Medical News Today: Six herbs for treating erectile dysfunction
Learn about six different herbal supplements that could help people with erectile dysfunction, including ginkgo biloba, horny goat weed, and red ginseng. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Superfoods And Supplements Debunked By Research - AARP
Turmeric, coconut water, ginkgo biloba? Find out which "superfoods" aren't worth the hype. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ginkgo biloba special extract LI 1370 improves dual-task walking in patients with MCI: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled exploratory study - Gschwind YJ, Bridenbaugh SA, Reinhard S, Granacher U, Monsch AU, Kressig RW.
BACKGROUND: In patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), gait instability, particularly in dual-task situations, has been associated with impaired executive function and an increased fall risk. Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) could be an effective mean to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Adverse event due to a likely interaction between sodium aescinate and ginkgo biloba extract: a case report - Ji H, Zhang G, Yue F, Zhou X.
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Drug-induced nephrotoxicity is potentially lethal. When sodium aescinate is given to surgical inpatients to treat postoperative inflammation and oedema, adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interactions must be closely monitore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Boston-based Ginkgo snaps up George Church-founded DNA maker
Ginkgo Bioworks, a fast-growing South Boston company that makes microbes used in a wide range of industries, said Friday that it had acquired Cambridge gene synthesis company Gen9 for an undisclosed sum. Ginkgo, which has around 130 employees, will add nine of Gen9's 11 employees through the deal. In recent years, Ginkgo has been the largest customer of Gen9, a company founded in 2009 by legendary Harvard geneticist George Church to make cost-effective, high-quality DNA. Financial terms of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Tom Knight's Ginkgo Bioworks Seeks To Reinvent Moore's Law Through Biochemistry
Knight just might create a biochemical version of Moore ’s Law. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Rogers, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

13 ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unlocking the genetic code of an ancient survivor | Susannah Lydon
The draft genome ofGinkgo biloba, the sole surviving species of an ancient group of seed plants, has been publishedGinkgo biloba is a beautiful tree. Its elegant fan-shaped leaves, which turn a vivid yellow in Autumn, are often borrowed by the world of art and design. In South-East Asia, ginkgo has a long association with Buddhist temples and the trees themselves are regarded with reverence. While small wild populations have been identified in mountain groves in South West China, ginkgohas a global distribution, due to its popularity as a cultivated tree. Its tolerance of pollution makes it particularly popular with city p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Susannah Lydon Tags: Science Evolution Plants Biology Source Type: news

How To Protect Your Eyesight
If you’re one of the 40% of Americans who wears glasses or contact lenses for distance viewing, you probably believe your bad vision is genetic. It’s not. But the belief that myopia — or nearsightedness — is hereditary is so prevalent that no one even questions it. If you have trouble seeing faraway objects, you’ll just be given a prescription for glasses. Your eye doctor isn’t interested in finding out the true cause of your poor eyesight. Myopia Epidemic And that’s a shame, because the rates of myopia are rising in epidemic proportions around the world. It’s even worse in Asia tha...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Fast Is Your Dog Aging?
All of us who love dogs are acutely aware that the lifespans of our canine companions are short - much too short. And while the years we spend with a beloved pet seem to fly by, dogs don't just suddenly die when they reach a certain age. They grow older in stages just as we do, but at a tremendously accelerated rate compared to humans. Your four-legged friend may still look and act like a puppy much of the time, but there are age related changes taking place inside him despite his youthful good looks and high energy level. The lifespan of a dog depends primarily on his size, breed (or breed mix), and health status. As a g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot)
Title: ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - September 26, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Outlook & Research into Alzheimer ’ s
Developing new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease is an active area of research. Scientists are testing a number of drugs to see if they prevent Alzheimer’s disease, slow the disease, or help reduce behavioral symptoms. There is evidence that inflammation in the brain may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and that drugs to cut down on inflammation may help. One recent study showed that two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs — rofecoxib and naproxen — did not slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in people already diagnosed. Scientists believe, however, that anti-inflammatory dru...
Source: Psych Central - August 17, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jane Framingham, Ph.D. Tags: Alzheimer's Memory and Perception Alzheimer's disease anti-inflammatory drugs drug testing Ginkgo biloba mental decline new treatment vitamin E Source Type: news

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop
The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine. Modern-day snake oil salesmen hawking quick cures and TV doctors peddling the latest diet miracle with blatantly ridiculous claims are everywhere on the tube, social media, the supermarket and old-fashioned billboards...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Eye Strain Caused by Digital Screens
I’ve noticed a frightening trend occurring around the world. Instances of eye problems are increasing with rapid numbers. Problems like myopia – once thought to be genetic – are going up exponentially with each passing year. Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. You may not see a change in your vision until the disease has become advanced. Are Eye Problems Genetic? We have to look at the bigger picture here… eye problems aren’t always genetic, and there are changes in our environment that are having a negative impact on our eyesight. Serious Eye Problems That Affects Your Vision One area of concern is eye str...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 24, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Navigating Your Medications: Five Questions To Ask Your Pharmacist Or Doctor
Mrs. T, age 79, suffers from diabetes and hypertension, among other conditions. Like about one in three older Americans, she takes more than five medications on a regular basis--in her case, nine. On a recent phone call with Nurse Alicia Schwartz, Mrs. T mentioned taking a medication that her nurse knew was no longer among those prescribed for her. "I wasn't feeling well, and this helped me before," Mrs. T. said. Alicia explained that the doctor had replaced the discontinued medicine with another prescription that addresses a similar condition, and the two together can cause dizziness and a severe drop in blood pressure....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news