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Vitamin A deficiency linked with Alzheimer’s disease

Brain tissue could be "programmed" for life during early development in the womb and during infancy. One key factor is Vitamin A, and deficiency could be linked to developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.

Pete Evans' paleo diet for children suspended from publication

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans' paleo diet cookbook for children has been suspended from publication over health concerns associated with a baby formula concoction made from bone broth and worries that a paleo diet may not be suitable for children.

Vitamin supplement helps with hearing loss

Vitamin B3 supplements could assist in preventing noise-induced hearing loss. This finding is based on new research using mice. The experimental finding could also be used to treat types of aging-related conditions that are linked to a protein deficiency.

Zinc helps reduce bacterial infection

Zinc can 'starve' one of the world's most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal, as indicated by a new medical study.

Contaminated B12 shot recalled

Park Pharmacy & Compounding Center has recalled two lots of product Methylcobalamin (a vitamin B12 shot) due to doubts over its test results. Two other pharmacies have also recalled products this week.

JAMA study shows daily multivitamins can reduce cancer risk

A newly released study shows that men who take a daily multivitamin may be able to reduce their risk of some types of cancer.

Study: Vitamin D could help protect eyesight

Women with higher levels of Vitamin D were less likely to show early effects from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a recent study.

Revising vitamin D, calcium recommendations

The U.S. Institute of Medicine yesterday slightly revised the recommended intakes for vitamin D and calcium while downplaying recent reports of widespread vitamin D deficiency and vitamin D's protection against numerous health conditions.

Indoor lifestyles and fear of sun causing Vitamin D deficiency

A lack of sun is resulting in dangerously low levels of Vitamin D, according to a new study. Sometimes the deficiency is serious enough to be life-threatening.

Study: Vitamin B may slow Alzheimer's

A recent study shows that high doses of B vitamins may dramatically slow brain shrinkage and help protect people from Alzheimer’s.

Cut the risk of lung cancer with a meat and potatoes diet

Heavy smokers may be making themselves more prone to lung cancer. Then again, some aren't. A new survey reveals that if you have high levels of vitamin-B and an amino acid in your system, that is likely to prevent you from getting cancer in general.

Higher blood Vitamin D levels may lower risk of colorectal cancer

A study published Sunday in the British Medical Journal shows that people with the highest levels of blood vitamin D concentration had a nearly 40% decrease in colorectal cancer risk than those with lower levels of vitamin D.

Could Vitamin D Be as Helpful as Vaccine In Swine Flu Resistance? Special

The 'sunshine vitamin' may be just what the doctor needs to order when it comes to preventing the flu's complications according to the founder of Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center, Dr. William Grant.

Sanofi eyes on China's OTC market

Paris-based Sanofi-Aventis, the largest pharmaceutical company in Europe, signed a letter of intent over the weekend with Hangzhou-based Minsheng Pharmaceutical Group to set up a joint venture that will focus on producing vitamin and mineral supplements.

Study: 75 Percent of Americans Vitamin D Deficient

According to a study from the University of Colorado, 75% of Americans are Vitamin D deficient. The change in outdoor behaviors have been cited.

Low Levels of vitamin D Linked to Chronic Pain

A new study from the UK suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D may have chronic pain. This affliction does not effect men.

Study Says 1 in 7 U.S. Teens Is Vitamin D Deficient

One in seven American adolescents is vitamin D deficient, according to a new study by researchers in the Department of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Vitamin D Tied to Muscle Power in Adolescent Girls

Vitamin D is significantly associated with muscle power and force in adolescent girls, according to a newly published study.

Study Finds Vitamin C Lowers Levels of Heart Disease Biomarker

A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, adds to the evidence that vitamin C supplements can lower concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP).

Vitamin D Deficiency May Be More Common in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Individuals with Parkinson’s disease appear more likely to be vitamin D deficient than healthy adults of the same age or patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Women’s chronic pain linked to Vitamin D deficiency?

It doesn’t affect men. Hormonal issues are believed to be the reason, but lack of Vitamin D is now believed to have something to do with chronic pain in women. Statistically a direct correlation between vitamin levels has now been established in tests.

Dermatologist: Is Sunblock Useful or Dangerous?

It was once said that everyone should use a sunblock, especially for those who have had skin cancer. Now new studies have found the opposite.

Link Between Vitamin D Status & Breast Cancer

Researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine show an association between deficiency in exposure to sunlight, specifically ultraviolet B (UVB), and breast cancer.

Why the Sun Can Stop Your Child From Becoming Diabetic

Recent studies have shown that giving children safe exposure to sun will actually reduce their chances of developing diabetes at a later stage. The effects of Vitamin D found in sunshine has proved beneficial against the type 1 illness.

Vitamin E Supplement May Heighten Risk of Lung Cancer

In a study, named VITAmins and Lifestyle (VITAL), of 78,000 adults in the state of Washington over a four year period of time dealing with taking vitamins and lung cancer incidence, shows that taking vitamin E may increase the risk of lung cancer.

Scientists studying the effects of high-dose vitamin C on non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Researchers have received approval for a first-of-its kind study to determine whether high doses of vitamin C will slow the spread of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Bangladesh Adds Vitamin A to Cooking Oil to Fight Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a major problem in Bangladesh. A recently announced partnership between the government and the private sector is designed to address that problem by adding Vitamin A to cooking oil.

Vitamin C helps plants grow

Vitamin C is not just healthy for humans, it helps plants grow too, scientists have learned. The discovery could have major implications for agriculture and lead to improved crop yields.

Madonna shocks airplane passengers with mid-air vitamin shot

Madonna shocked passengers on a recent transatlantic flight after witnesses claim she took out a needle and started injecting herself with vitamins. Sources say that she had not eaten or drank any water in seven hours.

Muslim Hijab Dangerous to Women and Children

Britain's National Health Service is launching a campaign aimed at Muslim women whose body-covering traditional dress puts them and their young children at risk for health problems, including rickets, caused by a lack of vitamin D.
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