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Vitamin B3 may offer new tool in fight against ‘superbugs’

Vitamin B3 may offer new tool in fight against ‘superbugs’

“high doses of this vitamin increased by 1,000 times the ability of immune cells to kill staph bacteria”

07 SEP 2012

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study suggests that nicotinamide, more commonly known as vitamin B3, may be able to combat some of the antibiotic-resistance staph infections that are increasingly common around the world, have killed thousands and can pose a significant threat to public…

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How a virus might make you diabetic later in life

How a virus might make you diabetic later in life

07 SEP 2012
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the viruses that most infected people carry without ill effects. Once infected you are infected for life and, although it normally is dormant, it can become active again at any point in time. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Immunity and Ageing shows that CMV infection is a significant risk factor for the type 2 diabetes in…

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Nutrition tied to improved sperm DNA quality in older men

Nutrition tied to improved sperm DNA quality in older men

Berkeley Lab study links healthy micronutrient intake with reduced DNA fragmentation

A new study led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men. In younger men, however, a higher intake of micronutrients didn’t improve their…

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Nutrition tied to improved sperm DNA quality in older men

Nutrition tied to improved sperm DNA quality in older men

Berkeley Lab study links healthy micronutrient intake with reduced DNA fragmentation

A new study led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men. In younger men, however, a higher intake of micronutrients didn’t improve their…

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100% Remission rate for Multiple Sclerosis in rats with Calicitriol and D3.. With possible human protocols

100% Remission rate for Multiple Sclerosis in rats with Calicitriol and D3.. With possible human protocols

In September 2013 we reported on the trail ( Journal of Neuroimmunology 263 (2013) 64–74 ) involving the 100% remission rate in rodents of MS with a single injection of Calicitriol followed by oral vitamin D3. The possible protocol for future human trials and administration were lacking in the abstracts. The following paper…

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100% Remission rate for Multiple Sclerosis in rats with Calicitriol and D3.. With possible human protocols

100% Remission rate for Multiple Sclerosis in rats with Calicitriol and D3.. With possible human protocols

In September 2013 we reported on the trail ( Journal of Neuroimmunology 263 (2013) 64–74 ) involving the 100% remission rate in rodents of MS with a single injection of Calicitriol followed by oral vitamin D3. The possible protocol for future human trials and administration were lacking in the abstracts. The following paper authored by the primary researcher  Dr. C.E. Hayes discusses and…

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Breast milk promotes a different gut flora growth than infant formulas

Breast milk promotes a different gut flora growth than infant formulas

07 SEP 2012
DURHAM, N.C. – The benefits of breast milk have long been appreciated, but now scientists at Duke University Medical Center have described a unique property that makes mother’s milk better than infant formula in protecting infants from infections and illnesses.

The finding, published in the August issue of the journal Current Nutrition & Food Science, explains how breast milk, but not…

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Researchers discover missed medical conditions in more than 1 in 4 critically ill adults

Researchers discover missed medical conditions in more than 1 in 4 critically ill adults

Johns Hopkins team finds ICU misdiagnoses may account for as many annual deaths as breast cancer

Armstrong Institute researchers discover missed medical conditions in more than 1 in 4 critically ill adults

07 SEP 2012

Each year as many as 40,500 critically ill U.S. hospital patients die with an unknown medical condition that may have caused or contributed to their death, Johns Hopkins patient…

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Why some fats are worse than others?

Why some fats are worse than others?

7 SEP 2012

All dietary fats are not created equal. Some types of fats have been linked to ailments like heart disease and diabetes, while others, like those often found in plants and fish, have well documented health benefits.

So why do our bodies respond so destructively to some fats but not others?

A new hypothesis described in latest issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology suggests the answer…

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More than 40 plant-based compounds can turn on genes that slow the spread of cancer

More than 40 plant-based compounds can turn on genes that slow the spread of cancer

07 SEP 0212

WSU researcher documents links between nutrients, genes and cancer spread

More than 40 compounds turn on genes slowing metastasis

PULLMAN, Wash.—More than 40 plant-based compounds can turn on genes that slow the spread of cancer, according to a first-of-its-kind study by a Washington State University researcher.

Gary Meadows, WSU professor and associate dean for graduate education and…

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Antibiotic residues in sausage meat may promote pathogen survival

Antibiotic residues in sausage meat may promote pathogen survival

07 SEP 2012
Antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat are potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria that processors add to acidify the sausage to make it safe for consumption, according to a study to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, on August 28.

Sausage manufacturers commonly inoculate sausage meat with…

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Chocolate: A sweet method for stroke prevention in men?

Chocolate: A sweet method for stroke prevention in men?

07 SEP 2012
MINNEAPOLIS – Eating a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be associated with a lower risk of stroke in men, according to a new study published in the August 29, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

“While other studies have looked at how chocolate may help cardiovascular health, this is the first of its kind study to find…

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Bacterial cause found for skin condition rosacea

Bacterial cause found for skin condition rosacea

7 SEP 2012
Scientists are closer to establishing a definitive bacterial cause for the skin condition rosacea. This will allow more targeted, effective treatments to be developed for sufferers, according to a review published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology.

Rosacea is a common dermatological condition that causes reddening and inflammation of the skin mostly around the cheeks, nose and…

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WSU researchers discover mechanism leading from trichomoniasis to prostate cancer

WSU researchers discover mechanism leading from trichomoniasis to prostate cancer

07 SEP 2012

Finding could lead to better diagnosis and treatment

PULLMAN, Wash.—Researchers have identified a way in which men can develop prostate cancer after contracting trichomoniasis, a curable but often overlooked sexually transmitted disease.

Previous studies have teased out a casual, epidemiological correlation between the two diseases, but this latest study suggests a more tangible…

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Lyme retreatment guidance may be flawed

Lyme retreatment guidance may be flawed

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Most doctors treat Lyme disease with antibiotics for two to four weeks after diagnosis, but if symptoms persist after that, medical guidelines recommend against antibiotic retreatment. That recommendation may not be warranted. A newly published statistical review of the four studies upon which those guidelines are based reports flaws in design, analysis, and…

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