Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Sun light exposure
Friday December 31st 2010, 10:20 PM

A potential source of vitamin D is synthesis in the skin from the ultraviolet B light fraction of sun light. Decrease in sun light exposure occurs during the winter and other seasons and when sun light is attenuated by clouds, air pollution, or the environment (eg, shade). [News Source]

Cleaning up the bay.
Friday December 31st 2010, 9:00 AM

Normally, we would not be encouraged by a grade of D-plus for anything. But when it comes to restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, we are indeed encouraged. [News Source]

W.Va., EPA at odds over Chesapeake Bay plan.
Friday December 31st 2010, 9:00 AM

Among the six states that comprise the Chesapeake Bay watershed, West Virginia is a small player in the massive program to restore the nation's largest estuary. [News Source]

New ‘diet’ prescribed to clean Chesapeake Bay.
Friday December 31st 2010, 9:00 AM

The federal government is putting the Chesapeake Bay watershed on a pollution diet, hoping to restore it to a relatively healthy state by 2025. [News Source]

Experts weigh benefits and disadvantages of store-bought vitamins and supplements
Friday December 31st 2010, 5:21 AM

ALBANY — At this time of year especially, a healthy diet is last on our to-do list and first among our resolutions. To make up for this, we add vitamins and supplements to our grocery list without always thinking of the benefits, disadvantages and alternatives. [News Source]

Past catches up to woman who stole vitamins from store
Thursday December 30th 2010, 5:00 PM

Darlynn Blackbird's past caught up with her Wednesday when she pocketed a bottle of Flintstones' vitamins at a supermarket. After she was apprehended at the Food Basics Store on Pine Street, police found she was wanted on a number of warrants.[...] [News Source]

Man caught stealing Ensure milk, Vitamin C
Thursday December 30th 2010, 1:06 PM

Man caught stealing Ensure milk, Vitamin C - FORT WALTON BEACH - A 53-year-old man was caught a [News Source]

Newborns With Low Vitamin D Levels At Increased Risk For Respiratory Infections
Thursday December 30th 2010, 11:13 AM

The vitamin D levels of newborn babies appear to predict their risk of respiratory infections during infancy and the occurrence of wheezing during early childhood, but not the risk of developing asthma. Results of a study in the January 2011 issue of Pediatrics support the theory that widespread vitamin D deficiency contributes to risk of infections... [News Source]

EPA loosens Chesapeake requirements for N.Y.
Thursday December 30th 2010, 9:00 AM

After two years of negotiations and debate with the state of New York and others, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made good with a promise to complete its plan to clean the Chesapeake Bay by year's end, releasing its "pollution diet" for the Bay's watershed states on Wednesday. [News Source]

Bay ‘pollution diet’ finalized.
Thursday December 30th 2010, 9:00 AM

The long-discussed "pollution diet" for the Chesapeake Bay is official. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued the diet today. It requires pollution reductions of 25 percent of nitrogen, 24 percent of phosphorus and 20 percent of sediment. [News Source]

EPA finalizes pollution ‘diet’ for Chesapeake Bay.
Thursday December 30th 2010, 9:00 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency issued its final "pollution diet" for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay on Wednesday, averting a confrontation for now over the ambitious plan by getting the bay region's states to promise to work harder to restore the nation's largest estuary. [News Source]

EPA lays out major cleanup for bay.
Thursday December 30th 2010, 9:00 AM

An aggressive "pollution diet" for the Chesapeake Bay spells out steps that six states and the District must take by 2025 to put the troubled estuary on the path to recovery. Some states warned they'd struggle to finance the plan. Others, like Virginia and Maryland, expressed support. [News Source]