Archive for January, 2017

‘FishTaco’ sorts out who is doing what in your microbiome

Research has suggested that microbes which live inside and on our bodies can greatly affect our health. Researchers have implemented a method called FishTaco for short (Functional Shifts’ Taxonomic Contributors) to help further our understanding. The idea is, if we can figure out how the microbes affect our health and which microbe contributes to what, […]

These data suggest Piceatannol as a potential treatment for vascular disease.

New hope may have come from research for people who suffer from a vascular disease. Advanced age is one of the risk factors for vascular diseases that are mainly caused by impaired nitric oxide production. This can be prevented or treated with a medication, and it suggests Piceatannol as a potential treatment for vascular disease. […]

Vitamin D insufficiency is a common risk factor for osteoporosis associated with increased bone remodelling and low bone mass.

While Vitamin D insufficiency is a risk factor for osteoporosis, a 2016 study found that there is no correlation between 25(OH)D levels and bone mineral density (BMD). The study used 100 post-menopausal women which were subjected to x-rays in order to determine bone mineral density. While there was no correlation found, it was found Vitamin […]

Fortified Milk and Milk Products Market Growth, Trends, Absolute Opportunity and Value Chain 2015-2025 – Satellite PR News (press release)

The future of milk fortification is one of growth, as fortified milk and milk products make their way into developing nations. Fortified milk and milk products have been in use for decades, primarily in developed nations. The most common fortification is the addition of Vitamins A and D which are often deficient in the diets […]

Researchers: Eating organic provides much greater nutritional intake vs. conventional foods

Despite what the GMO and pesticide companies try to convince the public of, the scientific evidence only continues to grow in support of the health benefits and higher nutritional content found in organic foods. More people are buying organic than ever and they will reap the benefits of consuming foods more packed with plant-based antioxidants […]

Ways to strengthen your immune system – Jamaica Gleaner

Do you want to avoid catching the flu or other types of infections throughout the year? Then you need to bolster your body’s natural immune system by consuming the right foods that will help protect you from disease. Learn which common foods can help you the most to maintain good health and strengthen your own […]

Colic study stirs debate on acupuncture

Colic, marked by excessive crying by an infant for more than three hours more than three days a week may need medical treatment. A new study has shown that acupuncture, done with mild pressure may help reduce pain and calm the infant’s GI system. Although studies are promising, some experts say there isn’t enough evidence […]

Superbug may be more widespread than thought

CRE, which tend to spread in hospitals and long-term care facilities, cause an estimated 9,300 infections and 600 deaths each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some researchers were aiming instead to get a population snapshot of CRE, to define how frequently these infections occurred and to […]

Why your weight loss plateaus, and how to fight it

Anyone trying to lose weight has experienced the plateau part of it. You are steadily losing and then you stop for a long time no matter what you do. This explains why it happens and what you can do about it. It can be frustrating so knowing the reasons behind it will help. There are […]

Proper maternal vitamins, good nurturing may boost kids IQ – The Siasat Daily

A study has suggested that women who take proper vitamin supplements during their pregnancy as well as provide a strong nurturing environment to their children may boost their memory and cognitive ability equivalent of up to one full year of schooling. The findings showed that children whose mothers who take multi-micronutrient supplements during pregnancy may […]

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