Pulses for a Sustainable Future
By Zoltán KálmánROME, Feb 10 2020 (IPS) Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health. This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of bio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Dose Of ‘ Magic Mushrooms ’ Cuts Anxiety, Depression In Cancer Patients, Study Says
(CNN) — A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in “magic mushrooms,” provides long-term relief of anxiety and depression in cancer patients, a new study finds. In fact, cancer patients who were given psilocybin reported reductions in anxiety, depression, hopelessness, demoralization, and death anxiety more than four years after receiving the dose in combination with psychotherapy. “Our findings strongly suggest that psilocybin therapy is a promising means of improving the emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being of patients with life-threatening cancer,” said Dr. Stephen Ross,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Magic Mushrooms Psilocybin Mushrooms Source Type: news

Do you have enough tryptophan in your diet?
(Natural News) Also known as L-tryptophan, tryptophan is an amino acid used in the biosynthesis of proteins. In infants, it is important for normal and healthy growth. In adults, it maintains nitrogen balance. Tryptophan is also needed to make niacin, which is important for producing the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin promotes healthier and better-quality sleep, relieves depression and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niacor (Niacin Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 5, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

niacin and lovastatin, Advicor
Title: niacin and lovastatin, AdvicorCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/13/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - August 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Prescription omega-3s can help some heart patients
For people with very high triglycerides, doctors generally recommend exercise and dietary changes, and if that doesn't work, statins, fibrates or niacin. But a new advisory from the American Heart Association says that prescription omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce very high trigylceride levels by 20 to 30%, and the medications can be used safely in conjunction with statins. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Niacin (nicotinic acid, vitamin B3)
Title: Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Niacin (nicotinic acid, vitamin B3)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

May 3 2019 This Week in Cardiology May 3 2019 This Week in Cardiology
Bike commuting and obesity, CMR for NSTEMI, Niacin in secondary prevention, cardiologists ’ pay, and end-of-life conversations are in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

The Shaky Role for Niacin in Secondary Prevention The Shaky Role for Niacin in Secondary Prevention
A meta-analysis suggests evidence of clinical benefit is insufficient and not generalizable to contemporary practice, but others say some subgroups may still derive benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

niacin (Niacor, Niaspan)
Title: niacin (Niacor, Niaspan)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/13/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - March 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A short introduction to vitamin K deficiency
(Natural News) A person needs vitamins, so his or her body can grow healthy and strong. For the most part, many people strive to include vitamin-rich foods in their diet: A healthy meal usually has all the vitamins that your body needs in a day, which include: Vitamin A B-vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ORAI1, STIM1/2, and RYR1 shape subsecond Ca2+ microdomains upon T cell activation
The earliest intracellular signals that occur after T cell activation are local, subsecond Ca2+ microdomains. Here, we identified a Ca2+ entry component involved in Ca2+ microdomain formation in both unstimulated and stimulated T cells. In unstimulated T cells, spontaneously generated small Ca2+ microdomains required ORAI1, STIM1, and STIM2. Super-resolution microscopy of unstimulated T cells identified a circular subplasmalemmal region with a diameter of about 300 nm with preformed patches of colocalized ORAI1, ryanodine receptors (RYRs), and STIM1. Preformed complexes of STIM1 and ORAI1 in unstimulated cells were confirm...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - December 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Diercks, B.-P., Werner, R., Weidemüller, P., Czarniak, F., Hernandez, L., Lehmann, C., Rosche, A., Krüger, A., Kaufmann, U., Vaeth, M., Failla, A. V., Zobiak, B., Kandil, F. I., Schetelig, D., Ruthenbeck, A., Meier, C., Lodygin, D., Flu&#x Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Hippocampal mGluR1-dependent long-term potentiation requires NAADP-mediated acidic store Ca2+ signaling
Acidic organelles, such as endosomes and lysosomes, store Ca2+ that is released in response to intracellular increases in the second messenger nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP). In neurons, NAADP and Ca2+ signaling contribute to synaptic plasticity, a process of activity-dependent long-term potentiation (LTP) [or, alternatively, long-term depression (LTD)] of synaptic strength and neuronal transmission that is critical for neuronal function and memory formation. We explored the function of and mechanisms regulating acidic Ca2+ store signaling in murine hippocampal neurons. We found that metabotropic glu...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Foster, W. J., Taylor, H. B. C., Padamsey, Z., Jeans, A. F., Galione, A., Emptage, N. J. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Niacin to boost your HDL, 'good,' cholesterol
Niacin is a B vitamin that may raise your HDL, 'good,' cholesterol. Find out if you should take niacin to boost your HDL cholesterol. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niacin (vitamin B3) can prevent melanoma, scientists confirm
(Natural News) Although research is still in progress, there is currently no single drug or combination of drugs that can effectively treat the deadliest form of skin cancer known as melanoma. Fortunately, a recent study has shown that vitamin B3, or niacin, may play an important role in the prevention and progression of the disease.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular Events With Niacin Preventing Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular Events With Niacin
Should niacin be used either as monotherapy or in addition to statin therapy for primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

