Best supplements: Vitamin C is an antioxidant and could help to treat an iron deficiciency
BEST supplements: Iron deficiency is one of the most common micronutrient disorders, affecting around 30 percent of the world's population. In industrialised countries such as the UK, iron deficiency is most prevalent among pregnant women, children under five years old, women of reproductive age and the elderly. Can a vitamin C supplement help with this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C-An Adjunctive Therapy for Respiratory Infection, Sepsis and COVID-19. Nutrients 12(12).
There are limited proven therapies for COVID-19. Vitamin C's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating effects make it a potential therapeutic candidate, both for the prevention and amelioration of COVID-19 infection, and as an adjunctive therapy in the critical care of COVID-19. This literature review focuses on vitamin C deficiency in respiratory infections, including COVID-19, and the mechanisms of action in infectious disease, including support of the stress response, its role in preventing and treating colds and pneumonia, and its role in treating sepsis and COVID-19. The evidence to date indicates that oral...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A ubiquitous tire rubber-derived chemical induces acute mortality in coho salmon
In U.S. Pacific Northwest coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), stormwater exposure annually causes unexplained acute mortality when adult salmon migrate to urban creeks to reproduce. By investigating this phenomenon, we identified a highly toxic quinone transformation product of N-(1,3-dimethylbutyl)-N'-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine (6PPD), a globally ubiquitous tire rubber antioxidant. Retrospective analysis of representative roadway runoff and stormwater-affected creeks of the U.S. West Coast indicated widespread occurrence of 6PPD-quinone (
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tian, Z., Zhao, H., Peter, K. T., Gonzalez, M., Wetzel, J., Wu, C., Hu, X., Prat, J., Mudrock, E., Hettinger, R., Cortina, A. E., Biswas, R. G., Kock, F. V. C., Soong, R., Jenne, A., Du, B., Hou, F., He, H., Lundeen, R., Gilbreath, A., Sutton, R., Scholz, Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Lower your blood sugar and prevent nerve damage linked to diabetes with alpha-lipoic acid
(Natural News) Alpha-lipoic acid, or ALA, is an organic compound that acts as a powerful antioxidant. It’s both water- and fat-soluble, which means it can work in every cell or tissue in the body. The antioxidant properties of ALA are linked to several health benefits, including lower blood sugar levels, reduced inflammation and improved nerve function. For these reasons,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food supply 101: How to buy and store honey, the ultimate survival food
(Natural News) Honey is essential survival food. It’s an excellent natural sweetener and antibacterial dressing, and a good source of phenols and other antioxidant compounds. Honey also has various medicinal uses, such as for treating wounds, soothing coughs and nausea and improving sleep quality. An excellent natural preservative, it was even used by the Ancient Egyptians for embalming. Before... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet affects skin gene expression in both healthy and atopic dogs
(University of Helsinki) Differences in skin gene expression were observed between healthy and atopic Staffordshire Bull Terriers as well as between dogs that ate either dry food or raw food. Raw food appeared to activate the skin's immune system as well as the expression of genes that increase antioxidant production or have anti-inflammatory effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin E from palm oil useful in boosting immune response based on studies on liver cells
(Bentham Science Publishers) Palm oil is an economical source of vitamin E, and several studies have shown the beneficial effects on the immune system, which include anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activity as well has cytoprotective actions. Researchers hope that these findings pave the way for easily available remedies for a variety of diseases. The current study is published in Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Interpretation of observational studies: the good, the bad and the sensational
