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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Revolutionary Drug Explained by Scientists

May 11, 2016 — An international team now clarifies the molecular mechanism of a drug created in Russia and designed to prevent the damaging of cell mitochondria by reactive oxygen ... read more

May 2, 2016 — A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study. The findings emerged from research ... read more

More Than Just Eyes and Skin: Vitamin A Affects the Heart

Apr. 28, 2016 — Vitamin A is important for heart development in embryos, but whether it has a role in maintaining heart health is unclear. A new study finds that the heart is able to respond to vitamin A and the ... read more

Nutrient Supplements Can Give Antidepressants a Boost

Apr. 26, 2016 — Certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression, an international evidence review has found. Omega 3 fish oils, ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Low levels of vitamin D in black teens correlates with low activity of a major mechanism for controlling gene expression that may increase their risk of cancer and other disease, researchers ... read more

Critical to Screen Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis for Hearing Impairment

Apr. 22, 2016 — The objective of a new review is to evaluate published clinical reports related to hearing impairment in patients with RA. Furthermore, researchers discuss possible pathologies and associated factors ... read more

Blood Transfusions in High Risk Malaria Zones Could Be Made Safer With New Blood Treatment Technology

Apr. 22, 2016 — Patients, especially children, who undergo blood transfusions in sub-Saharan Africa are at high risk of transfusion-transmitted malaria. A new trial suggests that treating donated blood with a new ... 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

High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Large Population of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Apr. 20, 2016 — A nursing team has examined the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and diabetes control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. These data underscore the importance of vitamin D ... 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

Apr. 20, 2016 — Carotenoids, which are found at various levels in different banana cultivars, are important vitamin precursors for eye health. In a new study, researchers report a new understanding of how the fruit ... read more

Scientists Identify Compounds That May Enhance Antitumor Activity of Vitamin D

Apr. 19, 2016 — Research on the most potent form of vitamin D, commonly called calcitriol, offers new insights into approaches that may enhance the antitumor activity of this much-studied human ... 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

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. 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

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

Asthma-Free? Maybe Mom Experienced a Sunny Second Trimester

Mar. 30, 2016 — The best way to reduce a child's chances of developing asthma might be making sure Mom had enough vitamin D during the second trimester, a new study shows. The most cost-effective way to get Mom ... read more

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