Zinc and colds: What's the final answer?
This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. Find more health and medical information on mayoclinic.org. ________________________________ There's been a lot of talk about taking zinc for colds ever since a 1984 study showed that zinc supplements kept people from getting as sick. Since then, research has [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 11, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The war on Hydroxychloroquine can be traced back to Gilead, the drug maker looking to profit big from Remdesivir
(Natural News) It was beyond strange when the major media networks began to attack a pharmaceutical, especially in the middle of a pandemic. When did the major media networks ever criticize a drug? It turns out that controversial pharmaceutical is a cheap medicine that helps human cells uptake zinc so their immune system can recover... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning how one element--zinc--helps millions of nerve cells communicate
(West Virginia University) Scientists have known for decades that zinc plays a crucial role in how nerve cells work together to form neural circuits. But they still don't understand exactly what zinc does or how it does it. Charles Anderson, a researcher with the WVU School of Medicine and Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, has received a $1,889,000 grant from the National Institute of Health to investigate the topic. In particular, he will explore how zinc helps us detect and interpret sounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multivitamin, mineral supplement linked to less-severe, shorter-lasting illness symptoms
(Oregon State University) Older adults who took a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement with zinc and high amounts of vitamin C in a 12-week study experienced sickness for shorter periods and with less severe symptoms than counterparts in a control group receiving a placebo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exploring biofortification of beans with zinc to combat deficiency
This article was published in the journal Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Hydroxychloroquine works in high-risk patients, and saying otherwise is dangerous
(Natural News) As of Wednesday, some 165,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19. I have made the case in the American Journal of Epidemiology and in Newsweek that people who have a medical need to be treated can be treated early and successfully with hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and antibiotics such as azithromycin or doxycycline. I have also argued that these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green tea, zinc, and hydroxychloroquine: Coronavirus cure?
(Natural News) The alt-media is all over the coronavirus – hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) scandal, with some news outlets even bravely talking about the importance of supplementing with zinc for maximum immune protection. But there is another healing component that few are mentioning, and it is probably already stocked away in your kitchen pantry. We are talking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc Finger Protein St18 Protects against Septic Death by Inhibiting VEGF-A from Macrophages
Zinc finger protein St18 was initially reported as candidate tumor suppressor gene, and also suggested that fibroblast St18 positively regulates NF-kappaB activation. Despite the pleiotropic functions of St18, little is known about its roles in macrophages. Here, we report that myeloid St18 is a potent inhibitor of VEGF-A. Mice lacking St18 in myeloid lineages exhibit increased retinal vasculature with enhanced serum VEGF-A concentrations. Despite the normal activation of NF-kappaB target genes, these mice are highly susceptible to LPS-induced shock, polymicrobial sepsis, and experimental colitis, accompanied by enhanced v...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twitter puts Dr. Stella Immanuel in social media "prison" over hydroxychloroquine claims, demonstrating how dangerous Big Tech censorship has become
(Natural News) After video footage of her powerful speech went viral, America’s Frontline Doctors’ (AFD) Dr. Stella Immanuel has faced endless abuse and ridicule from the left, which hates her for proposing hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and zinc as remedies for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). And now Twitter has gone a step further by actually imprisoning her... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to boost your zinc levels? Eat more of these nutrient-rich foods
(Natural News) When you follow a balanced diet, you ensure that your body is getting all the essential vitamins and minerals it needs, such as zinc. Research suggests that being deficient in zinc leads to a lot of health problems, such as immune dysfunction and chronic kidney and liver disease. To prevent zinc deficiency, incorporate foods rich... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows triple treatment including hydroxychloroquine and zinc leads to fewer hospitalizations
(Natural News) A new study shows that hospitalizations for coronavirus patients could be reduced by five times with the early use of zinc, azithromycin and a low dose of hydroxychloroquine. This is according to research led by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a primary care physician in New York, in collaboration with a pair of German doctors.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists evaluated the perspectives of zinc intake for COVID-19 prevention
(Sechenov University) Researchers from Sechenov University in collaboration with colleagues from Germany, Greece and Russia reviewed scientific articles on the role of zinc in the prevention and treatment of viral infections and pneumonia, with projections on those caused by SARS-CoV-2. The results were published in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lumi-Sporyn (Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Bacitracin Zinc Ophthalmic Ointment) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Rethink Food Security and Nutrition Following Covid-19 Pandemic
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 2 2020 (IPS) The Covid-19 crisis has had several unexpected effects, including renewed attention to food security concerns. Earlier understandings of food security in terms of production self-sufficiency have given way to importing supplies since late 20th century promotion of trade liberalization. Jomo Kwame SundaramTransnational food business Disruption of transnational food supply chains and the devastation of many vulnerable livelihoods by policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have revived interest in earlier understandings of food self-sufficien...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Putting zinc on bread wheat leaves
(American Society of Agronomy) Applying zinc to the leaves of bread wheat can increase wheat grain zinc concentrations and improve its nutritional content. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2020
Chemical sunscreens offer the best protection and beat out those with mineral or natural ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, a new review from Consumer Reports finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Clear Signature' of ALS Found in Children's Teeth'Clear Signature' of ALS Found in Children's Teeth
Altered metabolism of zinc, copper, lead, and other metals evident in teeth during childhood and early adolescence are linked with the onset of ALS decades later.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

