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Combined Adequate Vitamin K and D Could Improve Knee OA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Post-hoc analysis of trial data suggests benefit (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - October 27, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Zoo cure heals humans
One of the highlights of my trip to Tanzania in 2012 was visiting the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area. They have the largest lions on the planet. I got very close as part of my invitation by the director of park services. Along with elephants, lions, gazelles and zebras, I got to see wildebeest, the almost-extinct black rhino and giraffes. I was lucky enough to photograph this giraffe on my trip to Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. I am always awed when I see these magnificent creatures in their native environment. They thrive the same way they did thousands of years ago. But when these animals are tak...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Vitamin K essential to a healthy heart; deficiency found to contribute to unhealthy enlargement in adolescents
(Natural News) Eating more foods rich in vitamin K makes the heart healthier, according to a recent study reported by Science Daily. Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) studied 766 healthy teenagers aged 14 to 18. They asked the subjects to wear activity monitors for seven days and to self-document... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin K in kale and broccoli keeps hearts healthy
Researchers from Augusta University found vitamin K maintains the size of the heart's left ventricle, which is the largest of the organ's four chambers and is responsible for pumping out oxygen-rich blood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Leafy greens may contribute to a healthy heart
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers examine the link between vitamin K and the structure and good functioning of the heart in teenagers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Too Little Vitamin K Could Harm Young Hearts
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Bypassing leafy green veggies could take a toll on teens'heart health, new research suggests. Teens who ate the least vitamin K-rich foods -- such as spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- had triple the risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Non-Vitamin-K Oral Anticoagulants Linked to Major Bleeds via Drug Interactions (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Non-vitamin-K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are associated with major bleeding episodes caused by drug-drug interactions, a Taiwanese study finds. The authors note … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scientists have found another reason for children to eat their green leafy vegetables
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A study of 766 otherwise healthy adolescents showed that those who consumed the least vitamin K1-- found in spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- were at 3.3 times greater risk for an unhealthy enlargement of the major pumping chamber of their heart, according to the study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is the predominant form of vitamin K in the U.S. diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CYP2C9 Variants Linked to Clinical Events in VTE
Risk of any clinical event, death, non - major bleeding up for seniors treated with vitamin K antagonists (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Reversal Strategies for Non-vitamin K Antagonist OACs Reversal Strategies for Non-vitamin K Antagonist OACs
What are the current best options for the reversal of the effects of NOACs due to an emergency situation?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Stroke warning: Taking THIS vitamin could put you at risk of a blood clot
STROKES can occur when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood through a blood vessel. Those at risk are usually prescribed anticoagulants - however taking vitamin K can interfere with how well they work. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer ’s Xarelto in Combination with Single Antiplatelet Therapy Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Treatment of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation requiring oral Anticoagulation and undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Stent Placement (for specialized target groups only)
Positive CHMP Opinion is based on data from the Phase IIIb PIONEER AF-PCI study, which demonstrated significantly reduced rates of clinically significant bleeding with Xarelto compared with VKA in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) who require oral anticoagulation and are also receiving antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent placement (1) / PIONEER AF-PCI is the first and currently only randomised clinical trial of a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) in this patient population / Final decision of European Commission expected by the end of this year (...
Source: Bayer Company News - July 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anticoagulants for Pregnant Women With Mechanical Heart Valves Anticoagulants for Pregnant Women With Mechanical Heart Valves
While vitamin-K antagonists are usually used to treat patients with mechanical heart valves, they are teratogenic. Can they be used safely in pregnancy, and are there better alternatives?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

NOAC Dosing in Patients With AF and Renal Dysfunction NOAC Dosing in Patients With AF and Renal Dysfunction
How should dosing of the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants be adjusted in AF patients with impaired renal function?Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dairy products a good dietary source of some types of vitamin K
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) A new study finds that US dairy products are a significant source of the MK form of vitamin K and indicates that MK forms of the nutrient are more present in commonly-consumed foods than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Benefit From Non –Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants
After a review of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of the connections between atrial fibrillation (AF) and type 2 diabetes, a team of researchers led by Anna Plitt, MD, of Mount Sinai Hospital, has concluded that many high-risk patients with both conditions may benefit from treatment with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jason Harris Source Type: news

Study appears first in the nation to examine the impact of vitamin K supplements on the cardiovascul
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Researchers want to know whether a vitamin K supplement is an effective, inexpensive way to help reduce the cardiovascular risk of obese children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 31, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Treatment Alternatives To Bisphosphonates
Big Pharma employs a lot of very serious spin-doctors. I’ll give you a good example. Bisphosphonates For Osteoporosis? A new study just came out on bisphosphonate drugs. These are the most commonly prescribed drugs for osteoporosis. They’re worth about $8.5 billion per year to the drug companies. But this new study says that one-third of the women taking these drugs are still at high risk for fractures.  Now here’s what you have to understand. The study was done by a subsidiary of Merck & Co. They make Fosamax, one of the biggest bone drugs. So instead of saying the drugs don’t work ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Here's The Truth About Vitamin K For Newborns
Vitamin K is vital for newborns to receive at birth. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

