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2012-01-26 02:17:47

Limiting certain essential nutrients for several days before surgery–either protein or amino acids–may reduce the risk of serious surgical complications such as heart attack or stroke, according to a new Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study. The study appears in the January 25, 2012 issue of Science Translational Medicine. "Food restriction as a way to increase stress resistance may seem counterintuitive, but in fact our data indicate that the well-fed state is the...

2012-01-15 08:00:00

Protica has launched several new products designed to be used following weight loss surgery. One of these products, Profect® 200, provides a patient with 20 grams of protein in a one-ounce serving. Whitehall, PA (PRWEB) January 15, 2012 Protica has launched several new products designed to be used following weight loss surgery. One of these products, Profect® 200, provides a patient with 20 grams of protein in a one-ounce serving. This product was designed to help patients get...

Scientists Discover New Carnivorous Plant In Brazil
2012-01-10 14:02:11

In the kind of discovery seldom seen in modern biology, scientists say they have discovered a carnivorous Brazilian plant that uses sticky, subterranean leaves to catch and digest worms–an evolutionary strategy for acquiring nutrients that has never before been observed in the plant kingdom. Researchers say that the rare plant, known to scientists as Philcoxia minensis, has only been found in a handful of increasingly rare savannah regions in inland Brazil. In a report of their...

2011-12-22 11:00:00

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Interviews Winston Kao on Chemical Pollution, Water, Soils and High Density Nutrition. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio talk show and Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, recently interviewed researcher and inventor Winston Kao of Natural Plus Plus. Mr. Kao's research interests include water, pollution, high density nutrition, fluoridation and the decline in soil nutrition due to...

2011-12-20 22:43:43

Plant roots are fascinating plant organs — they not only anchor the plant, but are also the world's most efficient mining companies. Roots live in darkness and direct the activities of the other organs, as well as interact with the surrounding environment. Charles Darwin posited in The Power of Movement of Plants that the root system acts as a plant's brain. Due to the difficulty of accessing root tissue in intact live plants, research of these hidden parts has always lagged behind...

2011-11-18 02:54:24

There is no doubt that eating a balanced diet is essential for maintaining a healthy body weight as well as appropriate arousal and energy balance, but the details about how the nutrients we consume are detected and processed in the brain remain elusive. Now, a research study discovers intriguing new information about how dietary nutrients influence brain cells that are key regulators of energy balance in the body. The study, published by Cell Press in the November 17 issue of the journal...

2011-09-07 12:20:36

Adding a powder that contains several vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc and vitamin A, to the semi-solid foods taken by infants and children between six months and two years of age, can reduce their risk of anaemia and iron deficiency. This is the conclusion of a new Cochrane Systematic Review. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, particularly those of iron, vitamin A and zinc, affect more than two billion people worldwide. Infants and young children are highly vulnerable because...

2011-07-02 00:00:34

NOCUBE announces the release of Deficiencia de Nutrientes, a new revolutionary health app, now available on iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®. Deficiencia de Nutrientes, is a Spanish version of the popular health app Nutrient Depletionsâ“ž¢. The only app of its kind! Nutrient Depletions puts patients health first by providing information of key essential nutrients depleted by common medications. Certain commonly prescribed medications will deplete...

2011-06-29 12:04:21

Tiny seawater algae could hold the key to crops as a source of fuel and plants that can adapt to changing climates Tiny seawater algae could hold the key to crops as a source of fuel and plants that can adapt to changing climates. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that the tiny organism has developed coping mechanisms for when its main food source is in short supply. Understanding these processes will help scientists develop crops that can survive when nutrients are scarce...

2011-06-28 14:38:46

Researchers from the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have found that certain neotropical stream ecosystems rely almost entirely on a single fish species known as the banded tetra for the critical nutrient phosphorus. In a paper recently published in the journal Ecology, the researchers, led by Gaston E. "Chip" Small, explain why this particular species plays such a crucial role"”and why these stream systems are vulnerable as a result. "I initially set out to understand how...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.