The increasing cost of research, and pressure on academics to raise their profile, may be contributing factors in the large number of observational studies reported in sensational ways by mass media. Headlines blaming individual foods or nutrients for chronic diseases or, in contrast, implying that eating a particular food could prolong life or drastically cut disease risk, seem all too common yet could be misleading to the consumer thanks to reporting of relative, rather than absolute, risk.In addition, due to the popularity of ‘multiple hit’ statistical analyses or using observational datasets to answer resea...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 28, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Carollina Fernandes Source Type: news

Glutathione precursor GlyNAC reverses premature aging in people with HIV
(Baylor College of Medicine) Supplementation of precursors of glutathione, a major antioxidant produced by the body, improves multiple deficits associated with premature aging in people with HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boosting chickens' own immune response could curb disease
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Broiler chicken producers the world over are all too familiar with coccidiosis, a parasite-borne intestinal disease that stalls growth and winnows flocks. Various approaches, developed over decades, have been used to control coccidiosis, but the disease remains widespread. Recent research from the University of Illinois supports the use of immunomodulatory and antioxidant feed additives to reduce the effects of coccidiosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Common antioxidant enzyme may provide potential treatment for COVID-19
(University of California - Los Angeles) Catalase, a naturally occurring enzyme, holds potential as a low-cost therapeutic drug to treat COVID-19 symptoms and suppress the replication of coronavirus inside the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The health benefits of cardamom, an antioxidant-rich spice
(Natural News) Cardamom is a potent spice used in cooking and traditional medicine. It is a staple ingredient in Middle Eastern, Indian and Swedish cuisines, where it’s used in both sweet and savory dishes for its distinctive flavor. People commonly add cardamom to curries, desserts and meat dishes, as well as beverages like chai tea and coffee.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds novel mechanism that may confer protection against glaucoma
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A team of researchers from LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence and the University of Copenhagen provides the first evidence that patients with ocular hypertension may exhibit superior antioxidant protection that promotes resistance to the elevated intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists make 'healthy' milk chocolate by adding antioxidant-rich peanut skins and coffee grounds 
US Department of Agriculture scientists in search of uses for edible food 'waste' added peanut skins, rich in antioxidant phenolic compounds to milk chocolate with tasty, nutritious results. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GULP1 regulates the NRF2-KEAP1 signaling axis in urothelial carcinoma
Disruption of the KEAP1-NRF2 pathway results in the transactivation of NRF2 target genes, consequently inducing cell proliferation and other phenotypic changes in cancer cells. Here, we demonstrated that GULP1 was a KEAP1-binding protein that maintained actin cytoskeleton architecture and helped KEAP1 to sequester NRF2 in the cytoplasm. In urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB), silencing of GULP1 facilitated the nuclear accumulation of NRF2, led to constitutive activation of NRF2 signaling, and conferred resistance to the platinum drug cisplatin. Knockdown of GULP1 in UCB cells promoted tumor cell proliferation in vitr...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hayashi, M., Guida, E., Inokawa, Y., Goldberg, R., Reis, L. O., Ooki, A., Pilli, M., Sadhukhan, P., Woo, J., Choi, W., Izumchenko, E., Gonzalez, L. M., Marchionni, L., Zhavoronkov, A., Brait, M., Bivalacqua, T., Baras, A., Netto, G. J., Koch, W., Singh, A Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Best supplements for the brain: An antioxidant shown to boost brain health and memory
BEST supplements for the brain: Diet plays a big part in maintaining brain health. Alongside eating certain foods, studies have shown taking a certain supplement could brain health and improve memory. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put down that cup of earl gray tea!
