New drug halves hearing loss in children following cancer treatment
(Cancer Research UK) Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acute cyanide poisoning: are skin findings and odors helpful in making the diagnosis?
2 out of 5 stars Challenges in the diagnosis of acute cyanide poisoning. Parker-Cote JL et al. Clin Toxicol 2018;56(7):609-617 Abstract The stated goal of this somewhat confusing and unfocused article was to “identify isolated acute cyanide poison cases and to identify reported signs, symptoms and laboratory findings.” The authors did a systematic literature review to retrieve cases reports and case series describing patients who were alive on presentation after acute exposure to a cyanide salt. Patients exposed to cyanide in association with smoke inhalation were excluded. They found 65 relevant studies (...
Source: The Poison Review - June 19, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical bitter almond odor cherry red skin clinical characteristics cyanide poisoning ingestion Source Type: news

Thermal and flame retardant behaviour of cotton fabrics treated with a novel nitrogen-containing carboxyl-functionalized organophosphorus system - Rosace G, Castellano A, Trovato V, Iacono G, Malucelli G.
In this paper, a carboxyl-functionalized organophosphorus oligomer was immobilized onto cotton fabrics using 1,2,3,4-butanetetracarboxylic acid as an environmentally-friendly binder, in the presence of sodium hypophosphite, used as a catalyst, and triethan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Infusion Type Doesn't Affect Brain Outcomes in Pediatric DKA Infusion Type Doesn't Affect Brain Outcomes in Pediatric DKA
Neither fluid infusion rate nor sodium chloride concentration appeared to influence neurologic outcomes in children with diabetic ketoacidosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

IV Fluid Specs Do Not Influence Neuro Outcomes in Kids w/DKA
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Neurologic outcomes in children with diabetic ketoacidosis are similar regardless of the rate of administration or the sodium chloride content of intravenous fluids, according to a study published in the June 14 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stroke: What is a good amount of salt? This is how much you can eat
STROKE is a dangerous condition which causes some brain cells to die. To avoid it you can make diet changes to remove substances that increase your risk, such as salt which raises blood pressure. However you still need some salt, or sodium, to function normally. You should eat this much salt to help control the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke: What is a healthy amount of salt? This is the maximum you should eat
STROKE is a dangerous condition which causes some brain cells to die. To avoid it you can make diet changes to remove substances that increase your risk, such as salt which raises blood pressure. However you still need some salt, or sodium, to function normally. You should eat this much salt to help control the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prepopik (Sodium Picosulfate, Magnesium Oxide, and Anhydrous Citric Acid) for Oral Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Divalproex Sodium Delayed Release Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Preventing heart disease is not just about reducing your salt intake, but increasing your dietary potassium as well
(Natural News) Heart patients know that reducing or eliminating sodium from meals is a great way to lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease. But not many of them are aware that potassium is the body’s strong ally in preventing heart and kidney problems. Research conducted by a study team from the University of Southern... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Can Be Taught A Healthier Approach To Salt
BOSTON (CBS) – Does your child reach for the salt shaker when they sit down to dinner? A new study finds that web-based education can help kids make better choices when it comes to salt. When kids eat salty foods, they’re more likely to crave salty foods as adults, and excessive salt is associated with high blood pressure and heart disease. In this recent study, researchers in Australia looked at about 100 children ages 7 to 10. They found that the kids who looked at fun, online educational materials that encouraged them to stop using the salt shaker and to choose low-salt foods over salty foods cut their salt ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Local TV Sodium Source Type: news

Supartz FX (Sodium Hyaluronate Solution) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lokelma (Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Can cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome be fatal?
shutterstock.com/Stanimir G. Stoev 2.5 out of 5 stars Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Reports of Fatal Cases. Nourbakhsh M et al. J Forensic Sci 2018 May 15 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This paper reports on 2 fatal cases that the authors argue were attributable to the effects of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). CASE #1: A 27-year-old woman is brought to hospital by ambulance after friend found her unresponsive with agonal respirations. On arrival she was apneic with bradycardia and decorticate posturing. Pupils were fixed and dilated. Serum glucose was 34 mg/dL. After presentation she deteriorate...
Source: The Poison Review - May 30, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome cannabis cyclic vomiting fatality marijuana Source Type: news

