Medical News Today: What are the benefits of barley water?
Barley is a great source of fiber and contains many other essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, and selenium. In this article, we look at the benefits of barley water and how to make this nutritious beverage. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Grass-Fed Beef Bourguignon With Cauliflower Mash
This recipe is rich with goodness and flavor — and is comfort food at its best. The ingredients are simple: Quality grass-fed beef is married together with vegetables and a few glasses of full-bodied red wine. I’ve used carrot puree to thicken the Bourguignon sauce towards the end of cooking, which is a lovely way of thickening sauces without using refined white flours. Don’t overcook your cauliflower. Make sure to chop the ingredients finely before cooking and keep an eye on the cooking time. Blend it when hot, which will result in a creamy, white mash that tastes wonderful. This recipe is from my cookbo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking diet Food healthytime weekend recipe Source Type: news

Possible new principle for cancer therapy
(Karolinska Institutet) A study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that small molecules that specifically inhibit an important selenium-containing enzyme may be useful in combating cancer. When researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden treated cancer in mice using these molecules, they observed rapid tumoricidal effects. Researchers now hope that this new principle for cancer treatment will eventually be developed for use in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Is the Health and Nutritional Value of Mushrooms?
Mushrooms are a “ powerhouse of nutrition ” and not a white food to be avoided, said one nutritionist. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Mushrooms Vitamins Diet and Nutrition Antioxidants Selenium (Element) Source Type: news

Do YOU know what selenium is for? Scientists have discovered it protects brain neurons from depression and cell death
(Natural News) An animal study published in the journal Cell revealed that selenium helps prevent neurons from dying, demonstrating the element’s central role in mitigating cell death. A team of researchers at the Institute of Developmental Genetics (IDG) at Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany examined the correlation between the selenium-containing enzyme GPX4 and a novel type of cell death called ferroptosis as part... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ketoconazole vs. Selenium Sulfide
Title: Ketoconazole vs. Selenium SulfideCategory: MedicationsCreated: 1/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - January 5, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Selenium protects a specific type of interneurons in the brain
(Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Exactly 200 years after the discovery of the trace element selenium, researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen have shown for the first time why this chemical element is indispensable for mammalian life. As integral part of the enzyme GPX4, selenium protects a subset of neurons from cell death during postnatal development. The researchers reported these findings in the scientific journal 'Cell'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Claire ’s Recalls Asbestos-Containing Makeup
National children’s retailer Claire’s has issued a recall of nine makeup products after reports surfaced they may contain cancer-causing asbestos fibers. An inquiry from a Rhode Island-based mother sparked the recall. Curious about what was in her 6-year-old daughter’s glitter makeup, Kristi Warner sent samples to an independent lab in North Carolina for testing. The makeup contained traces of tremolite asbestos, according to Warner. Tremolite is not used commercially, but can be found as a contaminant in talc, a common ingredient in cosmetics. Inhaling or ingesting any form of asbestos can lead to seri...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 28, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos in children's makeup asbestos lung cancer asbestos makeup Bedazzled Rainbow Heart Makeup Set Claire's Claire's recall Justice Kristi Warner mesothelioma Metallic Hot Pink Glitter 48 Piece Makeup Set Mint Glitter Make Up Set Source Type: news

Best supplements: Get rid of cold and flu symptoms taking THESE vitamins daily
GET RID of a cold and banish the flu by taking a handful of supplements every day. Vitamins A, B12, C, D, zinc, selenium all help to keep the nation fit and healthy - and they could tackle that snotty nose and sore throat too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rethinking mercury: the role of selenium in the pathophysiology of mercury toxicity - Spiller HA.
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence that the pathophysiological target of mercury is in fact selenium, rather than the covalent binding of mercury to sulfur in the body's ubiquitous sulfhydryl groups. The role of selenium in mercury poisoning is mul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

