Antioxidants no use against degenerative eye disease After analysing a range of study Australian scientists say a diet rich in antioxidant vitamins and minerals does not seem to avoid the degenerative eye disease referred to as age related macular degeneration aphrodisiaque . The experts at the Center for Eye Analysis Australia at Melbourne University identified 11 studies involving 149,203 people where a range of common nutritional antioxidants had been investigated. All the studies were completed amongst well nourished Western populations with the average follow-up period of nine years and all the results were modified for age and smoking.
Antimicrobial agent in personal care products boosts colonization of bacteria inside individual noses An antimicrobial agent within common household soaps, shampoos and toothpastes could be finding its way inside individual noses where it promotes the colonization of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and may predispose some people to infection. Experts at the University of Michigan report their results this full week in a report published in mBio-, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Triclosan, a man-made compound found in a variety of antibacterial personal maintenance systems such as soaps, toothpastes, kitchen surfaces, clothes and medical products, was within nasal passages of 41 percent of adults sampled.