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The integration of MS-based metabolomics and multivariate data analysis allows for improved quality assessment of Zingiber officinale Roscoe.

Phytochemistry 2021 Jul 23;190:112843. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Joseph Stelzmann Str. 9b, 50931, Cologne, Germany. Electronic address:

Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is consumed for health-promoting effects and as a food condiment. Comprehensive phytochemical analysis, other than gingerols and shogaols, has not yet been deeply investigated. Hence, the current research aimed to establish a non-targeted metabolomics approach for the discrimination between fresh ginger rhizome samples collected from four different producing countries, i. Read More

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Comparative genomics of in vitro and in vivo evolution of probiotics reveals energy restriction not the main evolution driving force in short term.

Genomics 2021 Jul 23. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

Key Laboratory of Dairy Biotechnology and Engineering (Inner Mongolia Agricultural University), Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Dairy Products Processing, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Inner Mongolia Key Laboratory of Dairy Biotechnology and Engineering, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot, China. Electronic address:

Probiotics have attracted much attention because of their health-promoting effects, but little is known about the in vivo evolution of probiotics. This study analyzed the genome adaptation of the probiotic Lactiplantibacillus plantarum P-8 strain cultivated in ordinary and glucose restrictive growth media. Then, this study re-analyzed genomes of P-8 isolates recovered from the gut contents of subjects in two feeding trials (in rat and human). Read More

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Sense of coherence, social support and religiosity as resources for medical personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic: A web-based survey among 4324 health care workers within the German Network University Medicine.

PLoS One 2021 26;16(7):e0255211. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Medical Faculty, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in severe detrimental effects on the mental well-being of health care workers (HCW). Consequently, there has been a need to identify health-promoting resources in order to mitigate the psychological impact of the pandemic on HCW.

Objective: Our objective was to investigate the association of sense of coherence (SOC), social support and religiosity with self-reported mental symptoms and increase of subjective burden during the COVID-19 pandemic in HCW. Read More

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Recent advances in extraction technologies for recovery of bioactive compounds derived from fruit and vegetable waste peels: A review.

Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2021 Jul 26:1-34. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Department of Food Process Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Rourkela, Odisha, India.

Fruits and vegetables are the most important commodities of trade value among horticultural produce. They are utilized as raw or processed, owing to the presence of health-promoting components. Significant quantities of waste are produced during fruits and vegetables processing that are majorly accounted by waste peels (∼90-92%). Read More

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Psychosocial experiences of frontline nurses working in hospital-based settings during the COVID-19 pandemic - A qualitative systematic review.

Int J Nurs Stud Adv 2021 Jul 17:100037. Epub 2021 Jul 17.

Integrative Health Research, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Margaretavägen 1 B, S- 222 41 Lund, Sweden.

Background: Frontline nurses have been directly exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and come in close contact with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses endorse tasks related to disease control and face multiple psychosocial challenges in their frontline work, potentially affecting their mental well-being and ability to satisfyingly perform their tasks.

Objectives: To explore the psychosocial experiences of frontline nurses working in hospital-based settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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Social isolation and health-promoting behaviors among older adults living with different health statuses: A cross-sectional study.

Fan Wu Yu Sheng

Int J Nurs Sci 2021 Jul 3;8(3):304-309. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

School of Nursing, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

Objectives: To describe the characteristics and relationships of social isolation and health promoting behaviors of Chinese older adults with different health statuses.

Methods: Totally 485 older adults were recruited. They were divided into three groups based on their health status: healthy group ( = 72), group with one disease ( = 183) and group with multimorbidity ( = 230). Read More

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A qualitative study of nurses' experiences of self-care counseling in migrant patients with heart failure.

Int J Nurs Sci 2021 Jul 1;8(3):279-288. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Institute of Health Care & Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden.

Objectives: This study aims to enhance researchers' and nurses' understanding of how to best support migrant patients with heart failure in self-care management. Previous research on self-care in heart failure patients has highlighted its importance, particularly among migrant populations. Nurses play an important role in informing and engaging patients with chronic conditions like heart failure to support their active participation in self-care. Read More

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Cancer Preventive and Therapeutic Potential of Banana and Its Bioactive Constituents: A Systematic, Comprehensive, and Mechanistic Review.