UA Cancer Center receives $2 million to investigate selenium supplementation
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) The grant will continue UA researchers' investigation of the benefits and harms of selenium supplementation, which could clarify conflicting information about colorectal cancer and diabetes risk in certain populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Prostate problem? Take 2 nuts
By age 60, you have a 50/50 chance of having a clinically enlarged prostate. And it only gets worse every year. When your prostate isn’t functioning properly, it’s hard to enjoy life. Traditional doctors give you two choices. Go under the knife or you take Big Pharma’s drugs. Either way, you have a good chance of ending up with your manhood on the line… If you have surgery, there’s a big risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good. The rate of impotence is a shocking 50 to 60% after prostate surgery.1 Big Pharma’s meds to shrink your prostate are no better. These sy...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

This diet advice could kill you
The American Heart Association says sodium in salt raises blood pressure. They say it increases the risk for heart disease and stroke.  But the latest science says otherwise… A British review of 34 clinical trials showed that cutting down on salt reduced blood pressure only slightly for people with hypertension.1  And a new study in The Lancet found that some low-salt diets could put you at GREATER risk of heart disease and death.2 Researchers analyzed data from 133,118 people. They wanted to see if there was a link between high sodium and heart attack, stroke and death The results were startling. People...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Health Heart Health Men's Health Nutrition Women's Health Source Type: news

Researchers Find Genes Linked to Preterm Birth
They also found that low selenium may play a role in early delivery, but these findings need to be replicated Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Supplements, Genes and Gene Therapy, Preterm Labor (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump ’ s Halt on Coal Mining Study Has Asbestos Implications
The U.S. Department of the Interior has ordered a halt to a study on the public health risks of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia — an area ripe with natural asbestos deposits. A letter from the Interior Department on Monday directed the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to “cease all work” on the study, citing responsible spending of taxpayer dollars as the reason for the decision. The $1 million National Academies study began in 2016 and was expected to take two years to complete. It aimed to evaluate health risks of a common mining technique for people living near surfac...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 24, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Appalachian Mountains arsenic asbestos exposure Appalachia asbestos exposure coal mining asbestosis coal mining Bill Price Central Appalachia coal mining Appalachia Donald Trump Environmental Health Perspectives Glenda Owens House Co Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Overdosing on this mineral can trigger hair loss
SUPPLEMENT sales are on the rise and range of vitamins and minerals available for us to take in tablet or capsule form is fast expanding. Selenium can help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, but it's possible to take too much of it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early selenium treatment for traumatic brain injury: does it improve survival and functional outcome? - Khalili H, Ahl R, Cao Y, Paydar S, Sj ölin G, Niakan A, Dabiri G, Mohseni S.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and debility following trauma. The initial brain tissue insult is worsened by secondary reactive responses including oxidative stress reactions, inflammatory changes and subsequent permanen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Asbestos Found in Children ’ s Makeup
Justice, a national retail chain marketed to young girls, has stopped selling a cosmetics product after discovering it contained talc contaminated with asbestos fibers. The government-licensed Scientific Analytical Institute (SAI) in Greensboro, North Carolina, confirmed the asbestos contamination after testing the product as part of a Durham-based WTVD-TV news investigation. The tainted product was Just Shine Shimmer Powder, which the company stopped selling at stores and removed from its website, according to a Tuesday post on its Facebook page. “Our suppliers are required to produce all products in compliance wit...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 19, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: asbestos contaminates makeup asbestos in children's makeup asbestos in makeup asbestos in products asbestos in talcum powder asbestos in toys makeup with asbestos Source Type: news

