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Potential new role for red grape seeds in treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that polyphenolics derived from red grape seeds may be useful agents to prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease (AD). The new study entitled, "Grape derived polyphenolics prevent A oligomerization and attenuate cognitive deterioration in a mouse model of Alzhei...

Radiation seeds effectively cure prostate cancer in young men

Radiation seed implants (brachytherapy) are just as effective at curing prostate cancer in younger men (aged 60 and younger) as they are in older men, according to a study presented at a scientific session on October 31, 2007, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncologys 49th An...

Researchers study potential health benefits of natural chemicals in muscadine grape seeds

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Could some of the natural chemicals found in plants be powerful enough to improve cardiovascular health" Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are conducting the first-ever clinical study to evaluate the potential cardiovascular health effects of Natures...

Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds To Hit The Market

A food company from South Dakota is now infusing roasted sunflower seeds with caffeine and other boosters commonly found in energy drinks , to provide players and other people the extra energy needed to help them stay awake. The product, which has been under development since an year, are gr...

Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds To Hit The Market

A food company from South Dakota is now infusing roasted sunflower seeds with caffeine and other boosters commonly found in energy drinks//, to provide players and other people the extra energy needed to help them stay awake. The product, which has been under development since an year, are gr...

Caution: Apricot Seeds May Be Poisonous

The Government's food watchdog warned the public about the poisonous nature of the apricot seeds. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said that the seeds// if consumed in larger quantities could be fatal. It is said that they can produce cyanide and result in death. A maximum of two bitter apric...

Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body

In a shocking disclosure, Dr. Murali Ankem, a resident in Urology at the Robert Wood Johnnson Medical Centre of the University of New Jersey Medical and Dental School, New Brunswick, has said that radiactive seeds used in prostate cancer treatment can migrate to other parts of the body including th...

Scientists Develop Antibodies from Plant Seeds

Researchers from Ghent University of Belgium, on Tuesday claimed that they have successfully produced antibodies using plant seeds. // According to the reports, the Belgium scientists have used seeds of a plant called thale cress (also called mouse-ear cress) to produce antibodies against the H...

New Breastfeeding Supplement Designed to Improve Milk Production for Nursing Mothers

...baby. "Many new moms are concerned that they are not producing enough milk." says Lynette, "Nursing Blend contains Fenugreek and Fennel seeds which have been demonstrated to increase milk production." In addition, calming herbs like Anise seed and Chamomile enhance the breastfeeding ex...

SNICKERS(R) Brand and David Arquette Make a Big Move to Help Feeding America Bar Hunger

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Breakfast Anyone? Lifestyle Foods Launches Two Energizing Snacks Containing Under 200 Calories

...00 calories per snack. The Awake snack combines crisp apple slices, red seedless grapes, an all-natural granola bar and a healthy trail mix with nuts, seeds and dried fruit in one convenient package. The Essential snack offers a filling combo of a mini honey wheat bagel, lite cream cheese, whole hard boile...

Spa Chefs Prepare You for a Healthy Summer

..." said Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul. Willow Stream the Spa at The Fairmont Scottsdale , Scottsdale, AZ - "We seek farmers who know their seeds and soil, ranchers who care about their livestock and seafood purveyors concerned about the health of the sea. We've partnered with local farmers to ...

Bayer CropScience and Monsanto Sign Cross Licensing Agreement on Herbicide Tolerance Traits in Rapeseed/Canola

...UR 6.4 billion (2008), is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern sustainable agriculture and for n...

Studies Indicate Good Nutrition Linked to Eye Health

...tioxidants one could help promote eye health. There are numerous food sources for antioxidants, including citrus fruits for Vitamin C, nuts and seeds for Vitamin E, and carrots and sweet potatoes for beta-carotene. Foods high in lutein and zeaxanthin have yellow or green pigments, such as dark-gree...

Painkillers May Be Good for the Prostate

... recommend: Prostatectomy, surgery to remove all or part of the prostate gland Radiation, either via an external beam or implanted radioactive seeds Watchful waiting, the term used to describe deferring treatment until there are signs that the cancer is progressing And, as treatment and dete...