Front Oncol 2021 7;11:697143. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL, United States.

Background: The banana ( spp.) plant produces elongated and edible fruit. The two main parthenocarpic species of banana are Colla and Colla. Read More

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Effects of Tai Chi Softball Exercises on Physical Fitness Level and Cardiovascular Health-Related Factors among Older Females.

J Healthc Eng 2021 2;2021:7671596. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Capital University of Physical Education and Sports, Beijing 100191, China.

Tai Chi softball was voted as one of the most popular health-promoting exercises and can also develop manipulative skill and hand-eye coordination. The purpose of this study was to explore changes in the physical fitness level and cardiovascular health-related factors after the 16-week Tai Chi softball (TCSB) training program among older females. One hundred healthy older females were assessed at the baseline before TCSB training, and then, they conducted intervention experiments. Read More

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Application of KTH-integrated nursing model in care of patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

Am J Transl Res 2021 15;13(6):6855-6863. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Xijing Hospital, Air Force Military Medical University Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.

Objective: To evaluate the effect of the KTH-integrated nursing model of the knowledge-attitude-belief-practice model (KABP)-transtheoretical model (TTM)-as a health belief model (HBM) in nursing care of patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

Methods: Using a prospective study method, 102 patients with MDR-TB were randomly divided into two groups according to a random number table. The control group (n=51) received conventional nursing care, and the study group (n=51) received a KTH-integrated nursing model. Read More

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Editorial: Lactic Acid Bacteria Within the Food Industry: What Is New on Their Technological and Functional Role.

Front Microbiol 2021 9;12:711013. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Departamento de Ciencias Biomédicas (Área de Microbiología), Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain.

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Nanotechnological Manipulation of Nutraceuticals and Phytochemicals for Healthy Purposes: Established Advantages vs. Still Undefined Risks.

Polymers (Basel) 2021 Jul 9;13(14). Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Department of Pharmacy, University of Genoa, Viale Cembrano, 16148 Genoa, Italy.

Numerous foods, plants, and their bioactive constituents (BACs), named nutraceuticals and phytochemicals by experts, have shown many beneficial effects including antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiulcer, anti-cholesterol, hypoglycemic, immunomodulatory, and antioxidant activities. Producers, consumers, and the market of food- and plant-related compounds are increasingly attracted by health-promoting foods and plants, thus requiring a wider and more fruitful exploitation of the healthy properties of their BACs. The demand for new BACs and for the development of novel functional foods and BACs-based food additives is pressing from various sectors. Read More

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Youth Perspectives on What Makes a Sports Club a Health-Promoting Setting-Viewed through a Salutogenic Settings-Based Lens.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Jul 20;18(14). Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Health Sciences, Örebro University, SE-701 82 Örebro, Sweden.

Sports participation has the potential to contribute to young people's health. A prerequisite for young people to benefit from sports is that they stay in sports. Studies that consider both personal and contextual factors are needed to unpack the broader health-promoting potential of youth sports. Read More

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Adherence to a Lifestyle Exercise and Nutrition Intervention in University Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Jul 14;18(14). Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Faculty of Sport Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, 28670 Madrid, Spain.

Healthy lifestyles should be encouraged in the workplace through the occupational health teams of the companies. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the adherence to a lifestyle intervention carried out in university employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on health-related quality of life (HrQoL). A randomized controlled trial following the CONSORT guidelines was performed, consisting of three supervised interventions lasting for 18 weeks: an educational intervention on healthy habits, a nutritional intervention, and a telematic aerobic and strength exercise intervention. Read More

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Evaluation of the Health-Promoting Properties of Selected Fruits.

Molecules 2021 Jul 10;26(14). Epub 2021 Jul 10.

CQM-Centro de Química da Madeira, Campus da Penteada, Universidade da Madeira, 9020-105 Funchal, Portugal.

In this study, the health-promoting benefits of different fruits grown in Madeira Island, namely lemon ( var. ), tangerine ( var. ), pitanga ( var. Read More

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Application of a New Engineered Strain of for Effective Production of Calcium Ketoglutarate Dietary Supplements.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 15;22(14). Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Chełmońskiego Street 37, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland.

