Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia? Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia?
Individuals with alcohol use disorder have higher rates of dementia, and new research suggests that thiamine deficiency might play a role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Dementia
Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin C and thiamine are associated with lower mortality in sepsis
BACKGROUND The efficacy of vitamin C (VitC) and thiamine (THMN) in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with sepsis is unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of VitC and THMN on mortality and lactate clearance in ICU patients. We hypothesized that survival and lactate clearance would be improved when treated with thiamine and/or VitC. METHODS The Philips eICU database version 2.0 was queried for patients admitted to the ICU in 2014 to 2015 for 48 hours or longer and patients with sepsis and an elevated lactate of 2.0 mmol/L or greater. Subjects were categorized according to the receipt ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Body ’s First Responders
B vitamins aren’t glamourous… With the exception of vitamin B12, you may not be familiar with what the other B vitamins do. That can be a problem. B vitamins are critical nutrients for your immune system. And you may think you’re getting enough when you’re not. If you read ingredient labels, you often see B vitamins listed. The packaging may even say, “fortified with B vitamins.” But these are not really vitamins at all. They are “chemical copies” that have no real nutritional value. Today, I’ll show you how B vitamins help you beat infections and how to get the b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Treating sepsis with vitamin C, thiamine, and hydrocortisone: Exploring the quest for the magic elixir
The administration of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) alone or in combination with thiamine (vitamin B1) and corticosteroids (VCTS) has recently been hypothesized to improve hemodynamics, end-organ function, and may even increase survival in critically ill patients. This review aims to explore the current evidence and potential benefits and adverse effects of the VCTS regimen for the treatment of sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid Coronavirus outbreak, India mulls export ban on 12 essential drugs
An eight-member expert committee constituted by the government to assess availability of medicines in the country has suggested imposing export restrictions on 12 drugs including antibiotics like chloramphenicol, neomycin, metronidazole, azythromicin, clindamycin; vitamin B1, B2 and B6; as well as hormones like progesterone used during pregnancy and in menstrual related problems. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pulses for a Sustainable Future
By Zoltán KálmánROME, Feb 10 2020 (IPS) Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health. This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of bio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Effect of Vitamin C, Hydrocortisone, and Thiamine vs Hydrocortisone Alone on Time Alive and Free of Vasopressor Support Among Patients With Septic Shock: The VITAMINS Randomized Clinical Trial
RCT (n=216) found that treatment with intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine, compared with intravenous hydrocortisone alone, did not significantly improve the duration of time alive and free of vasopressor administration over 7 days. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Dose IV Vitamin C Does Not Speed Resolution of Septic Shock
FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 -- Treatment with intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine does not improve the duration of time alive and vasopressor administration-free compared with intravenous hydrocortisone alone among patients with septic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin Cocktail for Sepsis Fails; PPI for Stress Ulcer Prevention May Be Risky: ICU Studies Vitamin Cocktail for Sepsis Fails; PPI for Stress Ulcer Prevention May Be Risky: ICU Studies
A major new study of intensive care unit (ICU) patients with septic shock failed to find a benefit of giving an intravenous cocktail of vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine, relative to hydrocortisone alone.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Vitamin C-B1-steroid combo linked to lower septic shock mortality in kids
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Treating septic shock in children with a combination of intravenous vitamin C, vitamin B1 and hydrocortisone (a commonly used steroid) is associated with lower mortality, according to a study from Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

VITAMINS trial report on vitamin C, hydrocortisone, thiamine for septic shock
(JAMA Network) In this   randomized clinical trial of about 200 patients with septic shock, combination treatment with intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine compared with intravenous hydrocortisone alone didn't significantly improve the amount of time patients were alive and free of medicines that raise blood pressure (vasopressors) over seven days. The study findings are being released to coincide with presentation at the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2020 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aging with alcohol-related brain damage: critical brain circuits associated with cognitive dysfunction - Nunes PT, Kipp BT, Reitz NL, Savage LM.
