Month: October 2017

Intake of pesticide residue from fruits, vegetables and infertility treatment outcomes

Public Release: 30-Oct-2017   The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Eating more fruits and vegetables with high-pesticide residue was associated with a lower probability of pregnancy and live birth following infertility treatment for women using assisted reproductive technologies. The Research Question: Is preconception intake of fruits and vegetables with pesticide residues associated with outcomes of…

How flu shot manufacturing forces influenza to mutate

Public Release: 30-Oct-2017   Egg-based production causes virus to target bird cells, making vaccine less effective Scripps Research Institute   IMAGE: The L194P egg-adaptive mutation dramatically increases the motility of the major epitope on the hemagglutinin of influenza H3 viruses. Red: high motility; white: medium motility; blue: low motility. Credit: Wilson Lab LA JOLLA, Calif.…

Zombies, a real world drug side effect? (Halloween Edition)

Zombies, a real world drug side effect? (Halloween Edition) Zombies, a real world drug side effect? (Halloween Edition) from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. In this Halloween segment we look at the unusual and scary side effect of a common cold sore medicine in regard to triggering Cotard’s Syndrome or otherwise know as Death…

Imported candy at top of contaminated food list in California

Public Release: 26-Oct-2017   More health alerts issued for lead in candy than for Salmonella, E. coli or Botulism University of California – San Francisco Following a state law mandating testing, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued more alerts for lead in candy than for the other top three sources of food-borne contamination…

A better way to wash pesticides off apples

Public Release: 25-Oct-2017   American Chemical Society Polishing an apple with your shirt might remove some dust and dirt, but getting rid of pesticide residues could take a little more work. Researchers now report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, that washing apples with a common household product — baking soda — could…

Lupus effectively treated with probiotics ( Animal Model)

Lupus effectively treated with probiotics ( Animal Model) Lupus effectively treated with probiotics ( Animal Model) from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. Recently researchers hypothesized that leaky gut may play a role in Lupus symptoms. That a relative abundance of Lactobacillales appears to be normal in SLE patients in remission and the possibility that…

Statin use linked to heightened type 2 diabetes risk in susceptible individuals

Public Release: 23-Oct-2017   Irrespective of risk factors for diabetes or clinical criteria for treatment with these drugs BMJ Long term use of statins to lower blood fats and stave off cardiovascular disease is associated with a 30 per cent heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes in susceptible individuals, suggests a large study published…

B3 vitamin component fights carcinogen action in human cells, says research

Public Release: 23-Oct-2017   Brazilian scientists investigate tumoral development caused by benzo[a]pyrene, a hydrocarbon present in cigarette smoke, automotive exhaust, burnt wood fumes and barbecued meat Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo Benzo[a]pyrene is a potent carcinogen and mutagen present in cigarette smoke, automotive exhaust, burnt wood fumes, barbecued and smoked…

Dream Control, Clinically Researched Methods

Dream Control, Clinically Researched Methods Dream Control, Clinically Researched Methods from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. Three of the most successful dream control methods were recently clinically tested and compared, all were successful with the MILD method showing the most potential. Citation: Reality testing and the mnemonic induction of lucid dreams: Findings from the…

Feel fuller, longer with mushrooms

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017   New study discovers mushrooms can be as satiating as meat when protein levels are matched Mushroom Council Redwood Shores, CA (Oct. 19, 2017) – If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then mushrooms may be one of the most imperative ingredients. A new study on satiety published in…

Want to control your dreams? Here’s how you can

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017   University of Adelaide New research at the University of Adelaide has found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people’s chances of having lucid dreams, in which the dreamer is aware they’re dreaming while it’s still happening and can control the experience. Although many techniques exist for inducing lucid dreams,…

Super assassin in every cell can kill any cancer cell

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017 Suicide molecules kill any cancer cell Time traveling hundreds of millions of years to unleash one of nature’s original kill switches Northwestern University Super assassin in every cell is poised to take out cancer cells Cancer cells treated with certain human RNA molecules never become resistant to them Kill mechanism likely predates…

Zinc Shown to Halt Cancer Growth

Zinc Shown to Halt Cancer Growth Zinc Shown to Halt Cancer Growth from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. Researchers discover How Zinc halts the growth of cancer paving the way to possible new treatments using Zinc supplementation. Citation: Selective inhibitory effects of zinc on cell proliferation in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma through Orai1. The…

Inflammation trains the skin to heal faster

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017   Rockefeller University IMAGE: Stem cells (green) migrate into a three-day-old wound to repair it. Credit: Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development/The Rockefeller University Scars may fade, but the skin remembers. New research from The Rockefeller University reveals that wounds or other harmful, inflammation-provoking experiences impart long-lasting memories to stem cells…

Most medical students overconfident, underprepared on nutrition guidelines

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017   Research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association examines gap between nutritional knowledge and attitudes in future physicians American Osteopathic Association CHICAGO — October 16, 2017–Ohio University researchers found medical students may be more confident than knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition. Of the 257 medical students studied, more…

Common Antacids Promote Liver Disease?

Common Antacids Promote Liver Disease? Common Antacids Promote Liver Disease? from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered evidence in mice and humans that stomach (gastric) acid suppression alters specific gut bacteria in a way that promotes liver injury and progression of three types…

Scientists reveal the relationship between sugar and cancer

Public Release: 13-Oct-2017   VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) A nine-year joint research project conducted by VIB, KU Leuven and VUB has led to a crucial breakthrough in cancer research. Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth. This discovery provides evidence…

A dietary supplement dampens the brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures or epilepsy

Public Release: 13-Oct-2017   These results, seen in animal models, represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the treatment of seizure disorders University of Alabama at Birmingham IMAGE: This is Lori McMahon and Luke Stewart. Credit: UAB BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Seizure disorders — including epilepsy — are associated with pathological hyperexcitability in brain neurons. Unfortunately,…