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Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs

... though the transgenic mice ate 15-54 percent more food than normal mice, their fat-tissue mass was 44-57 percent less.The mice experienced no side effects from the increased UCP3. They had 70 percent lower cholesterol levels than normal mice and seemed to be using their insulin more efficiently."That is ...

Abortion Pill approved by FDA

... this drug," said Dr. Jane Henney, commissioner of food and drugs. "The FDA's review and approval of this drug hasadhered strictly to our legal mandate and mission as a science-based public health regulatory agency."...

Dietary phytonutrients – Secret for the good food to taste ba

...ds,isoflavones are needed to stay healthy. But the food manufacturers remove phytonutrients by debittering...s, as the humans have the tendency to avoid bitter food as spoiled or poisonous in nature. The solution to overcome the bitterness is to follow Mediterran...

Doctors operate upon patients in candlelight- latest from the quake scene

...ect whatever they could, most of them went without food for two days. With absolute collapse of infrastructure, the doctors have a tough task on hand doing whatever they can, given the limited facilities, which are hardly, bare minimal. Biscuits, dry fruit and bottled mineral water form the diet of doctor...

Just spice it up!!!!! Anti bacterial effects of spices unraveled in the West

...d the spice actually retarded the growth of common food pathogens. For their study, the investigators adde...hat had been contaminated with one of three common food pathogens - Salmonella typhimurium, Yersinia enterocolitica or Staphylococcus aureus. In a week's t...

Biotechnology industry expected to grow into a three billion dollar industry by 2002

...rs. Biogenerics, biopharmaceuticals, agriculture, food and nutrition sectors are all poised for the big leap, both nationally and internationally. The report said the global industry was expected to grow by 17% into 40 billion by 2005 and added that India needed to invest resources in academic and indus...

Surgery made simple

...an puncture the oesophagus, which is a part of the food pipe.This will result in conditions like septicimi...ause contamination of the lungs by contents of the food pipe and may prove fatal. The Tracheostomy kit minimizes the risk as it has a dilation scale ...

Headache decreases appetite

...n. People with migraine, for instance, cannot face food and it is often assumed this must be because one c...ression. Headache stimuli lead to an acute fall in food intake during the first four hours after they are applied.This shows that there is an intimate link ...

Dark skin protects

...needed to build proteins. In prehistoric days when food was scarce in cold, dry areas, tyrosine was probab...into extra melanin in the warm, damp tropics where food was abundant and pathogens were rampant....

Prevention of cataracts

...iod, the women answered questionnaires about their food intake.// They were also questioned on whether they took vitamin supplements and were given eye examinations during the study.// Researchers specifically looked for the development of cataracts. A cataract is a condition in which the lens loses its c...

Lemon tea combats cancer

... of Arizona, hope the study will help them develop food supplements to help prevent skin cancer....

Genetics and cholesterol levels

...al and some non-identical. The participants kept a food diary at the same time got their cholesterol measured. In identical twins, who have the same genetic make-up, the differences in dietary intake accounted for differences in cholesterol levels. But their cholesterol levels were more similar than among...

Frozen food invite food poisoning

...ommon bacterium. Campylobacter is a major cause of food poisoning in the UK. It causes diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal pain and even complications like arthritis and Guillain-Barre syndrome, a type of temporary paralysis. The Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) has done one of the first studies of...

Diet Can Influence Allergic Skin Reactions

...o had previously been identified as having general food and fragrance allergies to eliminate various skin care products and perfumes as well as a variety of foods, spices and beverages. Specifically, the 45 patients had allergies to a generic chemical found in many types of foods called balsam of Peru (BO...

E. coli strains resistant to a common antibiotic

...and urinary infections. But while E. coli from bad food is a frequent cause of diarrhoea and other digestive miseries, urinary tract infections were thought until now to result mostly from inadvertent contact with the victim's own feces. Urinary tract infections are common, especially among women, and cau...

Snake venom a treatment for digestive disease

...uinea pigs. These muscles regulate the movement of food through the digestive system. The proteins could hold the key to understanding how digestion is regulated and eventually could result in better treatments for disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, gastric reflux disease, chronic constipation and d...

Fish for the lungs

...he Imperial Cancer Research Fund reveals that four food products - tomato sauce, carrots, multi-vitamin pills, and fish oil supplements - were associated with a significantly lower risk of lung cancer in smokers. High intake of vitamin A appeared to be associated with a raised risk of the disease....

Diabetes on the rise

...ption of a more Western lifestyle, involving fatty food and too little exercise. Obesity is a known risk f...ing and HIV. Other experts say that more efficient food production says that many Indians are at present better nourished than at any point in the last cent...

Iron is a two sided sword

... tubes, to iron concentrations resembling those in food supplements. It is a reasonable model of what goes... on in the body, for these cells take up iron from food and transport it into the bloodstream. The experiments show that when such cells are exposed to iro...

Look out for gout

...on. It is not always linked to consumption of rich food and wine, and women can be affected too, especially after the menopause. However, the condition does tend to affect middle-aged men and some people find an attack follows eating foods such as anchovies, sardines or liver. Typically gout affects the b...

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