Supplement warning: Overdosing on this vitamin can cause loss of feeling in arms and legs
SUPPLEMENTS can help us stay healthy, and taking vitamin B6 - also known as pyridoxine - may support the body in maintaining nerve function, metabolism, liver function, skin health, eye health and energy levels. But can you take too much? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B6 and Cancer Risk: Field Synopsis and Meta-analysis Vitamin B6 and Cancer Risk: Field Synopsis and Meta-analysis
What role does vitamin B6 have in carcinogenesis? Can supplementation reduce risk?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Aequus to launch trial for anti-nausea patch
Aequus Pharmaceuticals (CVE:AQS) said today that it won approval from Health Canada to launch a proof-of-concept trial to evaluate the bioavailability and safety of the company’s long-acting transdermal anti-nausea patch. The device is made up of a combination of pyridoxine and doxylamine. The traditional form is delivered orally up to 4 times per day. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Aequus to launch trial for anti-nausea patch appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance aequuspharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reports that Marmite prevents dementia are laying it on a bit thick
Conclusion This is an early investigative research study, and while some of the findings are interesting, it's a long way from showing that yeast extract spreads can help with conditions like epilepsy or other neurological disorders. The study's strength is that it was carried out as a randomised controlled trial. However, its small size means we need to see the results replicated in larger studies to be sure they are not down to chance. We also need to see longer-term studies into the actual clinical effects of the changes measured. At this point, we don't know what effect – if any – the changes in brain response have...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Neurology Source Type: news

Looking for relief, pregnant women turn to marijuana despite medical advice
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’s National Vital Statistics Reports, more than one in five U.S. births now occur in states where marijuana is legal. That ’s triggered a concern among health professionals about the use of marijuana by pregnant women.Along with the broader availability of marijuana comes the perception that it is a harmless substance, health professionals say. But pregnant women, who may be seeking relief from a variety of ailments, should be aware of the potential health consequences of marijuana use.To understand how marijuana affects expectant mothers and infant...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Recent investigations on human group II pyridoxal 5'-phosphate decarboxylases
(Bentham Science Publishers) The aim of the present article is to compare the structural features of a particular group of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent decarboxylases, namely the group II ?-decarboxylases. These enzymes are: aromatic amino acid, cysteine sulfinic acid, glutamate and histidine decarboxylases. They are involved in the synthesis of dopamine/serotonin, hypotaurine, ?-aminobutyric acid and histamine, respectively, molecules known to play essential biological roles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A runner ’ s hysterectomy recovery – Jo ’ s story
At 47, for eighteen months I’d been suffering excruciating pain every time I went to the loo. Sometimes, the pain was so horrendous that I would find myself subconsciously stopping myself midflow. Other things began to happen too; my constipation that I had suffered for many years at the time of my period became a permanent problem and I had a constant pain in my left groin that seemed to worsen when I sat for any length of time. An internal scan and an MRI scan drew a blank. Thankfully I had a fantastic doctor who was determined to get to the bottom of my pelvic pain. Eventually, a diagnostic laparoscopy revealed th...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 20, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health adenomyosis hysterectomy stories laparoscopic hysterectomy Source Type: news

A runner ’ s hysterectomy recovery – Jo ’ s story
At 47, for eighteen months I’d been suffering excruciating pain every time I went to the loo. Sometimes, the pain was so horrendous that I would find myself subconsciously stopping myself midflow. Other things began to happen too; my constipation that I had suffered for many years at the time of my period became a permanent problem and I had a constant pain in my left groin that seemed to worsen when I sat for any length of time. An internal scan and an MRI scan drew a blank. Thankfully I had a fantastic doctor who was determined to get to the bottom of my pelvic pain. Eventually, a diagnostic laparoscopy revealed th...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 20, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health adenomyosis hysterectomy stories laparoscopic hysterectomy Source Type: news

A runner ’ s hysterectomy recovery – Jo ’ s story
The post A runner’s hysterectomy recovery – Jo’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. At 47, for eighteen months I’d been suffering excruciating pain every time I went to the loo. Sometimes, the pain was so horrendous that I would find myself subconsciously stopping myself midflow. Other things began to happen too; my constipation that I had suffered for many years at the time of my period became a permanent problem and I had a constant pain in my left groin that seemed to worsen when I sat for any length of time. An internal scan and an MRI scan drew a blank. Thankfully I had a fantast...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 20, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis LAVH Source Type: news

How Fast Is Your Dog Aging?
All of us who love dogs are acutely aware that the lifespans of our canine companions are short - much too short. And while the years we spend with a beloved pet seem to fly by, dogs don't just suddenly die when they reach a certain age. They grow older in stages just as we do, but at a tremendously accelerated rate compared to humans. Your four-legged friend may still look and act like a puppy much of the time, but there are age related changes taking place inside him despite his youthful good looks and high energy level. The lifespan of a dog depends primarily on his size, breed (or breed mix), and health status. As a g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPDATE: How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?
Conclusions What is the sweet spot for vitamin D and longevity? All studies are in agreement: 40-50 ng/ml. If I had a (working) magic wand, I'd make this range much broader - but, there it is. Since it is narrow, let's cover the main sources of Vitamin D and figure out how you can get to the exact target. Sources of vitamin D We get vitamin D from supplements, sun and food--and in that order for most of us. Food Considering that we need thousands of IU's of vitamin D per day, food doesn't have that much. Some of the highest sources have only a few hundred units. Food sources of Vitamin D:[13] Salmon: 4 oz. = 500 IU...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Nicaraguan Diet: Simple, Low-cost, Delicious and Nutritious
The mention of Nicaragua usually conjures thoughts of political instability and poverty but with the growth of tourism this perception is slowly changing. Nicaragua is fast becoming known as a beautiful land of lakes, volcanoes and beaches, however, it does not have a reputation as a culinary destination. Visitors to this Central American country do not expect to consume tasty food; to the contrary, concerns over what to eat may be high on their list. The reality is that the Nicaraguan diet is influenced by Spanish, Creole, and Indigenous cuisine, and although the dishes are simple, they are delicious, and for those wantin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I Eat Red Meat
So many of us have omitted or cut down on our consumption of red meat due to negative reports in the press. However, I believe that unprocessed, grass-fed beef has its place in a healthy diet. Besides the fact that nothing is better than a juicy hamburger on the grill in the summer, the high levels of nutrients it provides can make it a healthy choice. Here are some of the stand-out nutrients you might be missing: Iron Iron is an essential nutrient involved in many different metabolic functions. It is especially important in early childhood cognitive development, energy metabolism and the immune system. One of its mos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Couples Who Want To Get Pregnant, Men's Habits Matter, Too
Couples who wish to get pregnant may want to avoid caffeine because it's associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, a new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests. For women, drinking more than two caffeinated drinks daily before getting pregnant was associated with a 74 percent higher risk of a miscarriage, according to the study published today (March 24) in the journal Fertility and Sterility.  But women's caffeine consumption wasn't the only factor: Among couples in which the male partner drank more than two caffeinated beverages daily before conception, there was a 73 percent higher...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tips for Improving Your Sleep Quality for Ultimate Next-Day Energy
My Sleep Routine: Tips For Improving Your Sleep Quality For Next-Day Energy was originally posted on CapitolStartup.com Even though the post covering my morning routine of meditation, water and fasted workouts was written almost two years ago, it still remains one of my most post popular posts. And yes, I still follow that routine almost every morning. But I've learned that no matter how well my morning routine is designed and how closely I follow it, getting to and sustaining a high level of productivity -- at least for me personally -- really requires restful and rejuvenating sleep. Before even getting into what works ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news