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.
One of the biggest challenges to reducing hunger and undernutrition around the world is to produce foods that provide not only enough calories but also make enough necessary nutrients widely available.
Researchers have identified a protein that can kill viruses and it forms the missing clue to the natural antiviral mechanism of the body that can target the viruses based on their genetic patterns. This newly identified protein is called KHNYN.
HIV is a viral infection that leads to AIDS and is fatal in almost all cases. For decades now, researchers have been trying to find a complete cure for this infection that affects 37 million people across the globe.
An adequate consumption of milk and dairy products at different life stages can help prevent various chronic diseases.
A compound with potential as a treatment for ALS has gained further promise in a new study that showed it improved the condition of mice whose motor neurons had been damaged by an environmental toxin known to cause features of ALS.
A consensus is building that air pollution can cause neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, but how fine, sooty particles cause problems in the brain is still an unanswered question.
Men who want to improve their libido or build body mass may want to think twice before using testosterone-boosting supplements - also known as "T boosters" - as research shows these alternatives to traditional testosterone replacement therapy may not have ingredients to support their claims, according to Mary K. Samplaski, MD, assistant professor of clinical urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Micronutrient deficiencies, including vitamins B12 and D, as well as folate, iron, zinc and copper, are common in adults at the time of diagnosis with celiac disease.
After a prolonged decline, global hunger is on the rise--affecting more than 820 million individuals in 2017. Additionally, more than 2 billion people suffer from "hidden hunger," which occurs when individuals eat foods that don't provide the nutrients they need to lead healthy, productive lives.
Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. A new study suggests the two factors may be connected.
In 2018, Chinese scientist He Jiankui defied the law and scientific consensus by boldly editing the CCR5 gene in a human embryo, expecting to confer lifelong HIV resistance. The pregnancy eventually ended in the birth of two baby girls. Now the experiment appears to have gone seriously wrong, perhaps shortening their lives.
Although there is ample evidence that air pollution--specifically airborne particulate matter--is associated with an increased risk of premature death, it is still not known which specific particles are responsible for this effect.
Metals such as zinc, copper and chromium bind to and influence a peptide involved in insulin production, according to new work from chemists at the University of California, Davis.
A new drug that inhibits neonatal seizures in rodent models could open up new avenues for the treatment of epilepsy in human newborns.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced awards to establish four Cooperative Research Centers focused on developing vaccines to prevent sexually transmitted infections.
Did you ever wonder why our grandmothers insisted on having a Tulsi plant in front of the house and a Moringa
tree in the backyard? Each and every part of the drumstick tree has medicinal value and is a rich source of nutrients and minerals.
The human genome is fascinating. Once predicted to contain about a hundred thousand protein-coding genes, it now seems that the number is closer to twenty thousand, and maybe less.
Millions of people around the world supplement their diet with vitamins and minerals to boost their health.
A new study has found that using dietary supplements such as calcium and vitamin D do not prolong life expectancy, and may increase cancer risk.
Researchers of Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences developed innovative micronutrient-rich food product for elderly people with swallowing difficulties.