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Australian Patients Who Received Vitamin Injection Infected With Hepatitis C

...ameiri's Double Bay clinic where patients receive vitamin injections was the source of the potentially fata...osis and liver failure. Three women who received vitamin injections were detected in March to have contracted the highly infectious disease. A subsequent i...

Organically Grown Food More Healthier

... Europe found that organic tomatoes contained more vitamin C, B-carotene and flavonoids than conventionally grown tomatoes. Organic peaches and organic apple pure were also found to have more antioxidants. Scientists said the nitrogen level in the soil was different, suggesting the lower levels of flavono...

Deficiency of Vitamin D Levels may Be Common in Healthy Kids

...ho are otherwise healthy have inadequate levels of vitamin D that is essential when it comes to preventing bo... The researchers assessed dietary and supplemental vitamin D intake, as well as body mass, and found that more than half of the children had low blood levels o...

A Balanced Diet can Keep Asthma, Wheezing at Bay in Teens

... diet doesn't contain sufficient amounts of fruit, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids are at greater risk of h... "Teenagers who have low dietary intakes of fruit, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids are at greater risk of having asthma, emphasizing the importance of a bal...

Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial

... Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate, a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth. After intestinal absorption, folic acid is converted to methyltetrahydrofolate, found naturally in foods such as leafy green vegetables, legumes and citrus fruits. The body's response to folic acid appears to be com...

Apple a Day Keeps Asthma Away

... Teenagers who have low dietary intakes of fruit, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids are at greater risk of having asthma, emphasizing the importance of a balanced diet, composed of whole foods. While observing 12th-grade students from 12 communities around the US and Canada, Dr. Burns and her colleagues f...

Drinking More Milk may Lessen Type 2 Diabetes Risk

...research has found that combination of calcium and vitamin D may offer protection against type 2 diabetes . ...rinking more milk, a leading source of calcium and vitamin D in the diet, could help lessen the risk of type 2 diabetes by nearly 15 percent. In the detailed...

Food Fortification With Folic Acid Does The Trick

... acid is the synthetic form of folate, also called vitamin B-9, which is found in citrus fruits, nuts, liver and dark green, leafy vegetables. It creates healthy new cells that help form a baby's brain, spine, organs, skin and bones. Medical authorities began campaigns in the 1990s to tell women of childb...

Folicacid Reduces Congenital Malformations, If Added to Flour

...ng that women in their child-bearing years consume vitamin supplements containing folic acid. Canada decide...the food chain than to focus exclusively on taking vitamin supplements, stated Dr. De Wals. Health Canada still recommends taking folic acid supplements to wom...

Large Geographic Differences in EpiPen Prescriptions in the U. S.

...stigators hypothesize, however, that low levels of vitamin D from lack of sunshine, may play a role and that ...ptions in the United States: The potential role of vitamin D, can be found in the July 2007 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), the...

Adding Folic Acid to Flour Lessens Congenital Malformations

...the food chain than to focus exclusively on taking vitamin supplements," lead researcher, Dr. Philippe De Wals, said. The study included live birth, stillbirths, and pregnancy terminations among women living in seven of the 10 Canadian provinces from 1993 to 2002. On the basis of published results for red-...

Tomato Fever Replaces Chikungunya in Kerala

...st month. Medicinal tablets like Paracetamol and vitamin B-complex have been prescribed and patients have been advised to consume lot of fluids. Like dengue, another mosquito borne disease, there is no vaccine for Chikungunya, and at best, symptoms can be countered through painkillers, intake of plenty o...

Value Meal Would Lower Drug Costs

...sts," Cohen said. "And patients would get a little vitamin C to boot." "The rapidly escalating price of medications (especially for cancer and other life-threatening diseases) has provided incentives to explore pharmacological approaches to lower the costs of drugs," Ratain and Cohen conclude. "As we ent...

Flavonoids In Orange Juice Make It A Healthy Drink, Despite The Sugar

...st on the samples showed that neither fructose nor vitamin C suppressed the oxygen free radicals. However the two types of flavonoids in orange juice -- hesperetin and naringenin -- inhibited ROS generation by 52 percent and 77 percent, respectively. "Our data are relevant to patients with diabetes," said...

Vitamin C may Not Help You from Getting a Cold

...ty and the University of Helsinki, also shows that vitamin C (ascorbic acid) does little to reduce the length...everity of a cold. It doesnt make sense to take vitamin C 365 days a year to lessen the chance of catching a cold, said co-author Harri Hemila, a professor ...

Interactions Between Food and Drugs Could Lower Drug Costs

...sts," Cohen said. "And patients would get a little vitamin C to boot." "The rapidly escalating price of medications (especially for cancer and other life-threatening diseases) has provided incentives to explore pharmacological approaches to lower the costs of drugs," Ratain and Cohen conclude. "As we ent...

Experts Warn Against Side Effects of the New Weight Loss Drug

...ow-fat diet. But because Alli can interfere with vitamin absorption, it can affect how medications act in the body. The drug is not recommended for children under 18, people with kidney disease, patients on blood thinners and certain other medications, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. Then there are...

Blackcurrants can Protect from Heart Disease, Cancer

...es, liver disorders and coughs. The berry's high vitamin C content led to them being made into a cordial, which was given free to children during the Second World War. Blackcurrants have a very sweet and sharp taste. They are made into jelly, jam, juice, ice cream, cordial and liquor....

Buckyball Has the Ability to Fight Against Allergy: Research

...than any anti-oxidant currently available, such as vitamin E. Free radicals are molecules that cause oxidative stress, which experts believe may be the basis of aging. "The immune system both protects us and causes harm, so we are always interested in finding new pathways to help manage the harmful effects,...

Insilico Studies on Chlorine Eating Bacteria

...said, it has been found that Dehalococcoides needs vitamin B-12, so the vitamin is added to cultures that are injected into cleanup sites. The bacterium also grows better in a mi...

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