Brain Iron Levels a New Marker of MS Progression? Brain Iron Levels a New Marker of MS Progression?
Monitoring levels of iron in specific areas of the brain in patients with multiple sclerosis by using novel MRI may track disease progression and assess treatment efficacy in clinical trials, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Is Shellfish Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
With all the talk about the disease-fighting, life-extending superpowers of the Mediterranean diet, a lot of people are trying to cram more seafood into their meals. But while there are endless articles extolling the healthful glories of fatty, omega-3-rich fish like salmon and mackerel, there’s not much talk about shellfish—or whether these sea creatures deserve space on your shopping list. As it turns out, they do. “Shellfish are high-quality protein sources—just like land animals—meaning they have all the essential amino acids,” says Faye Dong, professor emerita of food science and hu...
Source: TIME: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

New MRI Test May Predict Severity of MS
Researchers hope a new MRI test that tracks iron levels in the brain will help predict how fast multiple sclerosis progresses and how severe it could be. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI links iron in the brain to multiple sclerosis
Lower levels of iron in the thalamus as seen on MRI scans of people with multiple...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows potentially better indicator for MS progression Do ED MRI scans reduce hospital stays for MS patients? SIR: MRI debunks venoplasty for treating MS Timely MRI finds more brain bleeds in military TBI patients MRI protocol links gray-matter changes to MS severity (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: MS: Iron levels in brain 'predict disability'
A new type of MRI that accurately monitors irons levels in different brain areas could help identify MS patients at higher risk of physical disability. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

New MRI Test May Predict Severity of MS
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often live with uncertainty because it's hard to predict how quickly the disease will progress and how disabling it might become. But researchers hope a new MRI test that tracks iron... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Record-Breaking Heatwave Is Revealing the Long-Lost History of the British Isles
A record-breaking heatwave in Britain and the Republic of Ireland is making history in more ways than one: dozens of underground archaeological sites have shown up in aerial photography, their positions revealed by temporary “cropmarks” in the parched landscape. As well as known settlements, the conditions have revealed a number of new sites previously lost to human knowledge. In Scotland, new discoveries include a temporary Roman camp and Iron Age stone structures. In Wales, surveyors flying over a known prehistoric settlement found new evidence of a Roman villa built on the same land. And in Ireland, a histor...
Source: TIME: Science - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized Archaeology onetime weather Source Type: news

Research on British teeth unlocks potential for new insights into ancient diets
(University of York) Goofy, yellow and crooked: British smiles have sometimes had a less-than-flattering international image, but a new study has put tartar from our infamously bad teeth to good use.Researchers analysing the teeth of Britons from the Iron Age to the modern day have unlocked the potential for using proteins in tooth tartar to reveal what our ancestors ate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The unexpected signs that you're suffering a lack of iron
Lack of iron is the most common vitamin and mineral deficiency in the UK — at least four million Britons are affected, including one in three hospital patients. Are you one of them? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The unexpected signs that you're suffering a worrying lack of iron...
Lack of iron is the most common vitamin and mineral deficiency in the UK — at least four million Britons are affected, including one in three hospital patients. Are you one of them? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy drinking leads to heart attacks causing toxic iron to build up
Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University found women from regions where alcohol consumption is high have greater iron levels in their bodies and are more likely to die from heart issues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iron deficiency in early pregnancy linked to hypothyroxinemia
According to a new retrospective study inThyroid, iron deficiency in early pregnancy may be linked to lower thyroxine levels in the second and third trimester.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study finds potential link between alcohol and death rates
(Anglia Ruskin University) Heavy drinking causes iron loading which puts strain on vital organs, research finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A beach behind lock and key is turning into a fight over social justice in California
Tucked along a stretch of famous surf breaks and crowded beaches, down a winding road dotted with multimillion-dollar homes, a wrought-iron gate guards this little community ’s not-so-secret secret.Locals call it Privates Beach, though technically it ’s a county park. A “gate ambassador” — or security... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rosanna Xia Source Type: news

