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Amazon Rainforest Clouds Created By Salt
2012-09-11 05:11:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Early morning, deep in the Amazon jungle, fog drifts through the still air. The sun rises and clouds appear to float across the forest canopy. Where do these clouds and mists come from? Water vapor needs soluble particles to condense on, and airborne particles are the seeds of liquid droplets in fog, mist and clouds. To learn how aerosol particles form in the Amazon, an international team of scientists analyzed samples of...

Coconut Water Better For You Than Sports Drinks
2012-08-21 06:08:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Put that Gatorade down if you want to amplify your sports life and grab some coconut water instead, according to new research. Scientists said at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) that coconut water deserves respect for being a good sports drink for light exercise. "Coconut water is a natural drink that has everything your average sports drink has and more," Chhandashri Bhattacharya,...

2012-07-30 12:15:10

Stowers scientists make a surprising find in study of sex- and aggression-triggering vomeronasal organ The vomeronasal organ (VNO) is one of evolution's most direct enforcers. From its niche within the nose in most land-based vertebrates, it detects pheromones and triggers corresponding basic-instinct behaviors, from compulsive mating to male-on-male death matches. A new study from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, published online in Nature Neuroscience on July 29, 2012, extends...

2012-07-19 23:00:54

Natural Health Sherpa reviewed several studies and found out that hibiscus tea can help lower blood pressure. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 Hibiscus tea lowers blood pressure, according to Natural Health Sherpa. The leading natural health website reviewed several studies on hibiscus and its effects on hypertension and found that there´s enough evidence to show that hibiscus is indeed effective in treating hypertension. A study published in the Phytomedicine compared the effects...

2012-06-01 23:03:30

HealthyAnswers.com is a publisher and a leader in providing current natural health information on their website. Along with thousands of archived articles on health related issues, they also offer a complimentary health newsletter, quality nutritional solutions, and self improvement books. HealthyAnswers.com publishes a new report describing how common supermarket produce can reduce blood pressure. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 HealthyAnswers.com publishes a new report that says...

Americans Consume Too Much Sodium, Bread One Big Culprit
2012-02-08 06:28:54

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Americans are consuming too much sodium these days. According to the report, Americans are consuming around 3,300 milligrams of sodium per day, excluding added salt at the table. And most of the sodium is coming from common items bought at the grocery store and restaurants. The CDC suggests that Americans should consume less than 2,300 milligrams per day and 6 in 10 people should only consume 1,500 milligrams of sodium...

2012-01-23 13:20:26

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a principal risk factor for heart disease and affects 1 billion people. At least half of them are estimated to be salt-sensitive; their blood pressure rises with sodium intake. New research released today [Jan. 22] shows important aspects of how sodium and potassium are regulated in the kidney. The work, posted online by Nature, also offers insight on how one form of familial high blood pressure disease is inherited. Nephrology researchers in the...

2012-01-11 10:02:54

Patients hospitalized after a heart attack who had blood potassium levels of between 3.5 and less than 4.5 mEq/L (milliEquivalents per liter) had a lower risk of death than patients with potassium levels that were higher or lower than this range, according to a study in the January 11 issue of JAMA. Clinical practice guidelines recommend maintaining serum potassium levels between 4.0 and 5.0 mEq/L in patients after a heart attack. "Potassium homeostasis [equilibrium] is critical to prevent...

2012-01-05 14:32:24

This will help geologists temporally dissect Earth's history more faithfully New research by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) will improve the accuracy of estimates of the time of geological events. The work centers on the calibration of one of the world's slowest clocks, known as the 'argon-argon clock'. The 'argon-argon clock' works by measuring the ratio of the amount of radioactive potassium in a sample of...


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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