Vitamin E and Selenium Fail to Prevent Alzheimer ’ s
A long-term trial found no evidence that vitamin E or selenium supplements helped to ward off dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Vitamin E Selenium (Element) Dementia Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change
As a result of climate change, concentrations of the trace element selenium in soils are likely to decrease. Because the selenium content of crops may also be reduced, the risk of selenium deficiency could be increased in many regions of the world. This was shown by a recent study which used data-mining to model the global distribution of selenium. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change
(ETH Zurich) As a result of climate change, concentrations of the trace element selenium in soils are likely to decrease. Because the selenium content of crops may also be reduced, the risk of selenium deficiency could be increased in many regions of the world. This was shown by a recent study which used data-mining to model the global distribution of selenium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Coal ash selenium found in fish in N.C. lakes
(Duke University) A new Duke study has found high levels of selenium in the tissues of fish in North Carolina lakes that receive coal ash effluents from power plants. Concentrations of selenium exceeding EPA-recommended thresholds for aquatic health were found in the liver, muscle, ovary and testes tissues of the fish, as well as in bottom waters at two of the lakes, despite the fact that selenium inputs have decreased or stopped in recent years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Selenium Supplement Role Unclear in Autoimmune Thyroiditis Selenium Supplement Role Unclear in Autoimmune Thyroiditis
Selenium supplementation does appear to reduce circulating thyroid autoantibodies, but the clinical benefit of the change in the absence of selenium deficiency remains obscure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 28, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Researchers discover how selenium is incorporated into proteins
Humans need eight essential trace elements for good health, and one of them is selenium -- a powerful antioxidant that is important for thyroid and brain function as well as metabolism. Researchers have now discovered exactly how selenium is incorporated into selenoproteins. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Selenium status influence cancer risk
As a nutritional trace element, selenium forms an essential part of our diet. Researchers have been able to show that high blood selenium levels are associated with a decreased risk of developing liver cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Selenium status influence cancer risk
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) As a nutritional trace element, selenium forms an essential part of our diet. In collaboration with the International Agency for Research on Cancer, researchers from Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin have been able to show that high blood selenium levels are associated with a decreased risk of developing liver cancer. Results from this study have been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.* (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Liberia: Harvard Scientist Claims Selenium Can Treat Ebola
[FrontPageAfrica]In an article just published in the British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, Harvard University researcher Dr Boguslaw Lipinski claims that selenium can treat Ebola virus disease (EVD). His paper says that a specific form of selenium, sodium selenite, found in nutritional supplements can reduce the infectivity and therefore the reproduction of Ebola and HIV viruses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More Evidence of Harm From Selenium in Prostate Cancer More Evidence of Harm From Selenium in Prostate Cancer
Selenium supplements have again been shown to be harmful in men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer, and experts agree that men should be warned against them. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 8, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Selenium Danger?
I'm male, age 53, 147 pounds, 5'11".  I've been taking 200 mcg of selenium daily. My diet emphasizes whole grains, fruits and vegetables. I exercise regularly. During my last medical exam I learned that I am pre-diabetic. I've read that selenium supplements have been linked to increased rates of type 2 diabetes. True? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - November 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selenium as a Versatile Center in Fluorescence Probe for the Redox Cycle Between HClO Oxidative Stress and H2S Repair
Selenium is a biologically important trace element and acts as an active center of glutathione peroxidase (GPx). GPx is the important antioxidant enzyme to protect organisms from oxidative damage via catalyzing the reaction between ROS and glutathione (GSH). Mimicking the oxidation–reduction cycles of the versatile selenium core in GPx, we can develop fluorescence probes to detect oxidation and reduction events in living systems. The cellular redox balance between hypochloric acid (HClO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has broad implications in human health and diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Therefore, ...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Biochemistry - October 20, 2014 Category: Biochemistry Source Type: news

Well: Vitamin E and Selenium Fail to Prevent Cataracts
Vitamin E and selenium are unlikely to lower cataract risk, though selenium might have a small effect, a large new study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Selenium (Element) Body Cataracts Featured Vitamin E Vitamins Source Type: news

Well: Vitamin E, Selenium Fail to Prevent Cataracts
Vitamin E and selenium are unlikely to lower cataract risk, though selenium might have a small effect, a large new study found. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 23, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Selenium (Element) Body Cataracts Featured Vitamin E Vitamins Source Type: news

Well: Vitamin E, Selenium Fail to Prevent Cataracts
Vitamin E and selenium are unlikely to lower cataract risk, though selenium might have a small effect, a large new study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Selenium (Element) Body Cataracts Featured Vitamin E Vitamins Source Type: news

Well: Vitamin E, Selenium Fail to Prevent Cataracts
Vitamin E and selenium are unlikely to lower cataract risk, though selenium might have a small effect, a large new study found. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 23, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Selenium (Element) Body Cataracts Featured Vitamin E Vitamins Source Type: news

