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  • HHS Orders 14 Million Doses of Potassium Iodide

    01/01/2014 12:42:22 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 101 replies
    Full disclosure: I'm posting this fearmongering 'news' as a result of histrionics ('cause another Freeper said so). </sarc> See below: Potassum Iodide Solicitation Number: 14-284-SOL-0015A Agency: Department of Health and Human ServicesOffice: Program Support CenterLocation: Supply Service Center Opportunity History Original Synopsis Dec 06, 2013 3:35 pm Solicitation Number: 14-284-SOL-0015A Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Synopsis: Added: Dec 06, 2013 3:35 pm (i)  This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for a commercial item prepared in accordance with FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information in this notice.  This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation...
  • Increase potassium and cut salt to reduce stroke risk

    04/06/2013 4:15:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    bbc ^ | 4 April 2013
    Increasing potassium in our diets as well as cutting down on salt will reduce blood pressure levels and the risk of stroke, research in the British Medical Journal suggests. One study review found that eating an extra two to three servings of fruit or vegetables per day - which are high in potassium - was beneficial. A lower salt intake would increase the benefits further, researchers said. A stroke charity said a healthy diet was key to keeping stroke risk down. While the increase of potassium in diets was found to have a positive effect on blood pressure, it was...
  • Slow-acting killer that was Saddam's favourite instrument of vengeance

    11/19/2006 11:31:47 PM PST · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Times ^ | November 20, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    On New Year’s Day in 1988, Abdullah Ali, an Iraqi businessman who had been living in London for eight years, joined three compatriots for dinner at a restaurant called Cleopatra in Notting Hill.The next morning, he was taken ill with flu-like symptoms and was admitted to hospital. There his condition rapidly deteriorated — his hair fell out, he developed excruciating skin and joint pain, and paralysis and respiratory failure began to set in. Fifteen days later he was dead — but not before he had begun to wonder whether something had been added to his vodka. He was right: the...
  • Vital Signs: Potassium Overload

    04/06/2007 3:24:38 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 2,923+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 4-6-2007 | Tony Dajer
    Vital Signs: Potassium OverloadFunky fruit can be fatal. by Tony Dajer “Notification!” Brenda shouted as she hung up the red phone. “Eighty-year-old, altered mental status, no palpable blood pressure. Three minutes out.” While nurses gathered IV equipment and an EKG machine, two paramedics rolled in a stretcher bearing a small, moaning, barely conscious Asian woman. “Couldn’t get a blood pressure,” the chief medic said, panting. “Pulse 30 on arrival.” That meant her ventricle had stopped responding to her pacemaker, so they jolted her heart with a shot of atropine, which bumped her heart rate to 60. "Her medical history is...
  • Borat makes life tough for Kazakh TV crew

    11/30/2006 7:23:06 AM PST · by MadIvan · 7 replies · 422+ views
    Ananova ^ | November 30, 2006 | Staff
    A genuine TV reporter crew from Kazakhstan found covering the recent US elections something of a struggle.A TV crew from Kazakhstan's Channel 31 was in Columbus to make a documentary on the US political system. But the crew got a wary reception from press secretaries who feared public humiliation by Sacha Baron Cohen. It didn't help that the Kazakh cameraman's first name was 'Bolat', reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Cohen's 'Borat' movie - featuring a fake Kazakh TV reporter humiliating Americans - was then No 1 at the box office. Press secretaries for both Republican and Democratic parties were suspicious...
  • What are the best Sodium Potassium Iodine Tables

    08/10/2005 6:26:07 AM PDT · by Scythian · 61 replies · 2,146+ views
    Please don't delete this as vanity, I need advice and would like to move quickly on this. I need ones that kids can get down too. Please reply quickly.
  • Wisconsin Researchers Identify Sleep Gene

    04/27/2005 4:26:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 429+ views
    Bio.com ^ | 4/27/05
    04/27/05 -- Zeroing in on the core cellular mechanisms of sleep, researchers at University of Wisconsin Medical School have identified for the first time a single gene mutation that has a powerful effect on the amount of time fruit flies sleep.In its normal state, the Drosophila (fruit fly) gene, called Shaker, produces an ion channel that controls the flow of potassium into cells, a process that critically affects, among other things, electrical activity in neurons. A handful of recent studies suggest that potassium channels are also involved in the generation of sleep in humans. Reported in the April 28 issue...
  • Preserving a Delicate Balance of Potassium

    06/27/2004 4:45:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 2,162+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 22, 2004 | JANE E. BRODY
    PERSONAL HEALTH Evolution is an excellent teacher when it comes to figuring out what and how much people should eat. For example, primates (including those with two legs and big brains) evolved on foods rich in potassium and very low in sodium. Early humans evolved to conserve sodium, which was hard to obtain, and to excrete excess potassium, abundant in many fruits and vegetables. But Western-style diets these days are the reverse of what those early humans consumed, rich in processed foods, loaded with sodium and relatively poor in potassium. Consequently, according to a report released this year by the...
  • Michael Schiavo Larry King Live

    10/24/2003 7:05:19 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 2,173 replies · 9,986+ views
    CNN Live ^ | 10-24-03 | Larry King
    Michael Shiavo gets Larry King Monday October 27th,2003. This is a change of programming from website!
  • TERRI SCHIAVO, SCHINDLER FAMILY - URGENT!!! Call to Action

    07/17/2003 10:16:06 AM PDT · by Coleus · 92 replies · 1,102+ views
    http://www.terrisfight.org ^ | 07.17.03 | Pamela F. Hennessy
    CALL TO ACTIONREGARDING: Terri SchiavoPlease read and forward.   Friends,   You may already know Terri Schiavo's situation. Many of you have personally expressed your concern about this tragedy that is currently unfolding in the Florida Courts.   Matters got worse on Friday, July 10th, when Terri's family was informed that the appellate court would provide no relief. In two weeks, Terri's case will head back to Judge George Greer's court where he will order Terri's starvation death to commence.   Terri's family intends to do everything possible to stop this action, but time is running out FAST. One...