Is Seaweed Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Seaweed is a staple in many Asian cuisines, but many Americans still only encounter it when they go out for sushi. As a result, many diners don’t know what to make of it: Is seaweed healthy? Does it count as a vegetable? Are all kinds nutritionally the same? Miho Hatanaka, a Japanese-born registered dietitian who is based in Oregon, says the sea vegetable is worth getting to know. In the Japanese tradition, “people really attribute their health and longevity to seaweed, and even healthier skin and hair,” she says. Here’s what you need to know about eating seaweed. There are many types of edible sea...
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about vitamin K-2
Vitamin K has two main forms, K-1 and K-2. Vitamin K-2 is naturally present in fatty meats, dairy products, and fermented foods. Both forms of vitamin K are essential for blood clotting and bone health. However, vitamin K-2 may also protect against certain forms of cancer and heart disease. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

29.04.19: Not intended for U.S. and UK Media
Study reaffirms safety and efficacy profile of Xarelto™ for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillationFirst results from RELOADED, an observational study in the EU, indicate that non-vitamin-K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) like Xarelto provide a benefit in renal preservation over time when compared to the vitamin-K antagonist (VKA) phenprocoumon / The data from the comparative effectiveness study in Germany confirm an improved safety outcome and comparable effectiveness for Xarelto compared with phenprocoumon in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), including those with renal insuffi...
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - April 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Polypharmacy and Outcome in Patients on Vitamin K Antagonists Polypharmacy and Outcome in Patients on Vitamin K Antagonists
What impact does polypharmacy have on the quality and outcome of anticoagulation therapy with Vitamin K antagonists?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamins and Supplements Can ’t Replace a Balanced Diet, Study Says
Roughly 90% of American adults do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, but many are trying to make up for it by popping pills. According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, 75% of U.S. adults take a dietary supplement of some kind. Multivitamins, many people believe, are a one-step way to get the nutrients they need. But new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that vitamins and supplements may not be enough to keep you healthy. Nutrients consumed via supplements do not improve health and longevity as effectively as those consumed through foods, according to the study. While getting the rig...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition 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

XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Significantly Reduced Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation in Large, Real-World Meta-Analysis of Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs)
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about the warfarin diet
Warfarin is a blood thinner that can be more effective when restricting foods that are vitamin K-rich. Examples of these include broccoli and asparagus. Learn more about foods to avoid on the warfarin diet here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

What are the best food sources of vitamin K?
(Natural News) Following a healthy diet offers many benefits, such as improved overall physical and mental well-being. But did you know that eating foods rich in vitamin K can also boost your bone and heart health? Why is vitamin K important? The body needs vitamin K because it helps build and maintain healthy bones. This... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AF Guideline Update Prefers NOACs to Warfarin in Most Cases AF Guideline Update Prefers NOACs to Warfarin in Most Cases
More nuanced use of stroke-risk scores, percutaneous LAA occlusion, insights into AF complicating ACS, and ascendant non-vitamin-K oral anticoagulants top an AHA/ACC/HRS update to 2014 AF guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Doctors: Newer Blood Thinners Best Against A-Fib
The newer drugs are called non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Examples include dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and apixaban (Eliquis). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prothrombin Complex Concentrates for Anticoagulant Reversal Prothrombin Complex Concentrates for Anticoagulant Reversal
This paper reviews the current evidence on prothrombin complex concentrate treatment for vitamin K antagonist reversal in the perioperative setting.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Brussels sprouts could cut your risk of cancer  
An average 80g serving (roughly five sprouts) provides more vitamin C than an orange, all your vitamin K needs (good for wound healing), and more fibre than a slice of brown bread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop throwing away one of the best parts of your Kale
(Natural News) Many health experts consider kale, a dark leafy green vegetable in the cabbage family, as a superfood, given its impressive vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant profile. As a natural source of potassium, it helps fight heart disease. With its iron properties, it assists with healthy muscle function and the transfer of oxygen between cells. Its Vitamin K... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuroene Therapeutics awarded $1.5 million to develop anti-seizure compound for epilepsy
(Medical University of South Carolina) Neuroene Therapeutics LLC, a start-up company founded by Medical University of South Carolina researchers, will optimize vitamin K analogues that have shown promise for improving seizure control in preclinical models of drug-resistant epilepsy with funding from a $1.5 million NIH Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant. The vitamin K analogues improve seizure control by supporting mitochondrial health in brain cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

