Three quarters of a Quebec population fall short of healthy eating guidelines
(Elsevier) In a web-based study reported in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, more than three quarters of French-speaking adults in Quebec, Canada, fall short of meeting current dietary guidelines regarding consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, sodium, and saturated fats. The authors recommend stronger, more impactful actions to support everyone in adopting healthier dietary habits to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tamarind found to remove dangerous fluoride deposits from bones
(Natural News) Fluoride is everywhere these days. Perhaps you’re one of the 200 million Americans whose municipal water contains this neurotoxin, or maybe you’re worried about exposure via toothpaste. Sodium fluoride accumulates in the body and the brain, and high levels can bring about neurological damage. It might seem like there isn’t much you can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain SGLT2 Inhibitors, GLP-1 RAs for T2DM Also Cut CV Risk
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Certain sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) demonstrate significant cardiovascular (CV) benefit and should be used for reducing CV risk in patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of low sodium levels?
Low sodium in the blood can cause confusion, lethargy, and nausea. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about low sodium levels, risk factors, prevention and treatment here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Perrigo Launches Its AB Rated Generic Version of Solaraze(R) Gel 3%
DUBLIN, Nov. 27, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) today announced it has launched its AB rated abbreviated new drug application referencing Solaraze® Gel, 3% (diclofenac sodium gel, 3%). Solar... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Dermatology, Product Launch Perrigo, Solaraze, diclofenac (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fresenius Kabi recalls sodium chloride injections over latex concern
Fresenius Kabi USA voluntarily recalled 163 lots of sodium chloride injections last week, noting that the product contains latex despite an insert that states otherwise. The company’s recall includes 0.9% injections in 10 mL vials and 20 mL vials. The product insert and the tray label for both kinds of vials say that the products’ stoppers do not contain natural rubber latex. Fresenius Kabi notified distributors and customers by letter, telling them that the stoppers do contain natural rubber latex. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Fresenius Kabi recalls sodium c...
Source: Mass Device - November 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Recalls Wall Street Beat Fresenius Source Type: news

Enjoy your meals: Taking pleasure in what you eat is good for your diet and overall health
(Natural News) The typical health advice for the average American includes suggestions to eat more fruits and vegetables and to consume less saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. But according to an article by Alissa Rumsey, which was published on U.S. News, following “fun” health advice from other countries could be better for your overall health.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresenius Kabi Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9% Due to Product Labeling Incorrectly Stating Stoppers Do Not Contain Latex
Fresenius Kabi USA is voluntarily recalling 163 lots of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9%, 10 mL fill in a 10 mL vial and Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9%, 20 mL fill in a 20 mL vial to the user level. The product insert states that stoppers for both the 10mL and the 20mL vials do not contain natural rubber latex; the tray label for the two vial sizes and the vial label for the 20mL vial also state that the stoppers do not contain latex. The product is being recalled because the stoppers contain natural rubber latex. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

How to enjoy Thanksgiving AND avoid a food coma
Lara Metz of Lara Metz Nutrition and Beth Warren of Beth Warren Nutrition revealed to DailyMail.com about what they eat at Thanksgiving to cut down on calories, sugar, sodium and fat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing recovery from deafness caused by bromate intoxication - Suzuki J, Takanashi Y, Koyama A, Katori Y.
OBJECTIVES: Sodium bromate is a strong oxidant, and bromate intoxication can cause irreversible severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss. This paper reports the first case in the English literature of bromate-induced hearing loss with hearing recovery... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Gut protein mutations shield against spikes in glucose
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Why is it that, despite consuming the same number of calories, sodium and sugar, some people face little risk of diabetes or obesity while others are at higher risk? A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital has uncovered mutations in a gene that appear to help drive this difference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?
A new study suggests that low-carb diets may help people keep weight off and even drop extra pounds, adding to the confusion about the health benefits — or detriments — of carbohydrates. For the study, which was published in The BMJ, researchers put 234 overweight adults on a 10-week weight-loss diet. More than half of them successfully lost about 10% of their body weight during that time. From there, they were then assigned to follow either a low-carb diet (20% of total calories from carbohydrates, 60% from fat), a moderate-carb diet (40% from carbs and fat) or a high-carb diet (60% from carbs, 20% from fat) f...
Source: TIME: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Higher Risk for Amputation, DKA With SGLT2 Inhibitors for T2DM
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Use of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors is associated with an increased risk for lower-limb amputation and diabetic ketoacidosis compared with use of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) receptor agonists,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lowering sodium uptake in alpha cells may help treat type-2 diabetes
Research, published inCell Metabolism, suggests that by dampening sodium uptake in alpha cells they secrete less glucagon, which may help improve blood sugar control in type-2 diabetes patients. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A type-2 diabetes treatment may increase the need for lower limb amputation
Treating type-2 diabetes patients with sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors may increase the need for lower limb amputation, compared to using glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists, according to research published in theBMJ.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Some Diabetes Drugs, Higher Amputation Risk Linked
People on sodium-glucose cotransporter2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were twice as likely to require a lower limb amputation as people taking another type of diabetes medication, Scandinavian researchers have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain Diabetes Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Amputation
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 -- A specific class of diabetes medication appears to double the risk of losing a leg or foot to amputation, a new study reports. People on sodium-glucose cotransporter2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were twice as likely to require a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

