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

Could a simple vitamin be an anti-aging tool?
(Natural News) Many factors contribute to the aging process. In particular, oxidative damage is said to be the leading cause of aging. However, scientists may have just found a way to slow down aging. In a research published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers found that niacinamide or vitamin B3 can protect against oxidative damage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 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

Vitamin B3 analogue boosts production of blood cells
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) Scientists from EPFL and the UNIL/Ludwig Cancer Research have found that supplementing diet with nicotinamide riboside, an analogue of vitamin B3, boosts the production of blood cells by improving the function of their stem cells. This can help overcome problems in stem cell-based therapies that treat leukemia and aggressive lymphomas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A form of vitamin B3 significantly reduces the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer
(Natural News) Your body needs regular exposure to the sun in order to synthesize vitamin D. However, you can sometimes have too much of a good thing. Overexposure to sunlight is one of the many health risks that can lead to skin cancer. If you live in a tropical area or any location that allows... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B is potential way to treat acute kidney injury
A form of vitamin B3 has the potential to treat acute kidney injury, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

B is for brain: Nicotinamide riboside is crucial in preventing Alzheimer's
(Natural News) While Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured, it can be prevented through proper nutrition. An article in Natural Health 365 states that one of the natural ways to avoid this and other forms of dementia is to increase your intake of nicotinamide riboside. This is a formulation of vitamin B3, which helps produce and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Dietary supplement made from vitamin B3 provides same benefits as calorie restriction for improving arterial health, reversing cardiovascular aging
(Natural News) We all have a vested interest in delaying the aging process as much as possible, and that doesn’t just apply to what we look like cosmetically. As we get visibly older on the outside, all the “plumbing” on the inside starts showing some wear and tear, too. Our arteries, heart and other organs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This supplement may promote healthy arterial aging
A study of healthy seniors found that a daily supplement of nicotinamide riboside triggered some of the same biological pathways as caloric restriction. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology 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

Medical News Today: Vitamin B-3 could be used to treat Alzheimer's
New research finds that nicotinamide riboside, which is a form of vitamin B-3, has the potential to treat Alzheimer's. Results in mice are hopeful. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Study: Vitamin B3 variant could help Alzheimer's patients
A form of Vitamin B3 improved cognitive and physical function in mice with Alzheimer's disease-like symptoms in experiments, according to a new NIH study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compound prevents neurological damage, shows cognitive benefits in mouse model of Alzheimer ’s disease
Mouse nicotinamide riboside study shows potential for human research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 6, 2018 Category: American Health 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

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

B3 vitamin component fights carcinogen action in human cells, says research
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian scientists investigate tumoral development caused by benzo[a]pyrene, a hydrocarbon present in cigarette smoke, automotive exhaust, burnt wood fumes and barbecued meat. Culture of human lung cells was exposed to the agent for a week; the preventive role of nicotinamide riboside halted the damaging effects derived from alterations in genetic expression and cell metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Nicotinamide Appears to Reduce Skin Cancer Risk Nicotinamide Appears to Reduce Skin Cancer Risk
Recent studies have suggested that both oral and topical nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, may be chemopreventive against skin cancer. What are its possible mechanisms of action?Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article 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

Melanoma (skin cancer) found to be easily prevented with low-cost Vitamin B-3
(Natural News) Researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia believe that nicotinamide (vitamin B3) can be used to prevent the incidence of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. The study, published in Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine, demonstrates the efficacy of vitamin B3 in reducing or even reversing DNA damage and inflammation caused by ultraviolet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 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

Proposed: Trial of Vitamin Derivative to Prevent Melanoma Proposed: Trial of Vitamin Derivative to Prevent Melanoma
The vitamin B3 derivative nicotinamide was previously shown to reduce nonmelanoma skin cancers in a phase 3 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
This assessment discusses recently published laboratory research (in mice) that suggests the effect of two genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 may prevent some miscarriages, birth defects, study says
Vitamin B3 -- found in meat and green vegetables -- has been shown to prevent one genetic cause of birth defects and miscarriages, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 10, 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

Vitamin B3 may prevent miscarriages and birth defects, study suggests
Researchers from the Victor Chang Institute in Sydney call the news "a double breakthrough". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Vitamin therapy may help prevent melanoma
(Wiley) A new review highlights the potential of nicotinamide (vitamin B3) for preventing melanoma in high-risk individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin found in beer could treat chemotherapy pain
Chemotherapy can make paitents sensitive for weeks on end. But experts from the University of Iowa claim it can be stopped by taking a nicotinamide riboside supplement - found in beer and milk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicotinamide riboside (vitamin B3) prevents nerve pain caused by cancer drugs
(University of Iowa Health Care) A new study in rats suggests that nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain (neuropathy) caused by chemotherapy drugs. The findings by researchers at the University of Iowa were published recently in the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain (PAIN) and lay the groundwork for testing whether this nutritional supplement can reduce nerve pain in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

US researchers find vitamin B3 prevents glaucoma
Researchers from The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), US, have found that vitamin B3, when added to drinking water, is effective at preventing glaucoma. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - February 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adding vitamin B3 to water may prevent glaucoma
In a study on mice, scientists from The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, found it helped to keep their eyes healthier for longer - reducing their risk of developing the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[This Week in Science] Vitamin B3 protects mice from glaucoma
Author: Priscilla Kelly (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Priscilla Kelly Tags: Glaucoma Source Type: news