Higher levels of urinary fluoride associated with ADHD in children

Public Release: 10-Oct-2018 University of Toronto Higher levels of urinary fluoride associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children Higher levels of urinary fluoride during pregnancy are associated with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children, according to University of Toronto and York University researchers. “Our findings are consistent with a growing body of evidence…

NIH study finds probiotic bacillus eliminates staphylococcus bacteria

Public Release: 10-Oct-2018   Additional studies of common supplement planned NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases   IMAGE: Woman selling vegetable snacks in a Thai market — a possible source of probiotic Bacillus spores. Credit: NIAID A new study from National Institutes of Health scientists and their Thai colleagues shows that a “good” bacterium…

Recovering from a heart attack? Hold the antibiotics

  University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON – The community of microorganisms that live in the human gut has been shown to confer all kinds of health benefits. Now, an international team of researchers has shown in mice that a healthy gut microbiome is important for recovery after a heart attack. Writing today (Oct. 8, 2018) in…

Scoliosis linked to essential mineral

Public Release: 9-Oct-2018   Children with severely curved spines may be unable to use manganese Washington University School of Medicine Nobody knows why some children’s backs start to curve to one side just as they hit puberty. Most children diagnosed with scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, have no known risk factors. A new study…

Seed oils are best for LDL cholesterol

Public Release: 9-Oct-2018   Researchers use new technique to draw conclusions from disparate diet studies American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Caption Using a statistical technique called network meta-analysis, researchers have combined the results of dozens of studies of dietary oils to identify those with the best effect on patients’ LDL cholesterol and other…

Pilot study: Migraine can be treated without medicine

Public Release: 4-Oct-2018   Some migraine patients can cut down on medication or stop using it completely by using a newly developed inhaler which changes the composition of the air we breathe; this is the result of a pilot study conducted at Aarhus University, Denmark Aarhus University By slightly changing the body’s own molecules using…

Lifespan and Health Extended Dramatically with Fisetin

Lifespan and Health Extended Dramatically with Fisetin Lifespan and Health Extended Dramatically with Fisetin University of Minnesota Medical School faculty Paul D. Robbins and Laura J. Niedernhofer and Mayo Clinic investigators James L. Kirkland and Tamara Tchkonia, showed it was possible to reduce the burden of damaged cells, termed senescent cells, and extend lifespan and…

Hugs may help protect against conflict-related distress

Public Release: 3-Oct-2018   Hug receipt on day of interpersonal conflict correlated with smaller decrease in positive affect PLOS Receiving hugs may buffer against deleterious changes in mood associated with interpersonal conflict, according to a study published October 3rd in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michael Murphy of Carnegie Mellon University, , along with…

A grape constituent protects against cancer

Public Release: 3-Oct-2018   Scientists at UNIGE discovered that a molecule found in grape skin and seeds can protect against lung cancer when administered by the nasal route. Université de Genève   Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the world, and 80% of death are related to smoking. In addition to tobacco…

Drinking more water reduces bladder infections in women

Public Release: 1-Oct-2018   UT Southwestern Medical Center In the controlled trial, women who drank an additional 1.5 liters of water daily experienced 48 percent fewer repeat bladder infections than those who drank their usual volume of fluids, said senior author Dr. Yair Lotan, Professor of Urology and with the Simmons Cancer Center at UT…

Vitamin D supplements may promote weight loss in obese children

Public Release: 27-Sep-2018 European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Vitamin D supplements may promote weight loss and reduce risk factors for future heart and metabolic disease in overweight and obese children, according to research presented today at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. These findings indicate that simple vitamin D supplementation may be…

Vitamin B supplements may protect kidney function in children with diabetes

Public Release: 28-Sep-2018   European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Vitamin B supplements have a protective effect on kidney function in children and adolescents with type-1 diabetes, according to research presented today at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. These findings indicate that simple supplementation of vitamin B complex may protect against the…

Taste and Smell disorders in Chemotherapy alleviated by Lactoferrin Supplementation

Taste and Smell disorders in Chemotherapy alleviated by Lactoferrin Supplementation Taste and Smell disorders in Chemotherapy alleviated by Lactoferrin Supplementation Research shows that daily lactoferrin supplementation elicits changes in the salivary protein profiles in cancer patients – changes that may be influential in helping to protect taste buds and odor perception. Wang, Aili & Duncan,…

Being older helps skin heal with less scarring, and now researchers know why

Public Release: 26-Sep-2018 Penn mouse study identifies a rare example where being older improves tissue function University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine PHILADELPHIA – A compound secreted in the bloodstream could be the key factor that causes wounds in older people to heal with less scarring than in younger people. The compound is called stromal…

Cocoa: a tasty source of vitamin D?

Public Release: 25-Sep-2018   Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg Many people do not get enough vitamin D. Brittle bones and an increased risk of respiratory diseases can be the result of a vitamin D deficiency. A research group at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Max Rubner-Institut has now identified a new, previously unknown source of vitamin…

The quality of protein supplements for sportspeople

Public Release: 25-Sep-2018 The experts remind us that it is essential to carry out an individual study before the prescription of any nutritional supplement University of Seville Powdered protein supplements are one of the most commonly consumed nutritional supplements, whether by professional sportspeople or amateurs, even by those who use them for aesthetic purposes instead…

Study: Antibiotics destroy immune cells and worsen oral infection

Public Release: 25-Sep-2018 Case Western Reserve University New research shows that the body’s own microbes are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections. A team of Case Western Reserve University researchers found that antibiotics actually kill the “good” bacteria keeping infection and inflammation at bay. Scientists have long known that overuse of…

High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to increased risk of diabetes in children

Public Release: 19-Sep-2018 Further studies needed to confirm or rule out findings, and to explore possible underlying mechanism BMJ A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study published by The BMJ today. However, the researchers say that further studies…

Fish-rich diets may boost babies’ brain development

Public Release: 20-Sep-2018   Research suggests that slightly adjusting the diet of healthy pregnant women could be beneficial to their babies Springer Women could enhance the development of their unborn child’s eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from a small-scale study led by Kirsi Laitinen of…

Weight loss can be boosted fivefold thanks to novel mental imagery technique

Public Release: 24-Sep-2018   A new study has shown how overweight people lost an average of five times more weight using Functional Imagery Training (FIT) University of Plymouth   Overweight people who used a new motivational intervention called Functional Imagery Training (FIT) lost an average of five times more weight than those using talking therapy…