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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: Nutrition 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: American Health 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