Health

Herbal antioxidants are becoming increasingly important

The human body is constantly exposed to so-called free radicals, which are a burden on the body. If they get out of hand, the result is oxidative stress, which can promote disease. While this has been treated in the past ...

Medications

Fruit- derived rutin combats the effects of jararaca viper venom

Rutin, a bioflavonoid (plant pigment) found in certain vegetables and fruits, protects mice against snake venom by minimizing bleeding and inflammation, according to a study performed at the Butantan Institute, a research ...

Diabetes

Diabetes medication may protect against a common cause of blindness

Researchers from Taiwan have shown that people with type 2 diabetes who took a common diabetes medication, metformin, had a significantly lower rate of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study suggests that the anti-inflammatory ...

Cardiology

A new model takes oxidative stress to heart

Oxidative stress—the molecular wear and tear that reactive oxygen species can exert on molecules and cells—has been linked to a range of human diseases, including heart failure and Alzheimer's disease. But the results ...

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