IBSA Pharma Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Select Lots of TIROSINT ®-SOL (levothyroxine sodium) Oral Solution Due to Subpotency
IBSA Pharma Inc. is voluntarily recalling 27 lots of TIROSINT ®-SOL (levothyroxine sodium) Oral Solution to the consumer level. This voluntary recall has been initiated because these lots may be subpotent. The company’s analyses show a slight decrease below 95.0% of its labeled amount in levothyroxin (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 1, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Citrobacter freundii induces sepsis with new-onset status seizure in an adult: A case report and literature review. [Review]
RATIONALE: Sepsis with brain abscess induced by Citrobacter freundii in adults has rarely been reported and is extremely pathogenic with a high mortality rate. Early diagnosis of the infection still remains challenging. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 27-year-old woman was transferred to our emergency department for fever, status seizure and refractory hypotension. Administration of midazolam, propofol and sodium valproate could not attenuate the seizure except for the addition of vecuronium. The blood white blood cell count was 42.91 (109/L) with 80% neutrophils, and procalcitonin was 22.46ng/mL. DIAGNOSES: Both deoxyribonucleic acid...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sun Pharmaceutical launches phenobarbital sodium injection in US
"The launch of SEZABY is an exciting addition to our growing portfolio of specialty branded products in the US," Sun Pharma CEO North America Abhay Gandhi said. He further said, "As the first and only FDA-approved product for the treatment of seizures in term and preterm infants, SEZABY has the potential to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families, and we are proud to be able to provide physicians with this new treatment option." (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 25, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Link between hydration and aging
Higher blood sodium in middle age was associated with increased mortality, chronic disease risk, and biological aging. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - January 24, 2023 Category: Research Source Type: news

FDA Approves Brenzavvy (bexagliflozin) for the Treatment of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE) January 23, 2023 --TheracosBio today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Brenzavvy (bexagliflozin), an oral sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor. Brenzavvy is... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 23, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Follow-up on the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety (IMMDS) report and the Government's response
This report raises concerns over the government ' s failure to collect data on the number of women who experience complications following surgical mesh surgery or sodium valproate exposure during pregnancy, despite agreeing to these recommendations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two ‘soup-based’ dishes associated with a ‘significantly’ higher incidence of cancer
High intake of sodium and refined carbohydrates may drive the development of several cancers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Seasonings To Semiconductors
A tweet from Mike Bird, Asia business and finance editor at The Economist, alerted me to the bizarre but instructive corporate evolution and recent success of Ajinomoto. Since 1909, the company has produced its most famous product, monosodium glutamate (MSG), the sodium salt of an amino acid. As…#mikebird #economist #ajinomoto #msg #tokyostockexchange #nikkeistockaverage #nikkeiasia #ajinomotobuildupfilm #cpu #abf (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sodium Nitrite in Food, Water Tied to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Greater daily exposure to nitrites in food and water may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, French researchers reported. Compared with those in the lowest tertile of total nitrite exposure (mean 3.3 mg/day), those exposed... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - January 17, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

What Are Common Dietary Fermentable Carbohydrates?
Discussion Parents may often come to the pediatrician for concerns about crying and colic, increased belching, abdominal distention, increased flatulence, abdominal pain or stool changes. They complain of increased “gassiness,” which could mean any or a combination of these problems, or something different that they believe is referred to the abdomen. In newborns parents’ intolerance for crying and normal changes in the abdomen (e.g. appearing larger or smaller) may have them complain of “gassiness” but they do not mean actual belching or flatulence. In older children, parents may state that t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 16, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Salt Restriction Does Not Lower Blood Pressure Variability
THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 -- Urinary sodium excretion and salt intake are not independently associated with 24-hour blood pressure variability (BPV), according to a study published online Dec. 24 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Tan... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 12, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HC reserves order on Natco's plea over patent for Novartis drug
Natco has argued before Justice C Hari Shankar against the grant of patent by IPO to the pharmaceutical composition comprising combination of sacubitril + valsartan as a sodium salt complex of the Vymada. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 11, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Implementation of WHO Sodium Benchmarks Offers Considerable Health Impact
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2023 -- Implementation of the World Health Organization sodium benchmarks for packaged foods in Australia could prevent about 1,770 deaths/year, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in Hypertension. Kathy Trieu, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reducing Sodium in Australian Packaged Food
A study speculates on the health impact of reducing sodium in Australian packaged food products (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 10, 2023 Category: Disability Tags: Nutrition and Healthy Food Source Type: news

Why Ultra-Processed Foods Are So Bad for You
Most people recognize that a nutritious diet promotes a healthy life, but navigating the wide range of options at your grocery store isn’t always straightforward—especially when so many foods are advertised as healthy (but aren’t). A growing number of recent studies have raised health concerns about a certain type of food that most Americans eat: ultra-processed foods. One such study, published in November 2022 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, concluded that these foods likely contributed to about 10% of deaths among people 30 to 69 years old in Brazil in 2019. Other studies—includin...
Source: TIME: Health - January 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition Evergreen healthscienceclimate Wellbeing Source Type: news