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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776476/institute-of-medicine-early-infant-feeding-recommendations-for-childhood-obesity-prevention-implementation-by-immigrant-mothers-from-central-america
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Kathleen F Gaffney, Albert V Brito, Panagiota Kitsantas, Deborah A Kermer, Graciela Pereddo, Katya M Ramos
PURPOSES: Describe implementation of Institute of Medicine (IOM) early infant feeding recommendations for child obesity prevention by immigrant mothers from Central America; examine potential relationships with food insecurity and postpartum depressive symptoms. DESIGN AND METHODS: Using a cross-sectional, descriptive design, face-to-face interviews were conducted with 318 mothers of 2month old infants at a large pediatric setting for low income families. Logistic regression models assessed feeding practices, food insecurity and postpartum depressive symptoms...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775778/the-genus-cordyceps-an-extensive-review-of-its-traditional-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology
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REVIEW
Opeyemi Joshua Olatunji, Jian Tang, Adesola Tola, Florence Auberon, Omolara Oluwaniyi, Zhen Ouyang
The genus Cordyceps has about 750 identified species which are distributed in many regions of the World, but mainly found in South Asia, Europe and North America. The species of the genus are highly priced and are widely used as food and medicine for the treatment of various ailments. This present review compiles literature information on the ethno-medicinal, phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of species in the genus Cordyceps. In addition, the review also suggest recommendations for the future researches...
May 15, 2018: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773873/therapeutic-nanoparticles-penetrate-leaves-and-deliver-nutrients-to-agricultural-crops
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Avishai Karny, Assaf Zinger, Ashima Kajal, Janna Shainsky-Roitman, Avi Schroeder
As the world population grows, there is a need for efficient agricultural technologies to provide global food requirements and reduce environmental toll. In medicine, nanoscale drug delivery systems grant improved therapeutic precision by overcoming biological barriers and enhancing drug targeting to diseased tissues. Here, we loaded nanoscale drug-delivery systems with agricultural nutrients, and applied them to the leaves of tomato plants. We show that the nanoparticles - liposomes composed of plant-derived lipids, penetrate the leaf and translocate in a bidirectional manner, distributing to other leaves and to the roots...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773744/worldwide-emergence-of-resistance-to-antifungal-drugs-challenges-human-health-and-food-security
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REVIEW
Matthew C Fisher, Nichola J Hawkins, Dominique Sanglard, Sarah J Gurr
The recent rate of emergence of pathogenic fungi that are resistant to the limited number of commonly used antifungal agents is unprecedented. The azoles, for example, are used not only for human and animal health care and crop protection but also in antifouling coatings and timber preservation. The ubiquity and multiple uses of azoles have hastened the independent evolution of resistance in many environments. One consequence is an increasing risk in human health care from naturally occurring opportunistic fungal pathogens that have acquired resistance to this broad class of chemicals...
May 18, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773393/comparative-study-of-physicochemical-properties-and-bioactivity-of-hericium-erinaceus-polysaccharides-at-different-solvent-extractions
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Jing-Kun Yan, Zhi-Chao Ding, Xianli Gao, Yao-Yao Wang, Yan Yang, Di Wu, He-Nan Zhang
In this study, hot water, 0.9% NaCl, citric acid, and 1.25 M NaOH/0.05% NaBH4 were separately used for the extraction of water-soluble H. erinaceus polysaccharides (HEPs; HEP-W, HEP-S, HEP-C, and HEP-A) from the fruit body of Hericium erinaceus. The physicochemical properties and biological activities were then investigated and compared. Results showed that the extraction solvents exhibited significant effects on the extraction yields, molecular weights, monosaccharide compositions, preliminary structural characteristics, microstructures of HEPs and on their contents, such as neutral sugar, uronic acid, protein, and β-(1 → 3)-glucan...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773013/critical-review-on-curcumin-as-a-therapeutic-agent-from-traditional-herbal-medicine-to-an-ideal-therapeutic-agent
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Muhammad Usman Akbar, Kanwal Rehman, Khalid Mahmood Zia, Muhammad Imran Qadir, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash, Muhammad Ibrahim
Traditionally, many natural medicinal plants have been used to treat a variety of diseases since ancient times and are considered a potential source of phytochemicals for the development of new drugs. One of these is curcumin, which is an easily accessible, inexpensive, and nontoxic bioactive compound. Curcumin is a very important, naturally occurring, and highly lipophilic and phenolic substance derived from the rhizomes of plant Curcuma longa, a member of the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family, which is mostly used as a curry spice, flavoring agent, insect repellent, coloring agent in food, traditional drug, and ingredient in cosmetics...
2018: Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773003/antioxidant-action-of-an-aqueous-extract-of-royal-sun-medicinal-mushroom-agaricus-brasiliensis-agaricomycetes-in-rats-with-adjuvant-induced-arthritis
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Aline Cristine da Silva de Souza, Geferson de Almeida Gonсalves, Andréia Assunсão Soares, Anacharis B de Sá-Nakanishi, Ana Paula de Santi-Rampazzo, Maria Raquel Marсal Natali, Rosane Marina Peralta, Adelar Bracht
The purpose of this study was to evaluate possible effects of the administration of an aqueous Agaricus brasiliensis extract on the oxidative state of the liver, brain, and plasma in adjuvant-induced arthritic rats, a model for human rheumatoid arthritis. Daily doses of 400 mg · kg-1 were administered by gavage for 23 days. This treatment produced significant diminutions in protein carbonylation and lipid damage in the liver, brain, and plasma. It also diminished the tissue reactive oxygen species and increased the antioxidant capacity of the plasma...