SGLT2 Inhibitors for Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk for Amputation
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 -- A specific class of diabetes medication appears to double the risk of losing a leg or foot to amputation, a new study reports. People on sodium-glucose cotransporter2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were twice as likely to require a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers identify a mechanism that fuels cancer cells ’ growth
FINDINGSScientists at theUCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified sodium glucose transporter 2, or SGLT2, as a mechanism that lung cancer cells can utilize to obtain glucose, which is key to their survival and promotes tumor growth. The finding provides evidence that SGLT2 may be a novel biomarker that scientists can use to help diagnose precancerous lung lesions and early-stage lung cancers.BACKGROUNDCancer cells require large amounts of glucose to survive and grow. Past research has established that passive glucose transporters, or GLUTs, are the primary means the body uses to deliver glucose to tumors. H...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Angiotensin receptor blockers normalize sodium excretion
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Drugs that inhibit a hormone that constricts blood vessels also help improve sodium excretion in blacks who hold onto too much sodium in the face of stress, investigators report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lannett signs $50M distribution deal; stock up 10 percent
Lannett Co. Inc. entered into an agreement Monday with Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc., under which Amneal will be the sole customer for Lannett's levothyroxine sodium tablets. The deal calls for Lannett, a Northeast Philadelphia generic drug company, to receive an upfront payment of $50 million. Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lannett's stock opened up 10 percent at $5.88 per share Monday morning. The deal comes about three months after Lannett (N YSE: LCI) announced Jerome Stevens… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Surprising Research on Cannabis
Much of what we think we know about cannabis may soon change as a result of new research that uncovers some surprising facts. Indeed, the topic, which can be emotionally charged, is the focus of intense scientific study. Is cannabis good for you? Is it addictive? What long-term harms can use cause? The answers to these questions are multi-layered and not always clear-cut, which is why cannabis research continues with even more urgency. FACTS ON CANNABIS ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCE Current estimates are that one in 10 cannabis users will develop cannabis addiction or dependence. The potency of the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ...
Source: Psych Central - November 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Habits Healthy Living Memory and Perception Miscellaneous Drugs Neuroscience Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Cooling reverses pathological bifurcations to spontaneous firing caused by mild traumatic injury - Barlow BM, Joos B, Trinh AK, Longtin A.
Mild traumatic injury can modify the key sodium (Na+) current underlying the excitability of neurons. It causes the activation and inactivation properties of this current to become shifted to more negative trans-membrane voltages. This so-called... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Review: Low-Sodium Diet for HF on Shaky Ground
(MedPage Today) -- Time to'retreat from an unbridled and potentially harmful insistence'on restriction (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

