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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

A New Alternative to Sodium: Fish Sauce

Feb. 2, 2016 — Vietnamese fish sauce added to chicken broth, tomato sauce and coconut curry reduced the amount of sodium chloride by by 10-25 percent while still maintaining the perceived deliciousness, saltiness ... read more

Effects on HIV and Ebola

Feb. 2, 2016 — Extracts of the medicinal plant Cistus incanus (Ci) prevent human immunodeficiency viruses from infecting cells, new research shows. Active antiviral ingredients in the extracts inhibit docking of ... read more

Cell Culture Experiments Reveal Potent Antiviral Activity of Cistus Incanus Extracts Against HIV and Ebola

Feb. 2, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that extracts of the medicinal plant Cistus incanus (Ci) prevent human immunodeficiency viruses from infecting cells. Active antiviral ingredients in the extracts inhibit ... read more

Research Hints at a Nutritional Strategy for Reducing Autism Risk

Jan. 28, 2016 — Folic acid has long been touted as an important supplement for women of childbearing age for its ability to prevent defects in the baby's developing brain and spinal cord. In fact, folic acid is ... read more

New Material With Built-in Vitamin A May Reduce Scarring

Jan. 27, 2016 — Material can be used to treat damaged blood vessels or to make medical devices with intrinsic healing properties, which could reduce tissue scarring, report ... read more

Zinc Supplement Boosted Serum Zinc Levels, Immunity in Older Adults, Study Shows

Jan. 27, 2016 — Providing zinc supplements to older adults in nursing homes increased their serum zinc levels and improved their immune response, providing potential protection against infection. The research ... read more

Asthma, Allergies: Protective Factor Found in Farm Milk

Jan. 27, 2016 — Fresh, unprocessed cow's milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than does pasteurized, homogenized or low-fat milk. This factor partly explains why children who consume the unprocessed ... read more

Failing Hearts Switch Fuels to Generate Energy

Jan. 27, 2016 — More than 5 million people in the United States suffer from heart failure, and less than half of those with heart failure live five years after diagnosis. New research findings suggest a new approach ... read more

Vitamin D Supplementation During Pregnancy May Not Reduce Risk of Asthma, Wheezing in Offspring

Jan. 26, 2016 — Two randomized trials examine if vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy would reduce the risk of asthma or persistent wheezing in offspring. Asthma often begins in early childhood and is the most ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Researchers have begun to explore in earnest the concept of "mixed vascular dementia," but until recently there was no reliable animal model. When one expert discovered that a special diet ... read more

Brain Levels of Vitamin B12 Decrease With Age and Are Prematurely Low in People With Autism and Schizophrenia

Jan. 22, 2016 — A new study has found that Vitamin B12 levels in the brain are significantly decreased in the elderly and are much lower in individuals with autism or schizophrenia, as compared to their peers at ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — The supplement aged garlic extract can lower the risk of heart disease by reducing the accumulation of certain types of plaque in the arteries, a new study ... read more

B12 Deficiency a Concern for Long-Term Care

Jan. 19, 2016 — A high proportion of older adults entering long-term care homes in Ontario are B12 deficient, with more developing deficiencies over the course of their first year in residence, according to ... read more

Cranberry Extract Confirmed to Help Fighting Urinary Tract Infections in Breastfed Babies Under Age One

Jan. 18, 2016 — Cranberry extract helps fighting urinary tract infections (UTIs) in breastfed babies under one year of age, new research confirms. This work has proven that this compound prevents the prescription of ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers have identified a previously unrecognized small protein in cells of the human heart that plays a key role in heart muscle contraction. The protein is made from an RNA that was previously ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Chemists have devised a new and widely applicable technique for building potential drug molecules and other organic ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — An explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain, has been uncovered by a group of researchers. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — High levels of vitamin D are linked to improved fertility and reproductive success, a study of wild sheep has found. Experts hope that further studies will help to determine the relevance of the ... read more

Anemic, Underweight Pregnant Women at Greater Risk for Deadly Hepatitis E, Study Suggests

Jan. 12, 2016 — A link between pre-existing nutritional deficits and immune dysfunction and the risk of hepatitis E infection during pregnancy has been identified by a team of ... read more

Too Much Sugar? There's an Enzyme for That

Jan. 11, 2016 — Guilt-free sugary treats may be on the horizon. Scientists have discovered an enzyme that can stop the toxic effects of sugar in various organs of the body. This enzyme, named glycerol 3-phosphate ... read more

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