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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.
Scientists identify immune-system mutation

Scientists identify immune-system mutation

Zinc treatment may help prevent esophageal and oral cancers

Zinc treatment may help prevent esophageal and oral cancers

Low-dose antioxidant supplementation may reduce the risk of cancer among men, but not in women

Low-dose antioxidant supplementation may reduce the risk of cancer among men, but not in women

Interaction of nervous system proteins help researchers better understand age-related memory and hearing loss

Interaction of nervous system proteins help researchers better understand age-related memory and hearing loss

Researchers stimulate the body to repair tissue damaged by peripheral arterial obstructive disease

Researchers stimulate the body to repair tissue damaged by peripheral arterial obstructive disease

Nanotechnology company pSivida granted European patent

Nanotechnology company pSivida granted European patent

Balanced diet reduces the risk of a baby with spina bifida

Balanced diet reduces the risk of a baby with spina bifida

Large percentage of child deaths related to malaria are attributable to undernutrition and deficiencies

Large percentage of child deaths related to malaria are attributable to undernutrition and deficiencies

Zinc plays a crucial role in blindness

Zinc plays a crucial role in blindness

The U.S. FDA approves 2 drugs for treating radiation contamination

The U.S. FDA approves 2 drugs for treating radiation contamination

Antioxidant pills do nothing to prevent cardiovascular disease

Antioxidant pills do nothing to prevent cardiovascular disease

In-depth study into how heavy metals exposure at the Tar Creek Superfund Site in Oklahoma may affect the health of children

In-depth study into how heavy metals exposure at the Tar Creek Superfund Site in Oklahoma may affect the health of children

Class of molecules that could lead to treatments for a wide range of diseases, including cancer, arthritis, and heart disease

Class of molecules that could lead to treatments for a wide range of diseases, including cancer, arthritis, and heart disease

Fruit consumption may protect against age-related maculopathy (ARM)

Fruit consumption may protect against age-related maculopathy (ARM)

Zinc may help to accelerate recovery from pneumonia

Zinc may help to accelerate recovery from pneumonia

Scientists closer to a potential vaccine or treatment for botulism

Scientists closer to a potential vaccine or treatment for botulism

First canine insulin drug

First canine insulin drug

Watch out Skippy, the meat of Australia's bush kangaroo may be the highest known source of the healthy fat CLA

Watch out Skippy, the meat of Australia's bush kangaroo may be the highest known source of the healthy fat CLA

Curry offers possible protection against Alzheimer’s disease

Curry offers possible protection against Alzheimer’s disease

Completion of the sequencing of human chromosome 19

Completion of the sequencing of human chromosome 19