Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Washington expands Lake Roosevelt, Spokane River fish advisories.
Wednesday April 30th 2008, 11:00 PM

State health officials are adding species and meal limits to the fish consumption advisories on Lake Roosevelt and the Spokane River based on new fish tissue testing and evaluation, according to a state Department of Health announcement.

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Shortages threaten farmers’ key tool: fertilizer.
Wednesday April 30th 2008, 11:00 AM

Spot shortages and soaring prices for fertilizer, the most essential ingredient of modern agriculture, are one factor contributing to a rise in food prices that threatens to push tens of millions of poor people into malnutrition.

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Ottawa calls on B.C. natives to ration sockeye catch.
Tuesday April 29th 2008, 11:00 PM

Sockeye returns to the Fraser River this summer will be so poor that the federal government has asked 94 native bands in the watershed to come up with a catch-sharing plan that, for the first time, may involve “salmon rationing.”

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Scientists make weight loss claim.
Tuesday April 29th 2008, 10:00 AM

Australian scientists believe they may have discovered how to help people lose weight without cutting back on food. Researchers in Melbourne found that by manipulating fat cells in mice they were able to speed up metabolism.

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New shrew discovered in Ireland.
Monday April 28th 2008, 10:00 PM

Ireland, which has seen an immigration surge in recent years, has a new foreigner on its shores, scientists said Monday: the greater white-toothed shrew.

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PCB cleanup questions.
Monday April 28th 2008, 1:00 PM

As General Electric Co. unveiled its plan for cleaning the Housatonic River, some residents have begun to question whether the cure is worse than the disease.

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Study: Diabetes before motherhood on the rise.
Monday April 28th 2008, 9:00 AM

The number of pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes has more than doubled in seven years, a California study found, a troubling trend that means health risks for both mothers and newborns.

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WheyUP To Be Sold At Vitamin World (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Monday April 28th 2008, 3:01 AM

Sports beverage company signs marketing deal with retail chain [News Source]

Blackmores posts healthy profit lift (AAP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Monday April 28th 2008, 1:27 AM

Vitamin and herbal supplements distributor Blackmores says it is on track for a record annual profit after posting a 19.6 per cent lift in net profit. [News Source]

Chinese salad adds dose of vitamin D (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
Monday April 28th 2008, 1:22 AM

Today's recipe for Chinese Chicken Rice Salad may become one of your favorites. It has an Asian flair with a bit of sophistication. [News Source]

Obesity leaves children with livers like foie gras.
Sunday April 27th 2008, 9:00 PM

Children as young as four are developing livers so fatty that they resemble the French delicacy foie gras. Specialists meeting in Italy say rising obesity rates across the developed world are driving an increase in fatty liver.

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Eat locally, survive globally.
Sunday April 27th 2008, 11:00 AM

National food policy should give priority to local agriculture over globalized agribusiness [News Source]