5 healing vitamins and minerals post hysterectomy
The post 5 healing vitamins and minerals post hysterectomy appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. We all know that diet and nutrition play an important role in our ongoing health and well-being; after all we’ve seen the reports about salt, fat, sugar and all the other nasties over the year’s.  What’s worrying though is when what we thought was bad turns out to be good (in moderation) and vice versa. Those foods we’ve been avoiding all these years, because they were the worst thing we could eat, are in fact an essential part of a health diet. So, this post is designed to help you under...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Hysterectomy Recovery healthy diet vitamin a vitamin c vitamin d vitamin K vitamins and minerals zinc Source Type: news

Better Than Tylenol To Ease Arthritis Pain
No dose of Tylenol is going to ease your arthritis pain — no matter what your doctor tells you. It’s important to know the benefits and risks associated with each medication to determine which ones are right for you. And a team of researchers from the University of Bern, in Switzerland, has just proved it. The researchers gathered data from 74 randomized trials involving 58,500 patients. And what they discovered was that acetaminophen — marketed as Tylenol in America and Paracetamol in Europe, Australia and elsewhere — has no impact at all on osteoarthritis pain, no matter what the dosage. Arthritis...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why Is It Called Christmas Disease?
Discussion Too much or too little causes the important homeostatic balance of life to be upset. This is true of the interactions between the circulatory and hematology systems of the body and their important function in ensuring that the circulatory system plumbing is not leaking (i.e. bleeding) and also not getting plugged up (i.e. thrombosis). A healthy system has adequate numbers of functional platelets, and protein synthesis of the factors needed for a balanced hemostasis system. An adequate amount of Vitamin K is needed for some factors activity. Additionally the absence of any drugs that interfere with platelets or t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 14, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Antibiotic use and decrease in INR levels among patients taking vitamin K antagonists
Researchers have found an association between treatment with the antibiotic dicloxacillin and a decrease in international normalized ratio (INR; a measure of blood coagulation) levels among patients taking the vitamin K antagonists warfarin or phenprocoumon, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hidden Healing Power In Your Blood
You have a powerful “healing factor” flowing through your blood right now. It’s virtually unknown to mainstream medicine, and it’s never been offered to you by any doctor. I visited Dr. Purita’s clinic at the Stem Cell Centers of America. Yet this natural substance is so potent, it has the potential to rebuild aching joints, repair diseased organs, and make your face and skin look 15 years younger. It’s a technology that harvests “growth factors” from the platelets in your blood, as well as newly discovered stem cells that up until now were completely unknown. And I found one...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists recommended during ablation, device implantation
Experts have recommended uninterrupted anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation. Dramatic changes in the field during the last five years demanded a revision, they say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

ESC recommends uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation
(European Society of Cardiology) The European Society of Cardiology has recommended uninterrupted anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation in a position paper presented today at EHRA EUROPACE -- CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in EP Europace. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What All Healthy People Have In Common
Each year, I travel more than 20,000 miles to study what makes people healthy. But most other doctors don’t get my research methods. Mainstream doctors only treat – and most researchers only study – sickness. They don’t consider health. They look at a disease and then try to find a pill. I’m different because I focus on what healthy people have in common. I ask what protects them from disease. Western medicine has come to see people’s ailments like little packages of symptoms to be drugged or cut out. It has lost sight of the whole person behind the rash or the tumor, and the emotional a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 26, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging brain Cancer vitamins Source Type: news

FASEB Science Research Conference: Molecular, Structural & Clinical Aspects of Vitamin K and Vitamin K-Dependent Proteins
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) This FASEB Science Research Conference will provide a forum for the exchange of new knowledge about Vitamin K that spans from basic research to a wide variety of clinical applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Find out why a vitamin K deficiency threatens bone and heart health
(NaturalNews) Globally speaking, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually - affecting about 200 million women with an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds! Yet, most women are never told that a vitamin K deficiency can cause weakening of the bones, chronic inflammation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clotting Factors Similar in Reversing Vitamin K AntagonistClotting Factors Similar in Reversing Vitamin K Antagonist
Fresh frozen plasma and prothrombin complex concentrate have similar 30-day survival outcomes when used to reverse vitamin K antagonism in intracerebral hemorrhage, a large retrospective study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 6, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Once-Daily Xarelto® from Bayer Effective and Well-Tolerated Alternative to Vitamin K Antagonists in Protecting Patients with Atrial Fibrillation who Undergo Cardioversion (for specialized target groups only)
X-VeRT is the first prospective study of a novel oral anticoagulant in patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo cardioversion / X-VeRT provides important information on the utility and practical advantages of Xarelto in early and delayed cardioversion over the use of vitamin K antagonists / X-VeRT is part of the extensive ongoing evaluation of rivaroxaban that will include more than 275,000 patients in both clinical trials and real world settings (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - September 2, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anti-Vax Parents Refusing Vitamin K, Too (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Parents are refusing vitamin K injections for newborns at roughly the same rate as they have been rejecting vaccine recommendations, and the results have been similarly troubling, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 19, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Neonatal Vitamin K Refusal Linked to Immunization Refusal ‏Neonatal Vitamin K Refusal Linked to Immunization Refusal ‏
Refusal of neonatal vitamin K is uncommon and is linked to midwife delivery at home or in a birth center and refusal of immunization, according to a retrospective, population-based cohort study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Parents, leave the multivitamins in the bottle
By Carolyn Sax, MD, a primary care physician with the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Boston Children’s and practices at Hyde Park Pediatrics in Hyde Park and Milton, Mass. Parents often ask me whether I recommend multivitamins for their children, and in most situations I say no. This takes a lot of people by surprise. Vitamins sound like such a good thing, right? The answer is actually somewhat complicated.  Foods that are naturally rich in vitamins are definitely a good thing, and many scientific studies have shown the benefits of eating a diet rich in nutritious foods like fruits, v...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 20, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Carolyn Sax healthy eating healthy eating for kids healthy eating for the whole family vitamins Source Type: news

