Selenium supplementation protects against obesity and may extend lifespan
(eLife) Adding the nutrient selenium to diets protects against obesity and provides metabolic benefits to mice, according to a study published today in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Rice plant resists arsenic
(University of Heidelberg) The agricultural cultivation of the staple food of rice harbours the risk of possible contamination with arsenic that can reach the grains following uptake by the roots. A Chinese-German research team of Heidelberg University and Nanjing Agricultural University studied over 4,000 rice variants and discovered a plant that resists the toxin as well as contains a large amount of the trace element selenium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
For selenium in rivers, timing matters
(University of Connecticut) Researchers have gained new insight into an ongoing environmental health problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Garlic and selenium increase stress resistance in carps, says a RUDN University biologist
(RUDN University) A biologist from RUDN University confirmed that selenium nanoparticles and garlic extract can effectively reduce the negative impact of stress on the health of grass carp in the breeding industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Japan Scientists Use 5th State of Matter - Bose-Einstein Condensate
Scientists at the University of Tokyo were able to achieve superconductivity by creating BEC with clouds of iron and selenium atoms and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Liberia: Andrew Young Foundation Donates Consignment of Selenium to Govt
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- US-based organization has donated several cartons of selenium drugs purposely to boost the immune system of COVID-19 patients in Liberia. Selenium is a mineral found in the soil. Selenium naturally appears in water and some foods. While people only need a very small amount, selenium plays a key role in the metabolism. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Covalent surface modifications and superconductivity of two-dimensional metal carbide MXenes
Versatile chemical transformations of surface functional groups in two-dimensional transition-metal carbides (MXenes) open up a previously unexplored design space for this broad class of functional materials. We introduce a general strategy to install and remove surface groups by performing substitution and elimination reactions in molten inorganic salts. Successful synthesis of MXenes with oxygen, imido, sulfur, chlorine, selenium, bromine, and tellurium surface terminations, as well as bare MXenes (no surface termination), was demonstrated. These MXenes show distinctive structural and electronic properties. For example, ...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kamysbayev, V., Filatov, A. S., Hu, H., Rui, X., Lagunas, F., Wang, D., Klie, R. F., Talapin, D. V. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news
Boosting selenium levels helps reduce premature death risk, say scientists
(Natural News) Having high selenium levels is linked to a longer, healthier life, says a recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. The study used data from an earlier research known as the ilSIRENTE Study, which involved nearly 350 men and women aged 80 years and older who live in a small mountain community in Italy. Selenium is an important... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
New biomaterial could shield against harmful radiation
(Northwestern University) Northwestern University researchers have synthesized a new form of melanin enriched with selenium. Called selenomelanin, this new biomaterial shows extraordinary promise as a shield for human tissue against harmful radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
How does selenium help fight cancer?
(Natural News) Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In fact, one in six deaths globally is due to cancer. That being said, most types of cancer can be prevented. Often, cancer prevention comes in the form of proper nutrition, as several vitamins and minerals act... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Link identified between dietary selenium and outcome of COVID-19 disease
(University of Surrey) An international team of researchers, led by Professor Margaret Rayman at the University of Surrey, has identified a link between the COVID-19 cure rate and regional selenium status in China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Eat safe: The takeaway on takeout (and other food)
In the weeks since the safer-at-home ordinance went into effect in Los Angeles, we’ve had to learn to do a lot of things differently. The ways in which we study, work, communicate and interact physically with each other have all changed dramatically.So too with how we eat and shop for food. Yet even with limited trips to the market and most restaurants turning to takeout and delivery service, many of us still have questions about how to best handle the food we bring into our homes.We turned toCatherine Carpenter, a professor of medicine, nursing and public health at UCLA ’s Center for Human Nutritio...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Stream pollution from mountaintop mining doesn't stay put in the water
(Duke University) Since the 1980s, a mountaintop mine in West Virginia has been leaching selenium into nearby streams at levels deemed unsafe for aquatic life. Now, even though the mine is closed, a Duke University-led study finds high concentrations of selenium in emerging stream insects and the spiders that eat them along the banks, an indication that the contaminant moves from water to land as it moves up the food chain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Antioxidant supplements do not improve male fertility, NIH study suggests
Men in the study received an antioxidant supplement with vitamins C, E and D, selenium, l-carnitine, zinc, folic acid and lycopene. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 28, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news
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
Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
In this interview with Dr. Lee Hooper we find out more about this new Cochrane review -Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseaseTell us about this Cochrane ReviewThere is a great deal of public belief in the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fats. Intakes of long-chain omega-3 fats in the US are higher from dietary supplements than foods. But public health advice differs across countries. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK encourages people to eat oily fish intake (the major source of long-chain omega-3 f ats) but discourages supple...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news
Agricultural area residents in danger of inhaling toxic aerosols
(University of California - Riverside) Excess selenium from fertilizers and other natural sources can create air pollution that could lead to lung cancer, asthma, and Type 2 diabetes, according to new UC Riverside research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Osteoporosis: Could selenium reduce risk?
