Salt & Straw Voluntarily Recalls Certain Lots of Chocolate Gooey Brownie Ice Cream Pints Due to Possible Undeclared Peanuts
Salt& Straw Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling a limited number of its Chocolate Gooey Brownie pints because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The product is safe to consume unless you have a peanut allergy or sensitivity. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Typical food store in Brazzaville, Congo. Credit: WHOBy Adelheid Onyango and Bibi GiyoseBRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 2018 (IPS)When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Would you increase your salt intake by 100 per cent? Experts say you can double your daily limit
A study published in the Lancet suggests that consuming up to two-and-a-half teaspoons (12.5g) of table salt a day is not only safe, it ’s positively good for you. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Average salt consumption doesn't increase heart risk
Moderate sodium consumption won't increase health risks, including heart disease, according to an international study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?
A large, international study finds that current dietary guidelines for salt intake are overcautious, and that former evidence may not have been 'the best.' (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

WATCH: Are the new guidelines on salt intake too extreme?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains the new health advice on sodium. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Moderate salt intake ‘not a risk to health’
EATING salt in moderation is not a risk to health, scientists say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salt is NOT as bad as previously thought, study claims
Guidelines say eat no more than 0.75 teaspoons of salt a day. But a study by McMaster University found that anything under two-and-a-half teaspoons - which is standard for most people - is safe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salt not as damaging to health as previously thought, says study
New research reignites a row with scientists who want to reduce salt intake to near zeroSalt may not be as damaging to health as is usually claimed, according to a controversial new study which suggests campaigns to persuade people to cut down may only be worthwhile in countries with very high sodium consumption, such as China.The World Health Organization recommends cutting sodium intake to no more than 2g a day – the equivalent of 5g of salt – because of the link to increased blood pressure, which is in turn implicated in stroke.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Science Health Diets and dieting Medical research Nutrition Food & wellbeing Heart attack Source Type: news

Reducing Salt To Very Low Levels May Be Dangerous
A large new study offers powerful evidence that dramatic reductions in salt consumption may not be beneficial and might even prove harmful. In fact, the study suggests that too much salt in the dietis not a widespread global problem. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten, Contributor Source Type: news

Sodium Chloride Injection USP, 0.9% Vials and Syringes (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - August 8, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Healthy nutrition trends shake up Chinese consumer market
Multinationals gradually catch on to changing tastes as consumers shun salt and MSG (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Relapses Like Demi Lovato ’s Are Common. Here’s Why They Can Be So Dangerous, According to Experts
More than a week after she was hospitalized for an apparent drug overdose, singer Demi Lovato has been released from Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is speaking out about the enduring struggle of addiction and relapse — an often dangerous cycle that can end in tragedy for many people who struggle with substance use. “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time,” Lovato, who had been sober prior to the incident, wrote in a statement Sunday. “It is something I must co...
Source: TIME: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime substance abuse Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Eat less of this food to help lower your reading in weeks
HIGH blood pressure can increase your risk of serious problems like a heart attack or stroke. For this reason, it ’s important to treat the condition by making some simple lifestyle changes. One of the key recommendations is to cut down your salt intake, which could lower your reading in weeks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varex shares plunge on Q3 miss
Shares in Varex Imaging (NSDQ:VREX) have fallen nearly 25% today after the medical imaging device maker missed expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter fiscal year 2018 earnings results. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company posted profits of $3.8 million, or 10¢ per share, on sales of $191.2 million for the three months ended June 29, seeing profits shrink 64.2% while sales grew 12.4% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 34¢, well behind the 51¢ consensus on Wall Street where analysts expected to see sales of $196...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Varex Imaging Source Type: news

Sodium Chloride Injection USP, 0.9% Vials (New - Currently in Shortage
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - August 2, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

