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May 1, 2016

Zinc Deficiency May Contribute to Increased Inflammation Among HIV-Positive Individuals

Apr. 22, 2016 — Researchers report that zinc deficiency may contribute to chronic inflammation among HIV-positive individuals. Theirs is believed to be the first investigation to explore the association between ... read more

Longitudinal Trial of Safety, Efficacy of Calcium Supplement Used to Enhance Bone Mineral Density

Apr. 21, 2016 — A recent study examines the safety and efficacy of a vitamin/mineral enhanced plant-sourced calcium supplement in female consumers who had taken the supplement from 1 to 7 ... read more

Well-Managed Warfarin Therapy Associated With Low Risk of Complications in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Apr. 20, 2016 — The efficacy and safety of well-managed warfarin therapy in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation has been the focus of recent study. Atrial fibrillation is a strong independent risk factor ... read more

Watercress Extract Detoxifies Carcinogens in Smokers, Clinical Trial Demonstrates

Apr. 19, 2016 — Watercress extract taken multiple times a day significantly inhibits the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers, researchers demonstrated in a phase II clinical ... read more

UK Study Supports Cardiovascular Safety of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation

Apr. 16, 2016 — Rsearchers have presented a new study that supports the cardiovascular safety of calcium and vitamin D supplementation. The study was based on analysis of the UK Biobank, a very large study ... read more

Too Much 'Noise' Can Affect Brain Development

Apr. 15, 2016 — Using cutting-edge imaging technology, biologists have determined that uncontrolled fluctuations (known as "noise") in the concentration of the vitamin A derivative Retinoic acid (RA) can ... read more

Poor Patient Warfarin Knowledge May Increase Risk of Deadly Side Effects

Apr. 15, 2016 — Patients have poor knowledge of warfarin which may increase their risk of serious side effects, according to research. Warfarin is given to patients at increased risk of blood clots from conditions ... read more

Great Willow Herb as an Antitode in Therapies Against Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

Apr. 14, 2016 — A common herb could help reduce antibiotic doses and result in less severe side effects in treatments against multi-drug resistant microorganisms, report ... read more

New Blood Thinners Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk Without Frequent Monitoring

Apr. 13, 2016 — A new generation of blood thinners can reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, without requiring frequent monitoring and dietary restrictions, report ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — The diet in many developing countries is lacking zinc, but researchers have just solved the riddle of how to get more zinc into crop seeds. However, don't expect the zinc rich grain and rice to ... read more

In Search of a Treatment for Osteoporosis from the Tequila Agave

Apr. 9, 2016 — Apart from being the raw material for making a very traditional drink in Mexico, the blue variety of the Agave tequilana has substances capable of improving the absorption of calcium and magnesium, ... read more

Brain Insulin Resistance Identified as Possible New Link Between Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes

Apr. 7, 2016 — Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impairs insulin signaling in the portion of the brain responsible for regulating metabolism, making a person with AD more likely to develop diabetes, new research ... read more

Oily Fish Eaten During Pregnancy May Reduce Risk of Asthma in Offspring

Apr. 6, 2016 — Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma compared to children whose mothers do not eat it, new research has ... read more

Key to Herbal Remedy’s Success May Be in the Bacteria

Apr. 5, 2016 — Juzen-taiho-to, also known as shi quan da bu tang, is a most popular herbal formula in China and Japan and is used in the West by practitioners of traditional Asian medicine. New research suggests ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Mobility is a major issue for older adults, and researchers are working with colleagues across the United States to help keep seniors on their ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — An international team of scientists has shown under which conditions a body produces more superoxide -- a dangerous form of oxygen, able to destruct ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Cystinuria occurs in one out of every 7,000 in the world, but its curative treatment has not been established. AGT1/SLC7A13, a protein, is an unknown factor that binds with the protein rBAT/SLC3A2, ... read more

Bone Density Lower With Use of ADHD Stimulant Medicine

Apr. 4, 2016 — Children and teenagers who take stimulant drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have lower bone density than their peers who do not take these medications, a new study ... read more

Tanning May Protect Skin Against Harmful UV Irradiation but Block Vitamin D Synthesis

Apr. 3, 2016 — As skin tans, it darkens to protect itself against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but the increasing pigment blocks vitamin D synthesis, limiting the skin's ability to produce more vitamin ... read more

Low Levels of Two Components of Vitamin D Can Help Predict Risk of Heart Attack

Apr. 3, 2016 — Low levels of total vitamin D and bioavailable vitamin D can help predict a person's risk of major adverse cardiovascular events such as a heart attack, stroke, heart failure or ... read more

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