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Neurotoxicity of zinc - Morris DR, Levenson CW.
Zinc-induced neurotoxicity has been shown to play a role in neuronal damage and death associated with traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizures, and neurodegenerative diseases. During normal firing of "zinc-ergic" neurons, vesicular free zinc is released in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Dementia news: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's sufferers have more of THESE nutrients in brain
DEMENTIA types include Alzhiemer's disease and Parkinson's disease, and scientists have found sufferers of both have higher levels of iron and zinc in their brains. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc transporter key to fighting pancreatic cancer and more
(Michigan State University) Patients suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease harbor significantly higher levels of zinc and iron in their brains than healthy patients. Those with pancreatic cancer have an unusually high amount of a specific zinc transporter. So, controlling those levels could be an effective plan of attack against these diseases and others, said Jian Hu, Michigan State University biochemist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New science reveals "consensus" theory of how Earth was formed is TOTALLY WRONG... but scientists are sure they're not wrong about anything else
(Natural News) A new scientific discovery debunks the popular “consensus” theory of how the Earth was formed. Researchers at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris simulated the formation of the Earth’s mantle and discovered a zinc to sulfur ratio different from current thinking. The discovery suggests that the Earth was NOT made from solar system materials, as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Response to Comment on "Active sites for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol on Cu/ZnO catalysts"
In their Comment on the our recent Report, Nakamura et al. argue that our x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis was affected by the presence of formate species on the catalyst surface. This argument is not valid because the reactant gases were evacuated at temperatures from 525 to 575 kelvin, conditions under which formate is not stable on the catalyst surface. An analysis of the XPS results obtained after exposing zinc oxide/copper (111) [ZnO/Cu(111)] surfaces to hydrogen (H2) and mixtures of carbon dioxide (CO2)/H2 show an absence of carbon (C) 1s signal, no asymmetries in the oxygen (O) 1s peak, and a Zn:O int...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kattel, S., Ramirez, P. J., Chen, J. G., Rodriguez, J. A., Liu, P. Tags: Chemistry, Online Only t-comment Source Type: news

Comment on "Active sites for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol on Cu/ZnO catalysts"
Kattel et al. (Reports, 24 March 2017, p. 1296) report that a zinc on copper (Zn/Cu) surface undergoes oxidation to zinc oxide/copper (ZnO/Cu) during carbon dioxide (CO2) hydrogenation to methanol and conclude that the Cu-ZnO interface is the active site for methanol synthesis. Similar experiments conducted two decades ago by Fujitani and Nakamura et al. demonstrated that Zn is attached to formate rather than being fully oxidized. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nakamura, J., Fujitani, T., Kuld, S., Helveg, S., Chorkendorff, I., Sehested, J. Tags: Chemistry, Online Only t-comment Source Type: news

Fund cheap supplement for degenerative eye disease, NHS urged
Antioxidant and zinc combo effective for slowing wet age-related macular degeneration Related items fromOnMedica Dementia risk no higher in people with AMD Age-Related Macular Degeneration First patient receives new treatment for AMD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supplement may slow vision loss in seniors with macular degeneration
An inexpensive over-the-counter antioxidant/zinc supplement that may help preserve vision in older people is also cost effective, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc May Help Against Vision Loss in Seniors
But no large studies prove the inexpensive pill slows age-related macular degeneration, eye expert says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- An inexpensive over-the-counter antioxidant/zinc supplement that may help preserve vision in older people is also cost effective, a new study suggests. The combo pill has been dubbed the " Age-Related Eye Disease Study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Clinical and radiographic comparison of biodentine, mineral trioxide aggregate and formocresol as pulpotomy agents in primary molars
ConclusionMineral Trioxide aggregate and Biodentine® showed more favourable results than formocresol. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Overdosing on this mineral could lead to prostate cancer
SUPPLEMENTS can give you a nutritious boost if you struggle to absorb all the essential vitamins and minerals you need from food. However, taking too much zinc could cause memory loss and even prostate cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottish man loses feeling in legs because of false teeth
The unidentified Scottish patient used four tubes of denture fixative containing zinc each week to glue them down, he told doctors at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc warning: Man, 62, lost feeling in arms and legs after doing THIS for fiteen years
Zinc in denture paste was the reason a 62-year-old man slowly lost the feeling in both his legs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing Fatigue in EMS
Fatigue is a fact of life in modern society.  Fatigue in EMS is constant and, sadly, all too accepted by both employers and employees.  I taught a class recently and easily half of the soon-to-be instructors (who had to try and retain a lot of new information) survived the class on an endless stream of coffee and energy drinks. I still wonder how much of the key information was retained. This is a constant theme in all my classes. I still remember being on the other side of the table: in uniform struggling to stay awake. Leading EMS organizations are finally addressing the problems of fatigue and shift work, so c...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P (ret.) Tags: Operations Source Type: news

Taking vitamin supplements may slow down the progression of a common eye disease
Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking a multivitamin supplement that includes vitamin E, carotenoids (beta-carotene or lutein or zeaxanthin), vitamin C, and zinc may slow down the progression of the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).See additional resources at the bottom of the pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease affecting the central area of the retina and affects large numbers of people across the world. Population-based studies suggest that in older people (80 years and older), approximately one in three people...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 28, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Accenture’s AI-powered app to help the visually impaired to Rayovac getting clearance from Health Canada, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but still thought were worth mentioning. 1. Accenture touts AI-powered app for visually impaired Accenture announced in a July 28 press release that it has developed an artificial intelligence–powered way to help the visually impaired experience their surroundings. The method involves a program called Drishti that is a smartphone-based assistant that uses AI technology like image recognition, natural language processing an...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical 4WEB Medical Accenture AGFA Healthcare Cogstate MedTech Orofacial Therapeutics Quantel Medical Rayovac Source Type: news

