Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Babies’ soft skull due to moms’ lack of vitamin D (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Monday March 31st 2008, 3:16 PM

Softening of the skull bones in normal-appearing newborns is tied to a vitamin D deficiency in the womb, according to Japanese researchers. [News Source]

Vitamin A may suppresses type 1 diabetes (
Monday March 31st 2008, 12:48 PM

Type 1 juvenile diabetes occurs when the infiltration of activated T lymphocytes and monocytes into the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas causes the immune system to destroy insulin-producing beta cells. [News Source]

Most cancer risks traced to smoking, unhealthy diet.
Monday March 31st 2008, 11:00 AM

Despite popular belief, the pollution of our environment is responsible for only a small percentage of cancers that affect the inhabitants of western countries. [News Source]

Quintessential foodie talks about what to eat and why.
Monday March 31st 2008, 11:00 AM

I don't eat conventional industrial meat any more. I cook more of my own food. And I opt for quality over quantity whenever I can. [News Source]

Unnecessary world-wide food crisis building.
Monday March 31st 2008, 11:00 AM

A huge amount of the world's farmland is being diverted to feed cars, not people. [News Source]

Are no-cal sweets worth it?
Monday March 31st 2008, 11:00 AM

Population studies suggest that the average American consumes the equivalent of 31 teaspoons of sugar per day, a 20 percent increase since 1962. [News Source]

A highway that binds China and its neighbors.
Monday March 31st 2008, 11:00 AM

A major milestone is celebrated today -- a new road linking China to neighboring Southeast Asia countries, creating closer integration and giving China closer access to resources in one of Asia's least developed and most pristine regions. [News Source]

Health, environmental concerns fuel popularity of grass-fed beef.
Monday March 31st 2008, 11:00 AM

Grass-fed beef is part of a growing trend in which business and consumers are beginning to move away from the factory-farming model that has dominated American agriculture - and the food we eat - for decades. [News Source]

Future is sunny for Oregon solar cell whiz.
Monday March 31st 2008, 11:00 AM

Brian McCarthy, teen pioneer of better solar technology, has earned four science awards this year, including a spot in the Intel Science Talent Search. [News Source]

Scientists breed smelt in case species becomes extinct in Delta.
Monday March 31st 2008, 11:00 AM

Scientists have been unable to explain the decline of Delta smelt, much less solve it. So the refuge smelt are intended as a last-ditch effort to save the species, long considered a bellwether for the health of the estuary as a whole. [News Source]

Why eating just one sausage a day raises your cancer risk by 20 percent.
Monday March 31st 2008, 11:00 AM

One sausage a day can significantly raise the risk of bowel cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease, experts have warned. [News Source]

Uganda: Is Country Becoming a Pill-Popping Nation? (
Monday March 31st 2008, 10:36 AM

A friend of mine was feeling ill and went to a clinic for treatment. They took her temperature and said she was not ill, but mal-nourished. "What you need," they told her, "is vitamin pills. Here you are, 60 tablets for 60 days, one a day. That will be sh50,000. [News Source]