A recent study concludes that consuming higher levels of dietary selenium shows an association with a reduced risk of developing osteoporosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoporosis Source Type: news
Copper, manganese, selenium and zinc in wild-growing edible mushrooms from the eastern territory of "green lungs of Poland": nutritional and toxicological implications - Miro ńczuk-Chodakowska I, Socha K, Zujko ME, Terlikowska KM, Borawska MH, Witkowska AM.
The aims of this study were to determine Cu, Mn, Se, and Zn content in wild mushrooms collected from unpolluted areas of the eastern Green Lungs of Poland (GLP) territory, to compare them to some popular species of cultivated mushrooms, evaluate mushroom c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news
High thermoelectric performance in low-cost SnS0.91Se0.09 crystals
Thermoelectric technology allows conversion between heat and electricity. Many good thermoelectric materials contain rare or toxic elements, so developing low-cost and high-performance thermoelectric materials is warranted. Here, we report the temperature-dependent interplay of three separate electronic bands in hole-doped tin sulfide (SnS) crystals. This behavior leads to synergistic optimization between effective mass (m*) and carrier mobility (μ) and can be boosted through introducing selenium (Se). This enhanced the power factor from ~30 to ~53 microwatts per centimeter per square kelvin (μW cm–1 K–2 ...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: He, W., Wang, D., Wu, H., Xiao, Y., Zhang, Y., He, D., Feng, Y., Hao, Y.-J., Dong, J.-F., Chetty, R., Hao, L., Chen, D., Qin, J., Yang, Q., Li, X., Song, J.-M., Zhu, Y., Xu, W., Niu, C., Li, X., Wang, G., Liu, C., Ohta, M., Pennycook, S. J., He, J., Li, J Tags: Materials Science r-articles Source Type: news
Selenium and antioxidants: Health benefits of nutrient-rich Brazil nuts
(Natural News) Brazil nuts are not only tasty snacks — they provide plenty of selenium and important nutrients. Eating these seeds improves cardiovascular health, replenishes antioxidant in the body, and sharpens the brain. Brazil nuts are some of the best sources of selenium, an antioxidant mineral that is critical to metabolism, reproduction, and immune responses. Eating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Podcast: Antioxidants for male subfertility
As well as strategies that are focused mainly on the woman, interventions to help couples to become pregnant include some to directly help men who are subfertile and those targeting men where the couple has unexplained subfertility. One of the Cochrane Reviews with this focus on men looks at giving them oral supplementation with antioxidants, and new evidence was added to this in March 2019. We asked Rebecca Mackenzie ‐Proctor from the Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand to bring us to up-to-date..Many cases of male subfertility are thought to be due to the damaging effects of oxidative stress on sperm, with some estim...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news
Improve cardiac function by taking CoQ10 and selenium
(Natural News) Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is quite common all over the world. In the U.S. alone, almost half of all adults suffer from some form of CVD. According to the World Health Organization, CVD is the number one cause of death globally. In 2016, around 17.9 million people died from CVD, 85 percent of which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Immune function testing in sepsis patients receiving sodium selenite.
We examined in a longitudinal study the role of sodium selenite in sepsis patients in strengthening the immune performance in whole blood samples using immune functional assays. Selenium has long been an adjuvant therapy in treating sepsis. Recently, it was proven to not have beneficial effects on the mortality outcome. Using data from our center in this sub-cohort study, we identified no relative improvement in cytokine release of stimulated blood immune cells ex vivo from patients with selenium therapy over a three-week period. This offers a potential explanation for the lack of beneficial effects of selenium in sepsis p...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A selenium/myo-inositol combination can naturally heal Hashimoto’s disease
(Natural News) Hashimoto’s disease is one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism in the U.S., affecting at least one out of 20 people. A recent study, however, showed that the combination of selenium and myoinositol can work wonders with people who have this autoimmune condition. The study, which appeared in the journal European Review for Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of eating Brazil nuts?
Brazil nuts are full of healthful nutrients and provide a wide range of health benefits. However, eating too many Brazil nuts can cause selenium toxicity. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
Nutritional supplements do NOT help stave off depression
The Exeter University study of 1,000 people found the supplements, which contained folic acid, vitamin D, omega-3 fish oils, zinc and selenium, worked no better than the placebos. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Vitamin or Mineral Supplements Don ’ t Prevent Dementia
B vitamins; beta carotene; vitamins C, D or E; zinc, copper or selenium — none proved effective in preventing cognitive decline. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vitamins Antioxidants Selenium (Element) Dementia Source Type: news
Are Mushrooms Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
The versatile mushroom comes in all different shapes, sizes and colors; it stands up as a side and can replace meat as a main. The fungus is a favorite of nutrition professionals — packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Here’s what mushrooms can do for your health, and how to work them into your diet. What are the nutritional benefits of mushrooms? Mushrooms are a low-carb, practically no-fat food with some protein. One serving is about a cup raw (a fist-sized amount) or 1/2 cup cooked. Though they’re small and light in calories—one serving only has about 15—they’re mighty i...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news
Herbs vs. pharmaceuticals: Understanding the effectiveness of natural medicine
(Natural News) Few would argue over the importance of trace elements when it comes to human nutrition. Though only a small amount of these essential nutrients is required, they are nonetheless integral to your well-being. Trace elements include nutrients such as copper, iron, manganese, selenium and zinc. But when it comes to natural cures, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Preventing dementia: do vitamin and mineral supplements have a role?
