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Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...rmone replacement prescription drug, levothyroxine sodium (Unithroid) for hypothyroidism in adults and chil...ts in symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Levothyroxine sodium (Unithroid) is identical to a natural thyroid hormone produced by the body. During initiation of r...

New Modality in Migraine Management

...graine.Giving migraine patients the drug valproate sodium "rapidly and forcefully" eases severe headaches wi...ies,//treated them with 100milligrams of valproate sodium every 5 minutes until their pain was relieved. By the end of the study, he found that,patients' ave...

Medicis Pharmaceutical company enters pediatric market

...products currently includes ORAPRED? (prednisolone sodium phosphate), PRIMSOL? (trimethoprim HCl), and PEDIAMIST?. Sales of ORAPRED? comprise the majority of the Ascent product sales. Ascent currently supports these products with a dedicated pediatric sales force, numbering approximately 70 representatives ...

Legume Consumption Can Cut Heart Disease Risk

...lin resistance. Legumes also contain low levels of sodium and high levels of potassium, calcium and magnesium--a combination that is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Folate, a mineral also found in abundance in legumes, is thought to reduce blood levels of homocysteine, a compound that can b...

Fight against E.coli

...amon was combined with either of the preservatives sodium benzoate or potassium sorbate E. coli was reduced to an undetectable level. Professor Daniel Fung, an expert in food science at Kansas State, said: "Cinnamon contains a compound that has the ability to kill bacteria. It has natural killing power. "I...

Less sodium,less pressure

... other group were assigned to receive one of three sodium levels in their diets: high (3300 mg per day), int... blood pressure reduction occurred when the lowest sodium intake was combined with the DASH diet. This combination worked best for all population groups in th...

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories launches Hyalosy

...terile, pre-filled syringe containing 20 mg/2ml of sodium hyaluronate. Hyalosyn is being launched under a co-marketing arrangement with Gland Pharma, a pharmaceutical company in Hyderabad well known for the production of pre-filled injectables. The introduction of Hyalosyn would further strengthen the compa...

Fluoride proves effective against fractures

Sustained-release sodium fluoride in combination with calcium citrate and v...safety and efficacy of treating osteoporosis using sodium fluoride as a bone-forming agent over the course of a 42-month study that followed 85 women who were...

Needle free future for diabetics

...Texas team is now applying iontophoresis to take a sodium sample through the skin to replace this blood test. The result of this will be a needle-free glucose monitoring. The method is still in its early stages, but it's already looking extremely promising. Meanwhile, keep watching this space - for iontopho...

Low potassium intake may elevate stroke risk

...a new one - for most of us hear more about keeping sodium or salt intake low to avoid stroke. But sodium and potassium chemistry in the body are intimately related. Good sources of potassium are avocadoes,...

Eating Fish Helps the Heart

...rt rhythms. Specifically, the oils block excessive sodium and calcium currents in the heart, which can cause electrical discharges that result in erratic changes in heart rhythm. The first study that showed the benefits of omega-3 oils came from a 1989 study of 2,033 men with heart disease who were given di...

Night Time Aspirin Regimen Found to Reduce Blood Pressure

...ncluding regular aerobic exercise, restrictions on sodium and alcohol consumption, and information on the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension Diet. Researchers randomly assigned participants to 3 subgroups, which received a regimen of no aspirin, 100 mg aspirin after waking, or 100 mg aspirin before slee...

Scientists push to lower hidden sodium in food

...the government recommends no more than 2,400 mg of sodium daily, the equivalent of a heaping teaspoon of sal...ssued a challenge to the industry: Cut in half the sodium in those foods over the next 10 years. Sodium is used in preserving certain foods, and to pump up o...

Drug might prevent Prostate Cancer Spread

...A new study from the United Kingdom indicates oral sodium clodronate may slow the spread of cancer to the bo...or bone metastases. The patients who received oral sodium clodronate had a 21-percent reduction in risk of bone metastases and a 20-percent reduction in their...

Is Drinking Extra Fluids Safe When You’re Sick

...ponatremia. Hyponatremia is a low concentration of sodium in the blood. The condition occurs when sweat and salt is replaced by ingested water. Researchers say other studies show patients with respiratory infections who develop hyponatremia can be effectively treated by restricting their fluid intake. Ho...

Strategies That Might Lower Blood Pressure Questioned

...nts with an information booklet, encouraging lower sodium intake, and advice for a healthier diet, had more or less of an effect as standard care. Nearly 300 patients without an established history of high blood pressure were randomized into one of eight groups defined by three factors: an information bookl...

Baking Soda Treatment for Life-Threatening Asthma

...en were treated with intravenous administration of sodium bicarbonate to reduce the acidity of the blood whi...that in 17 children with LTA who were treated with sodium bicarbonate there was a decrease in blood carbon dioxide levels accompanied by a reduction in their ...

Drinking too much water during racing may be harmful

...mia. Hyponatremia is a condition of loss of body’s sodium content that may led to physical exhaustion, lethargy, disorientation, seizure and respiratory distress. The authors of the study say that people who are running to win may not have the time to drink frequently and so may not be affected by this co...

Reason for diabetes drug causing edema discovered

...ron, which plays an important role in deciding the sodium metabolism in the body. Imbalance in sodium retention is one of the causes suspected by the scientists in causing edema. Reference: Proceeding...

Mouth wash samples to predict bone marrow transplant results

...rsity of Toronto have found that testing the basic sodium bicarbonate solutions for neutrophils may be compared with the blood test of the patients of bone marrow transplant. The research results have showed the presence of white blood cells in the sample of the mouth wash about a week before the patients’ ...

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