Rotisserie chickens are tasty. Are they healthy, too?
Some are enhanced with undesirable ingredients — such as natural flavors, gums and carrageenan — and troubling amounts of sodium. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry Santanachote Source Type: news

Gender, Race Affects Access to SGLT2-Inhibitor Therapy for T2DM
MONDAY, April 16, 2021 -- There are racial/ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic disparities apparent in access to sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor treatment for patients with diabetes, according to a study published online April 15 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Microbicidal actives with virucidal efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 and other beta- and alpha-coronaviruses and implications for future emerging coronaviruses and other enveloped viruses, Scientific reports
Mitigating the risk of acquiring coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2 requires awareness of the survival of virus on high-touch environmental surfaces (HITES) and skin, and frequent use of targeted microbicides with demonstrated efficacy. The data on stability of infectious SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces and in suspension have been put into perspective, as these inform the need for hygiene. We evaluated the efficacies of formulated microbicidal actives against alpha- and beta-coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2. The coronaviruses SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2, human coronavirus 229E, murine hepatitis virus-1, or MERS-CoV were deposited on pr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intal Nebulizer Solution (Cromolyn Sodium Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - April 14, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Is Cutting Salt Ever Harmful? Is Cutting Salt Ever Harmful?
Despite universal recommendations to lower sodium intake, there is a lack of consensus on how low to go and whether cutting salt can ever be harmful.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

Here's why you need trace minerals to boost your overall well-being
(Natural News) The human body needs minerals to function properly. In fact, there are two types of minerals — macrominerals and trace minerals. The body needs macrominerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium and sulfur, in large amounts; hence the name. Although the body only needs a small amount of trace minerals, they still... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protonix IV (pantoprazole sodium)
Title: Protonix IV (pantoprazole sodium)Category: MedicationsCreated: 4/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 7, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Rising incidence and high mortality in intentional sodium nitrite exposures reported to US poison centers - McCann SD, Tweet MS, Wahl MS.
INTRODUCTION: Sodium nitrite is an oxidizing agent capable of producing profound methemoglobinemia. Large quantities of sodium nitrite can be purchased online, and recent literature has identified several cases of intentional self-poisoning, including mult... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sodium Intake and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease Sodium Intake and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease
A new editorial calls for a randomized controlled trial regarding the effects of sodium intake on CKD progression. Would an RCT help bridge the evidence gap?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nembutal (pentobarbital sodium)
Title: Nembutal (pentobarbital sodium)Category: MedicationsCreated: 4/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/1/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - April 1, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Mirum Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Acceptance of New Drug Application and Priority Review for Maralixibat in Alagille Syndrome
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 29, 2021-- Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIRM) announced today that its New Drug Application (NDA) for maralixibat, an oral apical sodium dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT) inhibitor... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - March 29, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Acyclovir Sodium Injection, 50 mg/mL Due to Crystallization
Pennington, NJ, Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc. is voluntarily recalling four lots of Acyclovir Sodium Injection, 50 mg/mL, 10 mL and 20 mL vials, to the Hospital/User level after receiving several complaints of crystallization in vials. Administration of crystalized Acyclovir Sodium Injection, 50 (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Sodium Bicarbonate (Sodium Bicarbonate 5% Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 23, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sodium nitrite ingestion: an emerging trend in suicide attempts shared via online communities (letter) - McCann SD, Kennedy JM, Tweet MS, Bryant SM.
We applaud Dr. Mudan et al. for publishing their case series describing severe methemoglobinemia and death from intentional ingestion of sodium nitrite. Our medical toxicology service has encountered a similar series of patients in the past 12 months and w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Do natural diuretics work?
Some herbs and dietary supplements have diuretic properties and may help with sodium and water retention. Examples include dandelion, ginger, parsley, hawthorn and juniper. But proceed with caution before taking any products that have a diuretic effect. Because fluid retention can be caused by a number of medical conditions and some medications, it's important to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 16, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Understanding the concern about low blood sodium in older adults
Hyponatremia, or low blood sodium, occurs when the concentration of sodium in your blood is abnormally low. This can occur due to certain medications and medical conditions. Sodium plays a key role in your body. It helps maintain normal blood pressure, supports the work of your nerves and muscles, and regulates your body's fluid balance. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 15, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Kidney cancer often found by accident
Your kidneys remove waste from your blood and regulate a healthy balance between water, sodium and minerals in your bloodstream. "Kidneys filter intoxicants, drugs and waste products out of your blood," says Dr. Scott Cheney, a Mayo Clinic urologic surgeon. "We would actually die within about a week without having good kidney function." Poor kidney [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - March 15, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Inpatient Sodium Imbalances Linked to Adverse COVID-19 Outcomes Inpatient Sodium Imbalances Linked to Adverse COVID-19 Outcomes
Hypernatremia at any point during hospitalization was associated with increased mortality in COVID-19; hyponatremia was linked to greater need for ventilatory support.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Dextrose 5% in 0.9% Sodium Chloride (Dextrose and Sodium Chloride Inj) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 5, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dysnatremia Tied to Poorer Prognosis in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- For patients presenting with COVID-19, abnormal sodium levels are associated with mortality and needing ventilatory support, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hypertonic Saline (3% and 5% Sodium Chloride Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 2, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gatorade's Gx Sweat Patch delivers hydration, fitness guidance to athletes' phones
The disposable adhesive patches measure biomarkers like sweat and sodium loss, which are combined with external fitness and nutrition data to generate personalized workout and recovery recommendations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Technology, Care Source Type: news

