Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Arctic off-shore drilling hits home in Barrow, Alaska.
Tuesday June 30th 2015, 10:00 AM

As Royal Dutch Shell’s massive drill rig, the Polar Pioneer, chugs its way up the Alaskan coast, the 4,700 residents of Barrow, Alaska, are preparing for a very different event: the annual Nalukataq festival, in which the entire community shares in the bounty of a successful whaling season. [News Source]

How to eat healthy and save the planet.
Tuesday June 30th 2015, 10:00 AM

Dietitians and the food industry are awaiting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s highly anticipated new dietary guidelines by the end of this year with one key question in mind: will they include environmental considerations? [News Source]

Sugary drinks linked to 180,000 deaths a year, study says.
Tuesday June 30th 2015, 10:00 AM

Scientists are asking people across the globe to lay off sugary drinks, linking the consumption to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year, including more than 25,000 Americans. [News Source]

Country air could be good for us because it’s slightly poisonous.
Monday June 29th 2015, 10:00 AM

Take a stroll by the ocean or in the woods, and you can smell the difference compared to a town or city. It's more than just a lack of pollution. What you are sensing is an airborne plethora of particles and chemicals produced by plants, fungi and bacteria. [News Source]

Warmer world, bigger beaks.
Monday June 29th 2015, 10:00 AM

Researchers in Australia have discovered a potential link between climate change and one of birds’ most vital organs. [News Source]

The Pope’s ecological vow.
Monday June 29th 2015, 10:00 AM

Pope Francis knows that if the consciences of ordinary Catholics can be pricked, they may begin to adjust their life choices - and that could create pressure for political action. Climate change skeptics may well find that in Francis they have met their most formidable opponent. [News Source]

Two men. One coal-ash dump. No answers.
Friday June 26th 2015, 10:00 AM

Inmates at a Pennsylvania state prison in LaBelle, Fayette County, and town residents believe a coal ash dump has made them sick. [News Source]

Feds forecast smaller dead zone in Chesapeake Bay this summer.
Thursday June 25th 2015, 10:00 AM

Fewer nutrients flowing into the Chesapeake Bay this spring likely means a smaller "dead zone" this summer, federal experts say. [News Source]

Quiet, please! Researchers worry urban noise may be linked to belly fat, stroke, even death.
Thursday June 25th 2015, 10:00 AM

The sounds of urban life may give you a headache, but could they also make your belly fatter, cause premature aging and lead to stroke? [News Source]

The terrifying truth about air pollution and dementia.
Wednesday June 24th 2015, 10:00 AM

Scientists now suspect that a major cause of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's could be the air we breathe. [News Source]

Can the bacteria in your gut explain your mood?
Wednesday June 24th 2015, 10:00 AM

Biologists now believe that much of what makes us human depends on microbial activity. [News Source]

GMO dilemma: Swaying a wary public.
Wednesday June 24th 2015, 10:00 AM

While most scientists vouch for the safety of genetically modified organisms, many laymen remain unconvinced. [News Source]