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2011-03-29 10:32:00

SHIRLEY, N.Y., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday American Regent, Inc. issued a letter regarding a product recall from February 2011. The text of the letter follows: Dear Healthcare Professional, Recently, American Regent, Inc. recalled Potassium Phosphates Injection, USP, 5mL Single Dose Vial, Lot# 0048, because some of the vials of this lot contained translucent visible particles that have been identified as glass delamination. The particles detected in Lot #0048 ranged in size...

2011-03-28 00:00:27

Natural chelator given to victims of Armenian earthquake, Russian nuclear accidents Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) March 27, 2011 A popular hangover prevention supplement may be a safe and effective alternative to potassium iodide for people scrambling to protect themselves from radioactive fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear power plants. The supplement, Cheerz® IntelliShotâ“ž¢ and iTabsâ“ž¢, acts as a natural "chelating agent,"...

2011-03-15 06:35:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 50,000 potassium iodide tablets have been donated by Nukepills.com to Tokushukai Hospital in Tokyo, Japan for immediate distribution to those affected by Japan's nuclear reactor crisis. This effort was facilitated by Dr. Alisa Suzuki Han, Radiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching facility of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA. The radiation-blocking drug, currently en route to Japan, will be distributed by the...

2011-03-02 19:43:58

Johns Hopkins researchers find mineral deficiency increases disease risk Lower potassium levels in the blood may help explain why African-Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as whites, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. The findings, if confirmed, suggest that part of diabetes prevention may someday prove as easy as taking a cheap potassium supplement. "This research doesn't mean people should run out and start taking potassium supplements,"...

2011-03-01 12:17:00

ASHTABULA, Ohio, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxter Associates, Inc. (BAI) announced today the sale of ASHTA Chemicals Inc. (ASHTA), a leading producer of potassium related products and chlorine, to Bigshire Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Bigshire), a company incorporated in Mexico. Terms were not disclosed. ASHTA is a manufacturer and marketer of: 45% and 50% Liquid Potassium Hydroxide 47% Liquid Potassium Carbonate Anhydrous Potassium Hydroxide, Flake and Briquette Anhydrous Potassium...

2011-02-08 00:00:00

FOX ISLAND, Wash., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hawk Exploration, (OTCM: BHWX), a diversified Gold, Silver, Lithium, Oil and Gas exploration company, is pleased to announce it is the successful bidder on three contiguous potassium and associated chlorides (LITHIUM) leases located within the prolific Paradox Salt Basin, San Juan County, State of Utah. The BHWX leases encompass nearly 2,000 acres of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) tracts of subsurface...

2011-02-01 15:26:00

DENVER, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Potato lovers, rejoice! Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. A strong emphasis is made on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity. Additionally, the other two areas of strong focus are consuming more "healthy foods" like fruits and vegetables, as well as consuming less sodium, saturated and...

2010-12-22 15:05:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Novartis announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Amturnide (aliskiren, amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide) tablets for the treatment of high blood pressure. Amturnide combines the only approved direct renin inhibitor worldwide, Tekturna (aliskiren), with the widely used calcium channel blocker amlodipine and the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). The FDA approval was based on data from a double-blind,...

2010-11-22 07:54:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Kidney patients on dialysis may have an effective and delicious aid for infection and other difficulties.  Pomegranate juice has been known to lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and provide a rich amount of antioxidants, but a new study finds that it can also reduce kidney disease complications. Researchers at the Western Galilee Hospital, the Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the University of Haifa...

2010-09-03 12:12:46

Compounds made from renewable materials could be used for gas storage, food technologies Sugar, salt, alcohol and a little serendipity led a Northwestern University research team to discover a new class of nanostructures that could be used for gas storage and food and medical technologies. And the compounds are edible. The porous crystals are the first known all-natural metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that are simple to make. Most other MOFs are made from petroleum-based ingredients, but 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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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