Mushrooms add important nutrients when included in the typical diet
(FLM Harvest) New research examined the addition of mushrooms to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Patterns resulting in the increase of several micronutrients including shortfall nutrients, while having a minimal to zero impact on overall calories, sodium or saturated fat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fatal methemoglobinemia in three suicidal sodium nitrite poisonings - Dean DE, Looman KB, Topmiller RG.
Nitrites are chemicals that are abundant in the environment, widely used as preservatives for meat, and in pharmaceuticals. Volatile products containing nitrites have been used recreationally for the euphoric effect associated with mild hypoxia. Dietary ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Effect of final irrigation with sodium hypochlorite at different temperatures on postoperative pain level and antibacterial activity: a randomized controlled clinical study
Journal of Applied Oral SciencePrint version ISSN 1678-7757On-line version ISSN 1678-7765J. Appl. Oral Sci. vol.29  Bauru  2021 Epub Feb 10, 2021http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1678-7757-2020-0502  ABSTRACTObjectiveTo evaluate the effect of final irrigation of root canals with NaOCl solution at different temperatures on postoperative pain level and antimicrobial activity.Methodology45 patients were randomly divided into three groups using a web program according to the irrigation selected: NaOCl 2 ºC, NaOCl 25ºC and NaOCl 45ºC. First r...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 18, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Sutab (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride)
Title: Sutab (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride)Category: MedicationsCreated: 2/18/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

AHA News: Lower Your Sodium, and Blood Pressure Will Follow
Title: AHA News: Lower Your Sodium, and Blood Pressure Will FollowCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - February 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA News: Lower Your Sodium, and Blood Pressure Will Follow
MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Reducing sodium intake by any amount can lower blood pressure over the long term– and may benefit everyone, including people with normal blood pressure, new research shows. While the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Reversal of the Pathophysiological Responses to Gram-Negative Sepsis by Megadose Vitamin C, Critical care medicine 49(2): e179-e190
Objectives: Oxidative stress appears to initiate organ failure in sepsis, justifying treatment with antioxidants such as vitamin C at megadoses. We have therefore investigated the safety and efficacy of megadose sodium ascorbate in sepsis.; Design: Interventional study.; Setting: Research Institute.; Subjects: Adult Merino ewes.; Interventions: Sheep were instrumented with pulmonary and renal artery flow-probes, and laser-Doppler and oxygen-sensing probes in the kidney. Conscious sheep received an infusion of live Escherichia coli for 31 hours. At 23.5 hours of sepsis, sheep received fluid resuscitation (30 mL/kg, Hartmann...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apotex Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, USP Due to Mislabeling of Syringe Barrel Measurement Markings
Apotex Corp is voluntarily recalling two (2) batches of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, USP to consumer level due to a packaging error resulting in some syringes barrels containing 150 mg/mL markings (corresponding to 120 mg/0.8mL strength) instead of 100 mg/mL markings (corresponding to 100 mg/mL stre (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 3, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Robust Solid Tumor Portfolio and Pipeline at 2021 ASCO GU
February 2, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it will highlight the depth of its solid tumor portfolio at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium with 12 data presentations, including three company-sponsored oral presentations from the ERLEADA® (apalutamide) clinical development program. The virtual meeting will take place February 11-13, 2021. “We are committed to the development of innovative therapies for patients with genitourinary cancers for whom there remains a high unmet need,” said C...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Sodium Products Enforcement of August 14, 2001 Compliance Date and Submission of New Applications
Procedural (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Just add mushrooms: Making meals more nutritious
(FLM Harvest) Researchers have identified another good reason to eat more mushrooms. New research , published in Food Science& Nutrition (January 2021) found that adding a mushroom serving to the diet increased the intake of several micronutrients, including shortfall nutrients such as vitamin D, without any increase in calories, sodium or fat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for thyroid drug
Zydus Cadila has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Liothyronine Sodium tablets USP, 5 mcg, 25 mcg, and 50 mcg, Cadila Healthcare said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sumaxin (Sodium Sulfacetamide Cleansing Pads) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 19, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Serious COVID-19 Complication
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- Diabetics who've contracted COVID-19 should suspend their use of a class of common diabetes drugs known as sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i), new research warns. People using these medications for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lithium pollution of a white dwarf records the accretion of an extrasolar planetesimal
We report the detection of lithium, sodium, potassium, and calcium in the atmosphere of the white dwarf Gaia DR2 4353607450860305024, which we ascribe to the accretion of a planetesimal. Using model atmospheres, we determine abundance ratios of these elements, and, with the exception of lithium, they are consistent with meteoritic values in the Solar System. We compare the measured lithium abundance with measurements in old stars and with expectations from Big Bang nucleosynthesis. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kaiser, B. C., Clemens, J. C., Blouin, S., Dufour, P., Hegedus, R. J., Reding, J. S., Bedard, A. Tags: Astronomy, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science reports Source Type: news

