A bandage soaked in vinegar could help stop wound infections
UK researchers have discovered that acetic acid, the main component of vinegar, can kill more than two dozen different forms of bacteria linked to infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
10 Foods Filled With Probiotics
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
Therapeutic effect of Aloe vera and silver nanoparticles on acid-induced oral ulcer in gamma-irradiated mice
Braz. oral res. vol.32 S ão Paulo 2018 Epub Feb 05, 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1807-3107bor-2018.vol32.0004 AbstractRadiation combined injury, a life-threatening condition, has higher mortality than simple radiation injury. The aim of the present study was to analyze the efficiency ofAloe vera and silver nanoparticles in improving the healing of ulcerated oral mucosa after irradiation. Thirty male Albino mice were divided into five groups: control, radiation, Aloe vera (AV), silver nanoparticles (NS), and AV+NS. The mice were exposed to whole body 6Gy gamma-radiatio...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Trichloroacetic acid ingestion: self-harm attempt - Black ER.
OBJECTIVE: Trichloroacetic acid (TCAA), or trichloroethanoic acid, is a chemical analogue of acetic acid where three methyl group hydrogen atoms are replaced by chlorine. TCAAs are also abbreviated and referred to as TCAs, causing confusion with the psychi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news
Immune Response Research Solutions
Cytokine Markers and MoreImmune and inflammatory response are elevated in most diseases. We have strong solutions for detecting these responses. These includecytokine markers andpanels.Here's a new pub referencing use of one of ourInterleukin Markers. ArdoSabir and AndiSumidarti.Interleukin-6 expression on inflammed rat dental pulp tissue after capped withTrigona sp. propolis. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017, Pages 1034-1037. doi.org/10.1016/j.sjbs.2016.12.019 ...Four rats were sacrificed at 6 h, 2 days, 4 days and 7 days respectively. The teeth and surrounding bone were resected, fixed i...
Source: Neuromics - July 31, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Cytokine Antibody Arrays Cytokine signaling IL-6 antibody ILs Interleukin-6 antibody Interleukins Source Type: news
Acetic Acid (Acetic Acid) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Sudden death due to forced ingestion of vinegar - Shields LB, Rolf CM, Hunsaker JC.
Vinegar is a clear colorless liquid that commercially consists of 5% acetic acid. It has numerous benefits in everyday use, including culinary, medical, and cleaning. The ingestion of concentrated acetic acid is strongly discouraged and may have detrimenta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Inherent safety process assessment in the initial phase of the chemical design process: the case of acetic acid production process - Sarkheil H, Tavakoli J, Rezvani S.
Background and Objectives: In the initial phase of the process design using the principles of inherent safety is much more efficient, because it was cheaper and more efficient process to be included. In this research have been tried to introduce a comprehe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
In Vitro Callus Induction and Plant Regeneration from Stem Explants of Ceropegia noorjahaniae, a Critically Endangered Medicinal Herb
An efficient protocol has been developed for in vitro regeneration of a large number of plantlets of Ceropegia noorjahaniae Ansari via indirect organogenesis from stem explants excised from in vitro-germinated seedlings. The callus was efficiently induced from the stem explants using Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with auxins and their combinations. The highest number of shoots (16.0 ± 0.2) and shoot length (5.5 ± 0.1 cm) was achieved when the callus was subcultured to MS medium supplemented with 6-benzylaminopurine, BAP (2.0 mg/l) and indole-3-acetic acid, IAA (0.2 m...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Plant Sciences - April 8, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news
In Vitro Propagation of Sambong (Blumea balsamifera Linn.)
