Structures of voltage-gated sodium channels
(Source: ScienceNOW)
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

Nipride RTU (Sodium Nitroprusside Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 17, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Foods Should I Avoid to Prevent Kidney Stones?
Drink more fluids, consume less sodium and eat a diet that includes calcium-rich foods. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Diet and Nutrition Kidneys Calcium Obesity Weight Source Type: news

Mylan Adds to Cardiovascular Portfolio With Launch of First Generic of Brevibloc(R) Injection in Single-Dose Bags
Esmolol Hydrochloride in Sodium Chloride Injection is used to control heart rate HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Global pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ : MYL ) today announced... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Product Launch Mylan, Esmolol, Brevibloc (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mylan launches generic Brevibloc heart injection
Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) said today that it launched a generic version of Baxter‘s (NYSE:BAX) Brevibloc heart drug in the U.S. The company’s injectable product, esmolol hydrochloride in sodium chloride, will be offered in single-dose plastic bags, according to Mylan. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Mylan launches generic Brevibloc heart injection appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Drug-Device Combinations Featured Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Mylan Source Type: news

BP Differentials in Twins Correlated with Sodium Intake
(MedPage Today) -- Twin with higher blood pressure also had higher waist circumference (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

An Update on EMS Medication Shortages
Medication shortages that affect EMS, although declining over the last eight years, have become persistent. The supply of staple drugs that are frequently used by EMS remains chronically unstable. Atropine, epinephrine, lidocaine, dextrose, fentanyl, diazepam and others reappear with frequency on the drug shortage lists around the country. Most recently, the national inventory of IV infusion bags of sodium chloride (i.e., normal saline solution) and dextrose 5%, have been affected. There are several reasons we experience these shortages. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has researched the causes of drug...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Vincent D. Robbins, FACPE, FACHE Tags: Columns Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

An Update on EMS Medication Shortages
Medication shortages that affect EMS, although declining over the last eight years, have become persistent. The supply of staple drugs that are frequently used by EMS remains chronically unstable. Atropine, epinephrine, lidocaine, dextrose, fentanyl, diazepam and others reappear with frequency on the drug shortage lists around the country. Most recently, the national inventory of IV infusion bags of sodium chloride (i.e., normal saline solution) and dextrose 5%, have been affected. There are several reasons we experience these shortages. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has researched the causes of drug...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Vincent D. Robbins, FACPE, FACHE Tags: Columns Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Montelukast Tablets USP, 10mg 30Ct. due to Product/Label Mix-Up
Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one single lot of Montelukast Sodium Tablets, USP 10mg, to the consumer level. This recall of one batch of Montelukast Sodium Tablets, USP 10mg, lot# MON17384 Exp. 12/31/2019, was prompted because a complaint of a sealed bottle labeled as Montelukast 10mg 30 ct found to contain 90 tablets of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP 50mg (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Furosemide 100 mg in 0.9% Sodium Chloride due to Presence of Precipitate
, SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC ( “SCA Pharma”) is voluntarily recalling 7 lots of the injectable product Furosemide 100 mg in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 100 mg bag to the consumer level. This product is being recalled for visible particulate matter believed to be furosemide precipitate. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Are you eating enough SALT? A lack of sodium can cause nausea, vomiting and muscle cramps
May Simpkin, a UK-based nutritionist, explains that salt doesn't need to be avoided but people should be careful they aren't eating too much because of the high levels found in processed foods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Montelukast Tablets USP, 10mg 30Ct. due to product/label mix-up
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Sept. 6, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one single lot of Montelukast Sodium Tablets, USP 10mg, to the consumer level. This recall of one batch of Montelukast Sodiu... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA, Product Recall Camber Pharmaceuticals, Montelukast, Losartan (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SiteOne Therapeutics Appoints John Hunter, Ph.D. as Chief Scientific Officer
BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 6, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- SiteOne Therapeutics, a private biopharmaceutical company advancing novel non-opioid pain therapeutics, today announced the appointment of John Hunter, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific O... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel SiteOne Therapeutics, sodium ion channel, pain therapeutic (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

