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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....

2011-02-10 12:40:37

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that folate intake before and during pregnancy does not protect Norwegian women against spontaneous preterm delivery. "Sufficient folate intake has been studied as a possible protecting factor against spontaneous preterm delivery with conflicting results," said Verena Senpiel,...

2011-02-10 10:26:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) commends the USDA for recognizing that nutritional gaps are common in the average American diet and that dietary supplementation can play a vital role in filling those gaps. However, USANA scientists and advising physicians caution that many important nutrients were not included in the recently published Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 and that the USDA dosage recommendations are not sufficient...

2011-02-08 07:53:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A perplexing medical paradox that taking folic acid, a B vitamin, lowers homocysteine in the blood, which epidemionlogical evidence indicates should lower the risk of heart attack. However, clinical trials of folic acid haven't shown the expected benefit. The explanation is surprisingly simple; lowering homocysteine prevents platelets sticking, which stops blood clots, and is the same thing asprin does. If people in the trials were already taking aspirin there would be...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.