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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...

Mother’s Overall Diet Affects Fetus Health
2011-10-04 06:07:08

According to a new study, available online by the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, researchers found that overall quality of diet had a greater impact on fetus health than single nutrient supplementation. The authors of the study note that folic acid supplementation and food fortification has helped in reducing or preventing neural tube defects, but it does not prevent all birth defects. The authors write, “Nutrition research on birth defects has tended to focus on one...

2011-10-03 07:30:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Security First International Holdings Inc., (Pink Sheets:SCFR.pk - News) SCFR, has identified and been in communications with a private company that has a patented technology with many applications other than the current product in place. The current product patent as well as the platform used in the product is patented as well therefore that leaves the application varied from simple everyday uses to the most extreme of precision and high...

2011-09-20 08:45:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., takes a particularly heavy toll on African Americans. Despite their lower smoking rates, African Americans are more likely than Caucasians to develop and die from lung cancer.(1)(2) Today, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced results of a prospective observational study that evaluated whether ethnicity affected outcome in stage IIIB/IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...

2011-09-19 21:06:45

Ovarian cancer is one of the most frequent forms of cancer that affect women. As tumors can initially grow unchecked in the abdomen without causing any major symptoms, patients are usually diagnosed at an advanced stage and have to undergo surgery plus chemotherapy. During the operation, surgeons attempt to remove all tumor deposits as this leads to improved patient prognosis. To do this, however, they primarily have to rely on visual inspection and palpation - an enormous challenge...

2011-09-19 07:49:02

The first fluorescence-guided surgery on an ovarian cancer patient was performed using a cancer cell "homing device" and imaging agent created by a Purdue University researcher. The surgery was one of 10 performed as part of the first phase of a clinical trial to evaluate a new technology to aid surgeons in the removal of malignant tissue from ovarian cancer patients. The method illuminates cancer cells to help surgeons identify and remove smaller tumors that could otherwise be missed....

2011-09-12 09:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SABEResPODER and Bedoyecta® have joined forces to provide the Latino community with information about the importance of over the counter products in the U.S. This educational campaign also includes information about vitamins and supplements as well as information on how to properly take medicines that do not require a prescription. The campaign will run in the city of Houston through SABEResPODER's community touchpoints. It is...

2011-08-03 13:46:54

Era of Hope conference to feature compelling research examining benefits to daughters based on mother's diet During pregnancy, women are counseled to refrain from consuming certain types of foods, beverages and medications in order to avoid jeopardizing the health and development of the fetus. In fact, the American Pregnancy Association has a list of a dozen items they recommend expectant mothers omit from their diets. However, there are some additions, such as folic acid, that, when taken...

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2011-07-11 13:11:07

According to a new study, Swedish teenagers who consume more folic acid will get better grades in school.  According to Dr. Torbjorn Nilsson of Orebro University Hospital and his colleagues, the new study is among the first to examine whether folate is tied to school achievements. The researchers looked at 386 15-year-olds who were finishing up ninth grade.  Once all the grades from the classes were added up, there was a difference between the teens who got the most and the least...

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2011-07-06 05:45:00

Poor oral health is just as bad for fertility as obesity, and could delay the time of conception by as much as two months, Professor Roger Hart told the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology on Tuesday. "Until now, there have been no published studies that investigate whether gum disease can affect a woman's chance of conceiving, so this is the first report to suggest that gum disease might be one of several factors that could be modified to improve the...