What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Texas congressmen introduce bill to reduce U.S. reliance on China rare-earth minerals
(Natural News) A group of lawmakers from Texas has introduced a bill that aims to minimize the United States’ dependence on rare-earth minerals from China. Texas representatives Lance Gooden and Vicente Gonzales introduced the bill, named the Reclaiming American Rare Earths (RARE) Act, to the House of Representatives. Under the proposed bill, tax incentives would... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plant protein discovery could reduce need for fertilizer
(University of Nottingham) Researchers have discovered how a protein in plant roots controls the uptake of minerals and water, a finding which could improve the tolerance of agricultural crops to climate change and reduce the need for chemical fertilisers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What are the health benefits of juicing?
Juicing is not any healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables. Juicing extracts the juice from fresh fruits or vegetables. The resulting liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) found in the whole fruit. However, whole fruits and vegetables also have healthy fiber, which is lost during most juicing. Some juicing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 3, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Peer Review Finds EPA ’s Asbestos Risk Evaluation Flawed
The Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals found considerable failings and an underestimation of danger to the general public in a draft risk evaluation of asbestos submitted earlier this year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. SACC, which serves as a scientific, peer-review mechanism for the EPA, released its recommendations last week in the ongoing governmental reevaluation of asbestos. This is the latest step in the amended Toxic Substances Control Act that requires the EPA to conduct evaluations on specific chemicals to determine whether they present unreasonable risk under conditions of use. The committee w...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

See IN STOCK preparedness items from the Health Ranger Store at new site PrepWithMike.com
(Natural News) Because of skyrocketing demand for storable food, immune-boosting nutrients and preparedness items, many of the products that people want (and need) are difficult to find in stock. The food shortages are real, and even many nutritional supplements are hard to come by as people stock up on antioxidants (like vitamin C) and minerals... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin Deficiency May Raise Risk of Serious COVID-19
Researchers are looking into the role vitamins and minerals play in prevention, treatment ... There is a long-established link between nutrition and immune health. ... But when it comes to the coro... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 18, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lawmakers Express Concerns About BLM Nominee
In an August 10, 2020, letter to President Trump, all Democratic Senators expressed opposition to William Perry Pendley’s nomination to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The letter, led by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Joe Manchin (D-WV), was signed by all 45 Democratic Senators, as well as Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Angus King (I-ME). Concerns highlighted in the letter include Pendley’s climate change denial, advocacy for selling public lands, and attempts to undermine tribes. “Over the years, Mr. Pendley has consistently called for selling off public lands...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 17, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Improve your cancer protection by cooking broccoli the right way
(Natural News) Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help prevent the development of various diseases. Researchers have touted the powerful disease-fighting properties of this vegetable. From reducing cancer risk to boosting immune health, broccoli can work wonders for your body. However, it is important to know that some of broccoli’s nutrients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuela: UN report highlights criminal control of mining area, and wider justice concerns
The Human Rights Council on Wednesday heard reports of serious exploitation and abuse of children and indigenous communities in Venezuela, where mining for gold and other minerals is booming. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nonprofits Call for Worldwide Halt of J & J Baby Powder Sales
National advocacy group Black Women for Wellness joined more than 170 other nonprofits from 51 countries last week in demanding that Johnson & Johnson stop the worldwide distribution of its iconic Johnson’s Baby Powder. The demand for a global distribution ban stems from the potential for asbestos in talc, which has led to various cancers and thousands of personal injury lawsuits. A majority of talc cases pertain to women and ovarian cancer. A small percentage of the legal claims involve mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer caused primarily by the inhalation or ingestion of asbestos fibers. Johnson & Jo...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 13, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Short Takes
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting public input on best practices and innovative ideas for education in the principles of rigorous research as well as promotion of rigorous research practices. Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) can be submitted online via this webform or via an email to RigorChampions@nih.gov by August 1, 2020. If submitting by email, please include the Notice number (NOT-NS-20-062) in the subject line. More information can be found at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-20-062.html. ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 7, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