Ancient genomes document multiple waves of migration in Southeast Asian prehistory
Southeast Asia is home to rich human genetic and linguistic diversity, but the details of past population movements in the region are not well known. Here, we report genome-wide ancient DNA data from 18 Southeast Asian individuals spanning from the Neolithic period through the Iron Age (4100 to 1700 years ago). Early farmers from Man Bac in Vietnam exhibit a mixture of East Asian (southern Chinese agriculturalist) and deeply diverged eastern Eurasian (hunter-gatherer) ancestry characteristic of Austroasiatic speakers, with similar ancestry as far south as Indonesia providing evidence for an expansive initial spread of Aust...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lipson, M., Cheronet, O., Mallick, S., Rohland, N., Oxenham, M., Pietrusewsky, M., Pryce, T. O., Willis, A., Matsumura, H., Buckley, H., Domett, K., Nguyen, G. H., Trinh, H. H., Kyaw, A. A., Win, T. T., Pradier, B., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Candilio, F., C Tags: Anthropology, Genetics reports Source Type: news

Iron deficiency symptoms: Four signs you could need supplements and more of these foods
IRON deficiency is when you have a lack of the mineral in your body. Not getting enough iron can lead to iron deficiency anaemia. Symptoms can lead to the development of complications that can affect the heart or lungs, so it ’s important to recognise all the signs. In most cases, diet is to blame, and your GP will tell you what foods are rich in iron so you can eat more of them or if you need to take supplements. So how do you know if you have the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infed (Iron Dextran) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods and meal plans for iron deficiency
Anemia occurs when the body lacks red blood cells. A person may have a condition that destroys these cells, or the body may not produce enough. Adding iron-rich foods to the diet can help. Here, learn which foods contain high levels of iron and which make absorbing it harder. We also give some meal plan ideas and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Scientists have added iron to fossil fuels to make them burn cleaner and CONSUME carbon dioxide
(Natural News) Carbon dioxide is always going to be an unfortunate byproduct of burning fossil fuels. But researchers have been looking for ways to minimize this in order to reduce the harmful effects to the environment. Now according to a recent report, one group of hard-working experts may have finally found a breakthrough. According to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to fix peeling nails
Peeling nails have a range of causes, including iron deficiency and certain underlying health conditions, such as underactive thyroid. Treatment options depend on the cause but include increasing the amount of iron in the diet. Learn more about how to treat peeling nails at home, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get more iron from the diet
Iron is an essential nutrient needed to transport oxygen around the body. Its deficiency can lead to anemia. Here, look at how to get more iron in the diet and increase its absorption. We also cover recommend daily allowance, the symptoms and risk factors for iron deficiency, and whether you can get too much iron. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

How to grow fresh tarragon indoors
(Natural News) Tarragon is a good source of magnesium and iron, along with vitamins A, C, and B6. It is easy to grow and maintain at home, giving you an almost endless supply of this beneficial herb. Medical studies have shown that the use of tarragon can support cardiovascular health and can be used as an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

