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April 29, 2017

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April 29, 2017

Mar. 30, 2017 — Clinical trials found that it is safe to regularly infuse brain and lung cancer patients with 800-1,000 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin C as a potential strategy to improve outcomes of ... read more

Larger Doses of Vitamin C May Lead to a Greater Reduction in Common Cold Duration

Mar. 30, 2017 — The relationship between vitamin C dosage and its effects on the duration of the common cold symptoms may extend to 6-8 grams per ... read more

Infant Vitamin B1 Deficiency Leads to Poor Motor Function and Balance

Mar. 29, 2017 — A new study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. The conclusions ... read more

Apixaban Superior to Warfarin for Reducing Brain Bleeds in Patients With AFib

Mar. 29, 2017 — Patients with atrial fibrillation showed a substantially reduced risk of dangerous bleeding in the brain, known as intracranial hemorrhage, when taking the newer anticoagulant apixaban compared to ... read more

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation Among Older Women Does Not Significantly Reduce Risk of Cancer, Study Finds

Mar. 28, 2017 — Among healthy postmenopausal women, supplementation with vitamin D3 and calcium compared with placebo did not result in a significantly lower risk of cancer after four years, according to a ... read more

Does Vitamin D Decrease Risk of Cancer?

Mar. 28, 2017 — In a new study, women who were given vitamin D3 and calcium supplements had 30% lower risk of cancer than women taking placebos. The difference did not quite reach statistical significance. However, ... read more

Vitamins Could Help Treat Cystic Fibrosis, Research Finds

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have discovered why antibiotics for treating people with cystic fibrosis are becoming less effective and how fat soluble vitamins might offer a viable ... read more

Children With Poor Vitamin B12 Status Early in Life Struggle More With Tasks, Recognition and Interpreting Feelings

Mar. 27, 2017 — Small children with low levels of vitamin B12 had more difficulties solving cognitive tests, such as the ability to do puzzles, recognize letters and interpret other children’s ... read more

Zinc in the Retina May Indicate a New Way to Protect and Regenerate the Optic Nerve in Glaucoma Patients

Mar. 22, 2017 — Connecting pieces of information by finding a common thread often takes glaucoma researchers in unexpected directions. Zinc is one such thread that joined together different experts in ... read more

Potential Early Warning Signs of Osteoporosis Found in South Asian Women

Mar. 21, 2017 — Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study ... read more

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Did Not Prevent Dementia

Mar. 20, 2017 — Antioxidant supplements vitamin E and selenium -- taken alone or in combination -- did not prevent dementia in asymptomatic older men, according to a new ... read more

More Than Half of College Football Athletes Have Inadequate Levels of Vitamin D

Mar. 17, 2017 — More than half of college football athletes participating in the NFL Combine had inadequate levels of vitamin D, and this left them more susceptible to muscle strains and 'sports hernia,' ... read more

Vitamin E May Decrease the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Coronary Catheterization

Mar. 15, 2017 — Acute kidney injury is quite a common adverse effect that associates with coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions. Vitamin E may decrease the risk of acute kidney injury by up to ... read more

Underuse of Anti-Clotting Therapies Common Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Who Have a Stroke

Mar. 14, 2017 — Inadequate use of anticoagulation therapies was prevalent among patients with atrial fibrillation who experienced a stroke, according to a ... read more

Vitamin C Effective in Targeting Cancer Stem Cells

Mar. 8, 2017 — Researchers have measured the impact on cancer stem cell metabolism of three natural substances, three experimental pharmaceuticals and one clinical ... read more

How Much Sun Is Good for Our Health?

Mar. 8, 2017 — Researchers have estimated the duration of solar radiation exposure required in order to obtain the recommended doses of vitamin D. While in spring and summer 10 to 20 minutes in the sun are enough, ... read more

Evidence Lacking to Support 'Lead Diet'

Mar. 7, 2017 — Public health experts need to be more up front with parents in explaining that CDC dietary recommendations may not help children who have been exposed to lead, experts ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — A joint research team developed a mesh which can be wrapped around injured peripheral nerves to facilitate their regeneration and restore their ... read more

Eight Servings of Veggies a Day Is Clearly Best for the Heart

Feb. 23, 2017 — A comprehensive meta-analysis of 142 articles from 95 population studies shows that the risk of dying prematurely from all causes was reduced by almost a third, and the risk of cardiovascular disease ... read more

Estrogen Therapy Shown Effective in Reducing Tooth and Gum Diseases in Postmenopausal Women

Feb. 22, 2017 — Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining ... read more

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