Terminal shoot tips of sambong (Blumea balsamifera Linn.) are cultured to initiate and regenerate shoots on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium containing 1.0 mg/L benzyl adenine (BA). After 1 month, shoots, usually 4.5 cm long are separated and subcultured for multiplication. Regenerated shoots, about 6 cm long are rooted on MS medium supplemented with 1.0 mg/L naphthalene acetic acid (NAA). Exposure of shoots to high humidity for the first 2 weeks and equal proportion (1:1:1) of sterile sand, compost, and coir dust as potting mix favors the development of whole sambong plants. Young shoots from in vitro-derived sambong plant...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Plant Sciences - April 8, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Vinegar may help treat bowel condition ulcerative colitis
Chinese scientists have found that both vinegar and its main component, acetic acid, significantly reduced symptoms of ulcerative colitis when given to mice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis may be treatable with vinegar
Giving mice with ulcerative colitis small amounts of vinegar - or its main ingredient acetic acid - significantly reduces symptoms of the inflammatory bowel disease, study shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news
20 Mistakes You're Making With Your Teeth
by Lauren Oster Taking care of your pearly whites isn't rocket science, but it's easy to slip into habits that could cause heartache--er, toothache--in the long run. We got the latest on giving your teeth the TLC they need from two New York City pros: Alice Lee, DDS, an assistant professor in the Department of Dentistry for Montefiore Health System, and Alison Newgard, DDS, an assistant professor of clinical dentistry at Columbia University College of Dentistry, will clue you in on where you could be going wrong. RELATED: 20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile Multitasking while you brush Every minute in the morning feels pre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Hands On Product Reviews October 2015
Portable Sterilization System I’m glad I don’t have a microscope to truly see what might be living on the floors and surfaces of my ambulance. Despite our best efforts to maintain a sterile environment, there’s probably a large colony of strange microscopic creatures that call my ambulance home. TheAmbu-Stat from Emergency Products & Researchuses a handheld electrostatic fogger to dispense a proprietary solution of hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid and acetic acid, along with an olfactory alert additive, to rid spaces of unwanted sporicidal, bacterial, fungicidal, mycobactericidal and viruc...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - September 29, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dominic Silvestro, EMT P, EMS I Tags: Operations Product Reviews Equipment & Gear Special Topics Columns Source Type: news
Acetic acid, found in vinegar, shown to be effective against bacteria found in burn wounds
Highly diluted acetic acid, an active ingredient of household vinegar, has been shown to be an effective alternative agent to prevent infection and kill bacteria found in burn wounds. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Acetic acid, found in vinegar, shown to be effective against bacteria found in burn wounds
(University of Birmingham) Highly diluted acetic acid, an active ingredient of household vinegar, has been shown to be an effective alternative agent to prevent infection and kill bacteria found in burn wounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Shaping Taste: Instinctual Intelligence
I love to eat and cook. When I was young I loved reading cook books. Once I began studying chemistry I realized that cooking was actually chemistry in action. And I have always been obsessed by our senses and all the doorways they can open into pleasure, our mind, consciousness, and imagination. Today's blog will focus on the sense of taste. Our Five Physical Senses Our senses communicate information through different energetic channels that obviously evolved to support our survival. The smell of something burning in the kitchen gets us there quickly to deal with the potential danger. The sound from down the block from an ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Vinegar fighting knee operations: How dash fights infection after new knee operations
Surgeons are applying acetic acid to kill bacteria when new knee joints become infected. They hope by bathing the site they can replace the joint in just one operation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Acetic Acid in Vinegar Kills Mesothelioma Cells
For more than 2,000 years, people have used vinegar to preserve and flavor food, disinfect wounds and treat a wide range of ailments, from stomach aches to diabetes. Yet modern scientists remain skeptical of these storied medicinal benefits, often dismissing vinegar-based treatments as folk remedies with questionable proof behind them. However, a recent study published in the December 2014 issue of Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology suggests this perception soon may change — especially when it comes to mesothelioma treatment. "Acetic acid is a powerful anticancer agent," wrote Susumu Okabe, lead aut...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 21, 2015 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Joey Rosenberg Tags: Treatment & Doctors Source Type: news
Lactic Bacteria: Information on Digestive Health
Lactic bacteria, to include Acidophilus, that exists from the upper part of the small intestine to the lower part of the small intestine and Bifidobacterium, that exists from the lower part of the small intestine to the large intestine, have the specific property of transforming sugars almost exclusively into lactic acid and acetic acid that decrease the pH of the intestines and produce substances that suppress harmful bacteria. They are abundant in nature and are essential for human and animal survival. They are usually present in the skin, the digestive system and in the vaginal mucosa where they fulfill a number of func...
