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2009-07-27 00:08:09

Children on a high fat diet to stem seizures may ward off kidney stones with a supplement, U.S. doctors said. The study, published in Pediatrics, looked at 301 children being treated for seizures with the ketogenic diet at Baltimore's John Hopkins Children's Center. It found children receiving the supplement potassium citrate were seven times less likely than others to develop kidney stones. Senior investigator Dr. Eric Kossoff said the ketogenic diet given many children whose seizures are...

2009-07-24 07:19:19

Phosphorous and potassium ingredients not listed on food labelsUncooked meat products enhanced with food additives may contain high levels of phosphorous and potassium that are not discernable from inspection of food labels, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). This can make it difficult for people to limit dietary phosphorous and potassium that at high levels are harmful to kidney disease patients.Kidney...

2009-07-21 20:35:11

Children on the high-fat ketogenic diet to control epileptic seizures can prevent the excruciatingly painful kidney stones that the diet can sometimes cause if they take a daily supplement of potassium citrate the day they start the diet, according to research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center.A report on the work is published in the August issue of Pediatrics."We can confidently say this is a safe and powerful way to prevent kidney stones, and it should become part of standard therapy in...

2009-07-10 08:42:38

Dialysis treatments do not affect the heart health of kidney disease patients who have had a heart attack, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). Since cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in kidney disease patients, the findings are good news for individuals who need the treatments.People with even mild forms of kidney disease have an elevated risk of heart attack. Those with end-stage renal...

2009-06-29 21:24:32

Most nutrients don't fly solo -- they can interact, join forces or even cancel each other out -- a U.S. health newsletter reports. Two of the key nutrient pairs the Harvard Health Letter writers mention are: -- Vitamin D and calcium. Calcium is easily absorbed, primarily in the small intestine, if large quantities are present but in smaller amounts the mineral gets absorbed with active assistance from vitamin D. Right now, official nutrition guidelines recommend adults get 1,000 mg of calcium...

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2009-06-06 07:50:00

Greek doctors have found that consuming multiple liters of cola-containing soft drinks per day can result in chronic loss of potassium in the body, contributing to muscle frailty and even paralysis, Reuters reported. Some may think that "excessive soft drink consumption at this level is so rare that it is not a public health issue," writes the author of an attending editorial in the International Journal of Clinical Practice, "we have every reason to think that it is not rare." Six published...

2009-05-21 15:07:49

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of various Nutro-brand dry cat foods due to incorrect levels of zinc and potassium. The FDA said Nutro Products Inc. initiated the voluntary recall of certain varieties of Nutro Natural Choice and Nutro Max dry cat foods with best if used by dates from May 12, 2010, to Aug. 22, 2010. The company said two mineral premixes were affected. One premix contained excessive levels of zinc and under-supplemented potassium. The second premix...

2009-05-20 14:56:41

Excessive cola consumption can lead to muscle problems, -- from mild weakness to profound paralysis, researchers in Greece warn. We are consuming more soft drinks than ever before and a number of health issues have already been identified including tooth problems, bone demineralization and the development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes, Dr. Moses Elisaf of the University of Ioannina in Greece said in a statement. Evidence is increasing to suggest that excessive cola consumption can also...

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2009-05-19 09:23:22

Doctors have issued a warning about excessive cola consumption after noticing an increase in the number of patients suffering from muscle problems, according to the June issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. "We are consuming more soft drinks than ever before and a number of health issues have already been identified including tooth problems, bone demineralization and the development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes" says Dr Moses Elisaf from the Department of...

2009-04-24 09:06:00

A research team from Northeastern University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has discovered, serendipitously, that a residue of a process used to build arrays of titania nanotubes"”a residue that wasn't even noticed before this"”plays an important role in improving the performance of the nanotubes in solar cells that produce hydrogen gas from water. Their recently published results* indicate that by controlling the deposition of potassium on the...


Latest Potassium Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 09:33:48

Lithium is the chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. In the periodic table, it is located in group 1, among the alkali metals. Lithium in its pure form is a soft, silver white metal, that tarnishes and oxidizes very rapidly in air and water. It is the lightest solid element and is primarily used in heat transfer alloys, in batteries and serves as a component in some drugs known as mood stabilizers. Notable characteristics Lithium is the lightest metal and has a density...

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2005-05-25 18:49:25

Potash (or carbonate of potash) is an impure form of potassium carbonate (K2CO3) mixed with other potassium salts. Potash has been used since antiquity in the manufacture of glass and soap, and as a fertilizer. The name comes from the English words pot and ash, referring to its discovery in the water-soluble fraction of wood ash. It is today principally produced by mining suitable deposits which are found throughout the world. The term has become somewhat ambiguous due to the...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.