In thisEvidently Cochrane blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing dementia or at least slowing cognitive decline. Can they really help?" I have a clear memory of watching a tv drama with my mum, when I was about fifteen. As we watched a vivid portrayal of a middle-aged woman struggling to cope with her mother, declining with dementia, Mum voiced a fervent hope that she would never be like that. With her own mother enjoying good health in her nineties, the possibility must have seemed as remote to her as middle age did to me. But now I am there, and so is my mu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news
Halve your chances of dying from cancer by supplementing with selenium
(Natural News) You can prevent cancer naturally by taking selenium supplements. Many studies have reported that selenium protects you from prostate cancer and colorectal cancer — two of the most common forms of cancer. Selenium deficiency has been linked to two to three times increase in overall cancer risk, particularly bladder, esophagus, lung, stomach, and liver cancers.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Hologic touts win in trade secret case
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) yesterday touted a win in a court case against a Chinese competitor and former employee the company accused of misappropriating trade secrets. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company said that a Massachusetts Superior Court granted a preliminary injunction against Chinese X-ray device maker Direct Digital Imaging Technology and former employee Lawrence Ibbetson for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets. In its case, Hologic alleges that DDIT and Ibbetson took trade secrets related to selenium coating technology used in the company’s breast scanning devices, including its Selenia Dimensions a...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Imaging Legal News Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news
Are you getting the minerals your body needs? Play 'foodoku' to find out
Our Sudoku-inspired grids offer eight ways of combining foods to get roughly the right amounts of essential minerals zinc, magnesium, selenium and iron. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Can the minerals found in your hair determine your risk of developing hay fever?
(Natural News) Japanese scientists have found a way to identify your likelihood of contracting hay fever based on the concentration of minerals in your hair. The results are different for men and women. Your mineral intake helps determine your susceptibility to diseases. For instance, certain minerals, like zinc, iron, and selenium, are linked to a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Animals raised on organic selenium supplements produce fresher meat
(Natural News) There’s no question that eating meat is highly beneficial: Meats like beef and chicken are a complete source of protein and deliver a good amount of iron and vitamin B12. Unfortunately, meat can also become detrimental to your health. When damaged by heat or oxygen, the polyunsaturated fats in meat become oxidized and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Non-Coding Micro RNAs and Hypoxia-Inducible Factors Are Selenium Targets for Development of a Mechanism-Based Combination Strategy in Clear-Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma-Bench-to-Bedside Therapy
Durable response, inherent or acquired resistance, and dose-limiting toxicities continue to represent major barriers in the treatment of patients with advanced clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC).11/07/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - November 7, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news
Selenium deficiency signs and symptoms: Are you getting enough of this anti-cancer mineral?
(Natural News) Selenium is one of the most essential minerals that improve the body’s overall health. With its many health benefits, it is a big question why this powerful antioxidant never gets its well-deserved recognition, as well as the risks associated with inadequate selenium intake. Many people may not be aware that consuming foods grown... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Certain seeds, like chia and flax, tend to hog the nutritional spotlight. But the less-trendy sunflower seed has plenty of qualities worth highlighting. Here are the health benefits of sunflowers seeds, according to dietitians. Are sunflower seeds healthy? Sunflower seeds are rich in nutrients. One serving of shelled sunflower seeds is usually an ounce, which is about 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons (one to two thumb-sized portions.) They’re particularly high in healthy fat: A serving delivers 14 grams of fat with a mix of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. “The mono- and polyunsaturated fats in sunflower seed...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news
Prevent cardiovascular disease by 40% with CoQ10 and selenium
(Natural News) The medical establishment places a heavy emphasis on heart health. Every year, adults are urged to have their cholesterol levels checked to look for signs of cardiovascular disease, and countless people are put on medications that are intended to keep their heart healthy. Whether all of this is truly necessary is up for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Thyroid Diet: Is There Such a Thing? The Thyroid Diet: Is There Such a Thing?
From gluten to soy to iodine to selenium, patients are asking about'thyroid diets.'What is the evidence on nutrition and thyroid health?Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Source Type: news
Nutritionists say that selenium, vitamin K2, and nicotinamide riboside should be taken on their own and not as part of a multivitamin
(Natural News) Nutritionists suggested that vitamins such as selenium, vitamin K2, and nicotinamide riboside could be taken on their own and not as part of a multivitamin. Recent studies have uncovered new indications for these ingredients as standalone products. The nutritional benefits of selenium were first discovered in a long-term trial on nutritional prevention of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Health Tip: Eat Whole Grains
-- Whole grains are an important part of a balanced diet and can help reduce your risk of developing some chronic diseases. Grains are a source of fiber, several B vitamins, and minerals such as iron, magnesium and selenium, the U.S. Department of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Health Tip: Understanding Antioxidants
-- Antioxidants are substances in food that may delay or prevent some types of cell damage. Fruit and vegetables are prime sources of antioxidants, which include vitamin C, selenium and beta-carotene, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine 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
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