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Saturday, February 7, 2015

2/7/15 Health News: Gold in food not worth its weight in health ♦ Compound switches off epilepsy development ♦ Healthy' fat tissue could reverse diabetes ♦ Erectile dysfunction drugs could protect liver from damage

Gold in food not worth its weight in health
Is it necessary to add powdered gold to liquors? Should powdered gold at all be used as a food additive? Will consumption of gold harm human health? Such questions are still haunting the public despite an official agency issuing a statement to clarify a National Health and Family Planning Commission's draft seeking people's feedback by  Continue Reading
Novel compound switches off epilepsy development
A novel compound helps curtail the onset and progression of temporal lobe epilepsy, researchers have discovered. The finding may contribute to the development of antiepileptic therapies, they say. Continue Reading
Healthy' fat tissue could be key to reversing type 2 diabetes
Preventing inflammation in obese fat tissue may hold the key to preventing or even reversing type 2 diabetes. The scientists found they could 'reverse' type 2 diabetes in laboratory models by dampening the inflammation in fat tissue. Continue Reading
Erectile dysfunction drugs could protect liver from sepsis-induced damage
Drugs that are on the market to treat erectile dysfunction could have another use: they might be able to protect the liver from damage caused by sepsis, a systemic inflammatory response to infection, Continue Reading
New minimally invasive test identifies patients for Barrett's esophagus screening
A new minimally invasive cell sampling device coupled with assessment of trefoil factor 3 expression can be used to identify patients with reflux symptoms who warrant endoscopy to diagnose Barrett's esophagus, according to a new study Continue Reading

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