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Dietary Supplements and Minerals Today's Healthcare Vitamin
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Study reveals surprising link between malnutrition and rising antibiotic resistance      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have uncovered startling connections between micronutrient deficiencies and the composition of gut microbiomes in early life that could help explain why resistance to antibiotics has been rising across the globe. The team investigated how deficiencies in crucial micronutrients such as vitamin A, B12, folate, iron, and zinc affected the community of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes that live in the digestive system. They discovered that these deficiencies led to significant shifts in the gut microbiome of mice -- most notably an alarming expansion of bacteria and fungi known to be opportunistic pathogens. Importantly, mice with micronutrient deficiencies also exhibited a higher enrichment of genes that have been linked to antibiotic resistance.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Vitamin B12: A key player in cellular reprogramming and tissue regeneration      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers reveal that vitamin B12 significantly boosts the efficiency of cellular reprogramming, thus holding promise for regenerative medicine. Vitamin B12 supplementation shows potential in speeding up tissue repair in a model of ulcerative colitis -- an observation that points to potential new treatments for inflammatory diseases.

Birth Control Children's Health Psychology Research
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Hormonal contraceptives in teens may alter risk assessment, rat study suggests      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Hormonal contraceptives taken by adolescents may influence development of the brain in a way that alters the recognition of risks, a new study in rats suggests.

Children's Health Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Pregnancy and Childbirth Today's Healthcare Vitamin
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Clinical trial data suggests prenatal vitamin D reduces a child's risk of asthma      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A review of 15 years' worth of data found that vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy was linked to reduced rates of asthma and wheezing in children compared to standard prenatal multivitamin.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Reducing vitamin B5 slows breast cancer growth in mice      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered that breast cancer cells expressing a cancer-driving gene heavily rely on vitamin B5 to grow and survive.

Birth Control Gynecology Pregnancy and Childbirth Today's Healthcare
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Blood clotting risk quickly drops after stopping hormonal contraceptives      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Using birth control pills and other hormone-based contraceptives is known to elevate the risk of blood clots, but a new study suggests that this risk largely goes away within two to four weeks after one stops using these contraceptives. The findings can help patients and doctors weigh the benefits and risks of hormonal contraceptives and guide when to stop using them ahead of events that could further increase the risk of dangerous clots, such as major surgery, prolonged periods of immobility, or when tapering anticoagulant medications after a blood clot.

Birth Control Chronic Illness Depression Mental Health Research Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Contraceptive pill users less likely to report depression      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study has shown that women who are taking the oral contraceptive pill are less likely to report depression. The research, which analysed data from 6,239 women in the United States aged 18-55 years old, found that the prevalence of major depression amongst users of the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) was significantly lower, at 4.6%, compared to former OCP users (11.4%).

Birth Control Pregnancy and Childbirth Sexual Health Today's Healthcare
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Morning-after pill more effective when taken with an anti-inflammatory painkiller, researchers find      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A research team recently published findings on adding an anti-inflammatory painkiller used for arthritis pain to an oral emergency contraceptive pill (also known as the morning-after pill) to increase the effectiveness of pregnancy prevention.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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First-in-class targeted microRNA therapy slows cancer tumor growth      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new cancer therapy attacks tumors by tricking cancer cells into absorbing a snippet of RNA that naturally blocks cell division.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Vitamin
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Antioxidants stimulate blood flow in tumors      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Vitamin C and other antioxidants stimulate the formation of new blood vessels in lung cancer tumors, a new study shows. The discovery corroborates the idea that dietary supplements containing antioxidants can accelerate tumor growth and metastasis.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Do certain amino acids modify the risk of dementia linked to air pollution?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Higher levels of vitamin B-related amino acids may be linked to the risk of dementia associated with a certain type of air pollutants called particulate matter, according to a study published in the July 19, 2023, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study does not prove that pollution or amino acids cause dementia, but it suggests a possible link among them.

Birth Control Hormone Disorders Menopause
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Birth-control pills affect the body's ability to regulate stress, study suggests      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study suggests that birth-control pills negatively impact women's stress response.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Taking higher-than-recommended doses of vitamin D for five years reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Taking higher-than-recommended doses of vitamin D for five years reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation in older men and women, according to a new study.

Birth Control Chronic Illness Depression Menopause Mental Health Research Sexual Health Today's Healthcare Women's Health - General
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New study links contraceptive pills and depression      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Women who used combined contraceptive pills were at greater risk of developing depression than women who did not, according to a new study. Contraceptive pills increased women's risk by 73 per cent during the first two years of use.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Psychology Research Schizophrenia Vitamin
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Vitamin D alters developing neurons in the brain's dopamine circuit      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Neuroscientists have shown how vitamin D deficiency affects developing neurons in the brain's dopamine circuit, which may lead to the dopamine dysfunction seen in adults with schizophrenia.

Diet and Weight Loss Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Obesity Staying Healthy Vegetarian Vitamin
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The Mediterranean Diet: Good for your health and your hip pocket      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

We've heard it time and time again -- the Mediterranean diet is great for our health. But despite the significant health benefits of this eating plan, a common deterrent is often the expected costs, especially when budgets are tight.

Diet and Weight Loss Dietary Supplements and Minerals Fertility Nutrition Obesity Pregnancy and Childbirth Staying Healthy Vegetarian Vitamin
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Diet high in fruit and vegetables linked to lower miscarriage risk      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A preconception and early-pregnancy diet that contains lots of fruit, vegetables, seafood, dairy, eggs and grain may be associated with reducing risk of miscarriage, a new review of research suggests.

Birth Control Fertility Pregnancy and Childbirth Sexual Health
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New genetic target for male contraception identified      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Discovery of a gene in multiple mammalian species could pave the way for a highly effective, reversible and non-hormonal male contraceptive for humans and animals. Researchers identified expression of the gene, Arrdc5, in the testicular tissue of mice, pigs, cattle and humans. When they knocked out the gene in mice, it created infertility only in the males, impacting their sperm count, movement and shape.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Today's Healthcare Vitamin
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Could a vitamin deficiency cause 'double-jointedness' and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research identifies genetic cause for hypermobility and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a novel discovery that may also, for the first time, allow medical professionals to diagnose and treat the connective tissue disorders.

Birth Control Women's Health - General
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Study finds similar association of progestogen-only and combined hormonal contraceptives with breast cancer risk      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

There is a relative increase of 20% to 30% in breast cancer risk associated with both combined and progesterone-only contraceptives, whatever the mode of delivery, though with five years of use, the 15-year absolute excess incidence is at most 265 cases per 100,000 users, according to a new study.