2018: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771623/effects-of-an-ethanolic-extract-of-mulberry-fruit-on-blood-pressure-and-vascular-remodeling-in-spontaneous-hypertensive-rats
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Sang Woong Park, Kyung Chul Shin, Soon-Kyu Yoou, Hyun Ji Park, Seo Hyeon Eun, Young Min Bae, Hyang Mi Lee, Han-Jung Chae, Soo-Wan Chae, Bok Hee Choi
Mulberry (Morus alba) has been used in traditional oriental medicine since ages. Recently, it has been reported that mulberry produces hypotensive effects through the eNOS signaling pathway. However, the mechanism underlying the hypotensive effects of mulberry is not entirely clear. Moreover, the effects of mulberry on vascular remodeling events such as hyperplasia, an important etiology in the pathogenesis of hypertension and arteriosclerosis, are also ambiguous. Here, we hypothesized that an ethanolic extract of mulberry fruit (EMF) has beneficial effects on vascular remodeling and produces hypotensive effects...
May 17, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770259/an-update-on-the-sense-of-taste-in-chickens-a-better-developed-system-than-previously-appreciated
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Hong-Xiang Liu, Prasangi Rajapaksha, Zhonghou Wang, Naomi E Kramer, Brett J Marshall
Taste is important in guiding nutritive choices and motivating food intake. The sensory organs for taste are the taste buds, that transduce gustatory stimuli into neural signals. It has been reported that chickens have a low taste bud number and thus low taste acuity. However, more recent studies indicate that chickens have a well-developed taste system and the reported number and distribution of taste buds may have been significantly underestimated. Chickens, as a well-established animal model for research, are also the major species of animals in the poultry industry...
2018: Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770051/agriculture-and-agri-food-canada-s-research-program-on-antimicrobial-resistance
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E Topp
A key strategy for attenuating the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is ensuring judicious use of antimicrobials in human and veterinary medicine and in agriculture. Research on AMR in agriculture includes risk assessment, risk management, and identifying the role of agricultural practices in development of AMR. Risk assessment includes an impact assessment of antimicrobial use in livestock and on the environment; for example, many antimicrobials are excreted unchanged and thus reach the environment through manure application...
November 2, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768252/chemical-composition-and-antifungal-activity-of-essential-oils-from-four-asteraceae-plants-grown-in-egypt
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Rose Vanessa Bandeira Reidel, Simona Nardoni, Francesca Mancianti, Claudia Anedda, Abd El-Nasser G El Gendy, Elsayed A Omer, Luisa Pistelli
The objective of the present paper was the assessment of the chemical composition of the essential oils from four Asteraceae species with a considerable food, medicinal, and agricultural value, collected in Egypt, together with their in vitro inhibitory activity against molds and yeasts. The essential oil of Launaea cornuta flowers was also evaluated for the first time, but because of its very low yield (<0.01%), no antifungal test was performed.
May 16, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767673/modeling-the-impact-of-folic-acid-fortification-and-supplementation-on-red-blood-cell-folate-concentrations-and-predicted-neural-tube-defect-risk-in-the-united-states-have-we-reached-optimal-prevention
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Krista S Crider, Yan Ping Qi, Owen Devine, Sarah C Tinker, Robert J Berry
Background: The US CDC and the Institute of Medicine recommend that women capable of becoming pregnant consume ≥400 µg synthetic folic acid/d to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). The United States has 3 sources of folic acid: fortified enriched cereal grain products (ECGPs), fortified ready-to-eat (RTE) cereals, and dietary supplements. Objective: Our objectives were as follows: 1) to estimate the usual daily folic acid intake and distributions of red blood cell (RBC) folate concentrations among women consuming folic acid from different sources; 2) to assess the usual daily total folic acid intake associated with optimal RBC folate concentrations for NTD prevention; 3) to predict NTD prevalence; and 4) to estimate the number of preventable folate-sensitive NTDs...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766648/synthesis-of-new-benzimidazole-1-2-3-triazole-hybrids-as-tyrosinase-inhibitors
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Mohammad Mahdavi, Arsalan Ashtari, Mahsima Khoshneviszadeh, Sara Ranjbar, Ameneh Dehghani, Tahmineh Akbarzadeh, Bagher Larijani, Mehdi Khoshneviszadeh, Mina Saeedi
A novel series of benzimidazole-1,2,3-triazole hybrids containing substituted benzyl moieties were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their inhibitory activity against mushroom tyrosinase. The results indicated that 2-(4-((1-(3,4-dichlorobenzyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)methoxy)phenyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole (6g) and 2-(4-((1-(4-bromobenzyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)methoxy)phenyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole (6h) exhibited effective inhibitory activity with IC50 values of 9.42 and 10.34 μM, respectively, comparable to that of kojic acid as the reference drug (IC50 = 9...
