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Food supplementation can be effective in alleviating malnutrition in resource-limited settings

Food supplementation can be effective in alleviating malnutrition in resource-limited settings

In 2 articles published this week in PLOS Medicine, Saskia van der Kam of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and colleagues describe the outcomes of two randomised controlled trials in resource-limited settings to determine if the vicious cycle between childhood illness and malnutrition could be broken with a brief period of food supplementation during recovery from illness. [More]
Older people could be at greater risk for negative consequences of consuming high-salt diet

Older people could be at greater risk for negative consequences of consuming high-salt diet

Aging is associated with a number of changes that cause the body to function less efficiently, including the way the body controls water and sodium levels. Research has shown that as humans and animals age, they are less able to regulate sodium and water retention, urine concentration and thirst compared to their younger counterparts. [More]
Vitabiotics introduces new Wellkid Multi-vitamin liquid for kids

Vitabiotics introduces new Wellkid Multi-vitamin liquid for kids

New to the Wellkid range, Vitabiotics Wellkid Multi-vitamin liquid includes a range of 15 vitamins and minerals to help maintain all round health, with Swiss Alpine malt. [More]
Magnesium Flakes named ‘Best Sports’ product

Magnesium Flakes named ‘Best Sports’ product

A pioneering mineral bath soak has scooped the ‘Best Sports’ product accolade at the Natural Lifestyle Product Awards 2015. [More]
Help beat the blues this Monday with a B12 Boost

Help beat the blues this Monday with a B12 Boost

Boost your mood and energy levels this Blue Monday (18 January) by topping up your vitamin B12, say natural health pioneers BetterYou. [More]
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy emerges as fast, cost-efficient method for biomass analysis

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy emerges as fast, cost-efficient method for biomass analysis

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is emerging as a fast, cost-efficient method for identifying the total amount and specific compounds that comprise the inorganic component of biomass. Accurate and reliable analysis of these minerals, such as aluminum, calcium, iron, and silicon is essential, as this "ash" can cause problems when converting biomass to hydrocarbon biofuels, as described in a study published in Industrial Biotechnology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
MiMedx Group agrees to buy Stability Biologics

MiMedx Group agrees to buy Stability Biologics

MiMedx Group, Inc., the leading regenerative medicine company utilizing human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes to develop and market advanced products and therapies for the Wound Care, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic, and Dental sectors of healthcare, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stability Inc., d/b/a Stability Biologics, a provider of human tissue products to surgeons, facilities and distributors serving the surgical, spine and orthopedics sectors of the healthcare industry. [More]
Go Healthy Natural releases new line of Antioxidant Boost liquid multivitamins

Go Healthy Natural releases new line of Antioxidant Boost liquid multivitamins

Go Healthy Natural, a leader in liquid daily dose multivitamins, has announced the launch of their new line of "Antioxidant Boost" liquid multivitamins. The two ounce daily dose liquid multivitamins will be sold in cases of 24 bottles with free shipping and be featured on www.GoHealthyNatural.com and www.Amazon.com. [More]
Bioactive glass may help prolong life of composite tooth fillings

Bioactive glass may help prolong life of composite tooth fillings

A few years from now millions of people around the world might be walking around with an unusual kind of glass in their mouth, and using it every time they eat. [More]
Researchers identify transporters responsible for arsenic accumulation in plant seeds

Researchers identify transporters responsible for arsenic accumulation in plant seeds

Researchers from FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Barry P. Rosen and Jian Chen, both from the Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, are part of an international team that has identified how arsenic gets into the seeds of plants such as rice. T [More]

Honeywell acquires Sigma-Aldrich's laboratory research chemicals business

Honeywell today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Seelze, Germany-based laboratory research chemicals business from Sigma-Aldrich, broadening Honeywell's offerings for high-purity solutions for drug discovery, medical diagnostic testing and other laboratory applications. [More]
Reduced bone mass puts critically ill patients at greater risk for fractures

Reduced bone mass puts critically ill patients at greater risk for fractures

One year after being hospitalized in intensive care, patients have reduced bone mass that puts them at greater risk for fractures, according to a new study published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
Obese children with NAFLD not meeting recommended physical activity levels

Obese children with NAFLD not meeting recommended physical activity levels

In a new study published today in the journal Nutrients, research from the University of Surrey and the Children's Liver Disease Foundation has found that both obese children and those with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) are not meeting the UK recommendations for a variety of vitamins and minerals. [More]
Adding seaweed to processed foods reduces cardiovascular diseases

Adding seaweed to processed foods reduces cardiovascular diseases

Adding seaweed to processed foods such as frozen pizzas, hot dogs and dried pasta will reduce cardiovascular diseases, concludes a new scientific article. One suggestion is to replace 5% of the flour in pizza dough with dried and granulated seaweed. [More]
Doctors in Mexico show benefits of healthy diet, exercise in heart failure patients

Doctors in Mexico show benefits of healthy diet, exercise in heart failure patients

Doctors in Mexico have shown the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise in patients with heart failure, in research presented at the Mexican Congress of Cardiology 2015. [More]
Consuming tree nuts may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, new study finds

Consuming tree nuts may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, new study finds

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming tree nuts, such as walnuts, may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. After conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of 61 controlled trials, one of the authors, Michael Falk, PhD, Life Sciences Research Organization, found that consuming tree nuts lowers total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and ApoB, the primary protein found in LDL cholesterol. [More]
EU-funded research project aims to reduce oxidation in processed meat products

EU-funded research project aims to reduce oxidation in processed meat products

An EU-funded research project is to make sausages, patties and other meat products healthier in the future. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and four other European research institutions have launched a joint project to reduce the risk of colon cancer - the most common cancer of the gastrointestinal tract in Sweden. [More]
Older populations in rural areas face special health care challenges

Older populations in rural areas face special health care challenges

A new study of adults ages 85 or older has found that rural residents have significantly higher levels of chronic disease, take more medications, and die several years earlier than their urban counterparts. [More]
Meta-analysis supports that intake of tree nuts lowers risk of cardiovascular disease

Meta-analysis supports that intake of tree nuts lowers risk of cardiovascular disease

In a study published yesterday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition*, researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials to investigate the effects of tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) on blood lipids, lipoproteins, blood pressure and inflammation in adults 18 years and older without prevalent cardiovascular disease (CVD). [More]
Sausages With Antioxidants From Berries To Prevent Cancer

Sausages With Antioxidants From Berries To Prevent Cancer

An EU-funded research project is to make sausages, patties and other meat products healthier in the future. [More]
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