National Marrowthon Campaign Aims to Bring Nearly 50,000 to the Be The Match Registry(SM) in Two Weeks

... Joining the marrow registry is free June 8-22; The Jeff Gordon Foundation seeds fundraising with $300,000 donation to help grow the registry MINNEAPOLIS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, thousands of people with leukemia an...

First Eco Shoppe Opening in Austin on May 21

...lso make most of their signs on specially made "seeded paper." This seeded paper goes through a special manufacturing process where actual wildflower seeds are embedded into the paper. This special paper is 100% post-consumer recycled paper. The soy based ink printing is done in-store with an eco-friendly...

New Almond Study Finds Chewing is More Than Meets the Mouth: Thorough Chewing May Influence Feelings of Fullness

...ecent 2008 Mintel study, 86 percent of individuals polled consider nuts and seeds a good snack choice.(3) This new research has given snackers something more... Ellis PR, Wickham MS. Release of protein, lipid, and vitamin E from almond seeds during digestion. J Agric Food Chem 2008 May 14;56(9):3409-16. Epub 2008 Ap...

Brassica Protection Products LLC Safety Statement

...BroccoSprouts. The sprouts are grown under Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and the Hazardous Analysis Critical Point Program (HACCP). BroccoSprouts seeds are sanitized before entering the growing process. Then every batch of sprouts is tested for E. coli 0157 and Salmonella before being shipped to the m...

AVA Kicks Off 'Sowing Seeds' Scientific Assembly to Promote Better Training of Healthcare Professionals

...inn., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) launches its 2009 biennial scientific assembly tomorrow with the theme, "Sowing seeds of Academic Change - Nurturing New Paradigms." ( http://www.avahealth.org ) The conference brings together medical, dental, nursing and other hea...

Mars Snackfood Urges U.S. Congress to Update National School Nutrition Standards

...R), and reduced sodium levels across product lines. Mars has also begun offering certified organic food and snack choices under our certified organic seeds OF CHANGE(R) product line. As a science-based company, Mars continues to invest in research and development that can help make more healthy options. ...

Prostate Cancer Patients in US and Europe Receive Treatments Using Enhanced Seed Prostate Brachytherapy Software

... which radiation doses are delivered by implanting seeds within the prostate. With VariSeed 8.0, docto...ed in recent years. In this technique, radioactive seeds are positioned in the prostate using needles that ...their spacing. From 50 to more than 100 individual seeds may be placed in a single session, using 10 to 20 ...

Nu Skin Charitable Promotion Reaches Important Milestone: 100,000 Trees Donated to African Nation of Malawi

... the product in January 2008, the company has donated $0.25 from the sale of every Epoch Baobab Body Butter to the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation's seeds of Hope reforestation project. "When someone purchases a jar of Epoch Baobab Body Butter, they are making a difference by helping plant one tree...

Meningitis Angels to Support First Annual World Meningitis Day

...and state resolution ceremonies and more. Flower seed packets of Forget Me Nots will be distributed all over the world with a message of "Planting the seeds of awareness and prevention of meningitis." Frankie Milley, founder and director of Meningitis Angels, who also serves as CoMO's global advocacy ...

Keep Your Colon Healthy With Exercise, Healthy Foods

...pt under control. In the past people have been advised to avoid eating seeds and nuts because they could get stuck in diverticuli and cause diverticulitis. But studies have shown this not to be true. Eating seeds and nuts is considered safe in people with diverticulosis. People who ...

Open Your Eyes to Healthy Eating Habits

...apaya, green peppers and tomatoes Vitamin E: Vegetable oils, such as safflower or corn oil, almonds, pecans, sweet potatoes, and sunflower seeds Zinc: Extra-lean red meat, poultry, liver, shellfish, milk, baked beans, and whole grains "Nutrition is a component of ...

Deaf Children Can Create Own Sign Language

...d their own sign language in order to communicate with each other. The homesign systems the children brought with them to the school "served as the seeds for the new sign language that developed as they began interacting with each other regularly," Coppola said. Her research was presented in Chicago ...