Building one molecule from a reservoir of two atoms
Chemical reactions typically proceed via stochastic encounters between reactants. Going beyond this paradigm, we combined exactly two atoms in a single, controlled reaction. The experimental apparatus traps two individual laser-cooled atoms [one sodium (Na) and one cesium (Cs)] in separate optical tweezers and then merges them into one optical dipole trap. Subsequently, photoassociation forms an excited-state NaCs molecule. The discovery of previously unseen resonances near the molecular dissociation threshold and measurement of collision rates are enabled by the tightly trapped ultracold sample of atoms. As laser-cooling ...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Liu, L. R., Hood, J. D., Yu, Y., Zhang, J. T., Hutzler, N. R., Rosenband, T., Ni, K.- K. Tags: Chemistry, Physics reports Source Type: news

Dasabuvir Sodium; Ombitasvir; Paritaprevir; Ritonavir (Viekira XR) Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Combining postmortem vitreous sodium and chloride and lung-body ratio in aiding the diagnosing saltwater drowning - Tse R, Garland J, Kesha K, Morrow P, Lam L, Elstub H, Cala A, Spark A, Palmiere C, Stables S.
Diagnosing death due to drowning can be difficult, and several postmortem findings have been postulated to aid the diagnosis. Increased lung weights are often seen in drowning deaths. Lung-body (LB) ratio was described to be the best anatomical lung measur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lokelma for Hyperkalemia FDA Approves Lokelma for Hyperkalemia
The FDA has approved sodium zirconium cyclosilicate -- a medication that rapidly restores normal potassium levels -- for adults with hyperkalemia.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

Your insomnia may be caused by your diet! Not eating enough veggies and gorging on junk food makes you more restless
(Natural News) Researchers have found that a person’s sleepless nights could be traced to his diet. In a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the authors indicated that having a higher energy intake, coupled with trans fat and sodium consumption, with only a few vegetables is linked to probable insomnia. Insomnia is a condition... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) for the Treatment of Adults with Hyperkalemia
May 18, 2018 -- AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate), formerly ZS-9, for the treatment of hyperkalemia in adults. Hyperkalemia is a serious condition... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fluorescein Sodium and Benoxinate Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 10, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

WATCH: Why kids should stay away from sports drinks
These drinks are high in sugar, calories and sodium. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why kids should stay away from sports drinks
Sports drinks are a source of empty calories, excess sugar and increased sodium in growing children. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection Bags (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 8, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Auromedics Pharma LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Product
East Windsor, New Jersey, AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for injection, USP 3.375 g (Piperacillin Sodium equivalent to 3 g of Piperacillin USP and Tazobactam Sodium equivalent to 0.375 g of Tazobactam USP. Each vial contains 7.05 mEq (162 mg) of Sodium) in a Single-Dose vial, to the hospital level. The products have been found to contain particulate matter, visible only after reconstitution that was confirmed to be glass within the vial. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Auromedics Pharma LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Product Piperacillin and Tazobactam For Injection 3.375 Grams Per Vial, Due to Presence of Glass Particulates
East Windsor, New Jersey, AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for injection, USP 3.375 g (Piperacillin Sodium equivalent to 3 g of Piperacillin USP and Tazobactam Sodium equivalent to 0.375 g of Tazobactam USP. Each vial contains 7.05 mEq (162 mg) of Sodium) in a Single-Dose vial, to the hospital level. The products have been found to contain particulate matter, visible only after reconstitution that was confirmed to be glass within the vial. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

