Hearing Aid Tech Advances
For a well-established product like the hearing aid, the market is a dynamic one with incredible growth opportunities. “There’s only about a 20% penetration in the space,” reported Dave Olson, CEO of Elevated Technologies/Elevated Hearing. “A lot of people can’t afford hearing aids or think wearing them would be unappealing. But there are a lot of forces at work to make them more appealing and affordable.” The market for these devices is growing about 8%, according to market research firm ResearchAndMarkets, whose es...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Design 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

15 foods that contain zinc, an essential mineral
(Natural News) Zinc is an essential mineral – the human body needs enough zinc so the immune system can fight off different kinds of bacteria and viruses. To prevent zinc deficiency, which may cause slow growth in young children, consume foods that are full of zinc, such as garlic or almonds. The video below, which was uploaded... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Autism: What is the link with zinc?
Past research noted a connection between zinc and autism, but a new study takes a deeper look and helps to further uncover the link. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news

Zinc deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism in babies, study says 
In a new paper published today, US and German scientists say they have evidence that zinc levels may be one of the defining environmental factors that sew the seeds of the behavioral disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study confirms zinc deficiency's link to early development of autism
A link between zinc deficiency and the development of autism has been confirmed in a study of brain cells' connections from rats' hippocampal neurons. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism is associated with zinc deficiency in early development -- now a study links the two
(Frontiers) Autism has been associated with zinc deficiency in infancy. While it is not yet known whether zinc deficiency in early development causes autism, scientists have now found a mechanistic link.Published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, their study connects zinc, autism risk genes and abnormal neuronal connections associated with autism spectrum disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eating chocolate combined with a 6p a day supplement can lengthen life
HOW TO live longer is a question many people want to know the answer to as they get older, and a new study has suggested eating chocolate combined with zinc could improve longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clues for drugging the 'undruggable'
(Friedrich Miescher Institute) Nicolas Thom ä 's group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) has joined forces with the group of Benjamin Ebert at Harvard's Broad Institute to show how thalidomide analogs mediate degradation of many more proteins than previously anticipated. These proteins -- zinc finger transcription factors -- play a role in cancer and developmental diseases but are difficult drug targets. The new study, published in Science, suggests that thalidomide analogs can be rationally designed to target this challenging class of proteins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Eating chocolate and drinking tea or coffee 'could help you live longer'
Researchers from the University of Erlangen–Nuremberg, Germany, found that indulging in the popular treats while taking zinc activates a compound that slows down the ageing process. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can chocolate, tea, coffee and zinc help make you more healthy?
Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused, at least partly, by oxidative stress. A team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanovi-Burmazovi from the Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), together with researchers from the USA, have discovered that zinc can activate an organic molecule, helping to protect against oxidative stress. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Can chocolate, tea, coffee and zinc help make you more healthy?
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused, at least partly, by oxidative stress. A team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanovi-Burmazovi from the Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry at Friedrich-Alexander-Universit ä t Erlangen-N ü rnberg (FAU), together with researchers from the USA, have discovered that zinc can activate an organic molecule, helping to protect against oxidative stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of Iron Stores by Zinc Protoporphyrin Analysis Evaluation of Iron Stores by Zinc Protoporphyrin Analysis
Might zinc protoporphyrin testing serve as an alternative to ferritin testing for determination of iron-deficiency anemia in repeat blood donors?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Onions, brisk walks and zinc tablets - how to fight off flu before it gets you 
Most colds can be avoided by making a few simple changes to your diet and exercise habits, as there is growing evidence that what you eat affects your viral fighting abilities writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 5 Most Germ-Filled Places In Your Office —And How to Protect Yourself
Just getting to work can be a bacteria-ridden experience. The subway is full of it, as are stair railings and revolving doors. But once you finally sit down at your desk for the day, you’re still exposed. The germiest places tend to be high-traffic areas where a lot of different people touch the same surface, and your office is no exception. But by taking one main precaution—washing your hands regularly—you’ll reduce your risk for getting sick. Here are five of the most bacteria-filled spots in your workplace. Elevator buttons and escalator railings Pretty much everyone who goes above the second fl...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized public health 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

Hypothyroidism drug improved with zinc
The new drug poly-zinc-liothyronine may perform better than liothyronine in patients with hypothyroidism who do not respond to levothyroxine, according to research published inThyroid.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Here ’s How to Tell if You Have a Cold or the Flu
Your nose is dripping like a leaky faucet, your throat is sore and you can’t stop sneezing. You don’t have a fever, but you feel wiped out—like you could curl up on the floor and fall asleep. Do you have a cold or the flu? If you guessed cold, you’re probably right. But experts say that differentiating the common cold (an upper respiratory infection) from the flu (influenza) can be trickier than most people assume. “There is huge overlap among non-influenza viruses and the symptoms produced by influenza and other bugs,” says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine and community...
Source: TIME: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Zinc is cancer's worst enemy: This mineral is key to preventing cancer, scientists conclude
(Natural News) Consuming zinc might be something that you only think about when cold season approaches given its stellar performance in keeping the common cold at bay, but its value extends far beyond preventing this relatively innocuous problem to something far more serious: fighting cancer. Researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington have discovered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc deficiency: The top signs and symptoms explained
(Natural News) It is estimated that 17.3 percent of the global population suffer from a zinc deficiency. That may not seem like a large number until one considers the caution that comes with this conclusion: Health professionals themselves do not fully know the extent of the problem. Zinc deficiency studies have largely been based on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Results Give Hope For Human Gene Editing to Change DNA
(PHOENIX) — Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it’s too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed. The results announced Wednesday are from the first human test of gene editing in the body, an attempt to permanently change someone’s DNA to cure a disease — in this case, a genetic disorder called Hunter syndrome that often kills people in their teens. In two patients who got a medium dose of the treatment, urine levels of large sugar compounds that are hallmarks of ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Disease onetime Source Type: news

