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New NIH grant to support development of rapid method for diagnosing mucormycosis

New NIH grant to support development of rapid method for diagnosing mucormycosis

Speed is essential in treating deadly mucormycosis fungal infections, but a quick diagnosis is difficult because no routine blood test exists. [More]
Mass General's D. Dante Yeh named recipient of A.S.P.E.N.'s Promising Investigator Award

Mass General's D. Dante Yeh named recipient of A.S.P.E.N.'s Promising Investigator Award

D. Dante Yeh, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the Promising Investigator Award recipient by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. The award is for his research on improving nutritional delivery to intensive care unit (ICU) patients, which was presented at A.S.P.E.N.'s Clinical Nutrition Week conference in Long Beach, California, February 14 to 17. [More]
University of Alberta researcher named winner of A.S.P.E.N.'s 2015 Harry M. Vars Award

University of Alberta researcher named winner of A.S.P.E.N.'s 2015 Harry M. Vars Award

David Lim, MD, CM, of the University of Alberta has been named the winner of the 2015 Harry M. Vars Award by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. The award is for his research on parenteral nutrition associated liver disease (PNALD) in infants, which was presented at A.S.P.E.N.'s Clinical Nutrition Week conference in Long Beach, California, February 14 to 17. [More]
Soft drink consumers exposed to unnecessary cancer risk

Soft drink consumers exposed to unnecessary cancer risk

Public health researchers have analyzed soda consumption data in order to characterize people's exposure to a potentially carcinogenic byproduct of some types of caramel color. Caramel color is a common ingredient in colas and other dark soft drinks. The results show that between 44 and 58 percent of people over the age of six typically have at least one can of soda per day, possibly more, potentially exposing them to 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI), a possible human carcinogen formed during the manufacture of some kinds of caramel color. [More]
MD Anderson, CATCH Global Foundation partner to lower cancer risk in children

MD Anderson, CATCH Global Foundation partner to lower cancer risk in children

Cancer prevention experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have allied with the CATCH Global Foundation, whose comprehensive child health program reaches children and their families in more than 10,000 educational settings nationwide, to promote behavior that will lower children's lifelong risk of developing cancer. [More]
Midwest Compassion Center, Dr. Alan Shackelford join forces to treat epilepsy through medical cannabis

Midwest Compassion Center, Dr. Alan Shackelford join forces to treat epilepsy through medical cannabis

Midwest Compassion Center and Dr. Alan Shackelford join forces in the fight to treat epilepsy through the use of medical cannabis at their Will County dispensary. With growing concerns over the potentially negative side effects of pharmaceuticals and their inability to provide adequate symptom control in as many as 30% of patients with seizures, Dr. Shackelford and MCC will collaborate on research with the goal of developing new treatment options for patients dealing with a debilitating illness or condition, including seizures. [More]
Sugar intake and tooth decay: an interview with Professor Nigel Pitts

Sugar intake and tooth decay: an interview with Professor Nigel Pitts

Globally, dental caries (the technical term for tooth decay) is the most prevalent non-communicable disease, affecting 80% of the global population. Healthy teeth support overall well-being, while dental caries can contribute to high levels of pain and anxiety, as well as leading to other medical problems. [More]
CTCA presents research on new cancer nutrition therapies at A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Nutrition Week

CTCA presents research on new cancer nutrition therapies at A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Nutrition Week

Several Cancer Treatment Centers of America clinicians presented research from studies evaluating new cancer nutrition techniques and therapies at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Clinical Nutrition Week held in Long Beach, Calif., February 14-17, 2015. CTCA clinicians led a plenary session and an oral abstract presentation, and presented eight posters to Clinical Nutrition Week attendees. [More]
Nearly one out of two U.S. adults suffers from periodontal disease

Nearly one out of two U.S. adults suffers from periodontal disease

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that nearly one out of two U.S. adults age 30 and over—64.7 million Americans—has periodontitis, the advanced form of periodontal disease. [More]
Researchers say that cancer experience can lead to healthy lifestyle in survivors and family members

Researchers say that cancer experience can lead to healthy lifestyle in survivors and family members

After studying cancer survivors and their family caregivers, researchers at Case Western Reserve University conclude that the period between the final cancer treatment and first post-treatment checkup may be an ideal time for the entire household to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle. [More]

Innophos Holdings' net sales decrease 1% to $194 million in fourth quarter 2014

Innophos Holdings, Inc., a leading international producer of performance-critical and nutritional specialty ingredients, with applications in food, beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceutical, oral care and industrial end markets, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. [More]
California Strawberry Commission lists out 12 reasons to enjoy heart-healthy strawberries

California Strawberry Commission lists out 12 reasons to enjoy heart-healthy strawberries

February is Heart Health Month and just one of many reasons to add heart-healthy foods like strawberries to the daily diet. [More]
Winter weather may cause vitamin D deficiency

Winter weather may cause vitamin D deficiency

Residents of snowy, northern U.S. cities are at risk of vitamin D deficiency and worse, may not even know it. [More]
Q'SAI announces formation of new U.S. subsidiary

Q'SAI announces formation of new U.S. subsidiary

Celebrating 50 years serving the healthy lifestyles of the Japanese, Q'SAI Co., Ltd., announces the formation of Q'SAI USA Inc., a new United States wholly owned subsidiary that will soon introduce American versions of health products that have become staples in Japan. [More]
Microbes prevent malnutrition in fruit flies - and maybe humans too

Microbes prevent malnutrition in fruit flies - and maybe humans too

A study by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds significant new light on a surprising and critical role that microbes may play in nutritional disorders such as protein malnutrition.

Using fruit flies—Drosophila melanogaster—as a simple and easily studied stand-in for humans, these new findings advance our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms underlying microbial contributions to metabolism and may point to long-term strategies to treat and prevent malnutrition in general. [More]
Hospira announces launch of first biosimilar monoclonal antibody in Europe

Hospira announces launch of first biosimilar monoclonal antibody in Europe

Hospira, Inc., a world leader in the development of biosimilar therapies, today announced the launch of the first biosimilar monoclonal antibody (mAb), Inflectra (infliximab), in major European markets. [More]
Doctor's Best adds three new sports nutrition powders to its science-based supplement portfolio

Doctor's Best adds three new sports nutrition powders to its science-based supplement portfolio

Doctor's Best has introduced three new sports nutrition powders – Creatine, Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) and L-Arginine - into its science-based supplement portfolio. [More]
GNC Holdings reports consolidated revenue of $607.2 million for fourth quarter 2014

GNC Holdings reports consolidated revenue of $607.2 million for fourth quarter 2014

GNC Holdings, Inc., a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today reported its financial results for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended December 31, 2014. [More]
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics designated as FAO Reference Centre for bioinformatics

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics designated as FAO Reference Centre for bioinformatics

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has appointed SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as the FAO Reference Centre for bioinformatics. [More]
Epicore BioNetworks named one of 50 strongest companies on TSXV

Epicore BioNetworks named one of 50 strongest companies on TSXV

Epicore BioNetworks Inc. is proud to announce that the Company has been selected by TSX Venture 50 as one of the 50 strongest companies on the TSXV. [More]