Prevalence of Thyroid Dysfunction in Postpartum Women Prevalence of Thyroid Dysfunction in Postpartum Women
A new study observes the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction among postpartum women while considering their iodine, selenium and iron status. What have we learned?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

The healthy food that can kill you if you eat too much of it - do NOT exceed daily limit
SELENIUM supports the immune system but the mineral can prove life-threatening if you exceed daily upper limits. A particular nut contains very high amounts of selenium and can land you in the danger zone if you eat too many of them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everstone snaps up Calibre Chemicals for about $100 million
The city-based, privately-held Calibre was established in 1984 and manufactures a range of specialty chemicals falling into two product lines--mineral derivatives (iodine, selenium, cobalt) and peroxygens (persulphates, perchlorates). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What are Some of the Complications of Short Bowel Syndrome?
Discussion Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most common gastrointestinal emergencies in neonates. Mortality rates are from 0-45% depending on infant weight and gestation with more premature and smaller infants having greater mortality. NEC usually occurs in premature infants but it also occurs in term infants. The etiology is unknown but is probably multifactorial with ischemia and/or reperfusion playing some role. There are ‘outbreaks’ of NEC but no causative organism has been identified. Regardless of the originating cause, inflammation of the intestine and release of inflammatory mediators causes variou...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 30, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Higher selenium and manganese levels during pregnancy may protect babies from future high blood pressure
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Children who were exposed to higher levels of trace minerals manganese and selenium during their mothers' pregnancy had a lower risk of high blood pressure in childhood, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Selsun (Selenium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Selenium supplementation protects against obesity and may extend lifespan
(eLife) Adding the nutrient selenium to diets protects against obesity and provides metabolic benefits to mice, according to a study published today in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rice plant resists arsenic
(University of Heidelberg) The agricultural cultivation of the staple food of rice harbours the risk of possible contamination with arsenic that can reach the grains following uptake by the roots. A Chinese-German research team of Heidelberg University and Nanjing Agricultural University studied over 4,000 rice variants and discovered a plant that resists the toxin as well as contains a large amount of the trace element selenium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For selenium in rivers, timing matters
(University of Connecticut) Researchers have gained new insight into an ongoing environmental health problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Garlic and selenium increase stress resistance in carps, says a RUDN University biologist
(RUDN University) A biologist from RUDN University confirmed that selenium nanoparticles and garlic extract can effectively reduce the negative impact of stress on the health of grass carp in the breeding industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Japan Scientists Use 5th State of Matter - Bose-Einstein Condensate
Scientists at the University of Tokyo were able to achieve superconductivity by creating BEC with clouds of iron and selenium atoms and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Liberia: Andrew Young Foundation Donates Consignment of Selenium to Govt
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- US-based organization has donated several cartons of selenium drugs purposely to boost the immune system of COVID-19 patients in Liberia. Selenium is a mineral found in the soil. Selenium naturally appears in water and some foods. While people only need a very small amount, selenium plays a key role in the metabolism. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covalent surface modifications and superconductivity of two-dimensional metal carbide MXenes
Versatile chemical transformations of surface functional groups in two-dimensional transition-metal carbides (MXenes) open up a previously unexplored design space for this broad class of functional materials. We introduce a general strategy to install and remove surface groups by performing substitution and elimination reactions in molten inorganic salts. Successful synthesis of MXenes with oxygen, imido, sulfur, chlorine, selenium, bromine, and tellurium surface terminations, as well as bare MXenes (no surface termination), was demonstrated. These MXenes show distinctive structural and electronic properties. For example, ...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kamysbayev, V., Filatov, A. S., Hu, H., Rui, X., Lagunas, F., Wang, D., Klie, R. F., Talapin, D. V. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

New biomaterial could shield against harmful radiation
(Northwestern University) Northwestern University researchers have synthesized a new form of melanin enriched with selenium. Called selenomelanin, this new biomaterial shows extraordinary promise as a shield for human tissue against harmful radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news