The present study aimed to develop a technology for the production of dietary supplements based on yeast biomass and α-ketoglutaric acid (KGA), produced by a new transformant of with improved KGA biosynthesis ability, as well to verify the usefulness of the obtained products for food and feed purposes. Transformants of were constructed to overexpress genes encoding glycerol kinase, methylcitrate synthase and mitochondrial organic acid transporter. The strains were compared in terms of growth ability in glycerol- and oil-based media as well as their suitability for KGA biosynthesis in mixed glycerol-oil medium. Read More

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Biotechnological Applications of Eggshell: Recent Advances.

Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2021 6;9:675364. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

The eggshell (ES) provides protection against pathogenic and physical insults while supplying essential metabolic and nutritional needs for the growing avian embryo. It is constituted mainly of calcium carbonate arranged as calcite crystals. The global chicken egg production in 2018 was over 76. Read More

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Two Worlds Colliding: The Interplay Between Natural Compounds and Non-Coding Transcripts in Cancer Therapy.

Front Pharmacol 2021 6;12:652074. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

Department of Surgery, Fundeni Clinical Hospital, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

is a devastating disease and has recently become the leading cause of death in western countries, representing an immense public health burden. When it comes to cancer treatment, chemotherapy is one of the main pillars, especially for advanced stage tumors. Over the years, natural compounds have emerged as one of the most valuable resources for new chemotherapies. Read More

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Black cardamom essential oil prevents O157:H7 and Typhimurium JSG 1748 biofilm formation through inhibition of quorum sensing.

J Food Sci Technol 2021 Aug 1;58(8):3183-3191. Epub 2020 Oct 1.

Health Promoting Naturals Laboratory, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers State University, 65 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA.

This study aimed to investigate the chemical composition, using GC-MS, and anti-biofilm potential of black cardamom essential oil (BCEO) against biofilms of O157:H7 and Typhimurium JSG 1748 through inhibition of bacterial quorum sensing. GC-MS quantification demonstrated that BCEO contains 1,8-cineole (44.24%), -terpinyl acetate (12. Read More

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Grandmothers' care practices in areas of high deprivation of Scotland: the potential for health promotion.

Health Promot Int 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK.

In many families grandparents play an essential role by providing secondary care for grandchildren. The family is a key setting for promoting children's health; however, studies describing health initiatives with grandparents are rare. Grandparents could play an important role in promoting health for their grandchildren within their families and communities. Read More

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The Oxytocinergic System as a Mediator of Anti-stress and Instorative Effects Induced by Nature: The Calm and Connection Theory.

Front Psychol 2021 5;12:617814. Epub 2021 Jul 5.

Department of Animal Environment and Health, Section of Anthrozoology and Applied Ethology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Skara, Sweden.

Ever more research results demonstrate that human health and wellbeing are positively affected by stays in and/or exposure to natural areas, which leads, among other things, to a reduction in high stress levels. However, according to the studies, these natural areas must meet certain qualities. The qualities that are considered to be most health promoting are those that humans perceive in a positive way. Read More

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Structure-function analysis of purified proanthocyanidins reveals a role for polymer size in suppressing inflammatory responses.

Commun Biol 2021 Jul 21;4(1):896. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Proanthocyanidins (PAC) are dietary compounds that have been extensively studied for beneficial health effects due to their anti-inflammatory properties. However, the structure-function relationships of PAC and their mode-of-action remain obscure. Here, we isolated a wide range of diverse PAC polymer mixtures of high purity from plant material. Read More

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Bio-guided bioactive profiling and HPLC-DAD fingerprinting of Ukrainian saffron (Crocus sativus stigmas): moving from correlation toward causation.

BMC Complement Med Ther 2021 Jul 21;21(1):203. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Graduate Institute of Natural Products, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, 33302, Taiwan.

Background: Saffron or stigmas of Crocus sativus L. is one of the most valuable food products with interesting health-promoting properties. C. Read More

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Smartphone digital image colorimetric determination of the total monomeric anthocyanin content in black rice the pH differential method.

