Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Many patients in intensive care are deficient in vitamin D (News-Medical-Net)
Thursday April 30th 2009, 11:42 PM

Australian researchers have discovered that many critically ill patients in intensive care are deficient in vitamin D. [News Source]

Vitamin “C” as in coke: Dutch man, 76, arrested in Rome for smuggling cocaine in oranges (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Thursday April 30th 2009, 5:27 PM

ROME - The elderly man claimed he needed the oranges in his suitcase to keep up his vitamin C level, but Italian police soon realized the "C" stood for cocaine. [News Source]

Insufficient vitamin D may boost asthma risk (Nutraingredients.com)
Thursday April 30th 2009, 1:08 PM

The researchers, led by John Brehm from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School concluded: “In these children, lower vitamin D levels are associated with increased markers of allergy and asthma severity.” [News Source]

Low vitamin D causes problems for acutely ill patients (PhysOrg)
Thursday April 30th 2009, 10:27 AM

A group of endocrinologists in Sydney have observed that very sick patients tend to have very low levels of Vitamin D. The sicker they are, the lower the levels. [News Source]

Vitamin Shoppe accepting donations for Vitamin Angels program (West Orange Times)
Thursday April 30th 2009, 10:00 AM

Customers at Vitamin Shoppe locations in West Orange County can help provide vital nutrition for children and families in need by donating to the Vitamin Angels program. [News Source]

What the autism gene finding means for parents.
Thursday April 30th 2009, 10:00 AM

It's too soon to benefit babies, but maybe new therapies are somewhere down the road. [News Source]

And after much effort, Man created swine flu.
Thursday April 30th 2009, 10:00 AM

As swine flu spreads, and fear spreads faster, it is worth remembering that this, and other animal-to-human viruses, are partly man-made, the outcome of our hunger for cheap meat. [News Source]

Bird study linked to water debate.
Thursday April 30th 2009, 10:00 AM

Federal and state wildlife biologists have blamed the die-off of a flock of endangered whooping cranes on a dry spell that reduced the Guadalupe’s flow so severely that the supply of freshwater and food for the cranes dwindled in the bay. [News Source]

And after much effort, Man created swine flu.
Thursday April 30th 2009, 10:00 AM

As swine flu spreads, and fear spreads faster, it is worth remembering that this, and other animal-to-human viruses, are partly man-made, the outcome of our hunger for cheap meat. [News Source]

Low vitamin D causes problems for acutely ill patients (EurekAlert!)
Thursday April 30th 2009, 9:28 AM

( Research Australia ) A group of endocrinologists in Sydney have observed that very sick patients tend to have very low levels of Vitamin D. The sicker they are, the lower the levels.Dr Paul Lee, Professor John Eisman and Associate Professor Jackie Center, researchers at Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research, examined a cohort of 42 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. Forty-five percent ... [News Source]

Vitamin “C” as in coke: Dutch man, 76, arrested in Rome for smuggling cocaine in oranges (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Thursday April 30th 2009, 5:57 AM

ROME - The elderly man claimed he needed the oranges in his suitcase to keep up his vitamin C level, but Italian police soon realized the "C" stood for cocaine. [News Source]

Suffering a senior moment? It might be lack of vitamin D (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Thursday April 30th 2009, 4:22 AM

Forget your keys recently, can't remember where you put your reading glasses and feeling a little blue? It could be that the planets are out of alignment, but a better explanation might be that you're not getting enough vitamin D. [News Source]