zinc deficiency

Zinc-antibiotic saves kids with pneumonia


February 8th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 8 (IANS) Respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia, are the biggest killers of children under five years old. But standard antibiotic therapy, given to children with zinc, improved ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Banana smoothies enriched with nano-sized minerals


June 11th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A simple banana smoothie, enriched with nano-sized minerals could soon make billions of people in developing countries healthier.Scientists from Switzerland have designed new iron and zinc nanoparticles that ... Read more...

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Scientists using x-rays to produce mineral-enriched nutritious flour


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): A team of scientists is using high-powered x-rays to produce more nutritious flour that is enriched with minerals.The scientists are from the Rothamsted Research, an institute of Biotechnology ... Read more...

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Zinc could help fight infections


July 31st, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Zinc activates a key protein on T cells needed to fight infections, concludes a new report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.The study suggests that zinc may be ... Read more...

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Zinc supplements during pregnancy may cut alcohol-related birth defects


February 3rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 3 (ANI): While animal studies have shown that exposure to binge drinking while in the womb increases the risk of numerous problems for the foetus, including early postnatal death, ... Read more...

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Forty percent of Indian kids suffer zinc deficiency


May 13th, 2008 - 8:35 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Nearly 40 percent of Indian children suffer from zinc deficiency, a reason behind the whopping malnutrition in India, a top government official said Tuesday. “We know that ... Read more...

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Growing zinc-rich barley possible


April 17th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Genetic markers to detect zinc-rich varieties of barley have recently been identified by researchers, throwing up promise of improving the zinc status in human diet. "Zinc deficiency is ... Read more...

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