Early Results of First In Vivo Gene-Editing Trial Encouraging
Two patients who received Sangamo's zinc finger-based treatment for Hunter syndrome have lower biomarkers of the condition, but no signs of new enzyme production. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 5, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Eating organic food and using supplements can prevent zinc and iron deficiencies
(Natural News) The world’s food supply is seriously lacking in iron and zinc, according to an international study led by researchers from the U.K. and Austria. Their article, released in the journal Global Food Security, looked at the current micronutrient deficiency in food systems around the world, especially in areas that need it. This phenomenon, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising carbon dioxides levels could cause global nutritional deficiencies: Study
Rising CO2 levels could leave hundreds of millions zinc and protein deficient. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rising C02 levels could cause nutritional deficiencies across the globe: Study
Rising CO2 levels could leave hundreds of millions zinc and protein deficient. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rising CO2 levels could leave as many as 200 million people worldwide deficient in nutrients
A new study from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health says the increasing levels of CO2 are decreasing the amounts of protein, iron, and zinc in crops such as rice and wheat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate change will make hundreds of millions more people nutrient deficient
Crops grown in a high CO2 atmosphere are less nutritious, containing less protein, zinc and ironRising levels of carbon dioxide could make crops less nutritious and damage the health of hundreds of millions of people, research has revealed, with those living in some of the world ’s poorest regions likely to be hardest hit.Previous research has shown that manyfood crops become less nutritious when grown under the CO2 levels expected by 2050, with reductions of protein, iron and zinc estimated at 3 –17%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Nutrition Nutrition and development Climate change Food Global development Stunting Source Type: news

Is Climate Change Draining Nutrients From Crops?
MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 -- Rising levels of carbon dioxide caused by air pollution are making crops less nutritious, a new study warns. That could put hundreds of millions of people worldwide at risk for protein, zinc and iron deficiencies and related... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Signs and symptoms of zinc deficiency - do you know what to look for?
(Natural News) After iron, zinc is the most common mineral in the body. This mineral plays important roles in the functioning of more than 300 hormones and enzymes, and a deficiency in zinc may lead to various health problems. People with zinc deficiency may experience symptoms, such as brittle nails, white spots on the fingernails,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian Zinc Oxide Company GHC First In America To Receive European...
European CEP And GMP License Combine To Further Validate GHC As The Premier Choice For Pharmaceutical Customers Seeking Zinc Oxide(PRWeb August 16, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/canadian_zinc_oxide_company_ghc_first_in_america_to_receive_european_certification/prweb15689557.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

DNA-induced liquid phase condensation of cGAS activates innate immune signaling
The binding of DNA to cyclic GMP–AMP synthase (cGAS) leads to the production of the secondary messenger cyclic GMP–AMP (cGAMP), which activates innate immune responses. We have shown that DNA binding to cGAS robustly induced the formation of liquidlike droplets in which cGAS was activated. The disordered and positively charged cGAS N terminus enhanced cGAS-DNA phase separation by increasing the valencies of DNA binding. Long DNA was more efficient in promoting cGAS liquid phase separation and cGAS enzyme activity than short DNA. Moreover, free zinc ions enhanced cGAS enzyme activity both in vitro and in cells b...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Du, M., Chen, Z. J. Tags: Immunology reports Source Type: news

Excess Zinc in Muscles May Drive Cancer - Related Wasting
ZIP14 may be a therapeutic target for its treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Excess Zinc in Muscles May Drive Cancer-Related Wasting
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- ZRT- and IRT-like protein 14 (ZIP14) upregulation in skeletal muscles may play a role in cancer-related muscle loss, according to a study published online June 6 in Nature Medicine. Gang Wang, Ph.D., from Columbia University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Pneumonia, Diarrhoea Persist in Nigeria
[Leadership] The prevalence of ailments such as pneumonia and diarrhoea in Nigeria has been linked to the inability of state governments to domesticate Amoxicillin dispersible tablet and Co-Pack Zinc tablet/Low Osmolality Oral Rehydration Solution for the treatment of the diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zn-DTPA (Pentetate Zinc Trisodium Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

