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Old age muscle loss connected to fewer nerve signals

Fit and healthy muscles are less likely to waste away in old age. Researchers have claimed that they could have worked out why there is a natural loss of muscle as people get older. They believe that it is due to a loss of nerves in the body. After testing 168 men, the researchers found that the nerves which control… Continue Reading

UK wound care management procedures up to 2020 

A report has been produced which reveals statistics and predictions on UK wound care sector management.   The report on UK Wound Care Management Procedures Outlook covers the period up to 2020. The report contains different data on various procedures, including wound debridement, biologic skin replacements and many more.    The report has featured in depth interviews with opinion leaders, industry experts and physicians who reinforced the procedure volume data,… Continue Reading

European market to reach £700m by next year?

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A old report from the European Vitamins Market looked into the vitamin and nutraceuticals market in Europe. The report suggests a massive growth in the market. In 2012 the market was worth just under £500 million, by 2018 it is predicted to be worth over £700 million. European consumer awareness has raised the demand or vitamins as they play a… Continue Reading

Avocados the key to leukaemia cure?

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A compound in the humble avocado could hold the key to a cure to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, according to research. Avocatin B is a nutraceutical, a food-derived product with a potential clinical benefit. Professor Paul Spagnuolo, a researcher at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, is leading a team that is investigating the potential effect of the nutraceutical on… Continue Reading

Research suggests nutraceuticals may prevent Alzheimer’s disease

The University of Missouri published their research on the green tea & Alzheimer’s disease. Research published this month by a team at the University of Missouri has found that compounds within green tea can actively slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, even reversing the effects in some cases. The study found that when combined with voluntary cardiovascular exercise, compounds present… Continue Reading

Could egg white provide a vital ingredient in the fight against wound infection?

An intriguing new development in woundcare research might result in an effective wound dressing being created from egg white! Researchers at the University of Georgia discovered that naturally synthesised proteins such as whey or albumin could be combined with synthetic polymers to create innovative bioplastics which could reduce the risk of wound infection when used as a covering. When various… Continue Reading

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