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Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Zinc is also found in many cold lozenges and some over-the-counter drugs sold as cold remedies.
Low zinc levels in older adults correspond with increased chronic inflammation

Low zinc levels in older adults correspond with increased chronic inflammation

Zinc, an important mineral in human health, appears to affect how the immune system responds to stimulation, especially inflammation, new research from Oregon State University shows. [More]
Saccharin could potentially lead to development of drugs for difficult-to-treat cancers

Saccharin could potentially lead to development of drugs for difficult-to-treat cancers

Saccharin, the artificial sweetener that is the main ingredient in Sweet 'N Low, Sweet Twin and Necta, could do far more than just keep our waistlines trim. According to new research, this popular sugar substitute could potentially lead to the development of drugs capable of combating aggressive, difficult-to-treat cancers with fewer side effects. [More]
UNICEF dispatches emergency supplies to children in cyclone-affected Vanuatu

UNICEF dispatches emergency supplies to children in cyclone-affected Vanuatu

While distributing its pre-positioned emergency supplies in Vanuatu, UNICEF also has dispatched additional life-saving supplies for affected communities from its Pacific regional warehouse in Suva, Fiji. This includes health, education, child protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) supplies. [More]
Meta-analysis finds that high dose zinc acetate lozenges may help reduce duration of cold symptoms

Meta-analysis finds that high dose zinc acetate lozenges may help reduce duration of cold symptoms

According to a meta-analysis published in BMC Family Practice, high dose zinc acetate lozenges shortened the duration of common-cold associated nasal discharge by 34%, nasal congestion by 37%, scratchy throat by 33%, and cough by 46%. [More]
Loyola's Bridget Boyd suggests ways to handle diaper rash

Loyola's Bridget Boyd suggests ways to handle diaper rash

Diaper rash may not be a serious condition, but it can be extremely painful. It is common and causes concern for many parents trying to comfort their child. [More]
BeiGene chooses SAFC's CHOZN Platform to support oncology drug development

BeiGene chooses SAFC's CHOZN Platform to support oncology drug development

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation today announced that SAFC Commercial, its custom manufacturing services business unit, has entered a commercial sales and service contract with leading biopharmaceutical company, BeiGene. [More]
University of Adelaide study reveals how metal cadmium causes toxicity in living cells

University of Adelaide study reveals how metal cadmium causes toxicity in living cells

University of Adelaide research has uncovered how the metal cadmium, which is accumulating in the food chain, causes toxicity in living cells. [More]
Rivers, streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment

Rivers, streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment

Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment. The discovery comes following a study on the Thames river by scientists at the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences and the University of Exeter Medical School. [More]
Medical practitioners rarely prescribe proper treatments for childhood diarrhea, pneumonia in rural India

Medical practitioners rarely prescribe proper treatments for childhood diarrhea, pneumonia in rural India

Few health care providers in rural India know the correct treatments for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia - two leading killers of young children worldwide. But even when they do, they rarely prescribe them properly, according to a new Duke University study. [More]
Omega-3 could supplement anti-VEGF treatment in AMD

Omega-3 could supplement anti-VEGF treatment in AMD

Pilot study findings suggest that taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements could increase the efficacy or reduce the needed frequency of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration. [More]
Researchers develop quality assurance tool for genome editing

Researchers develop quality assurance tool for genome editing

A research team at Boston Children's Hospital's Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine has developed a quality assurance tool for scientists using genome-editing technologies like the increasingly popular CRISPR. The assay, called high throughput genome translocation sequencing (HTGTS), rapidly gauges—for any given gene—these technologies' accuracy and their risk for causing potentially dangerous genomic collateral damage. [More]
NYEE ophthalmologists offer prevention tips to observe AMD Awareness Month

NYEE ophthalmologists offer prevention tips to observe AMD Awareness Month

Macular degeneration is a major cause of irreversible vision loss in the United States and around the world. As many as 11 million Americans have some form of macular degeneration. [More]
41% of the British population unaware of the role of diet in cancer development

41% of the British population unaware of the role of diet in cancer development

Surprising new statistics reveal that 41% of the British population are oblivious to the role that diet plays in the development of cancer - and even those with a family history of the disease are failing to consume potentially "cancer-preventing" compounds in their daily diet. [More]
EyePromise® eye vitamins offers education guide to promote awareness on AMD

EyePromise® eye vitamins offers education guide to promote awareness on AMD

Due to the aging Baby Boomer population, AMD, or Age-related Macular Degeneration, is expected to double by the year 2020. [More]
Micromotor fueled by stomach acid effectively delivers gold nanoparticles

Micromotor fueled by stomach acid effectively delivers gold nanoparticles

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the width of a human hair, may someday offer a safer and more efficient way to deliver drugs or diagnose tumors. [More]
Leading academics underscore the importance of diet and nutrition for mental Health

Leading academics underscore the importance of diet and nutrition for mental Health

Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health, a new international collaboration led by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University has revealed. [More]
AstraZeneca announces research collaborations to use genome-editing tool for drug discovery and development

AstraZeneca announces research collaborations to use genome-editing tool for drug discovery and development

AstraZeneca today announced four research collaborations aimed at harnessing the power of CRISPR, a pioneering genome-editing technique, across its entire discovery platform in the company’s key therapeutic areas. [More]
ProfBiotics develops evidence-based health supplements to enhance health, wellbeing

ProfBiotics develops evidence-based health supplements to enhance health, wellbeing

A new range of vitamins and food supplements developed to enhance the health of specific organs has been launched in the UK. [More]
Pollinator decline could increase risk of malnutrition, disease

Pollinator decline could increase risk of malnutrition, disease

A new study shows that more than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals -- like bees -- continue to decline. [More]
VisiVite reports upcoming release of ProVision macular health formula

VisiVite reports upcoming release of ProVision macular health formula

VisiVite, a world leader in ocular nutrition, today announced its upcoming January 2015 release of ProVision, a professional macular health formula designed to be easy for eye doctors to dispense and affordable for their patients to use. [More]
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