Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Product recalls: Wooden drums, roman shades, toasters, vitamins, children’s sleepwear
Thursday June 30th 2011, 9:22 PM

DETAILS: A wooden hexagon drum with pictures of animals on the six sides imported by Cost Plus Inc. of Oakland, Calif., and sold at World Market stores nationwide from December 2010 through May 2011. [News Source]

Vitamin D Helps to Prevent Diabetes and Thyroid Disease
Thursday June 30th 2011, 7:16 PM

A new study from Tufts Medical Center in Boston is linking increased levels of vitamin D with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D is also important in managing thyroid disease. There are two types of vitamin D: D2 comes from food and vitamin D3 from sunlight. [News Source]

International Vitamin Corporation Recalls Live Better Vitamins Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure …
Thursday June 30th 2011, 4:38 PM

The iron supplements are not in child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Ingesting multiple iron supplement tablets at once can cause serious injury or death to young children. [News Source]

Did Vitamin D Deficiency Contribute to Mozart’s and Mahler’s Deaths?
Thursday June 30th 2011, 1:51 PM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart suffered from many infectious illnesses from 1762 to 1791, the year of his death at 35 years of age. Most of these illnesses occurred between mid-October and May. Mozart died on December 5, two-to-three months into the 6-month vitamin D winter at that latitude. [News Source]

Calcium Plus Vitamin D Decrease Melanoma Risk
Thursday June 30th 2011, 10:27 AM

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- The risk of obtaining melanoma, a life-threatening skin cancer, may be reduced through a simple combination of calcium and vitamin D. A new study by Stanford University School of Medicine found that women who once had non-melanoma and took a calcium-vitamin D combination developed 57 percent fewer melanomas than women with similar histories who were not given the supplement ... [News Source]

Prenatal vitamins lower autism risk.
Thursday June 30th 2011, 10:00 AM

Taking prenatal vitamins around the time of conception decreased the risk of autism in the children by almost half, finds a study of mom/child pairs from California. [News Source]

Home builders sue EPA over bay pollution limits.
Thursday June 30th 2011, 10:00 AM

The National Association of Home Builders is the latest group to sue the federal government in an attempt to thwart the new Chesapeake Bay "pollution diet." [News Source]

Canada seeks to breed a better honey bee.
Thursday June 30th 2011, 10:00 AM

Following a massive bee die-off in parts of the world, two Canadian universities on Wednesday launched an effort to breed honey bees resistant to pests and diseases. Led by the universities of Guelph and Manitoba, the program will try to breed a better bee through genetic selection. [News Source]

Prenatal vitamins lower autism risk.
Thursday June 30th 2011, 10:00 AM

Taking prenatal vitamins around the time of conception decreased the risk of autism in the children by almost half, finds a study of mom/child pairs from California. [News Source]

Home builders sue EPA over bay pollution limits.
Thursday June 30th 2011, 10:00 AM

The National Association of Home Builders is the latest group to sue the federal government in an attempt to thwart the new Chesapeake Bay "pollution diet." [News Source]

Canada seeks to breed a better honey bee.
Thursday June 30th 2011, 10:00 AM

Following a massive bee die-off in parts of the world, two Canadian universities on Wednesday launched an effort to breed honey bees resistant to pests and diseases. Led by the universities of Guelph and Manitoba, the program will try to breed a better bee through genetic selection. [News Source]

Vitamin D Study raises significant facts for better health lifestyle
Thursday June 30th 2011, 8:18 AM

You may have heard about Vitamin D helping you decrease risk of all types of cancer, maintain strong bones and teeth, and prevents high blood pressure. But those were just few of the things you can benefit from the said vitamin supplement. [News Source]