VHL substrate transcription factor ZHX2 as an oncogenic driver in clear cell renal cell carcinoma
Inactivation of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) E3 ubiquitin ligase protein is a hallmark of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Identifying how pathways affected by VHL loss contribute to ccRCC remains challenging. We used a genome-wide in vitro expression strategy to identify proteins that bind VHL when hydroxylated. Zinc fingers and homeoboxes 2 (ZHX2) was found as a VHL target, and its hydroxylation allowed VHL to regulate its protein stability. Tumor cells from ccRCC patients with VHL loss-of-function mutations usually had increased abundance and nuclear localization of ZHX2. Functionally, depletion of ZHX2 inhibited...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, J., Wu, T., Simon, J., Takada, M., Saito, R., Fan, C., Liu, X.-D., Jonasch, E., Xie, L., Chen, X., Yao, X., Teh, B. T., Tan, P., Zheng, X., Li, M., Lawrence, C., Fan, J., Geng, J., Liu, X., Hu, L., Wang, J., Liao, C., Hong, K., Zurlo, G., Parker, J Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Electrofluorochromism at the single-molecule level
The interplay between the oxidation state and the optical properties of molecules is important for applications in displays, sensors, and molecular-based memories. The fundamental mechanisms occurring at the level of a single molecule have been difficult to probe. We used a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to characterize and control the fluorescence of a single zinc-phthalocyanine radical cation adsorbed on a sodium chloride–covered gold (111) sample. The neutral and oxidized states of the molecule were identified on the basis of their fluorescence spectra, which revealed very different emission energies and vibr...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Doppagne, B., Chong, M. C., Bulou, H., Boeglin, A., Scheurer, F., Schull, G. Tags: Physics reports 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 is hypochlorhydria?
People with hypochlorhydria are unable to produce enough stomach acid. This can lead to problems with digestion and nutritional deficiencies. Stress, advancing age, zinc deficiency, or certain medications may be responsible, but prompt treatment can ease symptoms and prevent serious complications. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Controlling zinc in the oceans
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Smith, H. J. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Biological uptake and reversible scavenging of zinc in the global ocean
Zinc (Zn) is a key micronutrient for marine phytoplankton, with a global distribution that is similar to silicic acid. The processes that govern this relationship, despite the very different biological cycling of Zn and silica, remain poorly understood. Here, we use diagnostic and mechanistic models to show that only a combination of Southern Ocean biological uptake and reversible scavenging of Zn onto sinking particles can explain the observations. The distinction between organic and adsorbed Zn can also reconcile the vertical distribution and mass balance of Zn isotopes, which previously appeared at odds. This holistic u...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Weber, T., John, S., Tagliabue, A., DeVries, T. Tags: Oceanography reports Source Type: news

Almost 1 out of 2 people are not taking enough zinc: Here are 10 reasons why you should start supplementing today
(Natural News) We are always on the lookout for the best nutrient to help us get into tip-top shape. As society becomes increasingly health-conscious, more and more people are looking into various ways to combat the daily grind. While there are many nutrients out there, only a select few all-star nutrients can ultimately aid in maintaining optimal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postmenopausal women who supplement their diet with zinc have stronger bones
(Natural News) Older women who suffer from low levels of estrogen after menopause may strengthen their bones by adding more zinc in their diet, according to a study in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism. In the study, researchers from Panjab University and Shobhit University in India, have established that supplementing with zinc at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excess zinc in muscles contributes to wasting syndrome in cancer
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A new study from Columbia University suggests that an overload of zinc in muscle leads to a debilitating wasting syndrome in cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Egg-xactly: Eating organic eggs does not increase your risk for cardiovascular disease
(Natural News) Eggs are sometimes referred to as “nature’s perfect food,” and it’s easy to see why. They’re healthy, easy to digest, and complete, and consuming them can even help you reduce your weight. Full of nutrients like B-vitamins, iron and zinc, they’re also incredibly nutritious. With so many benefits, you’d think everyone would be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Milk, Meat & Eggs Can Make a Big Difference to World ’s Most Nutritionally Vulnerable People
By Silvia AlonsoADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jun 1 2018 (IPS)As the world becomes increasingly aware of the growing demands being made of our planet, more and more of us are making lifestyle choices to reduce our negative environmental impact and carbon footprint. Understandably, this has led to calls for changes to our diets, including reducing the amount of livestock-derived foods, such as meat, milk and eggs, we consume.However, a new, extensive review of research published today (JUNE1) has found that these foods can make an important difference to nutritional well-being in the first 1,000 days of life, with life-long benefi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Silvia Alonso Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

Zn-InsP6 complex can enhance excretion of radioactive strontium from the body
(Kanazawa University) Researchers at Kanazawa University have found a new phenomenon that a complex of myo-inositol-hexakisphosphate (InsP6) with zinc enhances excretion of radioactive strontium from the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Baby Teeth May Predict Autism
(MedPage Today) -- Zinc and copper metabolism biomarker may lead to new diagnostic tools (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - June 1, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Baby Teeth Give Clues to Autism's Origins, Detection
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- A close examination of baby teeth is giving new insight into the roots of autism -- and ways to spot it early. The research suggests that the way infants metabolize two nutrients -- zinc and copper -- may predict who will... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zinc finger proteins used in first gene-editing trial
MRC-funded research from Sir Aaron Klug’s lab at MRC LMB underpins a historic gene editing trial. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 30, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news