Alcoholism is associated with brain damage and impaired cognitive functioning. The relative contributions of different etiological factors, such as alcohol, thiamine deficiency and age vulnerability, to the development of alcohol-related neuropathology and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Vitamin C and Thiamine for Sepsis and Septic Shock
Sepsis and septic shock are medical emergencies resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Intravenous (IV) vitamin C, thiamine, and hydrocortisone have shown promise in reducing hospital mortality. The Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) similarly implemented this regimen, called the vitamin C protocol, for patients presenting in sepsis or septic shock in the intensive care unit (ICU). Although no significant mortality benefit was observed, the vitamin C protocol was not associated with patient harm. In this Veteran population, there was reduced ICU length of stay, suggesting possible benefit. Though fur...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Usability of intravenous thiamine injection test compared with odor stick identification test for Japanese patients with severe traumatic brain injury - Yamaki T, Oka N, Odaki M, Kobayashi S.
OBJECTIVE: Olfactory dysfunction is often observed after severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI). Its diagnosis is difficult because patients with sTBI have a communication disability following impaired consciousness and communication disorder. The intravenou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Vitamin C, Hydrocortisone, and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Retrospective Analysis of Real-World Application
A recent study suggested mortality benefits using vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine combination therapy (triple therapy) in addition to standard care in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. In order to further evaluate the effects of triple therapy in real-world clinical practice, we conducted a retrospective observational cohort study at an academic tertiary care hospital. When compared to standard care, triple therapy did not improve hospital or ICU mortality in patients with septic shock. A randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of triple therapy is necessary prior to implementing vitamin C, h...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about beriberi
Beriberi is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a person has a severe thiamine deficiency. Learn more about the risk factors and symptoms here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Which supplements can help diabetics manage their blood sugar levels?
(Natural News) People with diabetes have a higher risk of complications, including cardiovascular disease. In a new study, researchers from Greece found that daily supplementation with alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), carnosine, and thiamine not only lowers blood sugar levels but also fights oxidative stress and inhibit platelet aggregation to provide better cardiovascular protection. Published in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A short introduction to vitamin K deficiency
(Natural News) A person needs vitamins, so his or her body can grow healthy and strong. For the most part, many people strive to include vitamin-rich foods in their diet: A healthy meal usually has all the vitamins that your body needs in a day, which include: Vitamin A B-vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pineapples offer you enormous health benefits and can even help the body fight off chronic disease
(Natural News) On hot summer days, a lot of people look forward to eating sweet and juicy pineapples. However, even if it’s not yet summer, there are still plenty of reasons why you should enjoy this tropical fruit. Pineapples are packed with vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B6, copper, thiamine, folate, potassium, and magnesium. Aside... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduce symptoms of Parkinson's with thiamine
(Natural News) A study from the University Studies Abroad Consortium in Italy found that thiamine, a B-vitamin found in beans and whole grains, can alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In the paper, which appeared in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the authors looked at the effects of long-term thiamine treatment in patients with the debilitating disorder.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency care physician says vitamin C can cure patients from sepsis
Dr Paul Marik, a critical-care physician based in Virginia, says he believes he may have found a cure for the life-threatening infection sepsis: an IV of vitamin C, steroids and thiamine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydrocortisone, Ascorbic Acid and Thiamine (HAT Therapy) for the Treatment of Sepsis. Focus on Ascorbic Acid
The authors of this journal article state that sepsis is a devastating disease that carries an enormous toll in terms of human suffering and lives lost. They say that over 100 novel pharmacologic agents that targeted specific molecules or pathways have failed to improve the outcome of sepsis. Preliminary data suggests that the combination of Hydrocortisone, Ascorbic Acid and Thiamine (HAT therapy) may reduce organ failure and mortality in patients with sepsis and septic shock. HAT therapy is based on the concept that a combination of readily available, safe and cheap agents, which target multiple components of the host's r...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emerging Adjunctive Approach for the Treatment of Sepsis: Vitamin C and Thiamine.
