Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Los Angeles Fire Department failed to properly inspect hundreds of hazardous sites, state says.
Saturday February 28th 2015, 9:00 AM

The Los Angeles Fire Department has failed to properly inspect hundreds of hazardous sites scattered across the city, exposing the public to increased risks from potential spills and mishandling of toxic substances, according to a state report released Friday. [News Source]

Ratification of Minamata convention vital to curbing harm from mercury.
Saturday February 28th 2015, 9:00 AM

Efforts must be accelerated to protect human health and the environment from mercury. [News Source]

What China’s growing appetite for pork means for the environment.
Friday February 27th 2015, 9:00 AM

As a recent article in Science magazine showed, hogs in China are creating new and ominous threats to the environment. [News Source]

The lethal legacy of the Vietnam war.
Friday February 27th 2015, 9:00 AM

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange. [News Source]

Senate approves bill prohibiting local governments from banning plastic bags.
Friday February 27th 2015, 9:00 AM

The Senate voted Thursday to prohibit cities like Athens and Tybee Island from imposing their own local bans on plastic grocery bags. [News Source]

Gaza’s natural gas deposits could easily spark a full-fledged resource war.
Friday February 27th 2015, 9:00 AM

Almost all the current wars, uprisings and other conflicts in the Middle East are part of an increasingly frenzied competition to find, extract and market fossil fuels whose future consumption is guaranteed to lead to a set of cataclysmic environmental crises. [News Source]

Eating fish can make you less aggressive
Friday February 27th 2015, 1:24 AM

Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D may control the brain serotonin. [News Source]

Food preservatives linked to obesity and gut disease.
Thursday February 26th 2015, 9:00 AM

In a study done in mice, chemicals known as emulsifiers were found to alter the make-up of bacteria in the colon - the first time that these additives have been shown to affect health directly. [News Source]

Planet Earth is a sick patient due to climate change, says Prince Charles.
Thursday February 26th 2015, 9:00 AM

Speaking at a Royal Society event on health and climate change, the Prince of Wales says that failure to act on global warming would be ‘death sentence’ for the planet. [News Source]

Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?
Thursday February 26th 2015, 9:00 AM

Consumption of emulsifiers, additives widely used in the production of processed foods, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and a cluster of obesity-related diseases known as metabolic syndrome, and may have contributed to the sharp rise in these conditions over the last three decades, says a new study conducted on rats. [News Source]

Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D may control brain serotonin, affecting behavior and psychiatric disorders
Wednesday February 25th 2015, 11:11 AM

Although essential marine omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D have been shown to improve cognitive function and behavior in the context of certain brain disorders, the underlying mechanism has been unclear. In a new paper, serotonin is explained as the possible missing link tying together why vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids might ameliorate the symptoms associated with a broad array of ... [News Source]

Is the junk-food era drawing to a close?
Wednesday February 25th 2015, 9:00 AM

For decades, "American cuisine" was an oxymoron, the punch line to a sad joke. Billions of dollars in profits have been made betting on the US appetite for processed junk. Those days may be drawing to an end. [News Source]