Researchers Make Hearing Breakthrough

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Posted on 7th December 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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A team of University of Florida researchers, along with others from the universities of Wisconsin, Washington and Tokyo have identified a protein that is central to processes that cause oxidative damage to cells, including the sensory hair, nerve and membrane cells in the inner ear.

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Maternal Folic Acid, Iron Linked to Better Baby Survival

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Posted on 3rd November 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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Taking folic acid and iron supplements during pregnancy may reduce infant mortality up to age 7, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Folic Acid Shows Benefits for Diabetic Heart Health

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Posted on 3rd November 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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Supplements of folic acid may reverse the detrimental changes in blood vessel health associated with diabetes, according to results of a new mouse study from Hong Kong.

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Low Vitamin D Again Linked to Higher Mortality

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Posted on 3rd November 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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Low blood levels of vitamin D have again been linked to lower survival in the elderly – a study which strengthens calls to confirm if vitamin D supplements could offer protection.

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