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2010-10-04 13:36:00

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Neuro-Biotech Corporation (PINKSHEET: MRES) (OTCQB: MRES) introduces a Neuro-biomarker which is linked to a series of Neuro-Bio tests. This will permit to understand the science behind them and how they each will contribute to a progressive clinical investigation involving the input and output of the brain.  All Neuro-biomarkers are expressed with a numeric value to ensure that doctors can...

2010-09-09 06:00:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The end of summer inevitably means back-to-school and with the new school year comes new concerns and stresses. For many moms and dads, packing a healthy lunch is at the top of the worry list. It can be hard to strike a balance that makes both parent and child happy when it comes to lunchtime. But ensuring children actually eat what's in the lunchbox, instead of trading it, may be easier than many parents think. That's what Dr. Alan Greene,...

2010-06-03 16:28:12

A nutrient found in egg yolks, liver and cauliflower taken by mothers during pregnancy and nursing may offer lifelong "dramatic" health benefits to people with Down syndrome. A new study done at Cornell University and published June 2 in the peer-reviewed journal Behavioral Neuroscience found that more choline during pregnancy and nursing could provide lasting cognitive and emotional benefits to people with Down syndrome. The work indicated greater maternal levels of the essential nutrient...

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2010-05-27 09:14:52

The dietary supplement CDP-choline, sold as a brain-boosting agent and under study for stroke and traumatic brain injury, may block skull and brain damage that can result from alcohol consumption early in pregnancy, Medical College of Georgia researchers report. Alcohol consumption in early pregnancy increases levels of a little-known lipid called ceramide, significantly increasing suicide among cells critical to skull and brain formation, Dr. Erhard Bieberich, biochemist in the MCG Schools...

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2010-01-04 10:10:00

New epigenetic study in the FASEB Journal shows a link between maternal diet and brain development in gestating mice If you're pregnant and looking for an excuse to eat bacon and eggs, now you've got one: a new research study published in the January 2010 print issue of the FASEB Journal by a team of University of North Carolina researchers shows that choline plays a critical role in helping fetal brains develop regions associated with memory. Choline is found in meats, including pork, as...

2009-08-17 17:29:58

A U.S. dietitian says only one American in 10 is meeting guidelines for the vital nutrient choline. Elizabeth Ward, a registered dietitian and author of the book, Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, & After Pregnancy, suggests eating a balanced diet rich in foods that contain choline -- such as eggs, lean beef, salmon, cauliflower, milk and peanut butter. Most people don't know how important choline is for their bodies, or how easy it is to get the choline you...

2009-08-12 07:45:00

Research published online in the journal Epidemiology found that higher levels of total blood choline are associated with a 2.5-fold reduction in risk for neural tube birth defects (NTDs).(1) NTDs are birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, and the two most common NTDs are spina bifida and anencephaly. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 3,000 pregnancies in the U.S. are affected by NTDs each year.(2,3) This study adds to the growing body of evidence...

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2009-06-23 05:15:00

Doctors are searching for new ways to protect unborn babies from the dangerous health impacts caused by a drinking mother. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 12 percent of pregnant mothers drink at some point during pregnancy, while about 2 percent admit to binge drinking. Drinking during pregnancy can result in adverse affects on a child's brain. It can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, which is the largest preventable cause of mental retardation among children....

2009-04-09 07:45:00

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Drs. Timothy Salthouse and Eric R. Braverman, the effects of the brain's cognitive abilities become less effective as early as our mid-twenties. A recent study by Dr. Timothy Salthouse, a University of Virginia professor of psychology and the study's lead investigator, shows that people lose their full capacity to make rapid comparisons, remember unrelated information, and detect relationships. Dr. Eric R. Braverman, author of the New York...

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2008-12-16 11:14:20

Eggs contribute insignificant risk to heart disease A study recently published online in the journal Risk Analysis (1) estimates that eating one egg per day is responsible for less than 1 percent of the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in healthy adults. Alternatively, lifestyle factors including poor diet, smoking, obesity and physical inactivity contribute 30 to 40 percent of heart disease risk, depending on gender. This study adds to more than thirty years of research showing that...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.