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Oral folic acid and vitamin B-12 supplementation to prevent cognitive decline in community-dwelling older adults with depressive symptoms—the Beyond Ageing Project: a randomized controlled trial1,2,3

Source: AJCN Abstract Background: Evidence remains unclear as to whether folic acid (FA) and vitamin B-12 supplementation is effective in reducing depressive symptoms. Objectives: The objective was to determine whether oral FA + vitamin B-12 supplementation prevented cognitive decline in … Continue reading

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The antinociceptive effect of electroacupuncture at different depths of acupoints and under the needling surface

Silva M. et al. CM Journal Abstract Background The stimulation of acupoints along the meridians, but not the non-acupoints outside of the meridians, produces analgesia. Although the acupoint is defined at the body surface, the exact location of the acupoints … Continue reading

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Fetal exposure to bisphenol A as a risk factor for the development of childhood asthma: an animal model study

Nakajima et al. Environmental Health   Abstract Background The prevalence of asthma in industrialized countries has been increasing dramatically and asthma is now the most common chronic disease of children in the United States. The rapidity of the increase strongly … Continue reading

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Histological alterations in the liver of rats induced by different gold nanoparticle sizes, doses and exposure duration

Source: Journal of Nanobiotechnology Abstract Background Nanoparticles (NPs) can potentially cause adverse effects on organ, tissue, cellular, subcellular and protein levels due to their unusual physicochemical properties. Advances in nanotechnology have identified promising candidates for many biological and biomedical applications. … Continue reading

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