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.
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.
Most people think of "strep throat" as a relatively benign infection cured by a round of antibiotics and a few days of rest. But the bacterium that causes strep throat -- Group A Streptococcus -- is also responsible for a number of much more dangerous disorders, including rheumatic heart disease and toxic shock syndrome.
Many people view pollutants and pathogens as separate causes of illness. However, recent research indicates that the two can interact, changing how people and animals respond to infectious diseases.
New details about the role of zinc in our immune system could help the development of new non-antibiotic treatment strategies for bacterial diseases, such as urinary tract infections.
The best way to keep your mind sharp as you age is to eat a healthy diet, according to recent research.
A new study has contradicted the existing understanding that taking daily nutritional supplements may help to prevent depression.
MooDFOOD, the largest randomized clinical trial to study the effects of nutritional strategies on the prevention of major depressive disorder concludes that daily intake of nutritional supplements cannot prevent depression.
Scientists at Aston University have discovered a technique similar to medieval stained glass-making that can completely eradicate the deadliest hospital infections within hours.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products in the United States.
Walk into any grocery store and you'll find high-protein products dominating shelf space throughout the aisles. The benefits of protein are well established, and it's widely recognized as a key nutrient to a healthy, active lifestyle.
New research conducted at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, identifies a gene that could provide a new target for developing medication to prevent and treat alcoholism.
Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Renal Physiology.
Recent research has shown that rising carbon dioxide levels will likely boost yields, but at the cost of nutrition.