Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Vitamin D levels linked to emphysema
Monday September 30th 2013, 5:22 PM

Researchers have found a relationship between emphysema and serum vitamin D levels, suggesting that the vitamin may play a role in modulating lung structure. [News Source]

Mouse Studies Reveal Promising Vitamin D-Based Treatment for MS
Monday September 30th 2013, 10:19 AM

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is a hard lot. Patients typically get the diagnosis around age 30 after experiencing a series of neurological problems such as blurry vision, wobbly gait or a numb foot. From there, this neurodegenerative disease follows an unforgiving course. [News Source]

Mouse Studies Reveal Promising Vitamin D-Based Treatment for MS
Monday September 30th 2013, 10:19 AM

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is a hard lot. Patients typically get the diagnosis around age 30 after experiencing a series of neurological problems such as blurry vision, wobbly gait or a numb foot. From there, this neurodegenerative disease follows an unforgiving course. [News Source]

Vitamin D and Your Health: It's Not a 'Cure All'
Monday September 30th 2013, 6:42 AM

Growing up in sunny California, I never thought much about the so-called "sunshine vitamin." I wasn't one to sit on the beach tanning, but I did play just about every outdoor sport imaginable. That's why it came as such as shock that I was deficient in this important vitamin. [News Source]

bioMérieux launches a new assay for vitamin D testing: VIDAS® 25 OH Vitamin D Total
Monday September 30th 2013, 1:15 AM

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Mouse studies reveal promising vitamin D-based treatment for MS
Sunday September 29th 2013, 1:00 PM

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is a hard lot. Patients typically get the diagnosis around age 30 after experiencing a series of neurological problems such as blurry vision, wobbly gait or a numb foot. From there, this neurodegenerative disease follows an unforgiving course. [News Source]

Grassless pens feed Britain’s taste for cheap beef.
Sunday September 29th 2013, 10:00 AM

An investigation has established that an intensive operation for almost 3,000 cattle has been created in Lincolnshire. A second site, potentially holding up to 8,000 animals in pens surrounded by walls made from bales of straw, is planned for a site a few miles away. [News Source]

US District Court backs science-based restoration.
Sunday September 29th 2013, 10:00 AM

Even as we pursue greater scientific knowledge, we must act now to prevent the demonstrably negative effects – like harmful algae blooms – that result from the status quo management of our landscapes and waterways. [News Source]

Do you eat Idaho fish? State officials want to know.
Sunday September 29th 2013, 10:00 AM

A fish-consumption study will help the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality set pollution standards that protect human health. [News Source]

Should red meat carry a health warning?
Sunday September 29th 2013, 10:00 AM

Research shows that if you give a diet of unlimited meat to omnivorous animals, whether a fly, a mouse or a chimpanzee, they will go on gorging until they are fat and ill. And that is precisely what has happened to humans. [News Source]

Oregon, Washington issue Columbia River fish warning.
Sunday September 29th 2013, 10:00 AM

Health officials in Oregon and Washington said Monday that people should protect themselves against mercury and PCB contamination by limiting consumption of certain fish species from a 150-mile section of the Columbia River. [News Source]

Vitamin D-based treatment key to halting MS
Saturday September 28th 2013, 12:59 PM

Washington, Sept. 28 : Researchers have discovered a vitamin D-based treatment that can halt - and even reverse - the course of the disease in a mouse model of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). [News Source]