Zinc Shown to Halt Cancer Growth

Zinc Shown to Halt Cancer Growth Zinc Shown to Halt Cancer Growth from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. Researchers discover How Zinc halts the growth of cancer paving the way to possible new treatments using Zinc supplementation. Citation: Selective inhibitory effects of zinc on cell proliferation in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma through Orai1. The…

Dutch courage — Alcohol improves foreign language skills

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017   University of Liverpool   A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King’s College London, shows that bilingual speakers’ ability to speak a second language is improved after they have consumed a low dose of alcohol. It is well-established…

Flu vaccine and booster fails to protect leukemia patients, yet still recommended?

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017 Flu vaccine failed to protect young leukemia patients during cancer treatment St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators said the results reinforce the importance of hand washing and other measures to help protect vulnerable patients from influenza infections St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Young leukemia patients who were vaccinated against influenza were just…

Most medical students overconfident, underprepared on nutrition guidelines

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017   Research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association examines gap between nutritional knowledge and attitudes in future physicians American Osteopathic Association CHICAGO — October 16, 2017–Ohio University researchers found medical students may be more confident than knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition. Of the 257 medical students studied, more…

Common Antacids Promote Liver Disease?

Common Antacids Promote Liver Disease? Common Antacids Promote Liver Disease? from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo.   Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered evidence in mice and humans that stomach (gastric) acid suppression alters specific gut bacteria in a way that promotes liver injury and progression of three…

What do Americans fear most? Chapman University releases 4th annual Survey of American Fears

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017 Chapman University recently completed its fourth annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2017) Chapman University   IMAGE: These are American’s Top 10 Fears in 2017.   Credit: Chapman University Chapman University recently completed its fourth annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2017). The survey asked respondents about 80 different fears…

Potassium may prevent Calcified Arteries

Potassium may prevent Calcified Arteries Potassium may prevent Calcified Arteries from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. Vascular smooth muscle cells into bone-like cells under low-potassium conditions researchers now hypothesize. The researchers also found that increased dietary potassium levels lessened vascular calcification and aortic stiffness. Citation: Dietary potassium regulates vascular calcification and arterial stiffness. JCI…

Common acid reflux medications promote chronic liver disease

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017   University of California – San Diego Caption In mice, some common acid reflux medications promote growth of Enterococcus bacteria (like those shown here artificially glowing red in a petri dish) in the intestines. These bacteria also translocate to the liver, where they exacerbate inflammation and worsen chronic liver disease. Credit: UC…

Pest resistance to biotech crops surging

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017   A new global assessment helps scientists explain why cases of pest resistance to genetically engineered crops increased by more than fivefold in the past decade, yet some pests remain suppressed University of Arizona   IMAGE: The caterpillar pest Helicoverpa zea (also known as cotton bollworm and corn earworm) has evolved resistance…

Perinatal BPA exposure induces chronic inflammation by modulating gut bacteria

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017   American Society for Microbiology Washington, DC – October 10, 2017 – Emerging evidence from a research study in rabbits suggests that environmental toxicants may influence inflammation-promoted chronic disease susceptibility during early life. BPA exposure just before or after birth leads to reduced gut bacterial diversity, bacterial metabolites such as short-chain fatty…