To Salt or Not to Salt?--That Is the Question in Cirrhosis To Salt or Not to Salt?--That Is the Question in Cirrhosis
Should patients with cirrhosis be on a salt-restricted diet? This review examines the role of sodium balance in cirrhosis, and weighs the pros and cons of dietary restriction.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mapping blue carbon in mangroves worldwide
(Louisiana State University) Mangroves are tropical forests that thrive in salt water and found in a variety of coastal settings worldwide. Mangroves store greater amounts of carbon than any other terrestrial ecosystem, which helps reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. When carbon is stored in the ocean or coastal ecosystems, it is called blue carbon. However, a more precise estimate of how much blue carbon is stored by mangroves has not been available until recently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Should you avoid cheese for your health? NO, five experts say - and this is why
Most types of cheese contain salt and saturated fat, but it ’s also high in protein and calcium, so what’s the verdict? We asked five experts if cheese is bad for our health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can you cure migraines by eating more SALT?
Tracey Cawdrey, from Manchester, monitors the salt content of every meal — though not for the reason you might expect. She believes it alleviates debilitating episodes of severe headaches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSF awards $6.4 million grant to Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research drylands site
To discover how environmental change is affecting dryland ecosystems, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $6.4 million grant in new support of the Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in central New Mexico. The location is one of 28 NSF LTER sites in ecosystems from deserts to salt marshes, coral reefs to forests. A main goal of the Sevilleta LTER site is understanding how and why dryland ecosystems change over time. Sevilleta ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296088&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - July 30, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Protecting rice from climate change and invasive snails
EU-funded researchers are developing salt-tolerant rice to protect this important crop from the effects of climate change and the exotic apple snail pest. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 30, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Chile is sitting on a lithium goldmine, but locals say that exploiting it will come at a terrible environmental cost
(Natural News) The Chilean salt flats are somewhat of a juxtaposition. On the surface, it’s the perfect picture of a life detached from technology, what with its idyllic landscapes and breathtaking nature. However, what lies beneath is an element that powers most devices in the modern world – lithium. That said, the country doesn’t just have lithium... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tufts University School of Engineering Researchers Have Developed Tooth-mounted Sensors That Monitor Glucose, Salt, and Alcohol in Foods as They Enter the Body
Tuft’s proof-of-concept demonstration study shows how changes in saliva can be employed as biomarkers for development of future diagnostic monitoring devices and applications For years, pathologists and dentists have recognized that the mouth contains many useful biomarkers for a wide range of health conditions and diseases. Now a study by a research team at Tufts […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 27, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations News From Dark Daily Advanced Materials anatomic pathology Ben Almqui Source Type: news

Infugem (Gemcitabine in Sodium Chloride injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection Bags (Updated - Currently in Shortage)e)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - July 23, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Can dehydration cause hypertension? Shocking effect revealed
HIGH blood pressure, or hypertension, is diagnosed when BP readings are over 140/80 mmHg. Causes of the condition include eating a high salt diet, being overweight and not exercising regularly. Not drinking enough water could also have this effect on blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: When should your reading be lowest? Exact time revealed
HIGH blood pressure, or hypertension, is diagnosed by a reading over 140/90 mmHg taken on the arm. This measurement can be caused by a high salt diet and little exercise. But, when is blood pressure lowest? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sodium Chloride Injection USP, 0.9% Vials (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - July 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lots of Light in the Biophotonics Tunnel
In a case of ironic coincidence recently, the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued statements days apart about revolutionary technologies and those who develop them. In the case of the SEC, it announced it was charging Theranos executives Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani with "an elaborate, years-long fraud in which they exaggerated or made false statements about the company’s technology, business, and financial performance.” The NYU release, however, announced an early-stage advancement in fundamental physics that served as an emphat...
Source: MDDI - July 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Testing Source Type: news

Electrofluorochromism at the single-molecule level
The interplay between the oxidation state and the optical properties of molecules is important for applications in displays, sensors, and molecular-based memories. The fundamental mechanisms occurring at the level of a single molecule have been difficult to probe. We used a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to characterize and control the fluorescence of a single zinc-phthalocyanine radical cation adsorbed on a sodium chloride–covered gold (111) sample. The neutral and oxidized states of the molecule were identified on the basis of their fluorescence spectra, which revealed very different emission energies and vibr...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Doppagne, B., Chong, M. C., Bulou, H., Boeglin, A., Scheurer, F., Schull, G. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

