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...ity inside the vagina. According to this theory an acidic vagina lessens the chances of sperm surviving to the reproductive tract. Dr Cathy added: "The number of sperm in the cervical mucus is an important predictor of future fertility, then the findings outlined may have cardinal implications for infertile...

Grapefruit extract effective in stomach ulcer healing

... ulcers involving COX-1 and COX-2 activity. Being acidic in nature people might assume that grapefruit will be harmful to ulcers bu the study proves the exact opposite. Source: American Gastroenterological Association...

Grape fruit seed extracts can heal stomach ulcers

...Thomas Brzozowski said that, because grapefruit is acidic in nature, people with ulcers might assume that they should not include the fruit in their diet. “However, this research suggests the exact opposite." It is widely accepted in the conference that the extracts would be very useful for the patients who...

Nobel For Ulcer-Defying Aussie Scientists

...e it was felt that bacteria could never survive in acidic environment. The fact that these two brave scientists had the courage to prove people wrong by becoming human 'guinea pigs' is indeed praiseworthy and laudable....

A Novel Method Of Detection Of High Nuclear Grade Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma

...rs have been identified for RCC, immunosuppressive acidic protein (IAP) is a variable predictor of lymph node and distant metastasis in patients with RCC. At present it is impossible to determine the nuclear grade of RCC without removing the kidney. Researchers from the Department of Urology, Nihon Univer...

Oil Depot Fire Pollutes Air

...ven the brain may be affected through inhaling the acidic smoke’s soot particles. Those suffering from lung ...ill also drop as the brain is also affected by the acidic smoke. The health care centers across the region are expected to receive more visits from the affect...

Tooth Decay Bacteria Unaffected By Altered Biochemical Pathway

...ooth decay is caused when these bacteria thrive in acidic environment and begin to attack and dissolve the enamel. The above study proves that S.mutans can survive without vital pathways, something that is not seen in any other bacteria. The study is reported in this month’s Proceedings of the National Acad...

Soft Drinks May Reduce Esophageal Cancer Risk

...as based on factors including similar time trends; acidic carbonated soft drinks causing gastric distension that might affect the lower esophagus; and association of carbonated soft drinks with heartburn at night. "The theory that soft drinks could be causing this cancer was picked up by the media and wi...

Syrupy Medicines Increase the Risk of Tooth Decay

...y are high in acid content. The combination of the acidic content and sugar leads to the development of cavities. These medicines are usually available as over the counter preparations for allergies and flu or even cough. “It’s important to talk with your dentist about any medications that your child is on ...

Killing Power Of Bleach Enhanced By Addition Of Vinegar

...f spores after 20 minutes of application while the acidic version was found to achieve a 100% success with respect to destruction of spore forms. The researchers recommend dilution of household bleach in one gallon of water followed by addition of a cup of household white vinegar. The results of this stud...

Tooth Enamel Eaten Away By Popular Drinks

...port. There is a general agreement that the high acidic levels of the popular beverages can cause etching ...nished with a new one. The rate of cementum and acidic enamel erosion was observed under a microscope. Gatorade, a sports drink was found to be the worst o...

Drug Reactions First Present Themselves In The Mouth

...d give you a black, hairy-looking tongue. And, any acidic type of medication can cause canker sores, including chewable vitamin C.” Other types of reactions are also possible, but the dentist has to be aware of how these reactions present in the mouth, “Most of these reactions, however, cannot be prevented,...

The Multi-Faceted Chemical Benzene

...ded to extend shelf-life by killing bacteria under acidic conditions) and ascorbic acid (vitamin C – artific...e hydroxyl radicals. Meanwhile, when exposed to an acidic environment found in many soft drinks, sodium benzoate breaks down into benzoic acid. When the free ...

Oven roasted Vegetables Can Cause Dental Erosion

...eggplants, green capsicum and zucchini become more acidic when roasted in the oven//, while red capsicum becomes heavily acidic when stewed. But the study says that the acidity of onions or tomatoes does not change with the cook...

The new face of vaccine development

...lecular backbone. The only difference is a missing acidic sugar in the side chain of Streptococcus pneumonia...er of 16 machines lead to the observation that the acidic side chains give the backbone of the surface sugars in type III Group B Streptococcus an extended, c...

Growth Of Maple Trees Affected By Acid Rain

...orable conditions are created for sugar maples. In acidic soils, sugar maples produce fewer seedlings that s...dition, the loss of calcium leads directly to more acidic soils. When soils become too acidic, such trees as sugar maples become stressed and have a harder ti...

High Fiber Diet to Fight Colon Cancer

...acteria which maintains the colon pH in a slightly acidic manner which prevents constipation....

Scientists Discover Non-dietary Therapy For Celiac Diseases

... produce a form of EP-B2 that only activates under acidic conditions similar to the conditions found in the human stomach. The researchers demonstrated that EP-B2 efficiently digested gluten protein under gastric conditions and, importantly, EP-B2 was most specific for those parts of gluten that are known t...

No More Dietary Restriction for Heartburn Patients - Study Says

...auses a burning sensation behind the breastbone or acidic fluid surging up into the mouth. So it might seem logical to think that if a particular food has been shown to cause a loosening of the sphincter, then eliminating that food from your diet would allow the sphincter to tighten up, thus reducing your h...

Pharmaceuticals May not Pose Major Aquatic Environmental Risks

...Atlantic Canada, the study’s researchers found ten acidic and two neutral pharmaceuticals in the effluents of eight sewage treatment plants. In the large bodies of receiving water, drugs generally were not detected at significant concentrations. However, in the small receiving streams, drug residues continu...

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