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Cancer mutations are not necessarily bad actors, in and of themselves. In fact, in certain micro-environments like the gut, these mutations can actually help the body to fight cancer, not spread it. However, if the gut microbiome produces high levels of metabolites, like those found in certain bacteria and antioxidant rich foods like black tea and hot cocoa, then it acts as a particularly hospitable environment to mutated genes and will accelerate the growth of bowel cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Antioxidant-rich powders from blueberry, persimmon waste could be good for gut microbiota
(American Chemical Society) Feeding the world's growing population in a sustainable way is no easy task. That's why scientists are exploring options for transforming fruit and vegetable byproducts -- such as peels or pulp discarded during processing -- into nutritious food ingredients and supplements. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have shown that blueberry and persimmon waste can be made into antioxidant-rich powders that might have beneficial effects on gut microbiota. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cinnamon May Slow Progression To Type 2 Diabetes, Boston Study Finds
(CNN) — Cinnamon may improve blood sugar control in people with a condition known as prediabetes and may slow the progression to type 2 diabetes, according to a new pilot study of 51 people with elevated blood sugars. “We are looking for safe, durable and cost-effective approaches to reduce the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes,” said study author Dr. Giulio Romeo, a staff physician at Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center and the division of endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The study published Tuesday in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. “Our 12-week study sh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Cinnamon CNN Diabetes Source Type: news

Tumor-initiating cells establish an IL-33-TGF-{beta} niche signaling loop to promote cancer progression
Targeting the cross-talk between tumor-initiating cells (TICs) and the niche microenvironment is an attractive avenue for cancer therapy. We show here, using a mouse model of squamous cell carcinoma, that TICs play a crucial role in creating a niche microenvironment that is required for tumor progression and drug resistance. Antioxidant activity in TICs, mediated by the transcription factor NRF2, facilitates the release of a nuclear cytokine, interleukin-33 (IL-33). This cytokine promotes differentiation of macrophages that express the high-affinity immunoglobulin E receptor FcRIα and are in close proximity to TICs. ...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Taniguchi, S., Elhance, A., Van Duzer, A., Kumar, S., Leitenberger, J. J., Oshimori, N. Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Good Diet May Cut Toxicity Risk in Treatment of Pediatric ALL
TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 -- Diets high in antioxidant-rich foods may cut the risk of developing bacterial infections or mucositis during the first phase of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment in pediatric patients, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study finds that Caesalpinia mimosoides (mimosa thorn) exhibits antioxidant properties
(Natural News) The plant Caesalpinia mimosoides, commonly known as mimosa thorn, is a prickly climbing shrub that belongs to the Leguminosae, or legume family. Its leaves are considered a vegetable in Thailand, while its other parts are used in traditional folk medicine in India. According to studies, mimosa thorn has plenty of beneficial properties, which include anti-inflammatory, wound-healing and antimicrobial activities. This is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Collagen from this African and Western Asian fish harbors potent antioxidant activity
(Natural News) Antioxidants are important for the human body, especially for the immune system. They not only boost immune function, but they also prevent or slow cell damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals. Free radicals are produced by cells as a byproduct of several processes. Various internal and external factors are also known to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which plants are effective at treating kidney diseases?
(Natural News) Plant-based foods are much better at promoting health than animal-based foods for a variety of reasons. Besides their abundance in essential nutrients, edible plants also contain a variety of phytonutrients that help combat or treat disease. The ability of these plants to produce antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other therapeutic compounds serves as their main advantage over... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

URI researcher: Antioxidant-rich diet reduces stress response during bird migration
(University of Rhode Island) A research team led by a University of Rhode Island ornithologist had birds fly in a wind tunnel to simulate migration and found that birds that consume dietary antioxidants before and during fall migration can reduce the endocrine stress response triggered by long-duration flights. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Antioxidant agent may prevent chronic kidney disease and Parkinson's disease
(Osaka University) Researchers from Osaka University developed a novel dietary silicon-based antioxidant agent with renoprotective and neuroprotective effects. They showed in animals models of chronic kidney disease and Parkinson's disease that the intake of their agent protects the kidney and brain, respectively, from taking further damage. These findings could provide new insights into the treatment of patients with these diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

High uric acid levels benefit women's lungs in aging and disease