12.10.18: Not intended for U.S. and UK Media
U.S. FDA approves Bayer's Xarelto® for patients with coronary or peripheral artery diseaseXarelto, in combination with aspirin, is indicated to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with chronic coronary artery disease or peripheral artery disease / Xarelto, in combination with aspirin, is the only non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) indicated for this patient group / Approval in the U.S. follows regulatory clearance in both Europe and Canadamehr ... (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. FDA approves Bayer & #8217;s Xarelto ® for patients with coronary or peripheral artery disease (for specialized target groups only)
Xarelto, in combination with aspirin, is indicated to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with chronic coronary artery disease or peripheral artery disease / Xarelto, in combination with aspirin, is the only non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) indicated for this patient group / Approval in the U.S. follows regulatory clearance in both Europe and Canada (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin K2 Steps Into the Spotlight for Bone and Heart Health Vitamin K2 Steps Into the Spotlight for Bone and Heart Health
When it comes to osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, this unassuming variant of vitamin K may have a lot to offer.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Article Source Type: news

Anticoagulation for people with cancer and central venous catheters
This review found moderate-certainty evidence that LMWH reduces catheter ‐related venous thromboembolism (CR-VTE); evidence was inconclusive for LMWH effects on mortality and effects of vitamin K antagonists (VKA) on mortality or CR-VTE, and for LMWH versus VKA. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Whole-Fat Milk and Yogurt Are Healthier Than You Think
For years, experts have recommended low-fat dairy products over the full-fat versions, which are higher in calories and contain more saturated fat. Recent research, however, indicates that full-fat dairy may actually be healthier than its reputation suggests, and that people who eat full-fat dairy are not more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than people who consume low-fat dairy. They may even be less likely to gain weight. Now, new research published Tuesday in The Lancet, adds to that body of evidence. The research suggests that eating dairy products of all kinds is associated with a lower ri...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Children and teens who supplement with vitamin K have a reduced risk of fractures
(Natural News) Researchers have discovered a new approach to make the bones of children and teenagers stronger. A pilot study from Poland, the U.S., and the Netherlands, which was published in the journal Nutrients, revealed that children and teenagers who consume more vitamin K were less likely to experience bone fractures. In the study, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

24.08.18: Not intended for U.S. and UK Media
Bayer secures approval in the EU for Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) for patients with coronary or peripheral artery diseaseXarelto is the only non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) indicated in combination with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in patients with coronary artery disease or symptomatic peripheral artery disease at high risk for ischemic events / Launch first expected in Germanymehr ... (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - August 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bayer secures approval in the EU for Xarelto ® (rivaroxaban) for patients with coronary or peripheral artery disease (for specialized target groups only)
Xarelto is the only non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) indicated in combination with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in patients with coronary artery disease or symptomatic peripheral artery disease at high risk for ischemic events / Launch first expected in Germany (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - August 24, 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

Did you know that you have E.coli in your body right now? Some strains are actually needed for your survival
(Natural News) In the U.S., most food poisoning cases are caused by E. coli outbreaks. Still, it’s important to know that while some strains of E. coli are indeed harmful to humans, not all types are pathogenic. You even have different strains of E. coli in your intestines, such as a strain of the bacteria that can produce the vitamin K that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Celery juice is the latest wellness trend: Is it one you should follow?
Celery provides fiber and vitamin K, but experts say drinking celery is no more nutritious than eating it raw. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

27.07.18: Not intended for U.S. and UK Media
Bayer receives positive CHMP opinion for rivaroxaban for patients with coronary or peripheral artery diseasePositive CHMP opinion based on data from the largest Phase III rivaroxaban study, COMPASS / Once approved, rivaroxaban will be the only non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) indicated in combination with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in adult patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) or symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) at high risk for ischaemic eventsmehr ... (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - July 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bayer receives positive CHMP opinion for rivaroxaban for patients with coronary or peripheral artery disease (for specialized target groups only)
Positive CHMP opinion based on data from the largest Phase III rivaroxaban study, COMPASS / Once approved, rivaroxaban will be the only non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) indicated in combination with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in adult patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) or symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) at high risk for ischaemic events (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - July 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parental Refusal to Give IM Vitamin K May Put Newborns at Risk Parental Refusal to Give IM Vitamin K May Put Newborns at Risk
Refusal of intramuscular (IM) vitamin K administration by parents of newborns is an emerging problem in the U.S., and interventions to minimize risks to these newborns are needed, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

