Epsom salts may help prevent eclampsia-triggered deathsNovember 14th, 2007 - 2:56 am ICT by admin
The data showed that the condition also claimed the lives of about 300,000 infants.
Ana Langer of the organisation feels that the availability of magnesium sulphate can prevent a large number of lives from the condition.
“Its safe, effective, cheap, yet unavailable,” New Scientist magazine quoted her as saying.
She says that the scarcity of magnesium sulphate may be because it was so cheap that pharmaceutical companies did not bother making or selling it.
Lack of trained doctors in developing countries, who would know how to infuse the compound properly, might be another reason for the shocking results of the global analysis of eclampsia, she said. (ANI)
- Urine test can predict fatal condition in pregnant women - Nov 13, 2011
- Life-saving test developed for pregnant women - Dec 24, 2010
- Early urinary protein test during pregnancy predicts later pre-eclampsia - Nov 25, 2010
- Ban to meet business leaders for UN health agenda - Apr 28, 2012
- Magnesium sulphate protects premature babies from cerebral palsy - Jan 21, 2009
- Volcanic eruptions in North America were more explosive in the past - Jun 17, 2010
- Magnesium sulphate therapy cuts preemies cerebral palsy risk - Jan 21, 2009
- Cheap procedure to reuse seawater - Aug 05, 2011
- Clue to early diagnosis of pregnancy-related disease - May 16, 2012
- Polygamous cultures linked with instability, crimes - Jan 24, 2012
- Novel approach offers new insights into causes of pre-eclampsia - Oct 07, 2010
- Blood-clotting agent can be used to diagnose fatal genetic diseases - Feb 04, 2011
- Key blood pressure hormone to save thousands - Oct 07, 2010
- NRI body to honour five Indian Americans - Apr 07, 2012
- Bangalore summit to discuss water woes - Jan 30, 2012
Tags: 300, bother, developing countries, doctors, eclampsia, engenderhealth, epsom salts, global analysis, magnesium sulphate, new scientist magazine, pharmaceutical companies, scarcity, shocking results