France bans crop pesticide metam sodium after people fall ill
France's health safety watchdog Anses ordered a ban on products containing metam sodium, widely used in vegetable farming, on Monday after several people fell ill, saying it poses a risk to human health and the environment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

levothyroxine sodium (Synthroid, Levoxyl)
Title: levothyroxine sodium (Synthroid, Levoxyl)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - November 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Tips for basic home food preservation and canning
(Natural News) Have you noticed that the nutrition labels on your favorite fruits, vegetables, and other commercially preserved foods often contain sodium and different artificial preservatives? This is why home preserving, which a more natural way of storing food, is once again becoming popular. Judy Price, who was recently featured on “Out Here,” Tractor Supply’s free quarterly lifestyle... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccines – One size fits all... or does it? Examine the ABSURDITY of failed "vaccine logic"
(Natural News) Did you know that a pregnant woman, a 6-month-young child, and a 250 pound man all get the same dose of chemicals in any given inoculation, including the influenza vaccine? Whether the vaccine contains formaldehyde, aluminum, monosodium glutamate, squalene, sodium chloride, porcine gelatin, egg protein, E. coli, African Green Monkey kidney cells, neomycin,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Sodium Oxybate (Xyrem) for Pediatric Narcolepsy FDA Approves Sodium Oxybate (Xyrem) for Pediatric Narcolepsy
The FDA has approved expanded labeling for sodium oxybate (Xyrem) to include treatment of cataplexy or excessive daytime sleepiness in pediatric narcolepsy.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Sodium Oxybate (Xyrem)
Title: Sodium Oxybate (Xyrem)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - October 29, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves Xyrem (sodium oxybate) for Cataplexy and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Pediatric Patients with Narcolepsy
October 27, 2018 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xyrem (sodium oxybate) for the treatment of cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in pediatric patients (7 to 17 years old) with narcolepsy. Xyrem is a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Efficient access to unprotected primary amines by iron-catalyzed aminochlorination of alkenes
Primary amines are essential constituents of biologically active molecules and versatile intermediates in the synthesis of drugs and agrochemicals. However, their preparation from easily accessible alkenes remains challenging. Here, we report a general strategy to access primary amines from alkenes through an operationally simple iron-catalyzed aminochlorination reaction. A stable hydroxylamine derivative and benign sodium chloride act as the respective nitrogen and chlorine sources. The reaction proceeds at room temperature under air; tolerates a large scope of aliphatic and conjugated alkenes, including densely functiona...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Legnani, L., Prina-Cerai, G., Delcaillau, T., Willems, S., Morandi, B. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

U.S. Asbestos Imports Surge in August, Report Finds
The amount of raw chrysotile asbestos imported into the United States increased significantly between July and August, according to a recent analysis from the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Environmental Working Group. The U.S. International Trade Commission and Department of Commerce provided the two advocacy organizations the data for their report. According to the investigation, the U.S. imported 272 metric tons (approximately 600,000 pounds) of asbestos in August — an increase of nearly 2,000 percent from the 13 metric tons in July. EWG and ADAO on Tuesday attributed the alarming spike to the g...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 24, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Structures of voltage-gated sodium channels
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Source: ScienceNOW - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Vinson, V. Tags: Biochemistry twis Source Type: news

