First US attempt to cure a rare disease with genome editing fails miserably 
Sangamo Therapeutics tried to cure two forms of a rare genetic disease using 'zinc finger' gene editing. They successfully changed the genome, but it didn't work to lessen or stop the diseases' effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First US attempt to cure a rare disease with genome editing fails miserably  
Sangamo Therapeutics tried to cure two forms of a rare genetic disease using 'zinc finger' gene editing. They successfully changed the genome, but it didn't work to lessen or stop the diseases' effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc can protect against oxidative stress when it's taken together with chocolate and tea
(Natural News) The human body needs zinc to remain healthy. A study published in the journal Nature Chemistry suggests that the nutritional benefits of zinc can be bolstered when combined with a natural compound found in chocolate and tea. In particular, the study suggests that the trace mineral zinc may help activate an organic molecule that can prevent oxidative stress, which is linked to aging... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 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

Medical News Today: High blood pressure linked to zinc deficiency
A new study finds that zinc deficiency can play a role in high blood pressure. The researchers examine how zinc's impact on the kidney might be to blame. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Cassava high in iron and zinc could improve diets and health in west Africa
(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center) A new study led by Danforth Center principal investigator Nigel Taylor and research scientist Narayanan Narayanan, shows that field-grown cassava plants overexpressing a combination of plant genes can accumulate significantly higher concentrations of iron and zinc. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treat psoriasis naturally with vitamin D and zinc
(Natural News) Psoriasis is a chronic skin problem that affects over 7.5 million Americans. The condition can result in complications ranging from arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and even depression; however, a study from Al-Furat Al-Awsat University in Iraq suggests that these complications could also cause a decline of nutrients needed to battle the condition. In their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc deficiency may play a role in high blood pressure
(American Physiological Society) Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Renal Physiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Genetic polymorphisms and zinc status
(Bentham Science Publishers) Zinc is an essential component for all living organisms, representing the second most abundant trace element, after iron. This element is widely distributed in the tissues of a human body where it is involved in normal growth, reproduction and several biological functions including immunity, energy metabolism and antioxidant processes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here ’s the Best Way to Boost Your Immune System
Some people seem to breeze through cold-and-flu season without so much as a sniffle. What’s their secret? Regular exercise is a prime candidate. “If you look at all the lifestyle factors that decrease the number of days you suffer from common cold, being a physically active and fit person is the most important,” says David Nieman, a professor of public health and director of the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University. Nieman has spent years examining the effect exercise has on human health and immune function. In one of his studies, he and his colleagues found that 30 minutes of brisk walki...
Source: TIME: Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Here's the Best Way to Boost Your Immune System
Some people seem to breeze through cold-and-flu season without so much as a sniffle. What’s their secret? Regular exercise is a prime candidate. “If you look at all the lifestyle factors that decrease the number of days you suffer from common cold, being a physically active and fit person is the most important,” says David Nieman, a professor of public health and director of the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University. Nieman has spent years examining the effect exercise has on human health and immune function. In one of his studies, he and his colleagues found that 30 minutes of brisk walki...
Source: TIME: Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Ultralow-loading platinum-cobalt fuel cell catalysts derived from imidazolate frameworks
Achieving high catalytic performance with the lowest possible amount of platinum is critical for fuel cell cost reduction. Here we describe a method of preparing highly active yet stable electrocatalysts containing ultralow-loading platinum content by using cobalt or bimetallic cobalt and zinc zeolitic imidazolate frameworks as precursors. Synergistic catalysis between strained platinum-cobalt core-shell nanoparticles over a platinum-group metal (PGM)–free catalytic substrate led to excellent fuel cell performance under 1 atmosphere of O2 or air at both high-voltage and high-current domains. Two catalysts achieved ox...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Chong, L., Wen, J., Kubal, J., Sen, F. G., Zou, J., Greeley, J., Chan, M., Barkholtz, H., Ding, W., Liu, D.-J. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Evolution of a highly active and enantiospecific metalloenzyme from short peptides
Primordial sequence signatures in modern proteins imply ancestral origins tracing back to simple peptides. Although short peptides seldom adopt unique folds, metal ions might have templated their assembly into higher-order structures in early evolution and imparted useful chemical reactivity. Recapitulating such a biogenetic scenario, we have combined design and laboratory evolution to transform a zinc-binding peptide into a globular enzyme capable of accelerating ester cleavage with exacting enantiospecificity and high catalytic efficiency (kcat/KM ~ 106 M–1 s–1). The simultaneous optimization of structure and...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Studer, S., Hansen, D. A., Pianowski, Z. L., Mittl, P. R. E., Debon, A., Guffy, S. L., Der, B. S., Kuhlman, B., Hilvert, D. Tags: Biochemistry reports Source Type: news

Reducing variations in feeding practices and fortifying breast milk helps micro-preemies grow
(Children's National Health System) Standardizing feeding practices, including the timing for fortifying breast milk and formula with essential elements like zinc and protein, improves growth trends for the tiniest preterm infants, according to Children's research presented during the Institute for Healthcare Improvement 2018 Scientific Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New method for targeting insulin-producing cells
According to research, published inCell Chemical Biology, zinc may be used to selectively target drugs to pancreatic beta cells, to stimulate regeneration and insulin production.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Here are 9 amazing benefits of regularly drinking lemongrass tea
(Natural News) Lemongrass is a tropical herb that has a citrus smell and taste. This tall, stalky plant is also known for its medicinal properties. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A and C, calcium, magnesium, folate, iron, zinc, potassium, copper, phosphorus, manganese, and traces of B vitamins. While it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Introducing the Next Generation of Colgate Total ® Toothpaste
Advanced Fluoride Formula for Superior Whole Mouth HealthNew York, NY (November 26, 2018)– Colgate® is excited tointroduce the Next Generation of Colgate Total®.New Colgate Total®SFcontains a new Stannous Fluoride formula stabilized with Zinc Phosphatethat fights plaque-causing bacteria on 100% of mouth surfaces*1 including teeth, tongue, cheeks, and gums, providing the ideal preventive solution for whole mouth health.Colgate Total®SFeffectively fights harmful bacteria while protecting against bacterial repopulation, significantly reducing the overall bacterial load while creating a protective barrier...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Realistic exposure study supports the use of zinc oxide nanoparticle sunscreens
(Elsevier) An important new study provides the first direct evidence that intact zinc oxide nanoparticles neither penetrate the human skin barrier nor cause cellular toxicity after repeated application to human volunteers under in-use conditions. This confirms that the known benefits of using ZnO nanoparticles in sunscreens clearly outweigh the perceived risks, reports the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Explosion at Idaho Hazardous Waste Site Kills 1, Injures 3
  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho killed one worker, injured three others and heavily damaged a building, officials said. US Ecology, which runs the site, said Monte "Alex" Green of Grand View, Idaho, died of his injuries from the explosion at 9:23 a.m. inside one of the buildings at the facility. Green was working as an equipment operator moving materials at the time of the accident, the company said. Three others received treatment for non-life threatening injuries, the company said. A total of 15 US Ecology employees were working during the t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Ridler, Associated Press & KIVI (video) Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

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