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Grapes Help Support Eye Health
2014-05-30 03:30:50

California Table Grape Commission New research presented this week at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference in Orlando, Florida suggests that regular grape consumption may play a role in eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration. Specifically, a grape-enriched diet resulted in a protective effect on retinal structure and function. The retina is the part of the eye that contains the cells that respond to light, known as photoreceptors. There are...

2014-05-21 11:45:04

Northwestern University Increase in asthma coincides with switch from butter to certain oil-based diets -The good news! Vitamin E in olive and sunflower oils improves lungs A large new Northwestern Medicine® study upends our understanding of vitamin E and ties the increasing consumption of supposedly healthy vitamin E-rich oils -- canola, soybean and corn – to the rising incidence of lung inflammation and, possibly, asthma. The new study shows drastically different health...

What Leads To Cancer Formation In Melanoma?
2014-05-09 03:19:54

Oregon State University Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a specific biochemical process that can cause normal and healthy skin cells to transform into cancerous melanoma cells, which should help predict melanoma vulnerability and could also lead to future therapies. More than 70,000 cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, develop in the U.S. every year. The work was published today in PLoS Genetics, in work supported by the National Institutes of...

2014-05-05 23:00:51

Which Ones Work? Which Ones Don’t, Wrinkle Creams; mostly bunk, or true miracles? (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Beauty promises are out there by the dozens; on every billboard, in every magazine and between millions of women as a topic of conversation. However, the real question is which promises should one believe? Cindy Crawford wants people to slather their faces with a melon extract created by a French doctor and Oil-of-Olay pledges overnight improvement. The average over-the-counter wrinkle...

2014-04-29 12:33:13

DUBLIN, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qhmz6q/global_vitamins) has announced the addition of the"Global Vitamins Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qhmz6q/global_vitamins ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Cosmeceuticals are cosmetics with pharmacological benefits. The Global Vitamins market is witnessing an...

2014-04-03 12:30:55

Collaboration to Expand Deworming Services to At-Risk Populations SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 2, Vitamin Angels participated in the Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Conference at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, where it announced its commitment of $4.5 million to scale up co-administration of albendazole, a deworming treatment, with vitamin A to all eligible pre-school age children not reached by...

2014-03-31 08:30:53

NORTH BERGEN, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vitamin Shoppe is pleased to announce it has been recognized as the top-rated vitamin store and top-rated vitamin store brand based on consumer satisfaction in ConsumerLab.com's 2014 Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users. Each year, ConsumerLab.com, a leading provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of products that affect health and nutrition, surveys its subscribers about the vitamins and supplements they...

2014-03-26 16:24:39

DUBLIN, Mar. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3zhmm6/global ) has announced the addition of the "Global Intravenous Solutions Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Intravenous Vitamin C therapy has been shown to be effective against a wide variety of cancers. By intravenously injecting Vitamin C into a patient, it was observed that Ascorbate was able to generate a...

2014-03-24 12:24:39

Through the Lens of Three Award-Winning Young Filmmakers, "A Supporting Role" Documents the Problem of Micronutrient Deficiencies and What Vitamin Angels is Doing to Help SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitamin Angels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing vitamin supplementation to at-risk children worldwide, today premieres its first online documentary, "A Supporting Role." Three talented, award-winning filmmakers were selected in collaboration with...

Color-Coded Tags Tell When Food Is Spoiled In Unopened Containers
2014-03-18 08:49:14

[ Watch the Video: Knowing Whether Food Has Spoiled ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Determining if the food you’re about to consume is spoiled or not is often times an unpleasant experience. It is not always easy to tell if something is bad by the way it smells, often leaving taste the only other option. More often than not, people will just toss food out instead of taking a risk. And many likely toss food out as soon as the expiration date has been reached...


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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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