Union Spring introduces MyClyns germ-protection spray
ERLANGER, Ky. A new spray by Union Spring Pharmaceuticals promises to protect its users from germs.
MyClyns, a pen-sized, non-alcohol personal protection spray can be sprayed directly into the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and open wounds, Union Spring said.
Inflammatory mediator regulates diarrhea in IBD
NEW YORK New research indicates that the activation of an inflammatory mediator in the human body may cause diarrhea in people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease.
Researchers led by Terrence A. Barrett of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago have discovered that activation of NF-?B results in diarrhea in IBD. IBD, which affects approximately 1-in-500 people in the United States, describes a group of diseases, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, with inflammation in the intestinal tract. Patients with IBD experience diverse symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stools, and weight loss.
Until now, the response of NF-?B, a protein complex, has never been completely understood. The researchers discovered, however, following immune activation, blocking NF-?B expression in the cells lining the intestinal tract inhibited diarrhea and prevented protein changes in these cells, resulting in decreased leakiness between the cells. These findings suggested that immune cell-mediated activation of in IBD promotes the movement of fluid into the bowel lumen, resulting in diarrhea.
The results were presented in the Jan. 2010 issue of the American Journal of Pathology.
‘Life…supplemented’ rolls out America’s Wellness Challenge
NEW YORK The Council for Responsible Nutrition has been fighting the good fight for supplements on three fronts: legislative, regulatory and, perhaps most important, consumer. And this is only the latest example.
And it’s a pretty key example. Because while Baby Boomers are tech-savvy, not all of them are tweeting or have an account on Facebook. But their someday caregivers do. And raising awareness around a total approach to wellness — healthy diet, supplements and exercise — will only bode well for the future as those someday caregivers begin tweeting about reducing risk of heart disease, or promoting a healthy immune system, for themselves.