Phytochemicals and antioxidants: what are they and what’s the difference? Phytochemical: refers to plants (phyto) and the chemical compounds in them. We may also refer to them as phytonutrients. Antioxidants are substances that help prevent cells from damage from unstable molecules known as “free radicals”. Not all antioxidants are phytochemicals and not all phytochemicals are
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Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in people 16 years of age and older.  The much-anticipated emergency use authorization (EUA) of this vaccine — the first such approval in the United States — was greeted
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The FDA publicized a voluntary recall this week of two types of medication that ended up in the same bottles. The pharmaceutical company AvKARE issued the recall after the pills, one currently used for erectile dysfunction and the other, an antidepressant, had been used off label for the same problem, got packaged together by accident.  AvKARE Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall
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New research investigates the benefits of blackcurrant and the potential of this sweet-and-sour fruit to regulate blood sugar. Rich in a variety of different vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, including vitamin C, folate, and potassium, fruit is great for the body and can produce a variety of health benefits.  This can help the body repair injuries,
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Editor’s Note: Cliff Scherb, Founder of the Glucose Advisors Consulting community and Tristar Athletes LLC, is a nutrition, health, and dosing expert. He consults virtually through the Glucose Advisors University, teaching the Scherb Method decision support system for insulin management, nutrition, weight loss, and activity. To inquire about program openings, courses, and general questions working
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The humble potato chip requires a fairly simple recipe — potatoes, oil and salt. The flavored potato chips? Less humble and at times, more complicated. Last month the FDA issued a warning letter to Frito-Lay, makers of Lays, Doritos, Fritos, Cheetos, Tostitos and Sun Chips after inspecting a manufacturing plant in California. The FDA’s action
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Researchers in a recent study confirms the link between the use of hormone replacement therapy and cancer. What is hormone replacement therapy? Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is prescribed to relieve the symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, fatigue) and reduce bone losses. There are two main types of HRT: Combination HRT contains the hormones estrogen and
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Dr. Archana Chatterjee, a member of the FDA advisory panel who voted against recommending Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, told CNBC on Friday that her opposition was because she did not believe 16- and 17-year-olds should be included right now. In a “Squawk Box” interview, Chatterjee said she would have voted “yes” had the
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Thursday, December 10, 2020 -  Data from 43,448 participants, half of whom received BNT162b2 and half of whom received placebo, showed that the vaccine candidate was well tolerated and demonstrated 95% efficacy in preventing COVID-19 in those without prior infection 7 days or more after the second dose Vaccine efficacy observed in the overall study
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Treatment for Hypogonadism — Male Lipocine Announces Tentative Approval of TLANDO SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lipocine Inc. (NASDAQ: LPCN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has granted tentative approval to TLANDO, its oral testosterone product for testosterone replacement therapy (“TRT”)
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South San Francisco, CA — December 1, 2020 — Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xolair ® (omalizumab) for the add-on maintenance treatment of nasal polyps in adult patients 18 years of
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December 9, 2020 Audience: Consumer, Health Professional, Pharmacy December 9, 2020 — Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling one lot of Anagrelide Capsules, USP to the consumer level due to dissolution test failure detected during routine quality testing. Failed dissolution can result in a slower rate and extent of drug release leading to less anagrelide
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Dartmouth Researchers Work to Reduce Child-Directed Food Marketing on Educational Websites A new article, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine by a team of researchers and advocates including Dartmouth faculty, asserts that current gaps in the regulation of commercial educational websites are exposing children to unhealthy food marketing. Our main issue is that
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About 42% of American adults had obesity in 2017-2018, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data showed. Among adults ages 20 and older, 42.4% were identified as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, while 9.2% had severe obesity, defined as a BMI of 40 or higher, reported Cheryl Fryar, MSPH,
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Federal advisers will vote today on whether Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective enough to merit an emergency use authorization (EUA). The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put Pfizer’s application before its  Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory
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This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Beyond Type 1 Editorial Team During September Summits, Beyond Type 1 sat down with a panel of experts and community members to discuss food, culture, and diabetes. This panel provided insight into both the type 1 and type 2 communities, including navigating stereotypes related
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Low plasma transthyretin, also known as prealbumin, is associated with incident heart failure in the general population, new research suggests. In two prospective, population-based studies done in the Danish general population, individuals with very low concentration of plasma transthyretin (at the 5th percentile or lower) had a 1.4-fold to 1.6-fold increased risk of incident heart
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A charity supporting homeless people in Cornwall is offering hypnotherapy to those wanting to develop their independence A big part of the work homeless charity Harbour Housing does, is helping residents become more independent and get back on their feet. Supporting them on this journey, in-house counsellor Simone Hills has been offering one-to-one counselling sessions
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A new study has found that a low-fat vegan diet could contribute to better overall health. The study followed just under 250 people for four months. Over the four months, people in the vegan group lost weight, upped their insulin resistance, and lost fat.  The study was conducted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). The PCRM
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A recent study explores the link between high blood pressure and brain damage in the elderly. Aging is associated with an overall decline in normal body functioning. Researchers are currently interested in investigating a type of brain damage named “white matter hyperintensities”, or WMH. The condition can be noticed on MRI brain scans of patients
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Dec 10 2020 The Differential Refractive Index (DRI) detector from Testa Analytical Solution e.K offers unmatched accuracy and reliability for determination of absolute concentration and total mass balance in Gel Permeation Chromatography / Size Exclusion Chromatography (GPC/SEC) applications The baseline signal stability of any liquid chromatography detector is very important, as it is a limiting
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odevixibat Treatment for Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC) Albireo Submits for U.S. FDA and EMA Product Approval of Once-Daily Odevixibat for PFIC BOSTON, Dec. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Albireo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALBO), a clinical-stage rare liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and
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FDA Approves Gallium 68 PSMA-11 as the First PSMA-Targeted PET Imaging Drug for Men with Prostate Cancer December 01, 2020 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Gallium 68 PSMA-11 (Ga 68 PSMA-11) – the first drug for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positive lesions in men with
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