May 15, 2018: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766316/influence-of-harvest-stage-on-the-pharmacological-effect-of-angelica-dahurica
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Wei-Hong Liang, Tung-Wu Chang, Yuh-Chyang Charng
BACKGROUND: Baizhi (Angelica dahurica) has been widely used as a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, functional food and cosmetic product ingredient, mostly because of the high furanocoumarin compounds in roots. The cropping system of Baizhi with its unique summer dormancy feature, is easily affected by the transition of its growth stages. The aim of this study was to analyze the quantity (size, form and dry weight [DW]) and quality (antioxidant and furanocoumarin content) of taproot and lateral root from three growth stages of Baizhi; vegetative (V-stage), summer dormancy (S-stage) and bolting stage (B-stage)...
May 15, 2018: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766205/-effective-nutritional-supplements-or-pharmaceuticals-how-can-they-be-classified-and-used
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REVIEW
K Stephan
Health awareness is increasing in the population, which means that more and more dietary supplements are being bought. These are very similar to well known medicines and sometimes indistinguishable both for healthcare professionals as well as for the consumer. Unclear legal terms and missing maximum quantities and substance lists contribute to this. Both product groups are subject to completely different legal norms and have different market access procedures and risk assessment systems. They also differ in purpose...
May 15, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764494/precision-medicine-becomes-reality-tumor-type-agnostic-therapy
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REVIEW
Li Yan, Wei Zhang
Precision medicine just witnessed two breakthroughs in oncology in 2017. Pembrolizumab (Keytruda), Merck's anti-programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) monoclonal antibody (mAb), received accelerated approval in May 2017 by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with unresectable or metastatic solid tumors that have been identified as having microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or deficient DNA mismatch repair (dMMR). Shortly after, nivolumab (Opdivo), Bristol-Myers Squibb's anti-PD-1 mAb, gained an accelerated approval in August 2017 for adult and pediatric patients with MSI-H or dMMR metastatic colorectal cancer that has progressed after standard chemotherapy...
March 31, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764465/traditional-knowledge-and-cultural-importance-of-borassus-aethiopum-mart-in-benin-interacting-effects-of-socio-demographic-attributes-and-multi-scale-abundance
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Kolawolé Valère Salako, Francisco Moreira, Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon, Frédéric Tovissodé, Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo, Romain Lucas Glèlè Kakaï
BACKGROUND: Eliciting factors affecting distribution of traditional knowledge (TK) and cultural importance of plant resources is central in ethnobiology. Socio-demographic attributes and ecological apparency hypothesis (EAH) have been widely documented as drivers of TK distribution, but their synergistic effect is poorly documented. Here, we focused on Borassus aethiopum, a socio-economic important agroforestry palm in Africa, analyzing relationships between the number of use-reports and cultural importance on one hand, and informant socio-demographic attributes (age category and gender) on the other hand, considering the EAH at multi-scale contexts...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764430/drug-prescribing-during-pregnancy-in-a-central-region-of-italy-2008-2012
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Martina Ventura, Alice Maraschini, Paola D'Aloja, Ursula Kirchmayer, Ilaria Lega, Marina Davoli, Serena Donati
BACKGROUND: Drug consumption during pregnancy is a matter of concern, especially regarding drugs known or suspected to be teratogens. Little is known about drug use in pregnant women in Italy. The present study is aimed at examining the prevalence, and to detect potential inappropriateness of drug prescribing among pregnant women in Latium, a region of central Italy. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on a cohort of women aged 18-45 years who delivered between 2008 and 2012 in public hospitals...
May 15, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764226/oral-disease-modifying-therapies-for-multiple-sclerosis-in-the-middle-eastern-and-north-african-mena-region-an-overview
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Dirk Deleu, Boulenouar Mesraoua, Beatriz Canibaño, Gayane Melikyan, Hassan Al Hail, Lubna El-Sheikh, Musab Ali, Hassan Al Hussein, Faiza Ibrahim, Yolande Hanssens
The introduction of new disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for remitting-relapsing multiple sclerosis (RRMS) have considerably transformed the landscape of therapeutic opportunities for this chronic disabling disease. Unlike injectable drugs, oral DMTs, promote patient satisfaction and increase therapeutic adherence. This article reviews the salient features about the mode of action, efficacy, safety and tolerability profile of approved oral DMTs in RRMS and reviews their place in clinical algorithms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region...
May 15, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764209/next-gen-therapeutics-for-skin-cancer-nutraceuticals
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Annapoorna Sreedhar, Jun Li, Yunfeng Zhao
Growing modernization and lifestyle changes with limited physical activity have impacted diet and health, leading to an increased cancer mortality rate worldwide. As a result, there is a greater need than before to develop safe and novel anticancer drugs. Current treatment options such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery, induce unintended side effects, compromising patient's quality of life, and physical well-being. Therefore, there has been an increased global interest in the use of dietary supplements and traditional herbal medicines for treatment of cancer...
May 15, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
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