Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Bartender: Vitamin B12 helps hangovers (Carroll County Times)
Monday December 31st 2007, 11:04 PM

Before people start implementing their New Year’s resolutions, celebrants get one night to let loose and enjoy the end of 2007. In order to ring in the New Year, many head for the nearest liquor store to stock up on spirits to last through the night. [News Source]

No Gimmicks: Eat Less and Exercise More (New York Times)
Monday December 31st 2007, 7:32 PM

The way to lose weight in 2008 is the same as it has been every other year, because the basics of good nutrition have not changed. [News Source]

Dried or fresh, cooking adds to apricot’s apeal (Austin American-Statesman)
Monday December 31st 2007, 4:06 PM

No doubt you've heard fresh is best. But in the case of an apricot, the dried fruit contains an advantage over fresh. Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A, a nutrient essential to good vision. [News Source]

Hi-Tech Pharmacal buys Alabama company for $5M (Newsday)
Monday December 31st 2007, 11:42 AM

Hi-Tech Pharmacal, a manufacturer of generic drugs, said Monday it has acquired an Alabama-based maker of pre-natal vitamins and cough and cold formulations, for $5 million in cash. [News Source]

Lead levels high at some county homes.
Monday December 31st 2007, 9:00 AM

People living near old mining sites in southern Jefferson County could have elevated levels of lead in their yards and wells. [News Source]

As the ball drops, dieting companies take positions nearby.
Monday December 31st 2007, 9:00 AM

The weight-loss marketing campaign will continue throughout January with television spots and near-total ad domination of New York’s Penn Station and Boston’s South Station. [News Source]

New labels balance nutrition pros and cons, give each food a score.
Monday December 31st 2007, 9:00 AM

Scientists will introduce a new labeling system that they say will help consumers easily identify the healthiest foods in a grocery store - every product will be rated on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 going to the most nutritious products. [News Source]

Gov’t to open doors to biofuel imports by nixing import dues.
Monday December 31st 2007, 9:00 AM

The government will exempt biofuel from import tariffs in fiscal 2008 as part of its efforts to help prevent global warming, officials said. [News Source]

New Issue of ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs (Agricultural Research Magazine)
Monday December 31st 2007, 6:53 AM

An association has been found, in seniors aged 60 and older, between low vitamin B12 blood levels and diminishing mental agility. [News Source]

Collards: Love ‘em or leaf ‘em (The State)
Monday December 31st 2007, 6:17 AM

The collards you buy today in a Midlands supermarket may have been harvested as recently as Friday in a Lexington County field by a family-owned business that has become the state’s largest producer of the leafy, vitamin-rich cabbage cousin. Walter P. Rawl and Sons Inc. of Pelion has been growing vegetables for American tables for three generations. Three of the founder’s children and six of his ... [News Source]

Guide to backyard swine feeding (Sun Star)
Monday December 31st 2007, 6:02 AM

FOR most Filipinos, pork is a rich source of protein, calories, minerals and vitamins. An average-sized porkchop provides 45 percent of the daily protein needs of a person. [News Source]

Collards ‘will sell like mad’ (The State)
Monday December 31st 2007, 12:24 AM

Lexington County farm is state’s largest producer of New Year’s staple food The collards you buy today in a Midlands supermarket may have been harvested as recently as Friday in a Lexington County field by a family-owned business that has become the state’s largest producer of the leafy, vitamin-rich cabbage cousin. Walter P. Rawl and Sons Inc. of Pelion has been growing vegetables for American ... [News Source]