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association Shoots Straight for the Heart

...h counteracts the benefits. Enjoy that morsel of dark chocolate with a glass or red wine which is also high in antioxidants from the grape seeds and skin, which increases the "good" HDL cholesterol and helps prevent blood clotting and plaque formation in arteries. But again, moderation is the ...

MIT: Fighting malaria by changing the environment

...elatively permanent impact. "Once a breeding site is gone, it's gone" Bomblies said. Other methods the team has studied include spreading ground up seeds from the neem tree, which grows locally, in the ponds, which can reduce the mosquito population by about 50 percent. "For the first time, we have a...

American Heart Association Clarifies the Role Omega-6 Fatty Acids

...RNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new American Heart Association science advisory concludes that omega-6 fatty acids - found in some vegetable oils, nuts and seeds - are a beneficial part of a heart-healthy eating plan. The advisory will be published in the January 26th online issue of Circulation: Journal of t...

American Heart Association Science Advisory - Omega-6 Fatty Acids: Make Them a Part of Heart-Healthy Eating

...reduce diabetes risk and lower blood pressure. DALLAS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Omega-6 fatty acids - found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds - are a beneficial part of a heart-healthy eating plan, according to a science advisory published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Associ...

Omega-6 Fatty Acids Can Be Good for You

... discussion about the omega-6 fatty acids found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds possibly being bad for your heart is unfounded, a new science advisory from...all healthy diet." If asked, Eckel points out that vegetable oils, nuts and seeds are good sources of omega-6 fatty acids. "There has been a lot of talk a...

Engineered virus targets and kills apparent cancer stem cells in neuroblastoma

...proach for targeted treatment is biological therapy, such as an engineered oncolytic virus that seeks out and kills progenitor cells that could be the seeds of cancers." Neuroblastoma's solid tumors usually attack the sympathetic nervous system, part of the body's autopilot mechanism that controls vital...

Rhode Island Hospital first in US to treat kidney tumor with new device using electrical pulses

...eating malignancy in North America. Other newer techniques such as combination therapies of ablation and external beam radiation or internal radiation seeds have been pioneered by Dupuy at Rhode Island Hospital. He is now leading National Cancer Institute-funded trials in the use of ablation for the treatm...

Vision problems prompt older drivers to put down the keys

...gnition and the general health status of more than 1,200 licensed drivers aged 67-87 in Salisbury, MD, a community with limited public transportation. seeds is unique, in that the researchers performed comprehensive tests of both vision and cognitive function. The results, recently published in the peer...

Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells in Lab

...earchers say WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- More than three-quarters of laboratory leukemia cells exposed to an extract from grape seeds died within 24 hours, effectively killing themselves while leaving other cells unharmed, a new study shows. University of Kentucky researchers say ...

What are protective effects of anti-ricin A-chain aptamer?

...t toxins. Ricin poisoning can cause severe tissue damage and inflammation and can result in death. Most accidental exposures occur by ingestion of the seeds of castor beans whereby the toxin is released after the seed coat is damaged. The ingested toxin causes severe gastrointestinal damage with symptoms a...

RCOG.com and ProstRcision.com Increase Online Presence for Cancer Information

...ue. Treatment Method: 10-year Overall Cure Rate ProstRcision: 83% Radical Prostatectomy (includes da Vinci): 76-80% External beam first and seeds second: 65% HDR: 60% est Seed implant alone: 30% est Proton Beam: 30% est HIFU: 30% est IMRT (7,800 - 8,600 cGy): 25% est Cyberknife: Unp...

WFP Calls for Rescue Package for the World's Hungry

...uisition of food stocks for emergencies. Funds are also needed to boost the agricultural production of small-holder farmers who have seen the price of seeds and fertilizers more than double since 2006. "World leaders need to be confronted with the values implicit in the policy choices they are mak...

Give Your Heart a Holiday: Eating Almonds Helps Support Healthy Fat Levels

... "Manipulation of lipid bioaccessibility of almond seeds influences postprandial lipemia in healthy human s...lease of protein, lipid, and vitamin E from almond seeds during digestion. J Agric Food Chem 2008 May 14;.... Manipulation of lipid bioaccessibility of almond seeds influences postprandial lipemia in healthy human s...
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