Anal Methods 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand. and Research Center on Chemistry for Development of Health Promoting Products from Northern Resources, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand and Center of Excellence for Innovation in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand.

In this research, the pH differential method was explored for the first time using a mobile phone as a detector, replacing UV-Vis spectrophotometry. A smartphone digital image colorimetric (SDIC) system was developed for the determination of the total monomeric anthocyanin content in black rice grains using colour values. The change in colour of anthocyanin cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G) at pH 1. Read More

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Effectiveness of an Academic-Practice Team Approach on Research Capacity Building of Nurses and Public Health Professionals.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Jul 5;18(13). Epub 2021 Jul 5.

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80160, Thailand.

The purpose of this study was to determine the need for research training among nurses and health professionals in a rural province of Thailand and to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions designed to address the identified factors. This two-phase study used a cross-sectional design with one-group pre- and post-tests. In phase I, 149 subjects from 16 subdistrict health promoting hospitals and one district hospital were sampled. Read More

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SCGB1 Alleviates Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colitis in Mice Through Immune Regulation.

J Med Food 2021 Jul;24(7):709-719

Department of Functional Food and Biotechnology, Jeonju University, Jeonju, Korea.

Probiotics, as living microorganisms, exert health benefits to the host by alleviating excess inflammation through modulating the immune system and establishing intestinal homeostasis. In this study, we evaluated the probiotic characteristics and inflammation alleviatory effects of isolated from traditional Korean fermented foods. The strains withstood the acidic environment of the digestive process, extended the lifespan of , and enhanced expression. Read More

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Optimization of an Extraction Process to Obtain a Food-Grade Sulforaphane-Rich Extract from Broccoli ( var. ).

Molecules 2021 Jul 1;26(13). Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), Santiago 9160000, Chile.

Sulforaphane (SFN) is a powerful health-promoting compound found in broccoli in the form of its inactive precursor, glucoraphanin (GFN). SFN formation occurs through the enzymatic hydrolysis of glucoraphanin by myrosinase under specific chemical conditions. Its incorporation in food formulations has been hindered by the thermal instability of SFN and low concentration in . Read More

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A label-free multiplex electrochemical biosensor for the detection of three breast cancer biomarker proteins employing dye/metal ion-loaded and antibody-conjugated polyethyleneimine-gold nanoparticles.

J Mater Chem B 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand. and Center of Excellence for Innovation in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand and Research Center on Chemistry for Development of Health Promoting Products from Northern Resources, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand and Center of Excellence in Materials Science and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.

A new electrochemical immunosensor is developed for the label-free simultaneous detection of mucin1 (MUC1), cancer antigen 15-3 (CA15-3), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) early breast cancer biomarkers. The biosensor is simply designed using the deposition of three different systems of redox species-antibody-conjugated polyethylenimine coated-gold nanoparticles (PEI-AuNPs), for the first time. The screen-printed carbon electrode (SPCE) comprising a three-working electrode array is modified with the conjugated PEI-AuNPs. Read More

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Lessons learned? Intended and unintended effects of India's second-generation maternal cash transfer scheme.

Health Econ 2021 Jul 18. Epub 2021 Jul 18.

Department of Development Economics, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.

The maternity benefit scheme piloted as Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) since 2011 and recently rolled out as Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) incentivizes mothers to participate in infant health-promoting activities. It has become India's largest conditional cash transfer program ever, outrivaling the country's first-generation maternity benefit scheme Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), which incentivizes institutional delivery and has been criticized for its unintended side effects on fertility. We approach IGMSY's geographically targeted pilot phase as a natural experiment and use data from a large national health survey to estimate its effects by a matched-pair difference-in-differences approach. Read More

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Evidence-Based Medicine and the Potential for Inclusion of Non-Biomedical Health Systems: The Case for Taijiquan.

Front Sociol 2020 27;5:618167. Epub 2021 Jan 27.

School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom.

Many traditional and complementary and alternative healthcare systems or practices, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, taijiquan, or acupuncture, are easily found in many North American and European cities. For the most part these practices are not accredited, and their validation remains limited. This is primarily the result of the lack of modern scientific research. Read More

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January 2021