Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Plastic water bottles might have poisoned ancient Californians.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

This is not evidence of time travel. These bottles aren't clear, and they don't have labels. They're pitch black—made by indigenous tribes who coated large, woven bulbs with a tar-like substance called bitumen. [News Source]

1,000 kilometers from the coast, bears gorge on ocean fish.
Saturday June 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

It’s common to see bears gorging on salmon in places like British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. In coastal regions, salmon provide a vital source of nutrients that support the wider ecosystem. But a new study shows that even as far as 1,000 kilometers from the coast, bears count on salmon. [News Source]

How to read and understand a scientific paper: A guide for non-scientists.
Saturday June 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Jennifer Raff has prepared a helpful guide for non-scientists on how to read a scientific paper. These steps and tips will be useful to anyone interested in the presentation of scientific findings and raise important points for scientists to consider with their own writing practice. [News Source]

Yellowstone grizzly bear to lose endangered species protection.
Friday June 23rd 2017, 10:00 AM

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Thursday that the bear, which has been on the endangered species list since 1975, was thriving in the region. [News Source]

‘Lead free’ needs to be applied to food.
Friday June 23rd 2017, 10:00 AM

What do we think should be the allowable levels of lead in baby food? How about none? It shouldn't even be a point of discussion. Zero should be the goal. [News Source]

Millions of mysterious ‘sea pickles’ swamp US west coast.
Friday June 23rd 2017, 10:00 AM

A rare, tiny marine creature known as the “unicorn of the sea” has swarmed in its millions on the west coast of America, ruining fishermen’s nets and baffling scientists who are scrambling to find out more about them. [News Source]

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections.
Friday June 23rd 2017, 10:00 AM

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened. [News Source]

How climate change could be making polar bears healthier and more dangerous.
Thursday June 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM

A new study found climate change is having an unlikely effect on polar bears: it’s making them healthier, stronger and, in turn, more dangerous. [News Source]

One in five baby food samples has lead. Here’s what you need to know.
Thursday June 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM

You may have caught wind of last week’s news that 20 percent of baby food—and 14 percent of other food—contains lead. The finding came from a report by the Environmental Defense Fund, a nonprofit advocacy group. Here’s what you should know. [News Source]

Urban farming won’t save us from climate change.
Thursday June 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Community gardens serve many purposes. A new study says that slowing climate change in colder climates such as the Northeast's isn't one of them. [News Source]

Interior chief wants to shed 4,000 employees in department shake-up.
Thursday June 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Ryan Zinke told lawmakers he will rely on attrition, reassignments and buyouts to cut 8 percent of his workforce. [News Source]

Md., Va. restoration of Chesapeake Bay ‘largely on track.’
Thursday June 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Maryland is slipping behind schedule on removing pollutants from its stormwater runoff and septic system discharges but is otherwise largely on pace in its cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, according to a top environmental group. [News Source]