New PRESERVE Analysis Backs Normal Saline Hydration in PCI New PRESERVE Analysis Backs Normal Saline Hydration in PCI
Normal saline was better than IV sodium bicarbonate or oral N-acetylcysteine for preserving renal function, but observers question whether the evidence should change PCI guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sodium Iodide I 131 Solution (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sodium Iodide I 131 Capsules (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The secrets of resilience: what one woman ’s extraordinary trauma – and survival – can teach us
Carmen Tarleton was so badly beaten and burned by her ex-husband that she needed 38 operations and a face transplant. Yet she found a path back to happiness. What helps her – and others like her – retain their essential optimism?On 10 June 2007, Carmen Tarleton, then 38, was at home with her young daughters in Thetford, Vermont in the US, when her estranged husband broke into the house. Herbert Rogers was looking for a man he supposed she was seeing, but finding no man there, he attacked Carmen. “I just lost it,” he told police later. He beat Carmen with a baseball bat so violently that he broke her...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rowan Hooper Tags: Psychology Science Plastic surgery Science and nature books Health & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Sudan:SSH to Launch Campaign in May Covering 10 States
[SNA] Khartoum -The Sudanese Society of Hypertension (SSH) revealed that spreading of cases of blood pressure has no specific causes , but cited fats , obesity , narrowness of arteries and kidney failure as the main causes , calling for practicing sport weekly and avoiding sodium salts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Proposed FDA sodium targets for food would save costs
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Another Flop for Contrast AKI Prevention Strategies
(MedPage Today) -- IV sodium bicarbonate, oral N-acetylcystein no use even with more contrast use (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Prednisolone Oral Solution (Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate Oral Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - April 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Controversial epilepsy drug that causes birth defects is banned
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has changed the licence for sodium valproate, which controls electrical functions in the brain to prevent life-threatening seizures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK safety regulator beefs up rules relating to epilepsy drug
The UK licence and guidance relating to sodium valproate have been changed in the wake of the recent announcement of new Europe-wide safety measures relating to the drug. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RPS welcomes MHRA measures on sodium valproate
The RPS welcomes new measuresannounced today by the MHRA to help prevent harm to women taking sodium valproate. These include: All women of childbearing age taking part in a pregnancy prevention p (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 24, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Epilepsy drug that causes birth defects should NOT be banned during pregnancy, scientists argue
According to consultant neurologists, from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, the controversial medication sodium valproate may be the only effective treatment in certain patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Sushi Healthy? Here ’s Everything You Need to Know
Americans eat sushi in venues as varied as high-end restaurants and prepared foods sections of grocery stores — and many believe it’s a nutritious choice. But is sushi healthy? “Sushi has this halo of being healthy,” says Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist and associate professor of nutrition at Mayo Clinic. After all, traditional sushi has all the makings of a health food: it’s stuffed with fresh fish, wrapped in thin sheets of seaweed and presented in neat little rolls. But experts warn not to expect your weekly spicy tuna order to slim your waistline. One of the biggest...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Inhixa solution for injection in pre-filled syringe (enoxaparin sodium)
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issues a Class 4 medicines defect information drug alert for Inhixa solution for injection in pre-filled syringes. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Diabetes drug may not reduce risk of death
One class of drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may not reduce the risk of death when compared with placebo, suggests new findings. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, studied three types of diabetes treatment: sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists, and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Acute metam sodium poisoning caused by occupational exposure at a flower farm - Uganda, October 2016 - Nakubulwa S, Kusiima J, Kadobera D, Mutyoba JN, Ario AR, Zhu BP.
On October 25, 2016, media reports alerted the Uganda Ministry of Health to an outbreak of>80 cases of vomiting, syncope, and acute diarrhea among workers at a flower farm in central Uganda; 27 workers were hospitalized. On November 1, an investigation wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Methotrexate Sodium Injection (Updated - Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - April 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Acute Metam Sodium Poisoning Caused by Occupational Exposure at a Flower Farm — Uganda, October 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Suprep Bowel Prep Kit (sodium sulfate, potassium sulfate, and magnesium sulfate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - April 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ingenol Mebutate vs. Diclofenac Sodium for Actinic Keratosis Ingenol Mebutate vs. Diclofenac Sodium for Actinic Keratosis
This study compared the efficacy and outcomes of two approved treatments for actinic keratosis on the face and scalp: ingenol mebutate and diclofenac sodium. Is one superior to the other?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Yale scientist searches for alternatives to opioids
Dr. Stephen Waxman, the Bridget M. Flaherty Professor of Neurology, is looking for painkillers that target sodium channels, not opioid receptors. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news