Latest News on Vitamins and Health

As Florida activists call for gmo labeling, scientists say danger is overhyped.
Saturday August 31st 2013, 10:00 AM

Food containing genetically modified ingredients would have to be labeled as such if a bill filed this month passes the Florida Legislature. The bill’s sponsor says people should have the right to refuse genetically modified foods. But food biotechnologists say supporters of the bill overstate the dangers of genetic engineering. [News Source]

As Florida activists call for gmo labeling, scientists say danger is overhyped.
Saturday August 31st 2013, 10:00 AM

Food containing genetically modified ingredients would have to be labeled as such if a bill filed this month passes the Florida Legislature. The bill’s sponsor says people should have the right to refuse genetically modified foods. But food biotechnologists say supporters of the bill overstate the dangers of genetic engineering. [News Source]

The journey of mercury – emissions to fish.
Saturday August 31st 2013, 10:00 AM

Though it may be hard to mentally connect the dots, here it is. The gold ring on your finger and the electricity coursing through a house in China, have likely contributed to the mercury accumulating in the bodies of the fish you catch in Lake DeSmet. [News Source]

The journey of mercury – emissions to fish.
Saturday August 31st 2013, 10:00 AM

Though it may be hard to mentally connect the dots, here it is. The gold ring on your finger and the electricity coursing through a house in China, have likely contributed to the mercury accumulating in the bodies of the fish you catch in Lake DeSmet. [News Source]

For polar bears, some places better than others.
Saturday August 31st 2013, 10:00 AM

Polar bears, as is well known, are creatures of the sea ice, and many studies have established that declining sea ice is already impacting polar bear health and population numbers in parts of their range. [News Source]

For polar bears, some places better than others.
Saturday August 31st 2013, 10:00 AM

Polar bears, as is well known, are creatures of the sea ice, and many studies have established that declining sea ice is already impacting polar bear health and population numbers in parts of their range. [News Source]

Environmental pollution linked to long-term health effects.
Saturday August 31st 2013, 10:00 AM

Researchers of a new study found that environmental pollution may have long-term health effects like chronic diseases including metabolic disorders and diabetes. [News Source]

Techie was turning blind, docs blame it on vegetarian food
Saturday August 31st 2013, 7:30 AM

Examining him, ophthalmologists found the techie to be Vitamin B12 deficient. The vitamin being found mostly in non-vegetarian food, docs say vegetarians need supplements to compensate for it... [News Source]

Babies hemorrhage after parents refuse vitamin K shots
Saturday August 31st 2013, 1:18 AM

Some Tennessee parents are refusing vitamin K injections for their newborns. / AFP/Getty Images NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A bleeding disorder in babies that is so rare that it typically affects fewer than one in 100,000 newborns is becoming more common in Tennessee because parents are refusing vitamin K injections at birth, according to pediatric specialists. [News Source]

Saving the orange tree.
Friday August 30th 2013, 10:00 AM

If we are to preserve Florida's orange juice industry we will need to come to terms with safe and rational genetic engineering and the innovative applications of systemic neonic pesticides. [News Source]

PCBs are not toxic time bombs.
Friday August 30th 2013, 10:00 AM

There are two angles to news about the illegally stored PCB waste in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. There is the legal and political story, and there is the scientific one. On the science side, the risk posed by the stored chemicals has been exaggerated, generating an unwarranted degree of public anxiety. [News Source]

High mercury prompts new Utah fish consumption warnings.
Friday August 30th 2013, 10:00 AM

State health and environmental regulators updated fish consumption warnings for mercury Thursday, just as Utahns started packing up for holiday weekend getaways. [News Source]