Source: Disabled World - September 15, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Probiotics Source Type: news
Zimbabwe: Cervical Cancer Screening a Hit At Gweru Hospital
[New Zimbabwe]GWERU Provincial Hospital, the only hospital in Zimbabwe offering Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid and Cerviogracography (VIAC), an advanced cervical cancer screening method, says it is overwhelmed by the numbers of women seeking the service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Bacteria found in honey may help fight infection
Conclusion This study suggests that 13 strains of LAB taken from honeybees’ stomachs are effective against a yeast and several bacteria that are often present in human wounds. Although the experiments suggested that the LABs could inhibit the bacteria more than some antibiotics, they did not show that this effect was large enough to be relatively certain it did not occur by chance. All of the tests were done in a laboratory environment, so it remains to be seen whether similar effects would be seen when treating real human wounds. There were some aspects of the study that were not clear, including the antibiotic dose...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Medication Source Type: news
Five surprising household uses for vinegar
(NaturalNews) It would be difficult to find a household in the United States that does not contain at least one bottle of vinegar. Indeed, this strong-tasting liquid, which comes in many varieties but is primarily made from acetic acid and water, has been considered an essential ingredient... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Vinegar Kills Tuberculosis and Mycobacteria?
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Acetic acid, the active ingredient in vinegar, can effectively kill mycobacteria, even the highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an international team of researchers from Venezuela, France, and the US recently reported. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - February 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Vinegar kills tuberculosis and other mycobacteria
(American Society for Microbiology) The active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, can effectively kill mycobacteria, even highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an international team of researchers from Venezuela, France, and the US reports in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 25, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Zimbabwe: 1500 Screened for Cancer in Mash West
[The Herald]At least 1 500 women have been screened for cervical cancer in Mashonaland West using new Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid Cerviography (VIAC) technology as efforts to minimise the effects of the disease gather momentum.Out of those screened only 15 were diagnosed with the condition and are currently receiving treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Sir John Cornforth obituary
Nobel prizewinning scientist who made a huge contribution in the field of stereochemistryThe distinguished organic chemist and Nobel laureate Sir John Cornforth, who has died aged 96, is renowned for solving the details of the chemistry of the complex biosynthetic pathway in which acetic acid, containing two carbon atoms, is converted in nature into the steroid cholesterol, which contains 27 carbon atoms and has a structure containing four rings, via the non-cyclic triterpene squalene. There are many enzyme-catalysed steps in a biosynthetic pathway, along which simple compounds are modified, converted or joined together in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 12, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Douglas Young Tags: theguardian.com Obituaries Deafness and hearing impairment Nobel prizes Chemistry Biochemistry and molecular biology Australia Science Source Type: news
Sir John Cornforth
Nobel prizewinning scientist who made a huge contribution in the field of stereochemistryThe distinguished organic chemist and Nobel laureate Sir John Cornforth, who has died aged 96, is renowned for solving the details of the chemistry of the complex biosynthetic pathway in which acetic acid, containing two carbon atoms, is converted in nature into the steroid cholesterol, which contains 27 carbon atoms and has a structure containing four rings. There are many enzyme-catalysed steps in a biosynthetic pathway, along which simple compounds are modified, converted or joined together into other products, known as intermediate...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 12, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Douglas Young Tags: Science Chemistry Biochemistry and molecular biology Nobel prizes Australia news Deafness and hearing impairment Source Type: news
Determination of Auxin Transport Parameters on the Cellular Level
The accumulation of radioactively labelled compounds in cells is frequently used for the determination of activities of various transport systems located at the plasma membrane, including the system for carrier-mediated transport of plant hormone auxin. The measurements of auxin transport could be performed on the tissue level as well, but for more precise quantitative analysis of activity of individual auxin carriers the model of plant cell cultures represents an invaluable tool. Here, we describe the method for the determination of the activities of auxin influx and efflux carriers in plant cells grown in a suspension us...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Plant Sciences - December 6, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Mix a Solid & Liquid to Make a Gas
Here's a simple demonstration you can do to illustrate the phases of matter and how chemical reactions can change them. Gather together an empty 20-oz plastic soft drink bottle, a small balloon, vinegar, and baking soda. Pour about a half inch of vinegar into the bottle. Put 2 teaspoons of baking soda into the balloon. You may want to use a funnel to make it easier to get the baking soda into the balloon (you can make one by rolling a sheet of paper). Shake the baking soda into the body of the balloon. Stretch the mouth of the balloon over the top of the bottle, being careful to avoid getting baking soda into the bottle. ...
