Improve Content Uniformity And Tablet Hardness, Reduce Friability And Tablet Variation, And Enable Direct Compression
In this study, we compared the flow improvement provided by Syloid® 244 FP silica against other glidants such as fumed silica, precipitated silica and magnesium aluminum silicate. Various APIs and diluents were used to evaluate the flow properties upon addition of Syloid® 244 FP silica and the other glidants in different amounts. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - January 2, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news