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2009-11-04 08:07:00

FORT LEE, N.J., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to help millions of Americans who continue to struggle with two rampant medical conditions, depression and obesity, the Neutraceutical Company, LLC announced today a major new, over-the-counter supplement with the ability to address both issues safely and effectively. Saffrene(TM), available immediately under TNC's Simple Wellness brand, has clinically established a remarkable success in both fighting the debilitating effects of...

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2009-10-06 10:51:50

The Mediterranean diet, which helps fight heart disease and cancer, could also help avoid depression, Spanish researchers announced on Tuesday. They discovered that depression is 30% less likely to emerge in people who eat a lot of vegetables, fruit and cereals, and stay away from red meat. They researched 10,094 healthy adults in the last four years, the Journal of the American Medical Association announced. On the other hand, additional studies are needed to draw an exact answer....

2009-09-08 06:55:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to take a deep breath and a big swig. Tranquila(TM) is a calm-inducing drink developed for a seriously stressed, ridiculously over-amped and perpetually under-pressure society. This two-ounce alternative beverage can help consumers simmer down and even get a good night's sleep. A major advance in the burgeoning category of relaxation beverages, Tranquila comes as energy drinks show signs of market saturation and flattening sales. As the only...

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2009-08-21 12:20:00

A new study suggests that a lack of sunshine may cloud memory and other thinking or "cognitive" functions in some people with depression, Reuters reported. Experts have often cited the association between sunlight exposure and mood. One such example is seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a depression where symptoms shift with the seasons, usually arising in the late fall and winter and improving in sunnier months. Researchers are now attempting to find out whether sunshine can affect...

2009-07-27 18:01:00

A lack of sunlight can lead to reduced mental performance, not just mood disorders, among depressed people, a U.S. university study said Thursday. This new finding that weather may not only affect mood but also cognition has significant implications for the treatment of depression, particularly seasonal affective disorder, University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Shia Kent said. Seasonal affective disorder, also known as winter depression or winter blues, is a mood disorder in which...

2009-07-07 12:32:36

British medical scientists have discovered the anti-malarial drug quinine can block a cell's ability to take up the essential amino acid tryptophan. The University of Nottingham researchers said their finding might explain many of the adverse side-effects associated with quinine, such as nausea, headaches and blurred vision. The discovery also suggests dietary tryptophan supplements could be a simple and inexpensive way to improve quinine's performance. The researchers examined the effects of...

2009-06-29 12:34:11

Discovered back in the 1600s quinine was the first effective treatment in the fight against malaria "“ and it continues to be a commonly used treatment against this devastating disease. But the drug is associated with a long list of side effects which can range from sickness and headaches to blindness, deafness and in rare cases death "” and until now no one knew why.Scientists at The University of Nottingham have made a discovery that may explain many of the adverse side-effects...

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2009-06-26 11:55:00

Researchers have found that the anti-malarial drug quinine can block a cell's ability to take up the essential amino acid tryptophan, a discovery that may explain many of the adverse side-effects associated with quinine. Once confirmed, these findings would suggest that dietary tryptophan supplements could be a simple and inexpensive way to improve the performance of this important drug.Quinine is a very commonly used anti-malarial drug, yet to this day the principal mode of quinine action...

2009-06-24 19:04:10

Lack of the happiness hormone serotonin in the brain causes impaired maternal behavior in mice, researchers in Germany said. Researchers Dr. Natalia Alenina, Dana Kikic and Michael Bader of the Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin-Buch said that they also found that the presence of serotonin in the brain is not crucial for the survival of the animals. Furthermore, the researchers were able to confirm that there are two strictly separate pathways of serotonin production -- one...

2009-06-23 11:08:36

A lack of serotonin, commonly known as the "happiness hormone", in the brain slows the growth of mice after birth and is responsible for impaired maternal behavior later in life. This was the result of research conducted by Dr. Natalia Alenina, Dana Kikic, and Professor Michael Bader of the Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Germany. At the same time, the researchers discovered that the presence of serotonin in the brain is not crucial for the survival of the...