Source: About.com Chemistry - October 30, 2013 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news
Texas Appeals Panel Affirms Statute Of Repose Defense Unavailable In Refinery Suit
HOUSTON - A unanimous First District Texas Court of Appeals panel on July 1 denied a defense motion for reconsideration of its February opinion reversing a statute of repose take-nothing judgment granted to the former owner of a chemical plant in an acetic acid personal injury lawsuit, after concluding that the statute of repose does not apply to the defendant as a matter of law (Jason Jenkins v. Occidental Chemical Corp., et al., No. 09-1140, Texas App., 1st Dist.; See 2/19/13, Page 26). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 17, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news
Zimbabwe: New Cancer-Testing Method Popular
[Zimbabwe Standard]WOMEN are calling for the expansion of the Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid and Cerviography (Viac) method of testing cervical cancer to cover the whole country after an overwhelming response in the few areas it was introduced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news
ASCO: Vinegar Screening Significantly Reduces Cervical Cancer Mortality
Biennial visual inspection with acetic acid (vinegar) screening by trained public health workers significantly reduced cervical cancer mortality in a large cluster-randomized controlled trial conducted among thousands of women from poor neighborhoods in Mumbai, India. (Source: Cancer Network)
Source: Cancer Network - June 7, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Cervical Cancer Screening With Vinegar Reduces MortalityCervical Cancer Screening With Vinegar Reduces Mortality
Screening for cervical cancer with acetic acid by nonmedical personnel cut the death rate from the disease by one third in a large Indian population. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Profiling of Jasmonic Acid-Related Metabolites and Hormones in Wounded Leaves
The endogenous concentration of N-jasmonoyl-l-isoleucine (JA-Ile) is regulated by the balance between biosynthesis and deactivation and controls plant developmental processes and stress responses. Therefore, profiling of its precursors and metabolites is required to understand the mechanism by which the JA-Ile concentration is regulated. Also, other hormones, such as indole-3-acetic acid, abscisic acid, salicylic acid, and ethylene, have been suggested to interact with JA-Ile signaling. Profiling of these hormones and their metabolites should give us insights into their interaction mode. Liquid chromatography-electrospray ...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Plant Sciences - April 28, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Texas Appeals Panel Upsets Statute Of Repose Judgment For Former Refinery Owner
HOUSTON - A unanimous Texas First District Court of Appeals panel entered an opinion Feb. 14 reversing a statute of repose take-nothing judgment granted to the former owner of a chemical plant in an acetic acid personal injury lawsuit, after concluding the statute of repose does not apply to the defendant as a matter of law (Jason Jenkins v. Occidental Chemical Corp., No. 09-1140, Texas App., 1st Dist.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 20, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news
Auxin Immunolocalization in Plant Tissues
The major naturally occurring auxin, indol-3 acetic acid (IAA), coordinates many growth and differentiation processes by modulating gene expression during plant development. The sites of IAA biosynthesis and its polar transport (PAT) routes determine auxin accumulation and distribution during growth. From many studies on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana over the last years, it has become evident that the expression and sub-cellular localization of multiple transport proteins are required to initiate and maintain directional auxin flows within plant organs and tissues, creating the auxin concentration gradients that reg...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Plant Sciences - January 10, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news