High blood pressure and diabetes could be raising your coronavirus risk
(Natural News) With coronavirus continuing to take thousands of lives across the planet, most of us are looking to reduce our risk as much as possible. Perhaps you’re already making sure you get plenty of vitamins C and D and zinc, but could something else in your medicine cabinet actually be working against you? If... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taste disorder ’s management: a systematic review
ConclusionImproving oral hygiene may promote taste ability. Zinc may prevent and alleviate taste disorder in patients undergoing head and neck radiotherapy.Clinical relevanceThe systematic review provided evidence about the clinical efficacy of oral procedures, zinc supplementation, and palliative cares in dysgeusic patients. Further research is needed to find effective treatments with low adverse effects. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 14, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Zinc might boost effectiveness of malaria drug against COVID-19, experts say
Adding zinc to hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin might help the drug combination resolve some of the symptoms of COVID-19, a study posted online this week said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addition of Zinc May Benefit Some Being Treated for COVID - 19
Some outcomes improved with addition of zinc sulfate to hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 13, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Addition of Zinc May Benefit Some Being Treated for COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020 -- For hospitalized patients with COVID-19, the addition of zinc sulfate to hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin may improve some outcomes, according to a study not yet peer reviewed and posted on medRxiv.org. Philip M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fight Viruses With … Sleep?
With the 24-hour news cycles spinning out of control these days, you may find yourself feeling way more stressed than usual. And that additional anxiety can lead to a lot of sleepless nights… If there’s one thing these trying times will teach us, it’s that we need to take control of our own health. We can’t rely on the government, or Big Pharma or anyone else to do it for us. After all, self-reliance in hard times is the core of the American spirit. Which means it’s up to each of us to protect and bolster our own immune system. And one of the best – and easiest – ways to do thi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazilian and Indian scientists produce crystal with many potential applications
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Thanks to its magnetic properties, the material -- zinc-doped manganese chromite -- can be used in a range of products, from gas sensors to data storage devices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Calcium DTPA and Zinc DTPA Drug Products-Submitting a New Drug Application
Clinical/Medical (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA 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 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study claims hydroxychloroquine doesn't work against coronavirus, but it intentionally left out zinc
(Natural News) A new study claims that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which was touted by President Donald Trump as an effective remedy for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), does not work as claimed. But there is just one problem: The study intentionally left out zinc, which is supposed to go along with it. Funded with grants... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research points to quercetin, zinc as natural coronavirus cures
(Natural News) As the world continues to reel from the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a plant-derived compound — quercetin — has captured the interest of two researchers looking for a potential cure for the deadly disease. Michel Chrétien, a researcher at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, and Majambu Mbikay of the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid Skin Problems When Wearing a Mask
Wearing a mask for long periods of time can create skin problems   Recently, many healthcare professionals went to universal wearing of surgical masks in buildings.  Some staff are experiencing reactions to the masks such as headaches, nausea from carbon dioxide overload and skin. How to Avoid Skin Problems When Wearing a Mask Wash your face before applying mask Apply moisturizer Use make up only in eye area not covered by mask Reapply moisturizer when you safely can after removing mask Preventing Rashes from Wearing Face Masks Keep your skin clean, dry and free of sweat. Use moisturizer and barrier creams suc...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 16, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Alice Strange Tags: Healthy Living Source Type: news

No, breast milk can't prevent or cure COVID-19 in adults
"I think you can take some vitamin C and zinc if you want to, but do not buy breast milk to prevent COVID. That is not going to help you," Dr. Dyan Hes told CBSN. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bogus Products, Coronavirus Scams Abound
Can zinc help shorten a COVID-19 infection? Will vitamin C or other supplements prevent it? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Believe the Hype: Bogus Products, Coronavirus Scams Abound
MONDAY, April 13, 2020 -- Can zinc help shorten a COVID-19 infection? Will vitamin C or other supplements prevent it? These claims and plenty more can be found on social media and internet sites, but be advised: There is no pill or treatment that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chloroquine, Zinc, Vitamins to Prevent COVID-19
Infection (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zinc: No Evidence Yet To Support Its Effects On Coronavirus
Little is known about the therapeutic effects of this mineral. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sai Balasubramanian, J.D., Contributor Source Type: news