Lack of effects of a "sobering" product, "Eezup!", on the blood ethanol and congener alcohol concentration - Wunder C, Hain S, Koelzer SC, Paulke A, Verhoff MA, Toennes SW.
INTRODUCTION: The lifestyle product 'Eezup!' appeared on the German market and promised to normalize energy metabolism. Among vitamins (B1, B2, B6, C, E and zinc), rice protein and fructose the addition of alcohol dehydrogenase and catalase enzymes is a no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Flight into the furnace of Mercury could bring us closer in hunt for alien life
Investigation will give clues about where to look for habitable planetsA tiny world that is battered by intense radiation and incredible heat, Mercury is one of the most inhospitable places in our solar system. Zinc would melt on its surface. Yet this scorched planet is set to play a crucial role in one of science ’s most important quests: the search to find life on other worlds in our galaxy.Astronomers believe that Mercury ’s proximity to the Sun could provide them with crucial insights about the prospects of finding worlds that can support living organisms. And they hope these insights will be revealed by Be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Mercury Space Science European Space Agency Alien life Source Type: news

Thomson Reuters Launches Startup Incubator
Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of Thomson Reuters Labs™ – The Incubator.  Located in Switzerland, the Incubator will host early-stage entrepreneurs building next-generation products in big data, advanced analytics, distributed ledgers, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other transformational technologies.  As part of the official program, startups will receive access to Thomson Reuters world-class data and content sets, mentoring from experienced executives and networking opportunities for investment and commercialization. The Incubator is the next horizon of the company&r...
Source: News from STM - July 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Source Type: news

High-dose zinc supplements found to speed recovery from colds and flu by 300%
(Natural News) A new study conducted at the University of Helsinki and published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases found that simple, low-cost zinc supplementation greatly speeds recovery from colds and influenza infections. The study, authored by Harri Hemilä, James T. Fitzgerald, Edward J. Petrus and Ananda Prasad, pursued a meta-analysis tracking of the recovery progress... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby teeth link autism with metal uptake, in NIEHS-funded study
Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less zinc and manganese than in children without autism, say NIEHS-funded researchers. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Fortification of staple foods with zinc for improving zinc status and health outcomes
New Cochrane evidence indicates that effects of adding zinc to staple foods are unclearLow levels of zinc, or zinc deficiency, is a common problem in children and women living in low- and middle-income countries. Cereal-based foods and legumes are rich in dietary fibre and phytates, which reduce absorption of zinc from the intestine. As people in low-income households derive majority of their nutritional intake from only these foods, they are more likely to develop zinc deficiency. Adding zinc to common staple foods, alone or in combination with other vitamins and minerals, has been proposed as an intervention to increase ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 24, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Detecting Zinc Release Induced by Mu-Opioid Receptor Agonists in Brain Slices
After iron, zinc is the second most abundant transition metal in living organisms and it is known to be a contributory factor in a series of neurological disorders. In biological systems zinc exists as either bound Zn2+, representing the majority of the total zinc in tissues, or free (chelatable) Zn2+. Several fluorescents dyes have been developed to detect free zinc when it is released from zinc-binding proteins, which occurs via redox mechanisms in response to the stimulation of a number of neurotransmitter receptors, including the μ opioid receptor. Here we describe a detailed protocol to detect drug stimulated intra...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Pharmacology/Toxicology - October 9, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Carbon Pollution Could Make Your Sandwich Less Healthy
MoreNational Climate Report Is a Study in ExtremesObama Administration Releases Major Climate Change ReportStudy: The Latest Victims of Climate Change Are Snail ShellsThe massive National Climate Assessment (NCA) that came out yesterday was full of sobering lessons about the way that human-caused global warming is changing life around us. That includes human health: the report found that rising temperatures could exacerbate air pollution and allergies, including asthma, while worsening wildfires and killer heat waves. More extreme weather—including frequent heavy downpours—can raise the risk of food and waterbo...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 7, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized climate change CO2 Corn Environment Global Hunger global warming harvard university malnutrition national climate assessment nutrients protein rice wheat zinc Source Type: news

Low Zinc Levels Associated With Depression
Can a zinc supplement treat depression?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - January 16, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Dale Archer, M.D. Tags: Depression Diet Health Media diet and depression mental health zinc zinc supplements Source Type: news

Zinc sulfate, sugar alcohol zinc sprays improve apple quality
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Researchers calculated the response of apple fruit quality to sprays of zinc sulfate and sugar alcohol zinc to determine whether continuing to supply zinc to trees could increase the fruit quality of "Fuji" and "Gala" apples. Results showed that, although the apple trees showed no zinc deficiency symptoms and the leaf zinc nutrition was at a low level, continuing zinc sprays throughout the growing cycle was necessary to increase fruit quality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 19, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Zinc raises $850,000 for ear lobe sensor, stress relief app
Dublin, Ireland-based Zinc Software recently announced a seed round of about $850,000 (€650,000) in funding from Kernel Capital, AIB Seed Capital Fund, and Enterprise Ireland. Zinc is developing wearable health sensors, including the Zen Sensor, which clips to a user’s ear lobe to collect heart rate data. The Zen connects to an iPhone or iPad app [...] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 10, 2013 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Dolan Tags: Uncategorized AIB Seed Capital Fund Autom weight loss Enterprise Ireland HeartMath Inner Balance investment digital health Kernel Capital MetaWatch Zen Sensor Zinc Software Source Type: news