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2010-05-03 12:06:00

NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Dressings & Sauces (ADS), a trade association of salad dressing and sauce manufacturers and suppliers to the industry, welcomes May as National Salad Month. ADS recommends eating salads with salad dressings to help reach the American Heart Association's recommended five to nine servings of vegetables and fruits per day. See video from Association for Dressings & Sauces at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/ADS_37362 Salads are an...

2010-04-27 08:26:54

Babies born to women who do not consume enough folic acid (sometimes referred to as folate or vitamin B9) are at high risk of developing neural tube defects (i.e., defects in the development of the spinal cord or brain). This is the reason underlying the recommendation that women who are pregnant take a folic acid supplement. A team of researchers, led by Bermans Iskandar, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has now generated data in rodents suggesting that folic acid might also help...

2010-04-20 13:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented a poster at the American Association for Cancer Research's 101st Annual Meeting 2010 that details their novel study of molecules that use a tumor's acidic microenvironment to help them tailor chemotherapeutic agents to kill the tumor. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The study is entitled, "Expression profiling of the major...

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2010-04-17 13:10:00

DALLAS -- Eating more foods containing the B-vitamins folate and B-6 lowers the risk of death from stroke and heart disease for women and may reduce the risk of heart failure in men, according to Japanese research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. "Japanese people need more dietary intake of folate and vitamin B-6, which may lead to the prevention of heart disease," said Hiroyasu Iso, M.D., professor of public health at Osaka University. The findings on the value...

2010-03-25 08:00:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart continues to support the March of Dimes to raise funds to ensure that every baby gets a healthy start in life. For the past 26 years, the retailer has committed to helping educate women about healthy pregnancies, and as part of their ongoing dedication this year, Kmart pharmacies across the U.S. will provide one free month of folic acid* to all Kmart Pharmacy customers. From Mar. 28 through May 1, customers can fill their folic acid...

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2010-03-03 11:18:22

Far from being a food spoiler, the fluorescent lighting in supermarkets actually can boost the nutritional value of fresh spinach, scientists are reporting. The finding could lead to improved ways of preserving and enhancing the nutritional value of spinach and perhaps other veggies, they suggest in a study in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Gene Lester, Donald J. Makus, and D. Mark Hodges note that fresh spinach is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamin C,...

2010-03-01 08:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal announced today the addition of CitraNatal® B-Calm to its CitraNatal® family of prescription prenatal vitamins. CitraNatal B-Calm offers gentle prenatal nutrition plus the benefits of additional vitamin B6, which supplements a woman's own defense against severe pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting. Emerging science suggests that vitamin B6 supplementation can be beneficial for pregnant women who...

2010-02-11 09:40:00

Partnership Encourages Americans to Get Educated During National Wise Consumer Health Month--to Stay Healthy Year-Round WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a recent study by the "Life...supplemented" consumer wellness initiative, close to half of Americans (44 percent) are "WannabeWELLs"--that is, they want to be healthier and they have good intentions, but they may not know where to start. In honor of National Wise Consumer Health Month, started by the...

2010-02-01 07:50:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you slacked off your New Year resolutions to exercise more, eat healthier and take charge of your life? Lucky for you, February is Heart Health Month, and the USA Rice Federation wants to boost your resolve to take charge of your health with nurturing meals that are good for the heart and soul. U.S.-grown rice, which is nutrient rich, is one of the most heart-friendly foods to enjoy. Rice is low in calories, has just a trace of fat, and...

2010-01-20 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best nutrition. Just got better.(TM) Eggland's Best, Inc. (EB), America's No. 1 branded egg, announced additional improvements to its already nutritionally superior egg. All EB egg varieties - large, extra large, jumbo, cage-free and organic - now contain four times more Vitamin D and over three times more Omega-3 compared to ordinary eggs. EB eggs also contain high levels of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin E, and are a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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