SwitchPoint Goes to Ghana
July 18, 2018At the Extreme Affordability Conference in Accra, we saw some of the unusual partnerships and switchpoints that are transforming West Africa ’s health and tech landscape.Nestled on the banks of the Volta River, about 50 miles outside of Accra, Ghana, something big is happening.Ensign College of Public Healthin Kpong is quietly demonstrating how its creative partnership with the government of Ghana, private philanthropists, and the University of Utah can serve as a model for preparing the next generation of global health leaders —and for making extreme affordability a reality.Extreme affordability&m...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Sun Pharma gets USFDA nod for cancer treatment injection
The approval from the USFDA is for INFUGEM injection (gemcitabine in 0.9 per cent sodium chloride injection) 10 mg/mL, for intravenous use in a ready-to-administer bag, it added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scant evidence that omega 3 supplements curb cardiovascular disease risk
Cochrane review casts doubt on popular belief about protective effects of over-the-counter remedy Related items fromOnMedica Coalition government derailed measures to cut salt in food Taxing unhealthy products may help tackle chronic diseases Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 May be time for Britons to switch to Mediterranean diet, study suggests Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tomorrow – Breezing Along with the RML
Discussion – Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium Wednesday, July 18 – 2 MT/3 CT Register Please note the New Time – 2pm MT/3pm CT Public librarians from the MidContinental Region joined colleagues from throughout the country in May to discuss a duty that they perform on a regular basis, providing reliable health information to their patrons. The Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium held at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association in Atlanta provided librarians with a day and a half of presentations and discussions on health information. Several participants from t...
Source: MCR News - July 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

A guide to repackaging salt for long-term storage
(Natural News) Preppers know that when SHTF, salt is a precious commodity since it has various survival uses. If you don’t have any salt in your stockpile, now’s the time to start storing it long-term. Done correctly, repackaged salt can last for at least several years. (h/t to ApartmentPrepper.com.) While salt can be stored in your pantry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valsartan Recall; Wearable Salt Tracker; Killer Plastic Surgery Clots
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Fruit and veg diet ‘can fight asthma’
EATING a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms by up to a third, a study has found. Consuming more fruit, vegetables and whole grain cereals manages the condition better than diets full of meat, salt and sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metal-free three-dimensional perovskite ferroelectrics
Inorganic perovskite ferroelectrics are widely used in nonvolatile memory elements, capacitors, and sensors because of their excellent ferroelectric and other properties. Organic ferroelectrics are desirable for their mechanical flexibility, low weight, environmentally friendly processing, and low processing temperatures. Although almost a century has passed since the first ferroelectric, Rochelle salt, was discovered, examples of highly desirable organic perovskite ferroelectrics are lacking. We found a family of metal-free organic perovskite ferroelectrics with the characteristic three-dimensional structure, among which ...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ye, H.-Y., Tang, Y.-Y., Li, P.-F., Liao, W.-Q., Gao, J.-X., Hua, X.-N., Cai, H., Shi, P.-P., You, Y.-M., Xiong, R.-G. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science r-articles Source Type: news

Most African-Americans Develop High Blood Pressure By Age 55, Study Shows
BOSTON (CBS) — According to a new study from the Journal of the American Heart Association, most African-Americans develop high blood pressure by age 55. Researchers followed nearly 4,000 young adults over time and found that more than 75-percent of black men and women had developed high blood pressure by the time they turned 55, compared to about 50-percent of white men and 40-percent of white women. The disparity is largely due to higher rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans, but they also tend to be more sensitive to salt than other racial groups. Experts say young African-Americans should be monitor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local American Heart Association Dr. Mallika Marshall HeathWatch High Blood Pressure Source Type: news