(Kumamoto University) Researchers at Kumamoto University, Japan have discovered that uric acid, an antioxidant, protects against declining lung function, especially in women. High uric acid levels can cause health problems, but this study showed that it protects against lung function decline in females. The function of uric acid and other antioxidants in the lungs, as well as gender differences, will likely be considered for prospective management of lung diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sea buckthorn leaf and twig extracts found to have antioxidant and anticoagulant activities
(Natural News) Sea buckthorn (Elaeagnus rhamnoides) is a thorny, fruit-bearing tree that’s native to Asia and Europe. It usually grows in high altitude mountain areas but can also be found along rocky shorelines. Today, sea buckthorn is cultivated on a large scale in China and Russia while different varieties of it are grown in European countries like Estonia,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protection between tissues and across species
Lactobacilli in the gut stimulate Nrf2-dependent antioxidant responses in the liver. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wong, W. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

‘Could It Work as a Cure? Maybe.’ A Herbal Remedy for Coronavirus Is a Hit in Africa, But Experts Have Their Doubts
On April 20, the president calls a press conference to announce a breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. It’s a new use for an old malaria treatment, he says, one that is seeing miraculous results among the country’s most ill patients. It’s so safe that even schoolchildren could take it. In fact, he urges them to do so daily, as a preventative. He admits that he, too, is taking the medicine. No, this is not the President of the United States touting an unproven remedy for a virus that has infected nearly 5 million people worldwide. It is Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, who is just as wi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Brian Added 28 Years to His Life … with Telomere Anti-Aging
In a brand-new study, Ivy League researchers report that they’ve isolated a compound in human stem cells called PAPD5 that can treat “telomere diseases” and reverse cellular aging.1 Of course, like many in mainstream medicine, the first thought is how to turn this natural enzyme into a patented drug that targets stem cells to restore telomeres. It’s yet another example of Big Pharma’s attempt to profit from your God-given genes. But you don’t need a “telomere drug” to reverse cellular aging… In a moment, I’ll show you two natural ways you can easily protect your ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Health Source Type: news

The health benefits of antioxidant-rich black pepper and piperine
(Natural News) Of the many spices that are staples of a perfect pantry, one stands out as the “king of spices.” Black pepper, a condiment made by grinding the dried berries of the flowering plant Piper nigrum, is used in a lot of cuisines to add a mildly spicy flavor to foods. Next to salt, pepper is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glutathione saved mom from coronavirus death, says medical student son
(Natural News) A 48-year-old mother of four and Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) victim from New York is breathing easy after her son, a medical student, successfully cured her of the virus with the “master” antioxidant glutathione. James Bruzzese, 23, who studies at the City University of New York‘s (CUNY) School of Medicine, says that his mom... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CoQ10 helps relieve symptoms of congestive heart failure, prevents premature death in patients
(Natural News) Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is one of the most popular dietary supplements in the United States. Extensive studies suggest that the antioxidant properties of CoQ10 can be utilized for the treatment of cardiovascular conditions. A recent review published in Circulation: Heart Failure found that CoQ10 supplementation can reduce the risk of premature death in patients with heart failure. CoQ10... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say barley is a promising laxative and functional food against constipation
(Natural News) According to a recent study published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, fermented barley extract is a promising laxative agent and natural remedy for spastic constipation. After investigating its effects in constipated rats, South Korean researchers reported that fermented barley exhibits antioxidant, gastroprotective and immunostimulatory properties that make it a powerful functional food ingredient against spastic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin extract with high bioavailability can help improve neurocognitive function and mood among the elderly: Study
(Natural News) Curcumin is a flavonoid known for being a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It is the active component of turmeric (Curcuma longa), a medicinal herb and spice widely used to make Indian curry. Due to its numerous health benefits, curcumin can now be found in various health supplements. Curcumin supplements are believed to help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of antioxidant rich Indo-Mediterranean foods on pre-heart failure
This study aimed to examine the effects of functional foods, omega-3 fatty acids and flavonoid-rich diets in patients with a high risk of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) with reference to Heart Failure (HF). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Beat the Common Cold
Researchers in Canada and China are testing a powerful immune booster that provides broad-spectrum protection against the common cold and a number of viruses including SARS, Ebola and H1N1. They’re currently running clinical trials to prove its effectiveness against coronavirus. I’m talking about quercetin – a powerful antioxidant that is already available as a supplement. Previous research shows that quercetin’s antiviral capacity works in three ways. Quercetin can: Stop the virus from infecting cells Reduce the reproduction of cells that are already infected And reduce infected cells resistance t...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ancient Immune Booster
