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2012-01-02 10:00:00

The study suggests in two groups, one having Omega-3 Fatty Acids and the other having vitamins B (B1, B2, B6, folate, and B12), C, D, and E, brain volume and functions was higher in the elderly. Expanding on this study, Nutri-Med Logic Corp states that while this study re-affirms the role of a proper diet, more specifically, an anti-inflammatory together with an anti-oxidant and methyl group provider for elderly, but the same diet should be included in the new-year resolution diet for all...

2011-12-14 10:20:27

More than one baby in every 50 is born with a birth defect (congenital anomaly) according to the latest annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR) — significantly more common than previously reported estimates of around one in 80. The study — led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) — is the most up-to-date and comprehensive of its kind,...

2011-10-12 10:19:55

Use of folic acid supplements by women in Norway in the period 4 weeks before to 8 weeks after conception was associated with a reduced risk of the child having severe language delay at age 3 years, according to a study in the October 12 issue of JAMA. "Randomized controlled trials and other studies have demonstrated that periconceptional [the period from before conception to early pregnancy] folic acid supplements reduce the risk of neural tube defects. To our knowledge, none of the...

Vitamins Could Pose A Health Risk For Older Women
2011-10-11 07:20:31

A new study highlights concerns about the long-term use of vitamins in older people who do not have increased nutritional deficiencies, notably in women, whom authors say have an increased risk of death from taking too many vitamins and supplements. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota and published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, analyzed data from 39,000 women followed over nearly two decades and found that those who took multivitamins, vitamin...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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