Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Phila. begins food labeling law.
Sunday January 31st 2010, 9:00 AM

Phila. begins its strictest-in-the-nation menu-labeling law tomorrow. This first part, requiring chain restaurants to list calories on food tags and menu boards, is a relatively simple proposition that research shows can influence ordering habits. [News Source]

Antarctica: A frozen hotbed of climate research for hardy scientists.
Sunday January 31st 2010, 9:00 AM

Scientists search not for fame, but for answers about the same climate that once tortured and killed their polar adventuring forebears. [News Source]

$2,000 in supplements stolen from Vitamins Plus (Peoria Journal Star)
Sunday January 31st 2010, 12:23 AM

Vitamin supplements valued at about $2,000 were stolen when someone broke into Vitamins Plus, 3428 W. Willow Knolls Drive, sometime between 5 p.m. Friday and 6:45 a.m. Saturday. [News Source]

Feeling the burn from ‘green friction’ with your partner yet?
Saturday January 30th 2010, 9:00 AM

Let's call it green friction, that force in a household when one person is more green-minded than another. It's often characterized by comments like: "Why did you throw this away, Love? Did you realize it could be recycled?" (Love probably did). [News Source]

Obama puts government on low-carbon diet.
Saturday January 30th 2010, 9:00 AM

President Obama ordered the government today to reduce energy use – cutting everything from the electricity used in office buildings to the petroleum used in fleet vehicles – in an effort to slash its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2020. [News Source]

Change comes to North Main: Vitamin Cottage and Showtime on the move | By Tony Kindelspire © 2010 … (The Longmont Times-Call)
Saturday January 30th 2010, 7:43 AM

LONGMONT – Attention, North Main Street shoppers: For your videos, go across the street. For your vitamins, you’ll soon go a couple of doors down. [News Source]

Vitamin D deficiency may worsen asthma (People’s Daily)
Saturday January 30th 2010, 4:10 AM

Lower levels of Vitamin D may worsen asthma and hinder response to steroid treatment, a new study finds. For the study, researchers at the National Jewish Health (NJH) in Denver took the vitamin D levels of 54 asthmatics and assessed lung function, airway hyper-responsiveness, which is the prevalence of airway constriction, and response to steroid treatment. The study found that people with low ... [News Source]

Vitamin D may fight Crohn’s disease (UPI)
Saturday January 30th 2010, 12:46 AM

MONTREAL, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers say vitamin D can counter the effects of Crohn's disease. [News Source]

Too Little Vitamin D May Worsen Asthma (MedicineNet.com)
Friday January 29th 2010, 4:28 PM

Title: Too Little Vitamin D May Worsen Asthma Category: Health News Created: 1/28/2010 12:10:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 1/29/2010 [News Source]

Vitamin D may protect against Crohn’s disease (Nutraingredients.com)
Friday January 29th 2010, 11:48 AM

The active form of vitamin D, known as 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25D), is able to maintain proper functioning of the immune system that acts as the body's first defense against microbial invaders. [News Source]

Law on climate change.
Friday January 29th 2010, 9:00 AM

The Japanese government is urged to aggressively advance policies to achieve its high goal and lead other nations in achieving low-carbon economies and societies. By doing so, Japan can enhance its competitiveness through a new age. [News Source]

No antibiotics or growth hormones added to feed at Ontario hog farm.
Friday January 29th 2010, 9:00 AM

It took the death of their two-year-old son from liver cancer in 2001 for hog farmer Paul Hill and his wife Rosie to re-evaluate their lives and in particular how they could make the world a better place. [News Source]