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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...

2010-09-08 13:46:41

Use of gemcitabine, a drug that can be effective in treating advanced and resected pancreatic cancer, did not result in improved overall survival after pancreatic cancer resection (surgical removal) compared to patients who received fluorouracil and folinic acid, another treatment regimen that has shown effectiveness, according to a study in the September 8 issue of JAMA. "Pancreatic cancer is one of the major causes of cancer death globally, with a 5-year survival rate of less than 5...

2010-09-02 08:48:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fluoride avoidance reduced anemia in pregnant women, decreased pre-term births and enhanced babies' birth-weight, concludes leading fluoride expert, AK Susheela and colleagues, in a study published in Current Science (May 2010). http://www.fluorideandfluorosis.com/Anemia/Current%20Science%20Reprint.pdf Susheela's team explains that anemia in pregnancy, which can lead to maternal and infant mortality, continues to plague many countries despite...

2010-08-18 03:13:49

B vitamins"“B-6, B-12 and folate"“all nourish the brain. But much remains to be discovered about the relation between these essential nutrients and our brainpower. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutritionist Lindsay H. Allen has collaborated in ongoing research that has taken a closer look at the role these nutrients may play in preventing decline in brain function. The investigations, led by Mary N. Haan of the University of California-San Francisco, are part of the...

2010-07-08 10:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking at a public meeting held in response to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) Draft Report, Dr. Andrew Shao, Ph.D., senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), presented the following oral comments: "I'm Dr. Andrew Shao, and I am here today representing the Council for Responsible Nutrition. More than 150 million Americans supplement their diets each year with...

2010-06-23 13:28:19

Patients who had experienced a heart attack and lowered their blood homocysteine levels with folic acid and vitamin B12 supplementation did not have an associated lower risk of heart attack, coronary death or stroke, according to a study in the June 23/30 issue of JAMA. However, the researchers did find that folic acid supplementation did not increase the risk of cancer, which has been speculated. Blood homocysteine levels are positively associated with cardiovascular disease, but it is...

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2010-06-16 11:00:00

Cancer experts said Tuesday that smokers with higher levels of vitamin B6 and a certain essential amino acid have less risk of developing lung cancer than those lacking the nutrients. About 400,000 people participated in the study, including current and former smokers in 10 European countries.  The study found that people with high levels of vitamin B6 and the essential amino acid methionine were at least half as likely of getting lung cancer. However, the researchers did not determine...

2010-06-15 16:25:37

An analysis that included nearly 400,000 participants finds that those with higher blood levels of vitamin B6 and the essential amino acid methionine (found in most protein) had an associated lower risk of lung cancer, including participants who were current or former smokers, according to a study in the June 16 issue of JAMA. Previous research has suggested that defi­ciencies in B vitamins may increase the probability of DNA damage and subse­quent gene...

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2010-06-09 10:31:24

Study suggests pecans may delay progression of motor neuron degeneration Eating about a handful of pecans each day may play a role in protecting the nervous system, according to a new animal study published in the current issue of Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research. The study, conducted at the Center for Cellular Neurobiology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, suggests adding pecans to your diet may delay the progression of age-related motor neuron degeneration. This may include...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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