Instant soups and noodles responsible for burning nearly 10,000 children each year

Public Release: 2-Nov-2018   Research to be presented at American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando suggests these microwavable, prepackaged products may be quick, but also dangerous for children to prepare American Academy of Pediatrics IMAGE: This graph shows the location of injury. Credit: Courtney Allen ORLANDO, Fla. – Microwavable instant…

A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer

A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer A team of scientists studied a well-known natural product, resveratrol, which is found in grapes and in red wine. While its chemopreventive properties against cancers affecting the digestive tract have been documented by previous studies, resveratrol has so far shown no…

Blood Sugar Lowered Dramatically with AMPK Raising Alanine

Blood Sugar Lowered Dramatically with AMPK Raising Alanine Blood Sugar Lowered Dramatically with AMPK Raising Alanine Type 2 diabetes is driven by many metabolic pathways, with some pathways driven by amino acids, the molecular building blocks for proteins. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown that one amino acid, alanine, may produce a short-term…

NIH study finds probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staphylococcus bacteria

NIH study finds probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staphylococcus bacteria NIH study finds probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staphylococcus bacteria A new study from National Institutes of Health scientists and their Thai colleagues shows that a “good” bacterium commonly found in probiotic digestive supplements helps eliminate Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that can cause serious antibiotic-resistant infections. Pipat…

Lifespan and Health Extended Dramatically with Fisetin

Lifespan and Health Extended Dramatically with Fisetin Lifespan and Health Extended Dramatically with Fisetin University of Minnesota Medical School faculty Paul D. Robbins and Laura J. Niedernhofer and Mayo Clinic investigators James L. Kirkland and Tamara Tchkonia, showed it was possible to reduce the burden of damaged cells, termed senescent cells, and extend lifespan and…

Taste and Smell disorders in Chemotherapy alleviated by Lactoferrin Supplementation

Taste and Smell disorders in Chemotherapy alleviated by Lactoferrin Supplementation Taste and Smell disorders in Chemotherapy alleviated by Lactoferrin Supplementation Research shows that daily lactoferrin supplementation elicits changes in the salivary protein profiles in cancer patients – changes that may be influential in helping to protect taste buds and odor perception. Wang, Aili & Duncan,…

Study: Antibiotics destroy immune cells and worsen oral infection

Public Release: 25-Sep-2018 Case Western Reserve University New research shows that the body’s own microbes are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections. A team of Case Western Reserve University researchers found that antibiotics actually kill the “good” bacteria keeping infection and inflammation at bay. Scientists have long known that overuse of…

Probiotics in Children reduced antibiotic prescriptions up to 53%

Probiotics in Children reduced antibiotic prescriptions up to 53% Probiotics in Children reduced antibiotic prescriptions up to 53% Researchers found that when the results from twelve studies were pooled together, infants and children were 29% percent less likely to have been prescribed antibiotics if they received probiotics as a daily health supplement. When the analysis…

NAC shown to help protect Osteoarthritis and Osteopenia

NAC shown to help protect Osteoarthritis and Osteopenia NAC shown to help protect Osteoarthritis and Osteopenia A protein involved in multiple cellular processes called ANP32A protects cartilage in the joints against degradation by damaging oxidation, preventing the development and progression of osteoarthritis, according to a new study by Frederique Cornelis and colleagues. Their findings suggest…

Camu Camu may increase metabolism through the Gut Microbiome

Camu Camu may increase metabolism through the Gut Microbiome Camu Camu may increase metabolism through the Gut Microbiome The researchers found that camu camu improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and reduced the concentration of blood endotoxins and metabolic inflammation. “All these changes were accompanied by a reshaping of the intestinal microbiota. Fernando F Anhê,…

Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment

Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment Researchers have reversed wrinkled skin and hair loss, hallmarks of aging, in a mouse model. When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is induced, the mouse develops wrinkled skin and extensive, visible hair loss in a matter of weeks. When the mitochondrial function…

Maple leaf extract could inhibit skin wrinkles

Maple leaf extract could inhibit skin wrinkles Maple leaf extract could inhibit skin wrinkles Maple trees are best known for their maple syrup and lovely fall foliage. But it turns out that the beauty of those leaves could be skin-deep — and that’s a good thing. Today, scientists report that an extract from the leaves…