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Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

...ted a similar severely malformed newborn baby with potassium chloride moments after birth would be guilty of murder. The report of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, published after widespread consultation in November 2006, unreservedly rejected the possibility of neonatal euthanasia in the context of UK pra...

Slowing the Racing Heart

...eart rate. "The enzyme works through calcium and potassium channels that we know to be key players in the generation and regulation of the pacemaker activity," said Ke. "Although adrenaline and other mechanisms that accelerate the heart rate have been well studied, mechanisms that might act as a brake are ...

Slowing the Racing Heart

...art rate. "The enzyme works through calcium and potassium channels that we know to be key players in the generation and regulation of the pacemaker activity," said Ke. "Although adrenaline and other mechanisms that accelerate the heart rate have been well studied, mechanisms that might act as a brake are...

Beware Weight Loss Drugs, Say Canadian Experts

...the Herbal Magic weight-loss program caused Jane's potassium levels to plummet, a condition called hypokalemia, which in turn triggered the cardiac arrest. Herbal Magic is currently Canada's largest chain of weight-loss centres with more than 350 outlets. The first opened in London, Ont., in 1996 and the com...

Low Serum Potassium Levels Linked to Increased Death Risk in Heart Patients

A new study has linked low levels of normal serum potassium in patients with heart failure to increased risk o...ers studied 1,187 pairs of patients, half with low potassium and half with normal levels, who were balanced in all measured baseline covariates. The patients wer...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

...ted a similar severely malformed newborn baby with potassium chloride moments after birth would be guilty of murder. The report of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, published after widespread consultation in November 2006, “unreservedly” rejected the possibility of neonatal euthanasia in the context of UK p...

National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine Report Calls for More Dairy Foods at School

... by the Dietary Guidelines, specifically, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Kids spend more than half their day...r-one source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium in the diets of American children and adolescents. Adequate calcium intake during childhood and ad...

French 'euthanasia Doctor' Avoids Jail

...nce to a doctor who prescribed a fatal overdose of potassium chloride to a terminally ill cancer patient.// D...mois defended her decision to prescribe the lethal potassium injection, stating she had wanted to preserve her patient's dignity. Druais had developed intestin...

Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Genetic Mutation

...n-associated genetic mutation of the ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channel. Researchers uncovered its role as a safeguard against atrial arrhythmia under stress conditions. The fail-safe mechanism present in most people to provide electrical stability to the heart under stress was defective in this patient. T...

Scientists Boost Production of Cheap Malaria Drugs

...annua in fertiliser-poor "acidic soils with a mild potassium deficiency" increased the yield of artemisinin by ...pinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, welcomed the news saying potassium is one of the most expensive fertilisers in Brazil.He told SciDev.Net that the cultivation method co...

How Ion Channels are Organized to Control Nerve Cell Communication?

...hemistry Department, studied channels that work on potassium ions and are coupled to a protein called the G pro...t of energy transfer between the G protein and the potassium channel, suggesting that they are very close together. Mutations in ion channels are likely to be ...

Diet Holds the Key for Men's Health

...and stops the formation of free radicals. Besides, potassium in carrots helps to bring down blood pressure. Garlic is one of the vegetables rich in anti oxidant. It also has anti-cancer properties which augments resistance and immunity. Oranges, cauliflower are said to be an excellent source of Vitamin C which...

Health Claim from FDA Promotes Dairy Products to Fight Osteoporosis Risk

...s in dairy foods, including magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and protein, that work together to help protect bones. The report also recognizes the importance of regular physical activity in contributing to bone health. Health professionals across the country continue to recognize the importance of dairy foods ...

Potential Key to Brain Blood-Flow Disorders Explored by Scientists

...dulated under physiological conditions by external potassium ions. To accomplish this, he and his research team... activates a calcium-sensitive protein, known as a potassium (BK) channel, which permits potassium ions to pour out of the astrocytes onto the adjacent muscle ce...

Gene Therapy May Be the Solution for Erectile Dysfunction

... DNA in the muscle cells. “The hMaxi-K stimulates potassium ion transfer in the smooth muscle cells of the pen...man. The hMaxi-K gene works by creating additional potassium channels (the chemical symbol for potassium is ‘K’) in the smooth muscle cell of the penis. This re...

100% Fruit Juice does not affect a child’s weigh

...t juices provide substantial amounts of vitamin C, potassium and folate to the diet that would otherwise not be consumed. A one-half cup of juice is equivalent to one serving of fruit. The latest information about 100 percent fruit juice and how it fits into a healthy diet for children is available at www.fr...

Fruit Juice Intake Among Preschool Children Not Associated with Weight

...o whole fruits. These nutrients include vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. “100 percent juices, along with fruits and vegetables, also contain many phytonutrients not found in other foods or beverages,” notes Taylor. Consumed in moderation, 100 percent fruit juices provide an excellent complement to whole...

Noxafil Can Help Invasive Fungal Infections

... vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and even a dip in blood potassium levels. Certain severe side effects observed in very rare cases could manifest as problems with the heart or liver functions....

Molecular Medicine And Diabetes

...ether to form a channel that regulates the flow of potassium ions in and out of the insulin-producing beta cell...se to store energy. The increase in ATP causes the potassium channel to close. After it closes, potassium ions accumulate within the cell. When they reach a cert...

A Glass of Orange Juice To Keep Recurrence Of Kidney Stones At Bay

...anges as well as treatment such as the addition of potassium citrate, which has been shown to lower the rate of... kidney stones. But some patients can't tolerate potassium citrate because of gastrointestinal side effects, said Dr. Clarita Odvina, assistant professor of in...

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