mTORC1 controls lysosomal Ca2+ release through the two-pore channel TPC2
Two-pore segment channel 2 (TPC2) is a ubiquitously expressed, lysosomally targeted ion channel that aids in terminating autophagy and is inhibited upon its association with mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR). It is controversial whether TPC2 mediates lysosomal Ca2+ release or selectively conducts Na+ and whether the binding of nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP) or phosphatidylinositol 3,5-bisphosphate [PI(3,5)P2] is required for the activity of this ion channel. We show that TPC2 is required for intracellular Ca2+ signaling in response to NAADP or to mTOR inhibition by rapamycin. In pulmonary arteri...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ogunbayo, O. A., Duan, J., Xiong, J., Wang, Q., Feng, X., Ma, J., Zhu, M. X., Evans, A. M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Niacin, vitamin B3, may improve cognitive and physical function by preventing neurological damage
(Natural News) Vitamin B3 derivative called nicotinamide riboside may protect against neurological damage and enhance both cognitive and physical function, a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showed. The study focused on the effect of nicotinamide riboside on Alzheimer’s-related brain damage in mouse models. Nicotinamide riboside is naturally... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Heart Risk Factor Even Doctors Know Little About
Up to one in five Americans have high levels of lipoprotein(a) in their blood, putting them at risk of heart attacks and strokes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Tests (Medical) Heart Cholesterol Exercise Weight Stroke Lipoproteins Diet and Nutrition Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Niacin Doctors Source Type: news

U.S. drugmaker raises price of vitamins by more than 800%
Cost of a bottle of 100 tablets of Avondale ’s Niacor increased from $32.46 to $295. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: By David Crow in New York Source Type: news

U.S. drugmaker raises price of vitamins by more than 800%
Cost of a bottle of 100 tablets of Avondale ’s Niacor increased from $32.46 to $295. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: By David Crow in New York Source Type: news

US drugmaker raises price of vitamins by more than 800%
Cost of a bottle of 100 tablets of Avondale’s Niacor increased from $32.46 to $295 (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Simple Skin Test May Help Identify Schizophrenia Simple Skin Test May Help Identify Schizophrenia
A niacin skin-flushing test may help identify patients with schizophrenia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Niacin
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol Vaccine?
I saw this headline not long ago and it made my jaw drop. “Daily statin use to lower cholesterol may soon be a thing of the past.” I thought maybe — finally — the war on cholesterol was coming to an end. It wasn’t. Instead, it turns out Big Pharma is doubling down on cholesterol drugs. They’ve found a new multi-billion dollar scam. Let me explain… Statins have been blockbusters for the drug companies. Worldwide sales hit $34 billion in one year. But most of these drugs have come to the end of their patents. Profits are starting to dip. Big Pharma needs another patent to replace...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Statins vs. Niacin
Title: Statins vs. NiacinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - October 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Stop Your Body Attacking Itself
Modern medicine has no cure for autoimmune diseases — and, sadly, most doctors don’t understand them. I’m talking about disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and more. In all, there are about 80 autoimmune diseases affecting organs throughout the body. They occur when your own immune system becomes overactive and attacks your body instead of diseases and foreign invaders. The standard mainstream treatment for most autoimmune disorders relies on Big Pharma drugs that cover up symptoms or suppress your immun...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Pfizer to FDA: Ban side effect warnings  
Big Pharma won’t be satisfied until every American adult — and even some kids — are taking one of their dangerous statin drugs. And they’ve resorted to desperate measures to achieve that goal. Here’s what’s going on… As you probably know, one of the most common side effects of taking statins is muscle pain. I see this all the time at my clinic when new patients come to see me. And if you or someone you know takes these drugs, you’ve probably seen it, too… But a new study claims that people only get statin side effects like muscle pain if they know they’re taking...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Overdosing on THIS vitamin could cause deadly brain bleeding
SUPPLEMENTING with vitamin B3 - also known as niacin - could help ward off Alzheimer ’s disease and help digestion, but taking too much could harm the liver and cause brain bleeding. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If you have cracked lips and brittle nails, you may be severely deficient in this almost miraculous vitamin
(Natural News) There is another supervitamin that slips by even the most health-conscious of people, vitamin B complex. According to Rob Hobson, registered nutritionist and head of nutrition at Britain-based health supplement supplier Healthspan, they comprise of the following: thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6),... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
Conclusion This early-stage laboratory research has pinpointed two potential genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects. As well as identifying a problem, the researchers also managed to find a solution: the effect of these genes can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. But treating a very specific and uncommon cause of birth defects in mice is certainly not a sure-fire solution to "significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world". We need future research to see if the same effect would happen in humans. Also, three of the four children inc...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Niacin could reduce miscarriages and birth defects  
Researchers from yhe Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in New South Wales, Australia, found vitamin B3 corrects a deficiency in mice, leading to them all having healthy offspring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simcor (Simvastatin Niacin Extended Release) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How To Choose The Safest, Healthiest And Most Sustainable Seafood
By Kristin Canning Your healthy seafood guide Picking out fish should be a simple enough task, right? Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as grabbing a fresh-looking cut or some frozen shrimp and never giving it a second thought. These days we wonder: Does it have mercury? How much? What is its country of origin? Is it being overfished? And a new concern: Am I even getting the right fish? Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Loyola Marymount University recently performed DNA tests on sushi from 26 Los Angeles restaurants and found that 47 percent of it was mislabeled. Yellowfin tuna ended up...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niacin overdose: What are the symptoms?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niacin can boost 'good' cholesterol
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advicor (Niacin XR and Lovastatin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 30, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study paints clearer picture of'NASTy' side effects from well-known heart drug
The uncomfortable and embarrassing facial side effects many patients experience from the drug niacin, which is prescribed to prevent heart disease, typically lead to a high number of patients abandoning the therapy. For decades, researchers looking to alleviate the effects surmised that the greater the redness or warmth, the worse the experience for the patient. However, surprising new research results tell a different story: it is how fast the side effects appear immediately after taking the drug. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