mSakhi Is Changing Everything for This Community Health Worker and Her Clients in Rural India
June 25, 2018Digital health  empowers Lalita to provide better antenatal care—and to keep up with her children.Lalita Chauhan starts her day early to the sound of an alarm from her phone. A couple of years ago, she could not have imagined starting her day in such a high-tech way, much less owning a smartphone.As an ASHA (or accredited social health activist) in rural India, Lalita and other community health workers are benefitting from the country ’s Digital India initiative, whereby the national government is transitioning paper-based services to digital platforms to make public services more accessi...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Kenya:Volunteers Improving Health in Kibera
[Nation] Ms Ann Owiso is a middle-aged mother of two from Mashimoni Village in Nairobi's Kibera slums. When you enter her house, you can't help but notice how neat the single room on the first floor of a corrugated iron sheet building is. She has gone to great lengths to decorate it; there is a woollen carpet while the sofa set has flowery seat covers that match the curtains. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reducing CO2 with common elements and sunlight
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) An international collaborative research group including Tokyo Institute of Technology, Universite PARIS DIDEROT and CNRS has discovered that CO2 is selectively reducedto CO when a photocatalyst composed of an organic semiconductor material and an iron complex is exposed to visible light. They have made clear that it is possible to convert CO2, the major factor of global warming, into a valuable carbon resource using visible light as the energy source, even with a photocatalyst composed of only commonly occurring elements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Correcting Iron-delivery Defects in Animals
Small molecule compound identified that may be able to supply iron where it is needed without interfering with other cell functions. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Immune Molecule Defends Against Bacterial Infection by Withholding Iron
An international group of researchers has found, in a mouse model, one way in which the body thwarts infection by pathogenic bacteria: limiting availability of iron. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed
Alzheimer's disease could be better treated, thanks to a breakthrough discovery of the properties of the metals in the brain involved in the progression of the neurodegenerative condition, by an international research collaboration including the University of Warwick. Dr Joanna Collingwood, from Warwick's School of Engineering, was part of a research team which characterised iron species associated with the formation of amyloid protein plaques in the human brain - abnormal clusters of proteins in the brain. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
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. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

A Third of Children Use Dietary Supplements. Here ’s Why Researchers Say That’s Concerning
A third of kids and adolescents under age 19 regularly take supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins and melatonin, according to a new report. It’s a finding that researchers say is concerning because there is no proven benefit for healthy children taking supplements. The report, published Monday as a research letter in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that overall about a third of the young people surveyed used dietary supplements, with multivitamins being the most common. Use of supplements that primarily contained vitamins and minerals remained stable over time, but use of herbal, non-vitamin, or non-...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Vitamins Source Type: news

New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons
(European Society of Human Genetics) A new way of dating skeletons by using mutations in DNA associated with geography will avoid the difficulties and inaccuracies sometimes associated with existing dating methods. The technique will enable a better understanding of historical developments from the beginning of the Neolithic period, through the Bronze and Iron Ages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: Google is actively censoring natural health websites to protect Big Pharma and destroy knowledge of natural medicine
(Natural News) There’s a strong argument to be made that if iron-fisted tyranny ever comes to America, the statists in Silicon Valley will be leading the charge. These people (including workers at Facebook, Twitter, and especially Google) think nothing of undermining the United States Constitution and the freedom of speech in order to fulfill the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iron Overload -- Hemochromatosis
Title: Iron Overload -- HemochromatosisCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/15/1999 11:20:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The magnetic field created by our oceans' currents finally mapped in unprecedented detail
(Natural News) You might remember your Geology teacher droning about the molten iron core of the Earth generating a strong magnetic field. As it turns out, the currents of the oceans also contribute a field of their own that helps protect our planet – and us humans – from dangerous solar wind, an article from Space.com states.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Serum iron test: High, low, and normal ranges
A serum iron test can tell doctors whether a person has low, healthy, or high iron levels. Normal levels vary between individuals, but having a result outside the standard ranges may indicate a health problem. Learn the possible causes of an abnormal serum iron test result, and how to treat the underlying conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Iron deficiency symptoms: Four signs you need to eat more dark-green leafy vegetables
IRON deficiency symptoms can lead to the development of complications that can affect the heart or lungs, so it ’s important to recognise all the signs. In most cases, diet is to blame, and your GP will tell you what foods are rich in iron so you can eat more of them. So how do you know if you have the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egg-xactly: Eating organic eggs does not increase your risk for cardiovascular disease
(Natural News) Eggs are sometimes referred to as “nature’s perfect food,” and it’s easy to see why. They’re healthy, easy to digest, and complete, and consuming them can even help you reduce your weight. Full of nutrients like B-vitamins, iron and zinc, they’re also incredibly nutritious. With so many benefits, you’d think everyone would be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Ways to Make Grilling Healthier This Summer
Cookouts are a summer staple. And while they do provide some health perks—fresh air, home cooking and time with friends and family—they can also come with risks. Follow these guidelines to make your grilled meals better for you. 1. Grill like a pescatarian Cooking most meat at temperatures above 300°F can produce potentially cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs), according to the National Cancer Institute. But fruits and vegetables like corn, peaches, peppers, eggplant, pineapple, squash and watermelon hold up well on the barbecue and don’t form HCAs when they’re cooked. And...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Why Milk, Meat & Eggs Can Make a Big Difference to World ’s Most Nutritionally Vulnerable People
By Silvia AlonsoADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jun 1 2018 (IPS)As the world becomes increasingly aware of the growing demands being made of our planet, more and more of us are making lifestyle choices to reduce our negative environmental impact and carbon footprint. Understandably, this has led to calls for changes to our diets, including reducing the amount of livestock-derived foods, such as meat, milk and eggs, we consume.However, a new, extensive review of research published today (JUNE1) has found that these foods can make an important difference to nutritional well-being in the first 1,000 days of life, with life-long benefi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Silvia Alonso Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

