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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.

2010-10-04 16:53:50

An increasing number of obese adolescents, particularly females, are undergoing gastric bypass surgery.

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).

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).

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.

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).

2010-08-18 03:13:49

B vitamins–B-6, B-12 and folate–all nourish the brain.

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.

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.

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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.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.