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2011-05-25 14:48:30

Women who do not take them early are nearly twice as likely to have children with autism Women who reported not taking a daily prenatal vitamin immediately before and during the first month of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder as women who did take the supplements "” and the associated risk rose to seven times as great when combined with a high-risk genetic make-up, a study by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute has found....

2011-04-26 14:48:15

Bioavailability of folic acid found to be similar in both formulations Folic acid, an essential vitamin formulated to be part of a multivitamin + DHA liquid softgel capsule, is absorbed and available within the body in amounts similar to folic acid formulated for solid tablets, according to a study presented in a late breaking session at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2011 annual meeting. Different formulations, fillers and coatings of vitamin products may affect the degree or rate at which...

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2011-04-14 05:55:00

More than half of U.S. adults use dietary supplements such as multivitamins, minerals and herbs, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While that level has held steady in recent years, the CDC figures show a dramatic increase in the number of older women taking calcium supplements, with 67 percent of women 60 and older now taking calcium supplements, compared with 28 percent in the early 1990s. The use of dietary supplements grew...

2011-04-07 22:10:33

The findings could lead to novel approaches to drug design Slight oscillations lasting just milliseconds have a huge impact on an enzyme's function, according to a new study by Scripps Research Institute scientists. Blocking these movements, without changing the enzyme's overall structure or any of its other properties, renders the enzyme defective in carrying out chemical reactions. The study, published in April 8, 2011 issue of the journal Science, adds to a growing body of evidence...

2011-03-25 11:25:27

Important new findings in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association A new study published in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association indicates that inadequate nutrition is linked to a greater risk of anemia in postmenopausal women. "This study suggests that inadequate nutrient intakes are a significant risk factor for anemia in this population of older women and use of multivitamin/mineral supplements is not associated with lower rates of anemia,"...

2011-03-16 07:20:00

LAKE BARRINGTON, Ill., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Easy2Swallow, LLC, a new company based in the Chicago area, opened for business recently with a line of vitamins and dietary supplements that are intelligently designed, up to 70% smaller in size and covered in a natural coating. The result is vitamins that are easy to swallow. The products are available via a new website, http://www.easy2swallowvitamins.com, and are shipped same-day in most cases from the company's distribution center...

2011-03-15 09:49:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and WAYNE, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanessa Minnillo is making it a priority to share an important public health message with women nationwide. Minnillo is working with March of Dimes® and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals to help educate all women of reproductive age about the importance of folate and folic acid through a national educational campaign called Girlfriends for Folate (www.GirlfriendsforFolate.com). DailyCandy.com, the popular...

2011-02-20 22:03:50

Variations in skin color provide one of the best examples of evolution by natural selection acting on the human body and should be used to teach evolution in schools, according to a Penn State anthropologist. "There is an inherent level of interest in skin color and for teachers, that is a great bonus -- kids want to know," said Nina Jablonski, professor and head, Department of Anthropology, Penn State. "The mechanism of evolution can be completely understood from skin color." Scientists have...

2011-02-14 23:01:00

Guidelines Highlights: - Updated cardiovascular prevention guidelines for women focus on what works best in the "real world" vs. clinical research settings and consider personal and socioeconomic factors that can keep women from following medical advice and treatment. - The guidelines also incorporate illnesses that increase heart disease risk in women, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy complications - Helping women ? and their doctors ? understand risks and take practical...

2011-02-11 16:29:20

Authors stress more research needs to be done to determine whether supplement that prevents spina bifida causes cancer in humans The daughters of rats who took folic acid supplements before conception, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding have breast cancer rates twice as high as other rats, according to a new study. They also had more tumours and developed them at a faster rate, according to the study led by Dr. Young-in Kim, a gastroenterologist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto....


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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