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2011-02-09 23:46:01

Blocking a factor that can activate the human immune response against intestinal bacteria or certain foods could prevent the development of celiac disease in those most at risk, researchers report in the journal Nature. The study, to be published early online Feb. 9, points to two chemical signals"”interleukin 15 and retinoic acid, a derivative of vitamin A"”as triggers for the inflammatory response to gluten, a protein found in many grains that causes celiac disease. "We found...

2011-01-25 11:44:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On National Nutrition Day in Indonesia, the Indonesian Ministry of Health in partnership with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) today launched a major multi-sector partnership that will reach over 80 percent of the population with vitamin A fortified vegetable oil. The ceremony was attended by all partners of the project, including the Indonesian Nutrition Foundation for Food Fortification Development (KFI), oil producers...

2011-01-10 08:56:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Vitamin D may speed up recovery time for patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB), according to a new study. Researchers looked at 146 patients with drug-sensitive TB and randomly assigned them to receive either four oral doses of 2.5 milligrams of vitamin D or a placebo. All participants also received standard antibiotic treatment. It took six weeks for the lungs to clear in patients who did not take the vitamin D supplements. It took five weeks for those taking the...

2011-01-06 12:51:26

New research findings which show that vitamin D can speed up antibiotic treatment of tuberculosis (TB) have been revealed by scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The study - which gives fresh insight into how vitamin D may affect the immune response - is published today (6 January 2011) in The Lancet. In a trial led by Dr Adrian Martineau of the Centre for Health Sciences at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry "“ and funded by the...

2010-12-21 23:34:22

In an area where iron deficiency is prevalent, children of mothers in rural Nepal who received prenatal iron, folic acid and vitamin A supplementation performed better on measures of intellectual and motor functioning compared to offspring of mothers who received vitamin A alone, according to a study in the December 22/29 issue of JAMA. "Micronutrient inadequacy is a critical concern among pregnant women and young children throughout the world. Gestation and the early postnatal period are...

2010-12-20 04:30:00

Design-web-PR firm bolsters its expertise with architecture and engineering firms BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitamin®, the boutique design-web-public relations firm headquartered in Baltimore, Md., today announced its selection as agency of record by three leading mid-Atlantic architecture/engineering/construction(a/e/c) firms: Gill-Simpson, NIKA Architects + Engineers, and Wiencek & Associates. Each firm has hired Vitamin for specific services,...

2010-12-13 14:12:34

Strategies to improve vitamin D status are essential, say experts; global vitamin D maps in development Bone health experts attending the 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore this week have flagged vitamin D deficiency as a major concern in the region, particularly in South Asia where the problem is especially severe and widespread across the entire population. Dr. Nikhil Tandon, Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences of New...

2010-12-08 14:23:01

Vitamin A supplements are still an effective way to reduce childhood death and disease. A new study by Cochrane researchers strongly endorses the continuation of vitamin A supplementation programs, which reduce the incidence of measles and diarrhoea and ultimately save lives. Vitamin A deficiency is a common problem in low and middle income countries. People whose diets do not include enough of the vitamin may have impaired body functions, and be more susceptible to blindness, infection and...

2010-12-01 07:39:00

JENA, Germany, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The intake of preformed vitamin A from animal products is not sufficient in parts of the population in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The vitamin A precursor beta-carotene therefore has an important function in providing for an adequate supply of total vitamin A, international carotenoid experts state in a recently published consensus answer. An appropriate intake of beta-carotene from diet, fortified foods and/or dietary supplements could...

2010-12-01 08:05:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Vitamin D Council: After 13 years of silence, the quasi governmental agency, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), yesterday recommended that a three - pound premature infant can take virtually the same amount of vitamin D as a 300 pound pregnant woman. While that 400 IU/day dose is close to adequate for infants, 600 IU/day in pregnant women will do nothing...


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Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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