Tag: "iron" at medical news
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...ture called a peroxide. The researchers found that iron
from blood inside the malariaparasite provides a source of electrons that rupture the bondbetween the two adjacent oxygen atoms in the peroxide structure.The result is an oxygen free radical -- an atom with an unpairedelectron. The free radical attra...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...role islactoferrin, a protein that acts by binding iron
in different situations. Insome circumstances, lactoferrin is also able to act as a cytokine. Formula-fed babies are denied many of the immune and other benefits thataccompany breastfeeding, according to physicians and scientists. Although th...
Infant Feeding Recommendations
...east-feeding may be associated with higher riskfor iron
deficiency. Authors: Cutberto Garza and Edward A Frongillo, Jr., Cornell University, IthacaNew York, e-mail: email@example.com View the full text of this article at http://www.faseb.org/ajcn/abst98/may/garza.pdf...
MRI Images Using Laser-Polarized Xenon
... in the patient's body,much as a bar magnet aligns iron
filings. These polarized protons are detectedby radio waves and processed in a computer to produce detailed images ofinternal soft tissue. Instead of water molecules, the U-M's prototype MRI system detects signals frommolecules of xenon, which have ...
Tiny Tools Give New Meaning To 'Cutting Edge'
... age and thebronze age, and the industrial age was iron
and steel. I think the next greatage will be defined by silicon."...
Component of aspirin prevents antibiotic-induced deafness
...gues reported in 1995 thatgentamicin combines with iron
in the body to trigger production of freeradicals-...onchelators---medications used to "soak up" excess iron
in thebloodstream---protected guinea pigs from gentamicin's ototoxic effects. One ofthe chelators t...
New links found between an 'iron' gene mutation and increased risk for heart attack and stroke
...edhemochromatosis, a disorder that allows too much iron
to be absorbed from food,to an increased risk of h...have shown that individuals withelevated levels of iron
are at higher risk for heart disease. The explanationfor this association is not known. Hemochromat...
Of vasectomies, vitamins and prostate-cancer risk: Hutchinson Center study examines the links
...onal supplements: vitamins A, Cand E, and calcium, iron
and zinc. Analysis of the supplement data indicates that fewer than one-third of the menin both groups took daily multivitamins, while 21 percent took vitamin C and 14percent took vitamin E. Only 5 percent took daily doses of zinc, calcium orvitamin ...
Annals Of Internal Medicine - tip sheet for November 2, 1999
... Study of 30 Patients A study of 30 people with iron
deficiency anemia and Helicobacterpylori-associated gastritis, a common association, found that curing the H.pylori reversed the anemia (Brief, p. 668). Elderly Heart Attack Patients Are Not Getting Early Beta-Blockers Studying medical records of...
UF study shows pumping iron improves strength, independence in frail elderly
...of the ability to care for themselves, but pumping iron
can help restore some independence to the most incapacitated, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Florida and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville. After doing weight resistance exercises for as ...
Cars and bridges that almost never rust
...ygen. This two-step reaction forms a layer of pure iron
oxide that halts corrosion. Under controlled laboratory conditions, polyaniline prevented rust 10,000 times more effectively than zinc, reported Wessling. In field tests, it proved three to 10 times more effective. Still, says Wessling, that's e...
Excess iron intake increases risk of intestinal infections, study suggests
...re believe that an overdose of iron
in the nation's diet could be rendering thousands ...n intestinal cells with excess iron
were more susceptible to attack by bacteria that cause infection of ...
UF study: Healthy aging depends on social as well as physical activity
...sing the flesh may be just as important as pumping iron
if you want to age gracefully and healthily, a new University of Florida study suggests. More than plain physical activity, human interaction from activities such as entertaining at home, taking day trips and getting involved with religious function...
Iron supplementation enhances aerobic training in iron-depleted women
... of Clinical Nutrition, investigated the effect of iron
supplementation on aerobic fitness in women who we...ut none was anemic. They were given either a 50 mg iron
supplement (22 subjects) or a placebo (19 subjects) twice daily for 6 weeks in a randomized, double-...
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recognizes National Cancer Fatigue Awareness Day
...ts, it often occurs in the setting of normal serum iron
levels and is associated with inappropriately low serum erythropoietin production. Symptoms of anemia in patients range from shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, and dizziness to inability to concentrate, weakness and fatigue. Available data suppo...
Nutritional value of enriched egg yolks as a weaning food for infants
..., iron-rich weaning foods are important to prevent iron
deficiency. During weaning, formula-fed infants ma...formulas. Egg yolks are rich sources of both heme iron
and DHA and have a soft texture suitable for weaning infants. Publishing in the American Journal of ...
Chemists create synthetic cytochromes
...by making a small cyclic peptide that binds to the iron
millions of times more strongly than without the p...ciety. Cytochromes are heme proteins; that is, the iron
is held in the central hole of a doughnut-shaped heme. Related to hemoglobin and myoglobin -- the r...
Fortified orange drink eases 'hidden hunger' in 3rd world
...ted that the supplement significantly improved the iron
and vitamin A status of the women, compared with a...ing world suffer from anemia, and many do not take iron
pills regularly. In addition, many infants in developing countries are at risk for vitamin A deficie...
Help for inner city kids
...uctions ranging from 20-38%. This compost had high iron
and manganese concentrations, which were important factors in reducing lead. According to Rufus Chaney, co-author of the study and a metals specialist for the USDA research service, "Since we've found the extensive urban soil lead problem in the midd...
Iron deficiency hurts economy in developing countries: Study
...omics of Iron Deficiency. The economic loss due to iron
deficiency in South Asia, alone, is staggering: cl...Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Adults who lack sufficient iron
in their diets are more lethargic which leads to lower productivity, while the motor and cognitive d...
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