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Epilepsy drug warnings during pregnancy ‘not reaching women’
Warnings about the risk posed by taking the epilepsy drug sodium valproate during pregnancy are note reaching patients, a charity survey has indicated. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows
Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but 70% of women say they were not informed of the risk. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mum's regret after taking epilepsy drug
Three of Julie Marjot's children have been affected by sodium valproate. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epilepsy drug's safety reviewed over pregnancy risk
Women whose children have been harmed by sodium valproate will give evidence to a European panel. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MiMedx files IND for Ph2 AmnioFix osteoarthritis trial
MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG) said today that it filed an IND with the FDA for a Phase II trial of its AmnioFix product in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. The 318-patient study is designed to compare the safety and efficacy of MiMedx’s micronized dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) injection with a 0.9% sodium chloride USP placebo injection. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post MiMedx files IND for Ph2 AmnioFix osteoarthritis trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Wall Street Beat MiMedx Group Inc. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Too much salt could increase diabetes risk
A high sodium intake (usually from salt) can significantly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, a study suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Dietary Sodium Tied to New-Onset Diabetes Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Higher rates of type 2 and late autoimmune diabetes in adults with increasing sodium (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Interlayer-expanded nanosheets could make good battery electrode materials
2D vanadyl phosphate intercalated with organic molecules improves sodium-ion devices. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - September 15, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

Increasing Salt Intake Tied to Diabetes Risk
Odds of both type 2 and latent autoimmune diabetes rose when adults consumed more salt, study shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Sodium (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

◦Sodium Phosphate Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sodium Phosphate Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How To Turn Tap Water Into Bottled Water
The CDC advises adding a tiny bit of bleach, one teaspoon of 5.25-percent sodium hypochlorite per gallon of water. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former CDC chief Frieden to head $225m anti-heart disease initiative
Previous US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden said he will head Resolve, a new public health initiative focused on fighting heart disease and stroke which has already raised $225 million in backing from a handful of private philanthropies. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have joined in to fund the initiative. Resolve plans to invest in efforts to reduce trans-fats from restaurant menus, which follows up on Frieden’s 2006 efforts to ban trans-fats as the New York City health commissioner. The initiative will also loo...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Source Type: news

Thyro-Tabs (Levothyroxine Sodium) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 8, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Warns Patients About Not Taking Kayexalate With Other Oral Drugs (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) shouldn't be … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rollbacks to school meal nutrition threatening health: Public health regulations under fire
On May 1, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that USDA would relax school nutrition requirements related to whole grains, sodium and milk. Under the new rules, schools are only required to make 50 percent of their grain products whole-grain rich, as opposed to 100 percent, for the 2017-18 school year; schools are exempt from achieving the highest sodium targets from school years 2017-18 through 2020; and schools are allowed to serve flavored 1 percent milk. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nafcillin Injection (Nafcillin Sodium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 30, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gene therapy using ‘junk DNA’ could lower risk for heart disease
FINDINGSScientists from UCLA and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute successfully used a gene that suppresses cholesterol levels as part of a treatment to reduce plaque in mice with a disorder called familial hypercholesterolemia. In a preclinical study, researchers found that the gene, LeXis, lowered cholesterol and blockages in the arteries, and the treatment appeared to reduce the build-up of fat in liver cells.BACKGROUND                    Familial hypercholesterolemia is an inherited condition characterized by extremely high...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection Bags (Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - August 28, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Baking soda shortage: Colorado hospitals are finding workarounds
Worries rippled through the health system earlier this year that hospitals would have to cut back on elective procedures that required sodium bicarbonate (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Arixtra (Fondaparinux Sodium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sodium Phosphate Injection (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - August 17, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cromolyn Sodium Inhalation Solution, USP (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - August 17, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Federal snack program does not yield expected impacts, Virginia Tech researchers find
(Virginia Tech) The research team examined the US Department of Agriculture's Smart Snacks in School regulation. The federal mandate was intended to replace unhealthy school snacks and beverages with more wholesome options, including fruits, vegetables, and packaged treats low in fat, sugar, and sodium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do SGLT2 Inhibitors ’ Heart Failure Benefits Involve Sodium-hydrogen Exchanger? Do SGLT2 Inhibitors ’ Heart Failure Benefits Involve Sodium-hydrogen Exchanger?
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors may reduce cardiovascular events via interaction with the sodium-hydrogen exchanger, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Aug 11 Cardiology News Aug 11 Cardiology News
Statins after stroke, MI definition, dietary sodium, gene editing, and a potential new way to image coronaries are the topics discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None News Source Type: news

Diatrizoate Meglumine and Diatrizoate Sodium (MD-76R) Injection (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - August 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Effect of conventional irrigation and photoactivated disinfection on Enterococcus faecalis in root canals: An in vitro study
Conclusions: NaOCl alone was not effective in eliminatingE. faecalis completely from the root canals. PAD compared to conventional irrigation showed the best results in removingE. faecalis from root canals.Balakrishna N, Moogi P, Kumar G V, Prashanth B R, Shetty NK, Rao KR. Effect of conventional irrigation and photoactivated disinfection onEnterococcus faecalis in root canals: Anin vitro study. J Conserv Dent 2017;20:125-8 (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

