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2014-03-20 04:21:39

DUBLIN, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fz3vcc/micronutrient) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Micronutrient Market - Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fz3vcc/micronutrient ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Agriculture micronutrients are vital plant nutrients required in trace...

2013-11-19 16:45:45

Study recommends continuing zinc application at critical stages on apple trees Zinc is vital for the healthy growth and reproduction of all organisms. In plants, zinc plays a key role in essential functions such as carbohydrate metabolism, photosynthesis, and sugar and starch synthesis. Apple, one of the world's most popular fruits, tends to be highly susceptible to zinc deficiency. A new study in HortTechnology recommends new protocols for using zinc sprays at critical stages on apple...

Zinc Deficiency Can Lead To Cancer, Diabetes, Other Diseases
2012-10-03 13:12:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) recently found that a zinc deficiency mechanism is related to aging and a number of diseases. The study highlights how a lack of zinc can cause difficulties for the immune system as well as heightened inflammation, thus leading to other health problems like autoimmune disease, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. “Some inflammation is normal, a part of immune defense, wound...

2012-08-02 23:00:20

Skincare manufacturer, Likewise Skincare, responds to an article on the Hindustan Times regarding the struggles of having oily skin and the various ways to combat an oily complexion. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 On August 2, 2012, Likewise Skincare, a skincare company that produces facial moisturizer for oily skin, reacts to an article that has been published on the Hindustan Times, which discusses the factors that contribute to oily skin and the dietary changes that can prevent an...

2012-05-10 05:26:19

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --Move over cough syrup and cough drops, there´s another remedy that could cut down cold symptoms for adults. Canadian researchers say oral zinc treatments could not only lessen common cold symptoms, but shorten the duration. Canadian researchers looked at 17 randomized controlled trials with more than 2,000 participants who were between 1 and 65 years old. The double-blinded trials included placebos as well as oral zinc. The authors found that, compared with...

Study Examines Zinc’s Role In Soothing The Common Cold
2012-05-08 05:06:20

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com The symptoms of the common cold can run the gamut. There´s the runny, stuffy nose and itchy, sore throat with a cough. Then there´s the feeling of fatigue and slight body aches. To top it off, having a cold can give you the sensation of watery eyes and a mild headache. A new study by Canadian researchers targets common cold symptoms and has found that oral zinc treatments could possibly decrease the length of symptoms of the common cold in adults;...

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2012-03-14 08:02:36

Scientists are researching ways to help solve health problems by way of Genetically Modified (GM) foods. Blood oranges, for example have been found to help stave off the absorption of fat, helping to reduce the amount of fat absorbed by the body and reducing the severity of obesity. But, blood oranges are not exactly the favorite orange, at least for UK consumers. Scientists are looking at ways to include the beneficial nutrients in blood oranges, called anthocyanins, within GM oranges...

2012-02-08 10:21:00

Respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia, are the most common cause of death in children under the age of five. In a study looking at children given standard antibiotic therapy, new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine shows how zinc supplements drastically improved children's chances of surviving the infection. The increase in survival due to zinc (on top of antibiotics) was even greater for HIV infected children. In a double-blind, randomized,...

2011-11-23 10:00:00

The American College of Nutrition has presented its annual Humanitarian award to âœZinc Saves Kids,â an initiative launched in 2010 by the International Zinc Association (IZA) in support of UNICEFâs micronutrient programs for children in developing countries. The provision of zinc supplements for children suffering from diarrhea aids a quick recovery, prevents future episodes and saves lives. (PRWEB) November 23, 2011 The American College...

2011-11-23 11:23:51

A study led by Hans Verhoef, a researcher at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and published in this week's PLoS Medicine shows that supplementing young Tanzanian children with zinc –either alone or in combination with other multi-nutrients – does not protect against malaria. Zinc helps to maintain a healthy immune system, and previous studies had shown a benefit of zinc in reducing diarrhea. Most African...