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Arthritis: THIS supplement could help osteoarthritis symptoms including joint pain
ARTHRITIS symptoms, including joint pain, could be reduced by taking this pine bark supplement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outfox Your “ Aging ” Gene
Some people just seem to have all the luck when it comes to getting old. Like my 83-year-old patient who drinks a little too much Scotch, but still has a 3-handicap in golf. Or the 108-year-old who goes through a gallon of ice cream every week. If you ask them how they do it, they’ll give credit to their good genes… and there is some truth to it. We all have something called a FOXO3 gene. It helps protect us against aging. German researchers at the Christian-Albrechts University studied the FOXO3 gene in 380-plus centenarians, more than 600 people in their 90s, and more than 700 people between the ages of...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Health Nutrition longevity Source Type: news

Supplement made from pine bark can lower blood pressure
A New York-based researcher claims people can lower their blood pressure by taking a pine bark supplement that generates collagen and improves blood circulation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cure high blood pressure naturally - adding this to your diet could lower reading
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE - also known as hypertension - could be lowered by adding a supplement made from pine bark to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Full-scale experimental investigation to quantify building component ignition vulnerability from mulch beds attacked by firebrand showers - Manzello SL, Suzuki S, Nii D.
Structure ignition by wind-driven firebrand showers is an important fire spread mechanism in large outdoor fires. Experiments were conducted with three common mulch types (shredded hardwood mulch, Japanese Cypress wood chips, and pine bark nuggets) placed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Rotten luck: archaeologists hail 'unique' Mesolithic fermented fish find
9,000-year-old fish bones discovered in southern Sweden provides earliest evidence of fermentation for food preservation anywhere in the world The Scandinavian diet is famously hard going for anyone who doesn’t like pickled fish – and a unique archaeological discovery has proved that it was exactly the same more than 9,000 years ago.The find has revealed that freshwater fish were being fermented on an industrial scale in southern Sweden, through a complicated and distinctly unappetising process involving pine bark and seal blubber, which made the region capable of supporting a far larger population than previou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Archaeology Science Scandinavian food and drink Anthropology Evolution Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pycnogenol bolsters cognitive function in baby boomers
A pine bark extract called Pycnogenol has been shown to improve cognitive function in people with high levels of oxidative stress in a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

India foils UK dermaceutical company's bid to patent ayurvedic mix for hair loss
India has foiled an attempt by a European company to take patent on a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India wins patent war on hair loss formula
India successfully stalled a leading UK-based lab's move to patent a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scan Reveals Mummy Hidden Inside Buddha Statue
Researchers examining a nearly 1,000-year-old statue of Buddha on display in Holland discovered something very unusual hidden inside: the mummy of a meditating monk. Calling the mummy its "oldest patient ever," the Meander Medical Center in the Dutch city of Amersfoort used a CT scanner to take images of the body inside the statue and an endoscope to examine the thoracic and abdominal cavities. (Story continues below). Buddha mummy statue (left) and CT scan image showing mummy inside (right). The mummy is believed to be that of Liuquan, a Buddhist monk who died in China around 1,100 A.D. During their examin...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cation exchange capacity analyzed for nursery pine bark substrates
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Researchers determined the variability of cation exchange capacity in different batches of pine bark and studied the influence of particle size, substrate pH, and peat amendment on CEC. Part of the variation in CEC among batches was attributed to differences in particle size. Data showed that substrate pH within a range of 4.02-6.37 did not affect CEC, and that pine bark substrate CEC does not necessarily increase when amended with sphagnum peat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pine bark extract improves blood vessel health, heals psoriasis and hemorrhoids
(NaturalNews) One of the most powerful natural substances for increasing blood flow, clearing arterial plaque, and improving blood vessel health comes from a ubiquitous evergreen tree native to Europe. Three new studies on extract taken from the bark of the French maritime pine tree... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are There Natural Remedies for Cognitive Aging?
More than 30 countries now have a life expectancy of 80 or more, a dramatic increase over the last half century. This is good news, but it also brings challenges. The aging brain goes through predictable changes, and as a result, old age is usually accompanied by some cognitive decline, even dementia. Happily, some of the risk factors for mental aging are open to intervention. Diet, exercise and mental activity all play a role in healthy aging, but there are also natural pharmaceuticals that may be of use in staving off decline. Psychological scientists Con Stough and Matthew Pase of Swinburne University of Technology, in...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pine Bark Extract Effective for Varicose and Spider Veins After Pregnancy
According to a new peer-reviewed study published in the International Journal of Angiology, Pycnogenol(R) (pic-noj-en-all), a standardized natural plant extract from French maritime pine tree bark, may significantly improve the appearance, swelling and discomfort of pregnancy-induced varicose veins and spider vein clusters. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 10, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Varicose Veins Source Type: news

Pycnogenol can help with heart disease, inflammation, and diabetes
(NaturalNews) If you find yourself struggling with low energy, menopause or cardiovascular disease, an extract from the French Maritime pine tree shows promise in alleviating these conditions, plus much more. The benefits extend to ailments like diabetes, impotence, asthma, osteoarthritis... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pine bark substance could be potent melanoma drug
A substance that comes from pine bark is a potential source for a new treatment of melanoma, according to researchers. Current melanoma drugs targeting single proteins can initially be effective, but resistance develops relatively quickly and the disease recurs. In those instances, resistance usually develops when the cancer cell's circuitry bypasses the protein that the drug acts on, or when the cell uses other pathways to avoid the point on which the drug acts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 20, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pine bark substance could be potent melanoma drug
(Penn State) A substance that comes from pine bark is a potential source for a new treatment of melanoma, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Can taking a pill banish winter wrinkles?
The study, published in the journal Clinical Interventions In Ageing, focused on a supplement with ingredients such as biomarine collagen, pine bark and grape seed extracts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Western Researchers Confirm Pine Bark Extract Could Reduce Cataract Risk
A winter after discovering Canada for France, Jacques Cartier's exploration crew started suffering and dying from the dreadful scurvy disease in 1535. But thanks to an Iroquoian healer, they were miraculously cured by a tea made from pine bark. Nearly 500 years later, a research team from Western University has found that an over-the-counter pill boasting the same antioxidants may reduce risk of cataracts - the clouding of the normally clear lens of an eye - when delivered through the correct method. The findings were recently published in Current Eye Research, Informa Healthcare... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

No Support Shown for the Use of Pycnogenol® for Chronic Disorders
02/15/2012, The Cochrane Library, The manufacturer of a dietary supplement made from French pine bark, Pycnogenol®, markets it widely for the prevention or treatment of many chronic disorders, ranging from asthma to erectile dysfunction, but a recent systematic review found no sound basis for the claims. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - April 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pine Bark Extract Improves Several Perimenopausal SymptomsPine Bark Extract Improves Several Perimenopausal Symptoms
Daily low-dose treatment with French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol) significantly improves several symptoms related to perimenopause compared with placebo. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

No Support Shown for the Use of Pycnogenol® for Chronic Disorders
02/15/2012, The Cochrane Library, The manufacturer of a dietary supplement made from French pine bark, Pycnogenol®, markets it widely for the prevention or treatment of many chronic disorders, ranging from asthma to erectile dysfunction, but a recent systematic review found no sound basis for the claims. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Support Shown for the Use of Pycnogenol & reg; for Chronic Disorders
02/15/2012, The Cochrane Library - The manufacturer of a dietary supplement made from French pine bark, Pycnogenol & reg;, markets it widely for the prevention or treatment of many chronic disorders, ranging from asthma to erectile dysfunction, but a recent systematic review found no sound basis for the claims. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - February 15, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news