Latest News on Vitamins and Health

A huge salmon die-off is happening — and our cars might be responsible.
Saturday October 21st 2017, 10:00 AM

Female coho salmon were suffering ghastly deaths before spawning. Scientists had no idea why until they took a closer look at the water. [News Source]

The loneliest polar bear.
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

Read about the struggles of Nora, the beloved polar bear, and the impact humans are having on polar bears in the Arctic. [News Source]

Dolphin diets show how climate change could alter food chains off the California coast.
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists studying dolphins dining off the California coastline have found that the marine food web is starting to look a little threadbare. [News Source]

Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened.
Thursday October 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Mars company has sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show cocoa is good for you. [News Source]

Health watchdog finds lead in Infowars diet supplements.
Thursday October 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Alex Jones, conspiracy theory and dietary supplement monger, has been accused of being a snake oil salesman. But two of the elixirs he pushes in his Infowars online shop appear to be significantly more dangerous than reptile grease. [News Source]

From Flint to Pittsburgh, children need protection from lead, pediatrician says.
Thursday October 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

“How do we preserve the tomorrows of our kids?” asked Flint, Mich., pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha at an event Wednesday sharing her ongoing advocacy for eliminating lead exposure in children, first sparked by her city’s water crisis. [News Source]

Unfair trade: US beef has a climate problem.
Thursday October 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Future trade deals in the US, and around the world, must explicitly assure that trade and profit do not override climate policy. [News Source]

Relationship between sugar and cancer is now clearer, scientists say.
Thursday October 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Researchers found yeast with high levels of the sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often found mutated inside human tumors, making cells grow faster. [News Source]

Chemists are uncovering how and why marine organisms synthesize flame-retardant-like molecules.
Thursday October 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Using genetic and other techniques, the researchers are gaining a better handle on the compounds’ origins and risks. [News Source]

Argentina’s vegan Mondays.
Thursday October 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Some countries are considering ways to persuade people to stop eating meat. [News Source]

The Sioux chef says we’re doing American cuisine all wrong.
Wednesday October 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Original North American foods and Native foodways are vital to creating a healthy and sustainable future. [News Source]

Artificial sweeteners are being used to detect polluted water.
Wednesday October 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Low-cal additives are finding a place in pollution control — even as scientists dig into whether they are pollutants in their own right. [News Source]