One thing we can learn from the last few weeks is that we need to be more self-reliant when it comes to our own health care. We can’t rely on the government to protect us. They’ve proven they’re not capable… Especially when it comes to defending yourself and your family against fast-moving infections. A lot of people have asked me recently if I’m worried about getting sick. Here’s what I tell them: You were born with all the defenses your body will ever need. It’s called your immune system. If you keep it strong, you don’t have to worry about most diseases. And there is a ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Antioxidant reverses damage to fertility caused by exposure to bisphenol A
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study shows that administering coenzyme Q10 reverses damage done to germinative cells by BPA, a contaminant found in many kinds of plastic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treating wounds and infections: The healing properties of honey
(Natural News) Raw honey is considered a superfood due to its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It contains plant compounds that accelerate wound healing. In particular, raw honey consumption and topical application can treat the following infections: Mouth blisters A recent study published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology revealed that raw honey can significantly reduce the appearance of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTEP researchers develop nanohybrid vehicle to optimally deliver drugs into the human body
(University of Texas at El Paso) The researchers discovered that encapsulating ellagic acid in chitosan, a sugar, reduces its inherent cytotoxicity while enhancing its antioxidant properties. The chitosan shell, which makes up the hard outer skeleton of shellfish, also permits EA delivery via a rapid burst phase and a relatively slow phase. This further enhances the drug delivery because the nanohybrid vehicle is uniquely suited for drug release over extended time periods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers investigate the effects of Moringa oleifera stem extract on cataracts caused by oxidative stress
(Natural News) Chinese researchers investigated the effects of Moringa oleifera stem extract (MOSE) on cataract formation induced by oxidative stress in cultured mouse lenses. The results of their study were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. M. oleifera, also known as horseradish tree, drumstick tree or simply moringa, has strong antioxidant properties. To find... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A closer look at the antioxidant activities of Japan's traditional herbal medicine: Kampo
(Natural News) Multiple studies have shown that long-term oxidative stress can lead to the development of chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Now, researchers report in the Journal of Natural Medicines that certain types of traditional Japanese medicines, or better known as Kampo medicines, have potent antioxidant properties, with some exhibiting the potential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Debunking 9 Popular Myths Doing the Rounds in Africa About the Coronavirus
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Debunking 9 Popular Myths Doing the Rounds in Africa About the Coronavirus appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news

Identification of new factors important in maintaining lung function in the elderly
(Kumamoto University) Japanese researchers have found that elderly carriers of a specific DsbA-L gene type are at increased risk for lung function decline. The protein DsbA-L is known to be an antioxidant and enhances the function of the beneficial protein adiponectin. Decreased expression of the DsbA-L gene in lung tissue resulted in an increase in oxidative stress and mucous production. The researchers expect that precision medicine focusing on this gene will prove to be beneficial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deep learning helps CT better quantify COVID-19
Conclusions […..............We demonstrate the anti-IAV activity of WEPO [Portulaca] and strongly recommend the use of WEPO, as an herbal regimen, to prevent and treat H1N1 infection at an early stage]   Advice to my patients:   If you wish you can use portulaca [as mother tincture in wintertime as it grows only as avegetable during the summer months]   Take 30-40 drops if you have/ had a flu, on top of everything else you are doing. [children: 1 year 1/4 dose,3 years 1/3 dose.7 years 1/2 dose,13 years 3/4 dose, between these ages interpolate, anyhow Portulaca is not toxic] Don't take in pregnancy wit...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Quercetin, the active compound in Yang-Yin-Qing-Fei-Tang, found to inhibit lung cancer
(Natural News) Quercetin is a plant pigment or flavonoid that’s present in fruits, vegetables, seeds and grains. It is considered one of the most abundant antioxidants in the human diet. Apart from its antioxidant activities, quercetin is also known for having other beneficial properties, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive, anti-obesity and even anti-cancer activities. In an recent study published in The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antioxidant treatment in acute ischemic stroke may delay the onset of Alzheimer's dementia
(Bentham Science Publishers) There is a considerable overlap between vascular risk factors and risk factors of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In addition, incident stroke approximately doubles the risk of developing AD. Oxidative stress is significantly involved in the pathogenesis of AD and suffers a dramatic increase in the setting of acute ischemic stroke, especially in cardioembolic stroke, followed by lacunar stroke. Dampening this oxidative burst could delay the onset of subsequent dementia in stroke survivors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver Antioxidant Response Impaired in Obesity-Associated Insulin Resistance Liver Antioxidant Response Impaired in Obesity-Associated Insulin Resistance
Liver macrophages inhibit the antioxidant response in obesity-associated insulin resistance, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 10, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news