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Flower power may be answer to itchy problem

Posted June 25, 2012

Sunflowers may hold the solution to a problem which gets under the skin of millions of Australians every year. Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, rosacea and the lesser-known Netherton Syndrome pose an itchy problem for many sufferers world-wide, but a group of researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are looking at ways to soothe the problem – with tiny proteins called peptides, found in sunflowers.

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Study: Taking Folic Acid Supplements for Pregnancy Linked to Childs Speech Development

Posted April 30, 2012

The benefits of taking folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy may extend beyond birth defects and influence child language development, suggests a study of a Norwegian cohort, published by a team of European and North American researchers.

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Folic acid link to post-natal depression may be genetic

Posted April 30, 2012

Folic acid supplements during pregnancy might help protect against worsening depression up to 21 months after giving birth, especially in women with a genotype that influences folate metabolism, suggests a new study.

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Butterbur A Natural Remedy for Allergies and Migraines

Posted April 30, 2012

Did you know that a well-researched European herb butterbur prevents migraines and is as effective as a natural remedy for allergies similar to Allegra and Zyrtecwithout the side effects?

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Folic Acid in Early Pregnancy Associated With Reduced Risk of Severe Language Delay in Children

Posted April 30, 2012

Use of folic acid supplements by women in Norway in the period 4 weeks before to 8 weeks after conception was associated with a reduced risk of the child having severe language delay at age 3 years, according to a study in the October 12 issue of JAMA.

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Folic acid plus B12 shows brain function benefits in older people

Posted April 30, 2012

Long term supplementation of folic acid and vitamin B12 may promote improvements in brain functioning in older people, according to new research.

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Vitamin B-12 and folic acid prevent memory loss and improve cognition as we age

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers from the Australian National University have shown that essential B vitamins combat stress that results in a loss of memory and normal thought patterns that cause abnormal brain aging. Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, scientists found that long-term supplementation of daily folic acid and vitamin B-12 promotes improvement in cognitive functioning after a period of two years, particularly in immediate and delayed memory performance.

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Polymorphisms and the Homocysteine Lowering Efficacy of Different Doses of Folic Acid in Hypertensive Chinese Adults

Posted April 30, 2012

This study aimed to investigate if the homocysteine-lowering efficacy of two commonly used physiological doses (0.4mg/d and 0.8mg/d) of folic acid (FA) can be modified by individual methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T and/or methionine synthase (MTR) A2756G polymorphisms in hypertensive Chinese adults.

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Folic Acid, B12 Improve Brain Power

Posted April 30, 2012

Daily supplementation with folic acid and vitamin B12 improved cognitive functioning, particularly in immediate and delayed memory performance, according to a new study from the Australian National University. Researchers found 400 mcg/d of folic acid plus 100 mcg/d vitamin B-12 for two years helped to prevent cognitive decline in older adults with elevated psychological distress.

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New Study Shows B Vitamins Clear Brain Fog

Posted April 30, 2012

As you age, there are many factors that help keep your brain and mind functioning optimally, from mental stimulation to magnesium. One very important factor is nerve-nourishing B vitamins. A new study shows just how important they are.

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