Chloroquine, Zinc Trials Underway for COVID-19 Prophylaxis Chloroquine, Zinc Trials Underway for COVID-19 Prophylaxis
Scientists support these trials, but are equally vehement that these drugs should only be used in the context of a clinical trial — to test effectiveness, detect negative effects, and ensure supply.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chloroquine, Zinc Tested to Block COVID Infection
But whether these drugs will help, hurt or do nothing remains an open question. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Gates REFUSES to recommend nutrition (zinc, vitamin D, vitamin C) and instead focuses entirely on vaccines and police state tracking
(Natural News) Microsoft co-founder and outspoken eugenicist Bill Gates has a plan to tackle the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But it doesn’t involve actually supporting the human immune system through proper nutrition. Instead, Gates wants to jab everyone with a future vaccine, as well as indefinitely force people to social distance from one another and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worried about coronavirus? Make sure you're getting enough zinc
(Natural News) If you’re stuck at home and feeling a bit helpless when it comes to the coronavirus, you’re not alone. When we hear how easily the disease is spread, you might think there’s nothing you can do to lower your odds, but you actually have more control than you think. By strengthening your immune... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These high-zinc foods could help stop coronavirus
(Natural News) In case you didn’t know, scientific research published in the journal PLoS Pathogens back in 2010 found that ionic zinc is a powerful inhibitor of coronavirus, preventing its replication and spread. In vitro, or cellular, tests found that zinc is helpful in preventing a whole host of RNA viruses, including influenza and poliovirus.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ANALYSIS: Nearly every person dying from the coronavirus likely has these three things in common
(Natural News) This is an analysis based on current knowledge, not from any published study (yet), but based on everything we know so far, we believe the vast majority of people dying from the coronavirus have one or more of the following things in common: #1) Chronic zinc deficiency, often stemming from over-consumption of processed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What if the cure for the coronavirus were as simple as taking zinc?
(Natural News) It’s now looking increasingly clear that zinc may truly be the “silver bullet” for stopping coronavirus infections and ending this global pandemic. This mineral is incredibly affordable, safe and widely available, yet no one in government or media is recommending that people take zinc, since it can’t generate the billions in profits found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can zinc help fight COVID-19?
(Natural News) We’ve long known that zinc can be effective when it comes to shortening the duration of the common cold, and we also know that many common colds are caused by coronaviruses. That has left many people wondering if zinc can help alleviate the impact of the novel coronavirus that is wreaking havoc across... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Nutrient Sensor
A zinc-sensing protein found in fruit fly intestines regulates the insect's growth and feeding behavior. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 26, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Ultrahigh-field 67Zn NMR reveals short-range disorder in zeolitic imidazolate framework glasses
The structure of melt-quenched zeolitic imidazole framework (ZIF) glasses can provide insights into their glass-formation mechanism. We directly detected short-range disorder in ZIF glasses using ultrahigh-field zinc-67 solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Two distinct Zn sites characteristic of the parent crystals transformed upon melting into a single tetrahedral site with a broad distribution of structural parameters. Moreover, the ligand chemistry in ZIFs appeared to have no controlling effect on the short-range disorder, although the former affected their phase-transition behavior. These findings revea...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Madsen, R. S. K., Qiao, A., Sen, J., Hung, I., Chen, K., Gan, Z., Sen, S., Yue, Y. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won ’t Help, and May Harm
Worried Americans are scrambling to buy wellness products they think will protect against coronavirus. Some may do harm. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Vitamins Quarantines Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Colds Anxiety and Stress Diet and Nutrition Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Influenza Vitamin D Zinc Sleep Drugstores Herbs Health Foods Melatonin (Hormone) Source Type: news

New research finds infant cereal consumption is associated with improved nutrient intake
(Pollock Communications) An investigation of infant feeding patterns found infants and toddlers consuming baby cereal, such as rice cereal, had higher intakes of key nutrients of concern, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and vitamin E. The study illustrates the importance of rice baby cereal in the diets of infants and toddlers in achieving proper nutrition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists propose nanoparticles that can treat cancer with magnetic fluid hyperthermia
(ITMO University) A group of Russian scientists have synthesized manganese-zinc ferrite nanoparticles that can potentially be used in cancer treatment. Due to their unique magnetic properties, the particles can serve as deactivators of affected cells while having almost no negative impact on healthy tissues. The results have been published in the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ZGLP1 is a determinant for the oogenic fate in mice
Sex determination of germ cells is vital to creating the sexual dichotomy of germ cell development, thereby ensuring sexual reproduction. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we show that ZGLP1, a conserved transcriptional regulator with GATA-like zinc fingers, determines the oogenic fate in mice. ZGLP1 acts downstream of bone morphogenetic protein, but not retinoic acid (RA), and is essential for the oogenic program and meiotic entry. ZGLP1 overexpression induces differentiation of in vitro primordial germ cell–like cells (PGCLCs) into fetal oocytes by activating the oogenic programs repressed by...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nagaoka, S. I., Nakaki, F., Miyauchi, H., Nosaka, Y., Ohta, H., Yabuta, Y., Kurimoto, K., Hayashi, K., Nakamura, T., Yamamoto, T., Saitou, M. Tags: Cell Biology, Development, Online Only r-articles 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

Reconstructing the diet of fossil vertebrates
(Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) Paleodietary studies of the fossil record are impeded by a lack of reliable and unequivocal tracers. Scientists from the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, the MPI for Chemistry and the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) in Mainz have now tested a new method, the isotope analysis of zinc isotopes from the tooth enamel of fossil mammals, and found it to be well suited to expand our knowledge about the diets of fossil humans and other Pleistocene mammals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news