Pediatricians call for a Vitamin K tracking system for babies not getting shots
Doctors have seen a rise in late-onset vitamin K deficiency bleeding in young infants due to parents declining the shot at birth, and are calling for a tracking system of these children. Over eight months, these physicians saw and diagnosed seven infants, ages 7 weeks to 20 weeks, with vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB), formerly known as hemorrhagic disease of the newborn. Four of the infants had intracranial hemorrhaging, with two requiring urgent neurosurgical intervention, and another with bleeding from the intestines. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Prenylquinone Profiling in Whole Leaves and Chloroplast Subfractions
Prenylquinones are indispensable molecules in plants and animals. In plants, phylloquinone (vitamin K) and plastoquinone are electron carriers during photosynthesis in chloroplasts, whereas tocopherol (vitamin E) functions as a lipid antioxidant. The biosynthetic pathways of the prenylquinones have been largely characterized but the mechanisms regulating their production and distribution in various subcompartments of the chloroplast are only starting to emerge. Research on chloroplast lipid droplets (plastoglobules) has unraveled a complex network of intersecting prenylquinone metabolic pathways that are providing unpreced...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Plant Sciences - May 1, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

This Day in Science History - February 21 - Carl Dam and Vitamin K
February 21st is Carl Henrik Dam's birthday. Dam was a Danish biochemist who discovered vitamin K. He was feeding chickens a cholesterol-free diet to find out if they needed cholesterol ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Chemistry)
Source: About.com Chemistry - February 20, 2014 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news

Late Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in InfantsLate Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Infants
Many parents, and even clinicians, might not realize that the effects of not receiving vitamin K at birth can result in intracranial hemorrhages up to 6 months later. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 27, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Late Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in InfantsLate Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Infants
What type of problems can develop in infants when they're not given vitamin K prophylaxis? This new report explains. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Nutrition 101: Vitamin K
(HealthCastle.com) Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that your body stores it in fat tissue and the liver. It is best known for its role in helping blood clot, or coagulate, properly. In fact, the letter "K" in the name of this vitamin originally came from the German word koagulation. Recomme​nded ​Intakes The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for Vitamin K are shown below: read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - December 18, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Doctors troubled by parents declining vitamin K shot
Report says that more parents are skipping vitamin K shots for their newborns due to unfounded fears, putting babies at risk for spontaneous bleeding (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Refusing vitamin K at birth can be fatal in newborns
ATLANTA, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Federal officials identified a cluster of newborns in Tennessee with late vitamin K deficiency bleeding, a serious but preventable bleeding disorder. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Tennessee Newborn ClusterVitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Tennessee Newborn Cluster
The CDC has found a cluster of newborns with late vitamin K deficiency bleeding, a preventable disease that can cause brain hemorrhage, showing the importance of vitamin K injection at birth. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

On This Day in Science History - November 13 - Vitamin K
November 13th is Edward Doisy's birthday. Doisy was an American biochemist who shared the 1943 Nobel Prize in Medicine with Henrik Dam for their work concerning vitamin K. Dam discovered ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Chemistry)
Source: About.com Chemistry - November 12, 2013 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news

Why are people buying Vitamin K supplements?
Why are people suddenly buying Vitamin K supplements? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retrospective study of twenty-four patients with prolonged coagulopathy due to long-acting anti-vitamin K rodenticide poisoning - Xiang L, Min Z, Alan Z, Yaohui W.
Second generation anticoagulant rodenticides are now the most common rat killers used in China; however, poisoning incidents are frequently reported. The authors retrospectively reviewed 24 patients with vitamin K-dependent coagulation factor deficiency ca... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Vitamin K Deficiency BleedingVitamin K Deficiency Bleeding
This case study follows a 4-week old infant with vitamin K deficiency bleeding. Diagnosis, management and prophylaxis recommendations are discussed. Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Kcentra approved for the urgent reversal of vitamin K
WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Kcentra for the urgent reversal of vitamin K antagonist anti-coagulation in adults with acute major bleeding. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Day in Science History - February 21 - Carl Dam and Vitamin K
February 21st is Carl Henrik Dam's birthday. Dam was a Danish biochemist who discovered vitamin K. He was feeding chickens a cholesterol-free diet to find out if they needed cholesterol ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Chemistry)
Source: About.com Chemistry - February 20, 2013 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news