Allergan recalls out-of-sequence birth control pills
Pharmaceutical company Allergan has recalled faulty packs of Taytulla birth control pills that have the capsules in the wrong order, putting placebos where active pills should be. The Dublin, Ireland-based company recalled close to 170,000 physician’s sample packs of the medication that had four iron pills first in the order of 28 soft-gel capsules when they should be last, which could leave women unprotected from pregnancy. The faulty packs were distributed to healthca re providers nationwide.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it bad to eat ice?
Some people like to chew on ice cubes, but it can cause some complications, including dental problems. Compulsive ice eating is a psychological issue, but it is also a sign of some medical conditions, such as iron deficiency anemia. A doctor can determine the reason for ice cravings and provide appropriate treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Iron-sulfur cluster research offers new avenues of investigating disease
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Kentucky have discovered that disruptions in the construction of iron-sulfur clusters can lead to the buildup of fat droplets in certain cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Iron deficiency symptoms: Add this £1 food to your diet to slash anaemia risk
IRON deficiency anaemia is caused by a lack of iron in your diet, blood loss or pregnancy. Symptoms of iron deficiency include tiredness, shortness of breath and pale skins. You should eat this £1.10 food to raise your iron content and prevent the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Group Recommends Ditching Bacon and Booze to Stay Cancer-Free
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has bad news for lovers of bacon and booze: Eliminating processed meats and alcohol from your diet may help reduce your risk of developing cancer. The third report from the WCRF’s Continuous Update Project, an ongoing effort to inform consumers about lifestyle habits that may be related to cancer, provides numerous recommendations for people looking to minimize their risk of getting cancer. But two, in particular, are likely to cause a stir for many Americans. First, the WCRF recommends significantly or totally cutting back on processed meats including bacon, salami, hot dogs and...
Source: TIME: Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The Lost Boys by Gina Perry review – the experiment that made boys vicious
In 1954 the American psychologist Muzafer Sherif set out to prove that hate was learned with the help of two groups of warring 11-year-oldsAt the beginning of the 1950s, while William Golding was a teacher at a boys ’ school in Salisbury, he took a group of pupils to the nearby iron age hill fort of Figsbury Ring. The novelist told some of the boys to attack the fort while others defended its grassy ramparts. Golding was shocked at how quickly the schoolboys morphed into ferocious warring tribes: “My eyes c ame out like organ stops as I watched what was happening.”Golding ’s research into “the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: PD Smith Tags: Science and nature books Culture Psychology Anthropology Source Type: news

As The Planet Warms, We'll Be Having Rice With A Side Of CO2
Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.(Image credit: Maximilian Stock, Ltd./Getty Images/Passage) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angus Chen Source Type: news

A Warming Planet Could Zap Nutrition From Rice That Feeds The World
Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.(Image credit: Maximilian Stock, Ltd./Getty Images/Passage) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angus Chen Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes pale gums?
The gums can turn pale for several reasons. Pale gums around the teeth may indicate anemia, which is often caused by a lack of iron, folate, or vitamin B12. If the gums are painful and the paleness is patchy or web-like, the cause may be more severe. Here, learn about underlying conditions and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news