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2013-11-27 13:22:49

Long-term (24-month) supplementation with multivitamins plus selenium for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients in Botswana in the early stages of disease who had not received antiretroviral therapy delayed time to HIV disease progression, was safe and reduced the risk of immune decline and illness, according to a study appearing in the November 27 issue of JAMA. "Micronutrient deficiencies, known to influence immune function, are prevalent even before the development of...

Selenium Kills Honey Bees
2013-10-04 08:46:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Selenium, a chemical element that is both naturally occurring and often found near mining and industrial activities, can delay the development of or even kill honey bees, according to new research in the October issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside found that the four primary forms of the anthropogenic pollutant - selenate, selenite, methylselenocysteine and...

2013-10-01 23:02:03

Kirkman® releases new product Antioxidant/Cell Protect - Hypoallergenic in both its consumer and professional product lines. Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Kirkman®, a manufacturer known for the purity of its nutritional supplements, has just released a new product, Antioxidant/Cell Protect – Hypoallergenic. Antioxidants are an integral part of the disease fighting process and protect the body from dangerous free radicals that invade the cells and cause illness. This...

2013-08-15 15:08:56

For a new study in the Journal of Animal Science, researchers evaluated how different levels of selenium affect the immune system of adult horses. According to the researchers, the effects of selenium supplementation on the immune system have been evaluated in other species but not extensively in horses. Dr. Laurie Lawrence, animal science professor at the University of Kentucky, said the amount of selenium in soil and forages varies across the United States. She said that they wanted to...

2013-07-26 18:47:57

A new study of 100 private water wells in and near the Barnett Shale showed elevated levels of potential contaminants such as arsenic and selenium closest to natural gas extraction sites, according to a team of researchers that was led by UT Arlington associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry Kevin Schug. The results of the North Texas well study were published online by the journal Environmental Science & Technology Thursday. The peer-reviewed paper focuses on the presence of...

2013-06-27 23:39:13

On June 19, 2013, Emord & Associates, on behalf of Youngevity, Inc., filed a comment to FDA’s proposed rule, “Infant Formula: The Addition of Minimum and Maximum Levels of Selenium to Infant Formula and Related Labeling Requirements.” If adopted, the rule would require inclusion of selenium as an essential nutrient in infant formula. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 On June 19, 2013, Emord & Associates, on behalf of Youngevity, Inc., filed a comment to FDA’s...

2013-02-12 14:37:52

Scientists identified aromatic rice with very low arsenic content and higher concentrations of essential nutrients, selenium and zinc -- published in Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging Millions of people worldwide are regularly exposed to arsenic through drinking water and eating rice grown in soil and water containing high amounts of arsenic. Long-term exposure can lead to the development of different types of cancer as well as serious cardiovascular, neurological, and other health...

2013-01-31 14:52:52

A systematic review published today in The Cochrane Library finds that in well-nourished adults current evidence does not support selenium for preventing heart disease. The review suggests that taking selenium supplements does not reduce a person's risk of developing heart disease, although most evidence is currently limited to healthy American adults. Diet is a key factor influencing heart disease risk. Selenium is one dietary element that could potentially play a role in preventing heart...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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