This Infant Disease Was Eradicated. Now It's Back. Why?
(MedPage Today) -- Some parents are refusing routine vitamin K shots for their newborns, as F. Perry Wilson, MD, explains (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - July 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Ten Commandments of the EHRA Guide for Use of NOACs in AF Ten Commandments of the EHRA Guide for Use of NOACs in AF
Review the 10 most important take-aways from the 2018 EHRA NOAC Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients with AF.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin K: The anti-aging supplement you probably haven’t heard about
(Natural News) Whether we like it or not, all of us get older. Yet there are people who don’t look their biological age, causing some of us to mutter and wonder why these people should be so lucky. “It’s just not fair,” we say, wondering why our face is filled with wrinkles and crow’s feet.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Severe Illness Linked to the Vitamin K Antagonist Brodifacoum and Use of Synthetic Cannabinoids — Illinois, March–April 2018
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 31, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Outbreak of Life-threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use
The CDC is providing information on: 1) the current status of a multistate outbreak of coagulopathy from exposure to synthetic cannabinoid products containing a vitamin K-dependent antagonist agent; 2) signs and symptoms of presenting patients from this outbreak and which patients are at risk; 3) laboratory testing options that are available to help identify and classify cases; 4) available resources that may help clinicians make decisions; and 5) to whom to report possible cases. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protective protein activated by vitamin K found, inactive, abundant in blacks on dialysis
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) High levels of a protein activated by vitamin K and associated with cardiovascular disease when it isn't, has been found in the blood of African-Americans on dialysis, investigators report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impact of NOACs on Ischemic Stroke Severity in AF Impact of NOACs on Ischemic Stroke Severity in AF
Can the use of non-vitamin K-dependent oral anticoagulants prior to stroke onset in patients with atrial fibrillation reduce the severity of stroke, if ischemic stroke should occur?Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Novel Oral Anticoagulants in CKD: Ready for Prime Time? Novel Oral Anticoagulants in CKD: Ready for Prime Time?
Are novel oral anticoagulants a safe and effective alternative to vitamin K antagonists in patients with chronic kidney disease?Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Five Things Surgeons Need to Know About NOACs to Minimize Risks Five Things Surgeons Need to Know About NOACs to Minimize Risks
Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) differ in important ways from warfarin, and surgeons need to appreciate these differences, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best 40 foods for vitamin K
Vitamin K is an essential nutrient that helps the body clot blood, build strong bones, and keep the heart healthy. In this article, we look at foods to eat to increase vitamin K intake, including kale, spinach, other leafy greens, some dairy products, and natto. Learn about the difference between vitamin K-1 and K-2. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Fake Marijuana Likely Laced With Rat Poison Has Killed 3 People and Sickened More Than 100
Fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three people in Illinois and caused severe bleeding in more than 100 others, including a few in four other states. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has alerted doctors nationwide that patients with severe, unexplained bleeding may be additional cases. The CDC is helping Illinois authorities investigate the outbreak in that state, which began in early March. Illinois reported seven more cases on Tuesday, bringing the nationwide total to at least 116. Several patients and samples of so-called synthetic marijuana from Illinois have tested posi...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized Marijuana onetime Source Type: news

Synthetic Cannabis Laced With Poison Linked to Severe Bleeding Synthetic Cannabis Laced With Poison Linked to Severe Bleeding
Federal health officials warn of an outbreak of potentially life-threatening vitamin K-dependent antagonist coagulopathy after use of synthetic cannabinoids.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

New EHRA Practical Guide on non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants launched
(European Society of Cardiology) A new version of the EHRA Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with atrial fibrillation is published online today in European Heart Journal and an executive summary in EP Europace, and presented at EHRA 2018, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress.1-3 The guide, now in its third edition with more than 400,000 copies of previous versions distributed worldwide, was produced by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a branch of the ESC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why vitamin K is the anti-ageing supplement you need
Nutritional director Rick Hay describes the vitamin that often goes unmentioned: vitamin K. He suggests taking vitamin K2 could help reduce bone loss and cardiovascular health (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rat poisoning: a challenging diagnosis with clinical and psychological implications - Simmons SC, Taylor LJ, Marques MB, Williams LA.
Rat poisoning should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with signs and symptoms of vitamin K deficiency without a more likely explanation. However, confirming this diagnosis may be difficult due to the varying sensitivities... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin K deficiency: What you need to know
The main symptom of a vitamin K deficiency is excessive bleeding caused by an inability to form blood clots. Learn about vitamin K in adults and infants. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

GI Bleeding With Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants GI Bleeding With Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants
This meta-analysis assessed the risk of GI bleeding associated with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants as compared with conventional anticoagulation therapy.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiology Experts Offer Guidance on Managing Bleeding Events in Patients on Oral Anticoagulants
The American College of Cardiology has published a guide to managing acute bleeding in patients taking direct oral anticoagulants and vitamin K antagonists. The decision... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bayer submits application for marketing approval of rivaroxaban for patients with coronary or peripheral artery disease to European Medicines Agency (for specialized target groups only)
The rivaroxaban vascular dose, 2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 100 mg once daily, demonstrated a 24% reduction in the combined risk of stroke, cardiovascular death and heart attack / The application for marketing approval is based on the COMPASS study / If approved, the rivaroxaban vascular dose, 2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin low dose once daily, will be the only non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) indicated for this patient population (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news