The authors of this journal article say that evidence is emerging that parenteral administration of high-dose vitamin C and thiamine may be a beneficial adjuvant therapy of severe sepsis and septic shock. Despite modern practices in critical care medicine, sepsis and severe sepsis remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the critical care unit. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The J.M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of 9Lives ® Protein Plus ® Wet, Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives ® Protein Plus ® wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The J.M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of 9Lives ® Protein Plus® Wet, Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives ® Protein Plus® wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Ascorbic acid, corticosteroids, and thiamine in sepsis: a review of the biologic rationale and the present state of clinical evaluation
This review states that the combination of thiamine, ascorbic acid, and hydrocortisone has recently emerged as a potential adjunctive therapy to antibiotics, infectious source control, and supportive care for patients with sepsis and septic shock. In the present manuscript, the authors provide a comprehensive review of the pathophysiologic basis and supporting research for each element of the thiamine, ascorbic acid, and hydrocortisone drug combination in sepsis. In addition, they describe potential areas of synergy between these therapies and discuss the strengths/weaknesses of the two studies to date which have evaluated...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Gluten-free bread lacks key vitamins
Only five per cent of the gluten-free breads on supermarket shelves are fortified with calcium, iron and thiamine – crucial for bone and brain health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking their vitamins
(North Carolina State University) New research finds that more bacterioplankton utilize vitamin B1 or B1 precursors from their environment than synthesize their own. The researchers also found that B1 availability can directly limit bacterioplankton growth, which could have larger impacts on aquatic microbial food webs, as well as energy and nutrient exchange. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Pistachios Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
You can find the shelled green nuts everywhere, from airport kiosks to health food stores. But are pistachios as healthy as they’re cracked up to be? Here’s what the experts say. What are the nutrition facts of pistachios? Pistachios are packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients, including beta carotene, phosphorus, vitamin B6, thiamine, potassium, magnesium and fiber. Compared to other nuts, they are also high in carotenoids, a type of antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of chronic disease and improves heart health, says registered dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick. You can also eat a lot of them in just one...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Painful periods? Taking vitamin B1 daily can help
(Natural News) There have been many claims of effective nutritional treatments for pain caused by dysmenorrhea, but few have actual studies to back them up. A randomized double-blinded trial conducted in India found that thiamine or vitamin B1 could provide some much-needed comfort from menstrual cramps. The study involved over 550 women, 277 of whom... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video footage shows how vitamin B1 cured the tremors of two patients
Italian researchers, who tested the high doses of thiamine, believe it could offer hope of a new way of combating essential tremor, a disorder that strikes up to 10 per cent of the population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stunning video footage shows how vitamin B1 cured the tremors of two patients
Italian researchers, who tested the high doses of thiamine, believe it could offer hope of a new way of combating essential tremor, a disorder that strikes up to 10 per cent of the population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An investigation on a family tetramine poisoning accident - Wang WJ, Jian XD, Wu YZ, Wang K, Jia JE, Zhang ZC.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and analyze the clinical data of tetramine poisoning in a family and prevent similar incidents from happening again. METHODS: The study was conducted in July 2016 in a fami-ly with thiamine poisoning in shandong province, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Be sure to get your B vitamins: Essential to optimal health, they make your diet delicious as well
(Natural News) B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they cannot be stored in the body. These vitamins must be taken daily. Listed below are the eight B vitamins with their uses and dietary sources. (Related: B Vitamins : Energy, Heart Health, Strong Hair and So Much More.) Vitamin B1 – Vitamin B1, also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If you have cracked lips and brittle nails, you may be severely deficient in this almost miraculous vitamin
(Natural News) There is another supervitamin that slips by even the most health-conscious of people, vitamin B complex. According to Rob Hobson, registered nutritionist and head of nutrition at Britain-based health supplement supplier Healthspan, they comprise of the following: thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6),... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Salt-and-Pepper Skin Changes / Vitamin C, Thiamine, & Hydrocortisone for Sepsis / Ohio IM Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Have a look at some of the latest clinical content from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Images in clinical medicine: A … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study finds infant vitamin B1 deficiency leads to poor motor function
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have found that infantile vitamin B1 deficiency severely affected motor function in preschoolers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infant vitamin B1 deficiency leads to poor motor function and balance
