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Iron and vitamins improve physical fitness in adolescents

Iron and vitamins improve physical fitness in adolescents

Bethesda, Md. (Aug. 8, 2012)—Adolescence is an important time not only for growing but for acquiring healthy habits that will last a lifetime, such as choosing foods rich in vitamins and minerals, and adopting a regular exercise regimen. Unfortunately, several studies have shown that adolescents’ intake of important nutrients, as well as their performance on standard physical fitness tests, has…

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Eating grapes may help protect heart health in men with metabolic syndrome, new study suggests

Eating grapes may help protect heart health in men with metabolic syndrome, new study suggests

10 AUG 2012
Grapes reduced blood pressure, improved blood flow and reduced inflammation

Fresno, Calif. – Consuming grapes may help protect heart health in people with metabolic syndrome, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers observed a reduction in key risk factors for heart disease in men with metabolic syndrome: reduced blood pressure, improved blood flow…

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Gold nanoparticles could treat prostate cancer with fewer side effects than chemotherapy

Gold nanoparticles could treat prostate cancer with fewer side effects than chemotherapy

27 JUL 2012

In new study published in PNAS, scientists found that nanoparticles, produced from chemicals in tea, reduced tumors by 80 percent

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Currently, large doses of chemotherapy are required when treating certain forms of cancer, resulting in toxic side effects. The chemicals enter the body and work to destroy or shrink the tumor, but also harm vital organs and drastically…

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Increase in RDA for vitamin C could help reduce heart disease, stroke, cancer

Increase in RDA for vitamin C could help reduce heart disease, stroke, cancer

27 JUL 2012

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The recommended dietary allowance, or RDA, of vitamin C is less than half what it should be, scientists argue in a recent report, because medical experts insist on evaluating this natural, but critical nutrient in the same way they do pharmaceutical drugs and reach faulty conclusions as a result.

The researchers, in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, say…

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Vitamin E lowers liver cancer risk

Vitamin E lowers liver cancer risk

“We found a clear, inverse dose-response relation between vitamin E intake and liver cancer risk,”

High consumption of vitamin E either from diet or vitamin supplements may lower the risk of liver cancer, according to a study published July 17 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Liver cancer is the third most common cause of cancer mortality in the world, the fifth most common…

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Mammography screening shows limited effect on breast cancer mortality in Sweden

Mammography screening shows limited effect on breast cancer mortality in Sweden

27 JUL 2012

Breast cancer mortality statistics in Sweden are consistent with studies that have reported that screening has limited or no impact on breast cancer mortality among women aged 40-69, according to a study published July 17 in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute.

Since 1974, Swedish women aged 40-69 have increasingly been offered mammography screening, with nationwide coverage…

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Workplace exposure to organic solvents linked to heart defects at birth

Workplace exposure to organic solvents linked to heart defects at birth

27 JUL 2012

Study backs up previous research findings

Workplace exposure to organic solvents is linked to several types of heart defects at birth, indicates research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Organic solvents are widely used for dissolving or dispersing substances, such as fats, oils, and waxes, as well as in chemical manufacturing. They are found in paints,…

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Widely prescribed MS treatment may not slow progression of disease

Widely prescribed MS treatment may not slow progression of disease

27 JUL 2012

Researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia have published important data in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the impact of a common drug therapy on the progression of multiple sclerosis for people with the relapsing‑remitting form of the disease.

The study, led by…

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Marijuana use doubles risk of premature birth plus other risk factors

Marijuana use doubles risk of premature birth plus other risk factors

27 JUL 2012

A large international study led by University of Adelaide researchers has found that women who use marijuana can more than double the risk of giving birth to a baby prematurely.

Preterm or premature birth – at least three weeks before a baby’s due date – can result in serious and life-threatening health problems for the baby, and an increased risk of health problems in later life,…

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Study suggests moderate drinking lowers risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in women

Study suggests moderate drinking lowers risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in women

27 JUL 2012

A follow-up study of more than 34,000 women in Sweden has shown that moderate drinkers, in comparison with abstainers, were at significantly lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an often serious and disabling type of arthritis. RA is known to relate to inflammation, and it is thought that this inflammation is blocked to some degree by the consumption of alcohol. In this…

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Poisoning from industrial compounds can cause similar effects to ALS

Poisoning from industrial compounds can cause similar effects to ALS

- they are used as solvents and intermediates in the synthesis of plastics, synthetic fibers, resins and pharmaceutical products

- The consumption by humans or animals of certain nitriles can cause symptoms similar to cyanide poisoning

27 JUL 2012

Researchers from the IDIBELL at the University of Barcelona (UB) have coordinated a research into how the IDPN nitrile causes neurological syndromes…

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UVC Light Kills Wound Bacteria

UVC Light Kills Wound Bacteria

27 JUL 2012

Ultraviolet (UVC) light can eradicate wound-infecting bacteria on mice increasing both survival and healing rates, according to a paper in the July 2012 issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The light did not damage the animals’ skin or delay wound healing, says principal investigator Michael R. Hamblin, of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Harvard Medical School,…

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Copper Surfaces Could Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections

Copper Surfaces Could Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections

27 JUL 2012

- Hospital-acquired infections kill around 100,000 people annually in the United States

- adds an additional 19 days of hospitalization and $43,000 in costs

-  5%t of patients admitted to US hospitals get sick from the hospital

Research from the Medical University of South Carolina suggests that adding copper to hospital surfaces which are commonly touched by medical personnel and…

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Stanford chemists synthesize compound that flushes out latent HIV

Stanford chemists synthesize compound that flushes out latent HIV

27 JUL 2012

A new collection of compounds, called “bryologs” – derived from a tiny marine organism – activate hidden reservoirs of the virus that currently make the disease nearly impossible to eradicate.

By Max McClure

Thanks to antiretrovirals, an AIDS diagnosis hasn’t been a death sentence for nearly two decades. But highly active antiretroviral therapy, or HAART, is also not a cure.

Patients…

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Botanical compound could prove crucial to healing influenza

Botanical compound could prove crucial to healing influenza

27 JUL 2012

Virginia Tech researchers have discovered that abscisic acid has anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs as well as in the gut

Building on previous work with the botanical abscisic acida, researchers in the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) have discovered that abscisic acid has anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs as well as in the gut. The results…

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