Vitamin E, Selenium: No Effect on Cataract Risk in MenVitamin E, Selenium: No Effect on Cataract Risk in Men
Selenium and vitamin E had no significant effect on cataract risk in older men. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 19, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Baseline Selenium Status and Effects of Selenium and Vitamin EBaseline Selenium Status and Effects of Selenium and Vitamin E
What amount of vitamin E and selenium should men consume to reduce prostate cancer risk? Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Selenium, vitamin E supplements can increase risk of prostate cancer in some men
High-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. But importantly, this risk depends upon a man’s selenium status before taking the supplements. "Men using these supplements should stop, period. Neither selenium nor vitamin E supplementation confers any known benefits -- only risks," the lead author stated. "While there appear to be no risks from taking a standard multivitamin, the effects of high-dose single supplements are unpredictable, complex and often harmful. There are optimal levels, and these are often the levels obtai...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 21, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Selenium and vitamin E supplementation over recommended dietary intake may raise PC risk
(Oxford University Press) In a large clinical trial testing dietary supplements for prostate cancer prevention, baseline selenium status (measured by toenail selenium concentration), in the absence of supplementation, was not associated with prostate cancer risk. However, when baseline toenail selenium concentrations were high, supplementation with high-dose selenium almost doubled the risk of high-grade prostate cancer risk among older men, according to a new study published Feb. 21 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Selenium and vitamin E supplements can increase risk of prostate cancer in some men
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) A multi-center study led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that high-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. But importantly, this risk depends upon a man's selenium status before taking the supplements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 21, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nutrition 101: Selenium
(HealthCastle.com) Selenium is a trace mineral that functions as an antioxidant in the body. It also helps the thyroid and immune system to function properly and may help protect again some cancers. Recomme​​nded Intake The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for selenium are shown below: read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - November 13, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Researchers study selenium's effects on horses
(American Society of Animal Science) Selenium is an essential part of the equine diet. Some horses do not get enough selenium because they graze on forages in areas with low selenium in the soil. Researchers at the University of Kentucky and Alltech are curious whether selenium levels affect how horses respond to vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Does Selenium Prevent Prostate Cancer?
Does selenium prevent prostate cancer? Prostate cancer and selenium have long been discussed together. Initially there was great hope for selenium in lowering the risk of prostate cancer. Today, the thinking about selenium is much different. Learn more about prostate cancer and selenium. (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - July 11, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Effect of Selenium Therapy on Mortality in Sepsis SyndromeEffect of Selenium Therapy on Mortality in Sepsis Syndrome
Are high-dose selenium supplements safe when compared to placebo -- in patients with sepsis? Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Selenium supplementation for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
Source: Cochrane Area: Evidence> Complementary Medicine Background Selenium is a key component of a number of selenoproteins which protect against oxidative stress and have the potential to prevent chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, observational studies have shown inconsistent associations between selenium intake and CVD risk; in addition, there is concern around a possible increased risk of type 2 diabetes with high selenium exposure.     Objectives To determine the effectiveness of selenium only supplementation for the primary prevention of CVD and examine the po...
Source: NeLM - Cardiovascular Medicine - February 14, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Selenium For Heart Disease Prevention In Well-Nourished Adults Not Supported By Current Evidence
A systematic review published in The Cochrane Library finds that in well-nourished adults current evidence does not support selenium for preventing heart disease. The review suggests that taking selenium supplements does not reduce a person's risk of developing heart disease, although most evidence is currently limited to healthy American adults. Diet is a key factor influencing heart disease risk. Selenium is one dietary element that could potentially play a role in preventing heart disease by protecting against oxidative stress and inflammation... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Study finds no heart benefits from selenium
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking extra selenium supplements offers no protection against heart disease - at least among people who already get enough of the mineral in their diets, according to a new analysis of past research. In the review of 12 studies that included close to 20,000 people, there was no difference in the number of strokes and heart attacks, heart disease-related deaths or deaths from any cause among participants randomly assigned to take selenium or nothing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news