People with forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet, research suggests
People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting the amount of niacin in their diet, according to new research from the University of Leicester. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

People with forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet, research suggests
A new study is strengthening the therapeutic potential for dietary interventions in Parkinson's disease, suggesting that these patients may benefit from a boost in niacin, which is found in some nuts and meat. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

People with early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet
(University of Leicester) A University of Leicester research team leads a new study strengthening therapeutic potential for dietary interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

‘ Magic Mushrooms ’ Psychedelic Drug May Ease Anxiety, Depression
NEW YORK (AP) — The psychedelic drug in “magic mushrooms” can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. It worked for Dinah Bazer, who endured a terrifying hallucination that rid her of the fear that her ovarian cancer would return. And for Estalyn Walcoff, who says the drug experience led her to begin a comforting spiritual journey. ‘VERY IMPRESSIVE RESULTS’ The work released Thursday is preliminary and experts say more definitive research must be done on the effects of the substance, called psiloc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Magic Mushrooms Psilocybin Mushrooms Source Type: news

More Bad News on Niacin; Mixed Results on Risks in Obesity; Lipids vs. Valves
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 15, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Craft Beer Isn't As Healthy As It Sounds, But There's Still Some Good News
Craft beer often features funky labels, quirky descriptions and creative ingredients. But while it might look healthier than mass-produced brews, the real way to select the healthiest option is by taking stock of what’s inside the can. Some alcohol manufacturers voluntarily provide nutrition facts on their labeling, though the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau doesn’t require it, which can make it difficult to compare beers’ nutritional value (or lack thereof).  But first things first. The Brewers Association defines American craft beer as produced by an independently owned brewery i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Amazing Super Foods You Need to Know About
We keep reading about how important superfoods are to include in your diet. What exactly are superfoods? There is no scientific definition of a superfood but the term usually refers to foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals that offer many health benefits such as boosting your immune system and natural weight-loss (1)(2). By consuming these superfoods on a regular basis, you are feeding your body large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, probiotics, and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Superfoods also contain few calories, are low in sugar and salt plus have lots of soluble fiber and health-boostin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pressed coffee is going mainstream — but should you drink it?
The coffee aficionados in my life seem a little smug these days. They feel vindicated now that the brew they’ve long touted as superior — European pressed coffee — has finally gained mainstream acceptance. No longer the domain of trendy coffee houses and upscale restaurants, pressed coffee is now fashionable in the United States and can be found in many places where coffee is sold. And the device to make this kind of coffee — known as a French press — has begun popping up on all kinds of store shelves, from tony boutiques to big-box chains. But this hot trend has a cold hard fact you should kn...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heidi Godman Tags: Health Healthy Eating Prevention pressed coffee Source Type: news

Nutrient Supplements in the Land of the Law of Unintended Consequences
In principle, the law that constrains the marketing of nutrient supplements in the U.S. is "DSHEA," or, the Dietary Supplement Health And Education Act (of 1994). In practice, the law of unintended consequences may exert an even greater influence. I write this in the immediate aftermath of a meeting with an innovative nutrient supplement company for which I serve as a scientific advisor. My role involves reviewing research evidence, participating directly in new product formulations, and advising on needed research. The role, and the results of the collaboration, are quite rewarding -- and have produced at least...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apr 22 Cardiology NewsApr 22 Cardiology News
The FDA’s decision on niacin and fenofibric acid, inappropriate carotid screening, same day discharge PCI, gender differences in testing for CAD, and obesity in adolescents are reviewed this week. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 22, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CardioBrief: FDA Ends Niacin, Fibrate Combos With Statins
(MedPage Today) -- "In the absence of benefits, there remain only harms" (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 18, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA: No More Niacin Combos
(MedPage Today) -- Agency pulls plug on niacin plus statin and niacin fenofibric acid (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 16, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news