French Fries Are The No. 1 Vegetable Toddlers Eat, Study Says
ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS Local) — A new study shows major gaps in food choices in youngster’s diets. More than 27 percent of young children do not consume a single discrete serving of vegetables on any given day, according to the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study. Among the vegetables toddlers do eat — French fries are the no. 1 vegetable consumed. According to the study, after a child turns one their food choices tend to change as they eat more family foods. By age two, many children have preferences and eating habits that will last their lifetime — and that’s why health experts want parents...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Are you eating enough SALT? A lack of sodium can cause nausea, vomiting and muscle cramps
May Simpkin, a UK-based nutritionist, explains that salt doesn't need to be avoided but people should be careful they aren't eating too much because of the high levels found in processed foods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Labeling requirements to add 2m hours to medtech industry ’ s regulatory burden
New FDA labeling regulations submitted to the FDA’s Office of Management and Budget are expected to add an additional approximate 1.6 million hours of work to record keepers at the agency and in the industry, according to an FDA notice The added burden comes from changes to the federal watchdog’s medical device labeling regulations, which the agency is actively seeking comments on. With the changes, the agency expects a burden of approximately 3.3 million hours for itself and 9.2 million hours for third-party disclosures, up approximately 1.6 million hours since the last OMB approval, according to the release. ...
Source: Mass Device - September 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Eat this fruit if you’re feeling bloated after last night’s dinner
STOMACH bloating is usually caused by excess gas triggered by the consumption of certain foods. But high sodium intake can also be the culprit. If this is the case, eating a certain fruit can help you get rid of your bloated tummy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low sodium levels found to contribute to cognitive impairment, decline
(Natural News) Low levels of sodium in the blood known as hyponatremia can play a role in the impairment and decline of cognitive function in older adults, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Mild hyponatremia is commonly found in older adults and was found to be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How One Class Of Diabetes Medications May Lead To Flesh-Eating Genital Infections
If you are taking canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, empagliflozin, ertugliflozin, or any other sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, you may want to pay attention to this FDA warning. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Label Mix-Up Prompts Montelukast Recall Label Mix-Up Prompts Montelukast Recall
Pill bottles that are labeled as montelukast sodium tablets but actually contain the antihypertensive losartan potassium are being recalled.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

FDA announces voluntary recall of Montelukast tablets by Camber Pharmaceuticals due to incorrect drug in bottles
FDA is warning the public about a voluntary recall of one lot of montelukast sodium tablets made by Camber Pharmaceuticals due to incorrect drug in bottles (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 31, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA warns of flesh-eating genital infection linked to diabetes drug
The FDA this week warned of serious flesh-eating bacterial infections, or necrotizing fasciitis, reported by patients taking sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors intended for treating type 2 diabetes. The federal watchdog said that between March 2013 and May 2018, 12 cases of Fournier’s gangrene, a rare but life-threatening bacterial infection of the tissue under the skin that surrounds muscles, nerves, fat and blood vessels of the perineum, were reported by users of the drug. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News The post FDA warns of flesh-eating genital infection linked ...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Serious Genital Infection With SGLT2 Inhibitors FDA Warns of Serious Genital Infection With SGLT2 Inhibitors
The agency has received reports of 12 cases of necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum in patients taking sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, including five women.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

A High Blood Pressure Medication Is Being Recalled After a Potentially ‘Life-Threatening’ Labeling Mistake
A potentially “life-threatening” labeling mix-up spurred a nationwide recall of a high blood pressure medication, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Accord Healthcare is voluntarily recalling a single lot of 12.5-milligram hydrochlorothiazide tablets, after a pharmacy reported finding a 100-count bottle that actually contained spironolactone tablets, according to the FDA. The rest of the lot (PW05264) has been recalled due to the “potential mix-up of labeling,” but Accord says the remainder of its drugs are unaffected. Both hydrochlorothiazide and spironolactone can be used to treat ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Recalls Source Type: news