A new study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. The conclusions were based on a retrospective study of children who received Remedia, an Israeli formula brand completely lacking in vitamin B1, in 2004. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Infant vitamin B1 deficiency leads to poor motor function and balance
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. The conclusions were based on a retrospective study of children who received Remedia, an Israeli formula brand completely lacking in vitamin B1, in 2004. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The J.M. Smucker Company Expands Limited Voluntary Recall on Certain Lots of Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
Orrville, OH - The J.M. Smucker Company is expanding the limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 11, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The J.M. Smucker Company Announces a Limited Voluntary Recall on Certain Lots of Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
Orrville, OH - The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 4, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Salmon, blue mussel, eider, and eel die from the same vitamin deficiency
Deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine) in wildlife is previously known as a problem among certain species within relatively limited geographical areas. Now, researchers show that the thiamine deficiency is far more widespread than previously realized. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Salmon, blue mussel, eider, and eel die from the same vitamin deficiency
(Stockholm University) Deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine) in wildlife is previously known as a problem among certain species within relatively limited geographical areas. Now, researchers at Stockholm University, together with several other research institutions in Europe and North America, show that the thiamine deficiency is far more widespread than previously realized. The results are published today in the highly ranked journal Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Alcoholic ketoacidosis: case report and review
3.5 out of 5 stars A Patient with Alcoholic Ketoacidosis and Profound Lactemia. Gerrity RS et al. J Emerg Med 2016 Oct;51:447-449. Abstract This is a very good short case-based review of alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA), and well-worth the 5 – 10 minutes reading time. Some key points: Development of AKA requires increased (binge) alcohol intake along with starvation (decreased food and water intake.) The characteristic high anion gap metabolic acidosis with elevated lactate and β-hydroxybutyrate levels are the result of dehydration, decreased glycogen stores, increased reducing potential (increased NADH) ...
Source: The Poison Review - October 12, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical alcoholic ketoacidosis fluid repletion Review thiamine TUSH ultrasound Source Type: news

Thiamine as a Metabolic Resuscitator in Septic ShockThiamine as a Metabolic Resuscitator in Septic Shock
A new study looks at the potential therapeutic role of IV thiamine administration in septic shock patients with elevated lactate levels. Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 4, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Got PMS? You Might Have High Blood Pressure In The Future, Says Study
By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 11/25/2015 10:14 AM EST on LiveScience The headaches, fatigue and other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome may be more than just a monthly aggravation — they may also signal greater future health problems for those women suffering from the syndrome: Women who have PMS may have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure in the future, according to a new study. Researchers found that the women who had PMS at the beginning of the study were 40 percent more likely to develop high blood pressure over the next 20 years, compared to women who experienced few menstrual symptom...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

6 Human Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat
His tiny whiskers and swishy tail are so sweet it can be hard to resist giving him whatever he wants, but there are certain foods you should never feed your cat. Many human foods can put your little guy at risk for gastrointestinal problems, restlessness and worse. As the devoted pet owner that you are, the safest bet is to teach your cat that the food on the dinner table is for people only, and the food in his bowl can be enjoyed to the fullest. There are certain human treats you and your cat can share -- really small servings of cooked vegetables and fish are OK for kitties, for example. But when in doubt, it's best to s...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

ACEP Toxicology Section Antidote App (free)
This simple but very useful app, from the Toxicology Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians, provides basic information about uses and dosing of basic antidotes used in toxicology. Version 1.1 covers approximately 50 different antidotes from A (acetylcysteine) to T (thiamine). Of course, clinical judgment is still required when considering these treatments, and most situations requiring use of the antidotes listed would justify consultation with a poison center. For example, one of the potential indications listed for hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is myocardial ischemia....
Source: The Poison Review - March 27, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical ACEP american college of emergency physicians android antidotes app iOS Source Type: news

Surely the NEJM could do a better review of delirium tremens
2.5 out of 5 stars Recognition and Management of Withdrawal Delirium (Delirium Tremens). Schuckit MA. N Engl J Med 2014 Nov 27;371:2109-2113. No abstract available This is an amazingly inept paper, even by the traditionally low standards of the New England Journal‘s  “Review Article” section. It was written by a psychiatrist who — on the basis of this piece — seems not to deal with severe alcohol withdrawal or delirium tremens at all. At times, the author does not appear to appreciate the serious nature of DTs and the difficulty of treating the condition adequately. For instance...
Source: The Poison Review - December 18, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical alcohol withdrawal delirium tremens DTs review article Source Type: news