Structure of the human voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.4 in complex with {beta}1
Voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channels, which are responsible for action potential generation, are implicated in many human diseases. Despite decades of rigorous characterization, the lack of a structure of any human Nav channel has hampered mechanistic understanding. Here, we report the cryo–electron microscopy structure of the human Nav1.4-β1 complex at 3.2-Å resolution. Accurate model building was made for the pore domain, the voltage-sensing domains, and the β1 subunit, providing insight into the molecular basis for Na+ permeation and kinetic asymmetry of the four repeats. Structural analysis of repo...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Pan, X., Li, Z., Zhou, Q., Shen, H., Wu, K., Huang, X., Chen, J., Zhang, J., Zhu, X., Lei, J., Xiong, W., Gong, H., Xiao, B., Yan, N. Tags: Molecular Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Structural basis for the modulation of voltage-gated sodium channels by animal toxins
Animal toxins that modulate the activity of voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channels are broadly divided into two categories—pore blockers and gating modifiers. The pore blockers tetrodotoxin (TTX) and saxitoxin (STX) are responsible for puffer fish and shellfish poisoning in humans, respectively. Here, we present structures of the insect Nav channel NavPaS bound to a gating modifier toxin Dc1a at 2.8 angstrom-resolution and in the presence of TTX or STX at 2.6-Å and 3.2-Å resolution, respectively. Dc1a inserts into the cleft between VSDII and the pore of NavPaS, making key contacts with both domains. The stru...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Shen, H., Li, Z., Jiang, Y., Pan, X., Wu, J., Cristofori-Armstrong, B., Smith, J. J., Chin, Y. K. Y., Lei, J., Zhou, Q., King, G. F., Yan, N. Tags: Biochemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use cromolyn sodium to treat allergies
Cromolyn sodium is a widely available medication for preventing and treating nasal allergies, such as hay fever and pet or dust allergies. It comes as a nasal solution and works by preventing the release of histamines in the nose. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Confirmed AGAIN: Sodium nitrite preservative in processed meat causes breast cancer
(Natural News) The jury is in and the verdict is final: Processed meats like bacon, salami and sausage all increase breast cancer risk. A metanalysis of all 15 previously conducted studies on the subject, published recently in the International Journal of Cancer, has confirmed that eating processed meat is associated with a 9 percent increase... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No sweat required: UToledo finds hypertension treatment that mimics effect of exercise
(University of Toledo) By studying a chemical produced predominately in the liver, hypertension researchers at The University of Toledo have found a novel approach to lower blood pressure, even without reducing sodium intake or increasing exercise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA releases BD lock flush syringe facility warning letter
The FDA this week released a warning letter it sent to Becton Dickinson (NYSE: BDX) last month over issues it found at the company’s Franklin, Wisc.-based facilities, which produces pre-filled Heparin and 0.9% sodium chloride lock flush syringes. The warning letter came from an inspection of the facilities which took place between May 16, 2018 and August 1, 2018, and includes a response from BD that the federal watchdog received on August 21 this year. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News The post FDA releases BD lock flush syringe facility warning letter appeared first on Ma...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance bectondickinson Source Type: news

Program coaches lower-income women about health and money
Karen Estrada used to read food labels while shopping but often did not know how to interpret the nutritional information. These days, she scours the tiny print for sodium, fat and sugar content. She writes the USDA recommended daily sodium intake at the top of her grocery lists, a reminder to choose low-sodium.“Now I really think about what I am buying and reading labels makes sense,” said Estrada, 28, an administrative assistant who lives with her husband and son, 7, in Los Angeles. “Reading labels and trying to eat different colored fruits and vegetables has been a really big change. I learned I w as e...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Here ’ s How Much Fast Food Americans Are Actually Eating
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — Fast food has become a major part of the American diet, and a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals just how many adults eat it. Between 2013 and 2016, about 37% of US adults consumed fast food on any given day, according to the data brief published Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics. “On any given day in the United States, an estimated 36.6% or approximately 84.8 million adults consume fast food,” said Cheryl Fryar, first author of the report and a health statistician at the CDC. “We focused on fast food for t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Fast Food Source Type: news

Almost 40% of Americans Eat Fast Food on Any Given Day, Report Says
Pick a day at random, and you can bet that nearly 40% of Americans will eat fast food during those 24 hours, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Between 2013 and 2016, 36.6% of American adults said they ate fast food in the past 24 hours, according to interviews conducted through the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Anything participants categorized as “restaurant fast food/pizza” was included in the total. (Fast food tends to be high in calories, fat and sodium without offering much nutritional valu...
Source: TIME: Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection Bags (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 28, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study examines foraging of mountain gorillas for sodium-rich foods
(Wiley) A new Biotropica study examines mountain gorillas in Rwanda and their foraging for sodium-rich food in both national park areas and lands managed by local communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Super cheap earth element to advance new battery tech to the industry
(Purdue University) Worldwide efforts to make sodium-ion batteries just as functional as lithium-ion batteries have long since controlled sodium's tendency to explode, but not yet resolved how to prevent sodium-ions from 'getting lost' during the first few times a battery charges and discharges. Now, Purdue University researchers made a sodium powder version that fixes this problem and holds a charge properly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Do you use Kleenex tissues? Top seller now guilty of adding skin-corrosive detergent Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
(Natural News) In America, there is always some toxic medicine for every ailment that can “help” things get worse. The flu shot can assist you in getting a worse case of the flu the following year. Children’s cough syrup often contains toxic food coloring and aspartame – one of the world’s most dangerous food additives... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delayed NaF-PET enhances coronary plaque detection
In life, timing is everything. With sodium fluoride (NaF) PET, interpreting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? CMS again declines coverage for NaF-PET scans ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events NaF-PET/CT beats scintigraphy, SPECT/CT for bone metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news