International Laboratories, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One (1) Lot of Pravastatin Sodium Tablets USP, 40mg Packaged in Bottles of 30 Tablets Due to Mislabeling NDC # 54458-925-16; Lot # 115698A
International Laboratories, LLC is voluntarily recalling one (1) Lot of Pravastatin Sodium Tablets USP 40 mg packaged in bottles of 30 tablets, to the consumer level due to mislabeling. The product is labeled as Pravastatin Sodium Tablets USP 40 mg but contained Bupropion Hydrochloride XL 300 mg tablets. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sodium Chloride 23.4% Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - August 10, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Metal-catalyzed electrochemical diazidation of alkenes
We report an operationally simple and environmentally friendly protocol that converts alkenes and sodium azide—both readily available feedstocks—to 1,2-diazides. Powered by electricity and catalyzed by Earth-abundant manganese, this transformation proceeds under mild conditions and exhibits exceptional substrate generality and functional group compatibility. Using standard protocols, the resultant 1,2-diazides can be smoothly reduced to vicinal diamines in a single step, with high chemoselectivity. Mechanistic studies are consistent with metal-mediated azidyl radical transfer as the predominant pathway, enablin...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Fu, N., Sauer, G. S., Saha, A., Loo, A., Lin, S. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

PharmaTech Liquid Drugs Recalled
(MedPage Today) -- Oral liquid docusate sodium products contaminated with B. cepacia (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Manual tactile sensation, digital radiograph, and multidetector computed tomography: An in vitro study.
Conclusion: Working length measurement with MDCT scan and other two conventional methods does not show significant difference in measurement. Use of newer 3D imaging technique is useful in root canal treatment for measuring working length. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

American Heart Association promotes recipes that CAUSE heart disease and other health disasters
(Natural News) It’s funny how most Americans are completely fooled by the choices we are presented regarding conventional foods. If we are seeking to be healthy or become healthy, we are told by seemingly caring organizations, associations and regulatory agencies to seek out “low sodium” products, “wholewheat” bread, “fat free” dairy products, lean or “prime... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What makes Diet Coke different from Coke Zero
Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, said to taste more like Classic Coca-Cola, contains sodium citrate, which isn't in Diet Coke. Diet Coke contains citric acid, which can't be found in Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Orapred ODT (Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Aciphex Sprinkle (rabeprazole sodium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

High Dietary Sodium Linked to Subclinical Cardiac Dysfunction High Dietary Sodium Linked to Subclinical Cardiac Dysfunction
But dietary sodium's relation to blood pressure did not explain most of the effect. The cohort study's findings using several different echo modalities has mechanistic but also clinical implications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Infection CV Risk; Statin Key After Stroke; Sodium Strains the Heart?
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 4, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

HealthWatch: High Salt Diets Weaken Heart; Yoga To Treat Depression
BOSTON (CBS) – The typical American eats enough salt on a daily basis to hurt their heart. Researchers looked at almost 3,000 adults and found that about half of them consumed more than 3.7 grams of sodium each day, which is about 2 teaspoons of salt. In addition, scientists found that eating more than 3.7 grams of sodium a day is enough to weaken the heart over time. A high salt diet can raise blood pressure. High blood pressure puts strain on the heart leading to enlargement of the chambers of the heart and makes it more difficult for the heart to pump blood. Unfortunately, even if we don’t add table salt to...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Depression Dr. Mallika Marshall Salt Yoga Source Type: news

Rugby Laboratories Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup Manufactured By PharmaTech, LLC Due to Possible Product Contamination
Rugby ® Laboratories of Livonia, MI is voluntarily recalling all lots within the expiry of Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup, (docusate sodium solutions) manufactured by PharmaTech, LLC of Davie, FL due to a risk of product contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. If a product contains B. cepacia, its use c ould result in infections in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Some of these infections may be serious or even life-threatening in the at-risk patient population. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 3, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Update: Follow up to the Public Health Alert about Changes to the Heparin Sodium USP Monograph
Laboratory studies performed at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have shown that Heparin Sodium, USP (heparin) made under the new United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Monograph ( " new heparin " ) has approximately 10% less blood-thinning (anticoagulant) activity compared to heparin prepared using the previous ( " old " ) USP Monograph. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Harvard study: 2 teaspoons of salt a day damages the heart
Researchers from Harvard University found that a sodium intake of 3.73 grams, the equivalent of around two salt teaspoons, is associated with larger heart chambers; possibly due to high blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photofrin (Porfimer Sodium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 2, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Natural preservatives on the rise
(American Chemical Society) Beginning this year, Oscar Mayer stopped adding artificial preservatives to their hot dogs. Taking their place is celery juice, a natural source of the preservative sodium nitrite. This week Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, examines the trend toward 'clean labels' and natural preservatives, and the efforts to incorporate them without sacrificing the quality or shelf-life consumers have come to expect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tolmetin Sodium Tablets, USP (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - August 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sodium Intake > 3.7 g/Day Linked to Adverse Cardiac Strain
Systolic BP explained some of the indirect effect between ESI and longitudinal strain, e'velocity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Blephamide Ophthalmic Ointment (Sulfacetamide Sodium and Prednisolone Acetate ) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 31, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ICU Medical Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection Due to the Presence of Particulate Matter
ICU Medical, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP 1000 mL to the hospital/user level due to a confirmed customer complaint of particulate matter identified as stainless steel within a single flexible container. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 28, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA Rejects Eagle Pharmaceuticals' Heat Stroke Treatment FDA Rejects Eagle Pharmaceuticals' Heat Stroke Treatment
Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its drug Ryanodex (dantrolene sodium) to treat heat stroke and requested an additional clinical trial, sending its shares down 20 percent.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news