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2010-12-08 14:23:01

Vitamin A supplements are still an effective way to reduce childhood death and disease. A new study by Cochrane researchers strongly endorses the continuation of vitamin A supplementation programs, which reduce the incidence of measles and diarrhoea and ultimately save lives. Vitamin A deficiency is a common problem in low and middle income countries. People whose diets do not include enough of the vitamin may have impaired body functions, and be more susceptible to blindness, infection and...

2010-12-02 07:43:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Indulge yourself with folate now, before you deal with the effects later. Studies suggest that age-related hearing loss (ARHL), one of the four most prevalent chronic conditions in the elderly, is associated with low serum levels of folic acid. Hearing loss is a major public health problem globally, with more than 28 million Americans between the ages of 60 and 74 dealing with the loss. Despite the high prevalence of hearing impairment, the biological basis of age-related...

2010-12-01 13:24:29

Age-related hearing loss (ARHL), one of the four most prevalent chronic conditions in the elderly, is associated with low serum levels of folic acid, according to new research published in the December 2010 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. Hearing loss is a major public health problem globally, with more than 28 million Americans between the ages of 60 and 74 dealing with the loss. Despite the high prevalence of hearing impairment, the biological basis of age-related...

2010-11-25 21:43:30

Despite the reassurances of Pasternak and Hviid in their study, "Use of Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPI) in Early Pregnancy and the Risk of Birth Defects," featured in the Nov. 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, an epidemiologist from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) believes that further studies are needed. The original study found that on the basis of data from more than 840,000 live births in Denmark, there was no evidence to suggest that the use of the most common...

2010-11-15 00:00:39

ConsumerLab.com awards Swanson Health Products' Swanson Super Stress B-Complex with Vitamin C an "Approved" status in B vitamin supplement review. Fargo, ND (Vocus) November 14, 2010 In on-going quality assurance efforts, Swanson Health Products voluntarily submits their products to the third-party testing provider ConsumerLab.com. Recently, ConsumerLab.com conducted a test on B vitamin supplements (B complexes, energy shots, thiamin, niacin, B-6, biotin, folic acid and B-12) focused on the...

2010-10-19 14:12:35

A new study shows that vitamin B12 may protect against Alzheimer's disease, adding more evidence to the scientific debate about whether the vitamin is effective in reducing the risk of memory loss. The research will be published in the October 19, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our findings show the need for further research on the role of vitamin B12 as a marker for identifying people who are at increased risk of...

2010-10-12 14:10:31

Use of folic acid supplements appears to lower blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine"”theorized to be a risk factor for heart and blood vessel disease"”but does not appear to be associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events, cancer or death over a five-year period, according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies in the October 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Elevated plasma total homocysteine [an amino acid...

2010-10-04 16:53:50

An increasing number of obese adolescents, particularly females, are undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Yet a case study presented Sunday, Oct. 3, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, highlights the possible link between gastric bypass surgery in adolescent girls and an increased risk for neural tube defects, which can lead to varying degrees of disability such as paralysis and mental retardation due to damage to the nervous system,...

2010-09-24 17:59:00

WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new oral contraceptive (OC), Beyaz((TM)) (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium tablets and levomefolate calcium tablets). Beyaz is the first and only OC approved to raise folate levels in women who choose an OC for birth control. In these women, Beyaz raises folate levels for the purpose of reducing the risk of a...

2010-09-24 17:15:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Beyaz tablets, an estrogen/progestin combined oral contraceptive that also contains a folate (levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Levomefolate calcium is a metabolite of folic acid, a water-soluble B-vitamin that helps produce and maintain new cells in the body. A...


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