Can a New Radiopharmaceutical Company Unlock the Power of PET?
Since its invention and development in the 1970s, positron emission tomography (PET) has made an undeniable impact on cancer, neurology, and cardiology diagnosis. But the full potential of PET has been limited, primarily by cost and because the imaging technique relies on the use of radioactive isotopes to visualize physiological processes of the body and these isotopes tend to have short half-lives. Now, a new company based in Pasadena, CA, is trying to unlock the full power of PET with its radiolabeling platform that launched today. Fuzionaire Dx's technology is based on a breakthrough...
Source: MDDI - August 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Pentothal (Thiopental Sodium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 28, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Heartbreakers at Chain Restaurants
McDonald ’ s is far from the worst offender. The Cheesecake Factory ’ s Breakfast Burrito has more than a day ’ s worth of calories, two days ’ worth of sodium and more than three of saturated fat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Restaurants Fast Food Industry Calories Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

In absence of heart disease, sodium may not be so bad
(Reuters Health) - Moderate consumption of sodium may not affect the risk for cardiovascular problems in people without heart disease, a 21-country study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What ’s Included in the EPA’s New Asbestos Use Rule?
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with a proposed rule critics fear will expand the commercial use of asbestos — a toxic mineral known to cause mesothelioma and other diseases. The EPA received nearly 6,000 comments about its significant new use rule (SNUR) as of Aug. 10, the last day for public commenting. In June, the agency proposed SNUR under the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It would allow companies to manufacture, import and process more than a dozen asbestos-containing products no longer in use as long as the EPA approves them first. The EPA’s summa...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 24, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Sodium Intake, BP Linked in Communities With Highest Intake
THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 -- Mean systolic blood pressure is increased with increasing sodium intake only in communities in the highest tertile of sodium intake, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in The Lancet. Andrew Mente, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is Guacamole Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Guacamole has a solid reputation as a crowdpleaser, for sports fans and health nuts alike. Even the Aztecs indulged in ahuaca-mulli, or avocado sauce. But is guacamole good for you? Here’s what the experts say. What’s in guacamole? Guacamole’s main ingredient is avocado, a creamy green fruit full of heart-healthy, easy-to-digest monounsaturated fats. It’s typically mixed with salt and lime juice. Some recipes also call for onion, cilantro, tomato, garlic and spices like cayenne pepper or cumin. “It’s easy to spice up your guacamole by adding in jalapeños, chili peppers and hot sau...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Why Lannett's stock opened down 55 percent
Lannett Co. Inc. ’s stock opened down 55 percent, at $5.95 a share, Monday after the Northeast Philadelphia generic pharmaceutical maker announced a key distribution agreement was not being renewed. The distribution agreement with Jerome Stevens Pharmaceuticals (JSP), which will expire March 23, 2019, covers thre e JSP products: butalbital, aspirin, caffeine with codeine phosphate capsules; digoxin tablets; and levothyroxine sodium tablets. Tim Crew, Lannett’s CEO said the Steinlauf family, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Healthy diet linked to healthy cellular aging in women
(University of Michigan) Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium and processed meats could help promote healthy cellular aging in women, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CV Events Increase Only With High Levels of Sodium Intake: PURE CV Events Increase Only With High Levels of Sodium Intake: PURE
Reducing sodium intake is seen as protective against CV events, but an international study suggests events increase only in communities with very high sodium consumption of 5 g daily or more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Is Oatmeal Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Oatmeal is a near-universally beloved breakfast. While it has historically been enjoyed across Europe, Russia and the U.S., oatmeal is rapidly gaining popularity in developing countries because of its affordability and its perceived health properties. But is oatmeal really good for you? To answer that question, it’s first important to differentiate among all the different types of oatmeal. There’s steel-cut and rolled, quick-cooking and instant. But all of these terms refer to different methods of preparing hulled oats for cooking. “You can’t eat an unprocessed oat straight from the field,” sa...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news