Is Hummus Actually Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Hummus, the chickpea-based dip that’s a staple in many Middle Eastern cuisines, is on the rise in the U.S. Multiple factors are fueling its growing popularity, according to the USDA: Hummus is naturally gluten-free, and Americans now have bigger appetites for healthier snacks. But how healthy is hummus? Here’s what the experts say. What is hummus made of? Traditional hummus is made from a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice and spices, and this mix makes for a nutrient-dense food, says Elizabeth G. Matteo, a registered dietitian at Boston University’s Sargent Choice Nutritio...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Glitch.news brings you the latest advancements, glitches and controversies from the world of tech
(Natural News) Do you know what’s really going on in the world of technology, or do you just think you do? When it comes to the latest gadgets, robots or AI, many are loath to admit when something goes awry. But like anything else, new technology should be taken with a grain of salt — and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Asbestos Tips For Homeowners
-- Asbestos is a mineral fiber that is found in rock and salt. The fibers are strong and heat-resistant, so they have been used in construction materials for insulation and to prevent the spread of fire. But the fibers can be released into the air... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Five fresh foods that can lower your BP reading
HIGH blood pressure, or hypertension, could be reduced by making changes to a sufferers diet. Reducing consumption of poor quality, high salt foods, and increasing consumption of alternatives could help reduce high blood pressure. Try these five fresh foods to help lower blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Management Turmoil Adds Salt to an Already Wounded MiMedx
INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS: On 7/2/18, MDXG announced the resignation of its CEO, President & COO, and changes to its Board of Directors (BOD). MDXG now has an interim CEO (David Coles, just appointed) and interim CFO (Robert Borkowski, appointed previously). While we believe the MDXG shares could ultimately be worth more than where they are trading today, we maintain our Hold rating given potential nearer-term risks including: slowing revenue growth due to management turmoil, the dollar amounts of the restatements, a potential delisting, the SEC/DOJ investigations, the ongoing internal Audit Committee investigation, and th...
Source: MDDI - July 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Featured Review: Saline irrigation for allergic rhinitis
A team of review authors from the UK and Thailand worked with theCochrane ENT Group to evaluate the benefits ofnasal saline irrigation in people with allergic rhinitis.Allergic rhinitis is inflammation (swelling and/or irritation) of the inside of the nose caused by allergies and is common in both children and adults. Common causes include grass or tree pollen, mould, dust mites or animal dander (tiny flakes of skin). People with allergic rhinitis experience symptoms (nasal obstruction, runny nose, nasal itching and sneezing) that may affect their quality of life.Nasal saline irrigation (also known as nasal douche, wash or...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Deep collaboration reveals ancient salt- and fresh-water corridors.
Deep collaborative research effort has delivered new insights into ancient salt- and fresh-water corridors between the Mediterranean and Atlantic, new theories on glacial formation and current climate conditions, as well as unprecedented career opportunities for the young EU-funded scientists behind these breakthroughs. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 4, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Nu-Med Files Patent for a Reactive Tube Coating
Nu-Med Plus, a Salt Lake City, UT-based medical device company, recently filed for a patent covering its chemically reactive coating for medical tubing. The company said the technology could help patients receive contaminant-free nitric oxide, which is a lifesaving drug used to treat neonatal hypoxia. Neonatal Hypoxia can occur in newborns when they are deprived of adequate oxygen during or immediately after the birthing process. Inhaled nitric oxide is a medically essential gas that is currently used to treat inadequate oxygen levels in newborns, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other pulmonary ...
Source: MDDI - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Surface Treatment Tubing Source Type: news

Utah soil's slippery grip on nutrients
(University of Utah) Lawns in the Salt Lake Valley up to 100 years old are not yet saturated in the nutrient nitrogen, which is added by fertilizer, according to a new study from University of Utah researchers. The result is surprising, since previous studies in the Eastern US suggested that fertilized soil would become saturated with nitrogen within a few decades. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news