ALBI Likely Bests MELD-Na for Outcomes Prediction Across Surgeries ALBI Likely Bests MELD-Na for Outcomes Prediction Across Surgeries
The Albumin-Bilirubin score more accurately predicted outcomes in patients undergoing pulmonary, elective colorectal and adrenal operations than the Model for End Stage Liver Disease-sodium.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Nanoscale control of internal inhomogeneity enhances water transport in desalination membranes
Biological membranes can achieve remarkably high permeabilities, while maintaining ideal selectivities, by relying on well-defined internal nanoscale structures in the form of membrane proteins. Here, we apply such design strategies to desalination membranes. A series of polyamide desalination membranes—which were synthesized in an industrial-scale manufacturing line and varied in processing conditions but retained similar chemical compositions—show increasing water permeability and active layer thickness with constant sodium chloride selectivity. Transmission electron microscopy measurements enabled us to dete...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Culp, T. E., Khara, B., Brickey, K. P., Geitner, M., Zimudzi, T. J., Wilbur, J. D., Jons, S. D., Roy, A., Paul, M., Ganapathysubramanian, B., Zydney, A. L., Kumar, M., Gomez, E. D. Tags: Engineering, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Company led drug alert: Sodium chloride solution for injection
Fresenius Kabi Ltd has informed the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that it is recalling a batch of Sodium chloride 0.9% solution for injection (PL 08828/0178) which has a p (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - December 22, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Researchers illuminate neurotransmitter transport using X-ray crystallography and molecular simulations
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Scientists from the MIPT Research Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases have joined forces with their colleagues from J ü lich Research Center, Germany, and uncovered how sodium ions drive glutamate transport in the central nervous system. Glutamate is the most important excitatory neurotransmitter and is actively removed from the synaptic cleft between neurons by specialized transport proteins called excitatory amino acid transporters (EAATs). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ferrlecit (sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose)
Title: Ferrlecit (sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 18, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

PJ article supporting pharmacists dispense Sodium Valproate for women of child bearing age
The Pharmaceutical Journal (PJ) haspublished an article: Pharmacy needs to do much better on valproate. This links to aresource, that PJ has developed alongside Sanofi to help pharmacy teams ensure th (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - December 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Thyquidity (Levothyroxine Sodium Oral Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Thyquidity (Levothyroxine Sodium Oral Solution) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

"Vegetarian" fast food options from Taco Bell are still full of fat, calories and sodium, caution health experts
(Natural News) As more Americans become conscious of what they eat, fast food chains across the U.S. have started to roll out healthy options in their menu. Taco Bell did that recently by including a vegetarian menu board and introducing two new vegetarian selections. However, these new meatless additions may seem healthful at first glance – they are, after... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another suicide by sodium nitrite and multiple drugs: an alarming trend for "exit"? - Dur ão C, Pedrosa F, Dinis-Oliveira RJ.
This case report describes a fatal case of sodium nitrite and multiple drug consumption. A 37-year-old female was found in bed with a plastic bottle containing sodium nitrite and a bag containing multiple drugs and a suicide note. The results of the autops... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Canagliflozin Beneficial Even for Advanced Kidney Disease
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- Treatment with the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor canagliflozin reduces the rate of kidney disease progression among participants with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGRF)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statistical comparisons of blood alcohol samples from 6-mL and 10-mL grey-top tubes - Olds ML, Naquin JL.
Historically, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) studies utilized a 1% concentration of the preservative sodium fluoride (NaF), leaving an information gap supporting usage of lower concentrations of NaF to preserve ethanol. As many forensic laboratories uti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Food as Prevention – Rising to Nutritional Challenges
Mothers and their children gather at a community nutrition centre in the little village of Rantolava, Madagascar, to learn more about a healthy diet. Credit: Alain Rakotondravony/IPSBy Gabriele RiccardiNAPLES, Italy, Nov 25 2020 (IPS) The risks factors contributing to the dramatic rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in recent decades have been known for a long time but the Covid-19 pandemic has brutally exposed our collective failure to deal with them. Reporting on the findings of the latest Global Burden of Disease Study, The Lancet warns of a “perfect storm” created by the interaction of the highly infe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gabriele Riccardi Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foun Source Type: news