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Does my baby need to take vitamin D?

Posted July 17, 2012

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a daily 400 IU vitamin D supplement for all breast-fed babies and babies drinking less than 32 ounces of formula a day. The point is to avoid rickets, a condition that causes brittle and deformed bones and retards growth, says Dr. Ronald Marino, associate chairman of pediatrics at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y.

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Preliminary study of the antioxidant properties of flowers and roots of Pyrostegia venusta (Ker Gawl) Miers

Posted April 30, 2012

Free radical stress leads to tissue injury and can eventually to arthritis, atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, neurodegenerative diseases and carcinogenesis. Several studies are ongoing worldwide to find natural antioxidants of plant origin. We assessed the in-vitro antioxidant activities and screened the phytochemical constituents of methanolic extracts of Pyrostegia venusta (Ker Gawl) Miers.

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Wasabi – get a healthy boost from the fiery root

Posted April 30, 2012

Wasabi lovers may want to add more than a small pinch to their soy sauce the next time they go to their local sushi bar. The green paste, made from a fiery root called Wasabia Japonica, it is not only the perfect accompaniment to raw fish – it has also been found to possess numerous health benefits.

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Effect of aqueous extract of Arctium lappa L. (burdock) roots on the sexual behavior of male rats

Posted April 30, 2012

Arctium lappa L. root has traditionally been recommended as an aphrodisiac agent. It is used to treat impotence and sterility in China, and Native Americans included the root in herbal preparations for women in labor. However, its use has not been scientifically validated. The present study therefore investigated the effects of aqueous extract of Arctium lappa L. roots on sexual behavior in normal male rats.

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