Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Vitamin C use in cure dismissed
Sunday July 31st 2011, 1:17 PM

People convinced large doses of intravenous vitamin C were an effective cancer treatment could end the debate by setting up a randomised controlled trial, Prof Shaun Holt says. read more [News Source]

Vitamins may improve memory
Sunday July 31st 2011, 10:17 AM

Adult people who have been taking vitamin and mineral supplements for a long time may perform better in memory tests, a French study suggests. [News Source]

Effort is growing to offer healthier choices in vending machines.
Saturday July 30th 2011, 10:00 AM

Just a few years after sodas started disappearing from schools, a growing number of cities, states, hospitals, businesses, and even park systems are turning their attention to the nutrition that they offer employees and visitors, particularly through vending. [News Source]

Cow manure and methane.
Saturday July 30th 2011, 10:00 AM

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas but estimating how much ruminating animals produce has not been easy. Now scientists have found a correlation between levels of a compound in manure and the amount of methane released by the animal. [News Source]

Shooting horses: Canada’s slaughter industry under fire.
Saturday July 30th 2011, 10:00 AM

The killing of horses for human consumption is a flourishing $70-million Canadian industry. But debate rages over both the treatment of the animals and the potential health risk to humans posed by the drugs they are fed. [News Source]

Effort is growing to offer healthier choices in vending machines.
Saturday July 30th 2011, 10:00 AM

Just a few years after sodas started disappearing from schools, a growing number of cities, states, hospitals, businesses, and even park systems are turning their attention to the nutrition that they offer employees and visitors, particularly through vending. [News Source]

Cow manure and methane.
Saturday July 30th 2011, 10:00 AM

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas but estimating how much ruminating animals produce has not been easy. Now scientists have found a correlation between levels of a compound in manure and the amount of methane released by the animal. [News Source]

Shooting horses: Canada’s slaughter industry under fire.
Saturday July 30th 2011, 10:00 AM

The killing of horses for human consumption is a flourishing $70-million Canadian industry. But debate rages over both the treatment of the animals and the potential health risk to humans posed by the drugs they are fed. [News Source]

Summit surgeon’s study links vitamin deficiency with injuries in NFL players
Saturday July 30th 2011, 8:30 AM

Michael Shindle BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Low levels of vitamin D can increase a professional athlete’s odds of injury, according study findings by Summit Medical Group orthopedic surgeon, Michael Shindle, M.D. In a study of 89 players from the NFL’s New... [News Source]

Noor Pharmaceuticals Launches New Line of Halal Vitamins Just in time for Ramadan 2011
Friday July 29th 2011, 9:06 PM

Taking multivitamins is recommended to maintain general health, especially during long periods of fasts, such as the month of Ramadan. For the first time, Muslims can enjoy scientifically formulated Halal Vitamins thanks to NoorVitamins at http://www.NoorVitamins.comNew York, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Launched just in time for Ramadan, Noor Vitamins offers the first ... [News Source]

Vitamin Shoppe Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know
Friday July 29th 2011, 3:15 PM

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement? [News Source]

Pew report: Fewer poultry farms concentrate waste.
Friday July 29th 2011, 10:00 AM

Increasing demand for chicken is being satisfied by fewer farms concentrated in a smaller area where surrounding farmland can't sustainably use the resulting waste as fertilizer, according to a new report being disputed by industry groups. [News Source]