MS Patients Turn to Marijuana, Other Alternative Treatments
A majority of just over 1,000 respondents said they used some type of alternative therapy, including marijuana, vitamins, herbs and minerals, plus mind-body therapies like exercise, mindfulness, massage and various diets. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rethink Food Security and Nutrition Following Covid-19 Pandemic
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 2 2020 (IPS) The Covid-19 crisis has had several unexpected effects, including renewed attention to food security concerns. Earlier understandings of food security in terms of production self-sufficiency have given way to importing supplies since late 20th century promotion of trade liberalization. Jomo Kwame SundaramTransnational food business Disruption of transnational food supply chains and the devastation of many vulnerable livelihoods by policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have revived interest in earlier understandings of food self-sufficien...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Talc-Asbestos Verdict Upheld, Award Cut
The Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a landmark jury verdict that said long-term use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc products, possibly contaminated with asbestos fibers, had caused ovarian cancer in 22 women. The Court of Appeals also reduced the earlier, record-setting award for punitive and compensatory damages from $4.69 billion to $2.1 billion. A Johnson & Johnson spokesperson said the company would appeal again with the Supreme Court of Missouri. Johnson & Johnson has been flooded with more than 19,000 lawsuits in U.S. state and federal courts over its talc products, the majority of which pertain to ova...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Bodybuilding supplements leading to copper toxicity, encephalopathy, fulminant hepatic failure and rhabdomyolysis - Richards JR, Scheerlinck PH, Owen KP, Colby DK.
Millions of people worldwide use nutritional and dietary supplements, such as vitamins and minerals. These and other performance-enhancing substances are also used by high school, college, and professional athletes, bodybuilders, and amateur sports enthusi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Morningstar Minerals LLC - 599745 - 06/01/2020
Unapproved New Drugs/Misbranded (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Office of Human and Animal Food - Division IV West Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Add this to a glass of water to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure poses grave health risks but the condition can be reversed by making simple dietary tweaks. One simple fix is to mix two minerals into a glass of water, suggests research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major Cosmetic Companies Moving Away from Talc in Makeup
Consumer concerns and the threat of potentially costly lawsuits are driving cosmetic companies away from the long-standing manufacture of talc-based products. Reuters News Service is reporting that Revlon, Chanel and L’Oreal — three of the biggest names in U.S. cosmetics — have been turning quietly to talc alternatives in the last few years. Talc is the softest mineral on Earth and is used ubiquitously in thousands of personal care and cosmetic products to absorb moisture, provide lubrication and improve feel. Unfortunately, talc also is mined near the Earth’s surface in proximity to asbestos, which...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

COVID 19 – Conspiracy or Apocalypse? – Part II
By Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine KhanAMSTERDAM/ROME, Jun 8 2020 (IPS) As the COVID-19 virus spread rapidly around the globe, so did various theories about what caused the pandemic. According to the standard scientific theory, the virus originated in bats; crossed over to humans, probably via another intermediate host; and then spread rapidly across the globe. While the mainstream scientific theory sufficed for some, a large number of people saw the pandemic as the work of cold-hearted military or industrial strategists. An equally large number of people saw it as some kind of divine or natural retribution for an increasingly...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine Khan Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news

Diabetes and COVID-19 Link
I have results from my clinic… Three of my diabetic patients went into remission after using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Two patients had type 1 diabetes… and another had type 2 diabetes. All three recovered with oxygen therapy. Most mainstream doctors would scoff at the idea… they “know” there’s no cure for diabetes. And to be treated for it with oxygen seems laughable. If you’re a regular reader, you know more about oxygen therapy than 99% of the general public, including most doctors. But the reason diabetes responds so well to oxygen may surprise you… It al...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

How does selenium help fight cancer?
(Natural News) Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In fact, one in six deaths globally is due to cancer. That being said, most types of cancer can be prevented. Often, cancer prevention comes in the form of proper nutrition, as several vitamins and minerals act... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South African mines record 320 COVID-19 cases ahead of lockdown easing
South Africa's mining industry has so far recorded 320 cases of the new coronavirus, the Minerals Council said on Wednesday as underground mines prepare to ramp up output when Africa's most industrialised economy eases lockdown measures next week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Plant Extract Blend Might Reduce Hangover Symptoms Plant Extract Blend Might Reduce Hangover Symptoms
A supplement that blends plant extracts with vitamins, minerals and sweeteners may help relieve hangover symptoms, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Ends Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in US, Canada
Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it will stop selling its iconic, talc-based baby powder, the target of thousands of lawsuits claiming that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, which led to cancers such as mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. The company said the stoppage is only in the United States and Canada, citing a decline in consumer demand and “misinformation” about the safety of the product. “Demand for talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in North America has been declining due in large part to changes in consumer habits and fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 20, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

New Tests Find Asbestos-Contaminated Talc in Eyeshadow
The Scientific Analytical Institute in Greensboro, North Carolina, recently uncovered asbestos-contaminated talc in two new eyeshadow makeup products sold online on sites like Amazon and eBay. Its findings were the latest example in a growing list of talc-based cosmetic products found to contain toxic asbestos. Scientific Analytical Institute found asbestos fibers in 40% of the shades tested in Jmkcoz 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette. It found traces of asbestos in 20% of the shades tested in the Beauty Glazed Gorgeous Me Eye Shadow Tray Palette. The results were released by the Environmental Working Group in Washington, D.C.,...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Adding minerals to drinking water: Can it help with high blood pressure?
(Natural News) Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have hypertension (high blood pressure). It is the leading preventable cause of premature death worldwide, affecting over 1.13 billion people globally and 116.4 million Americans. If you’re suffering from hypertension, chances are you’ve been advised to reduce your salt intake to manage your condition, since... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Much Breast Milk Does a Lactating Woman Make?
Discussion Each person needs to eat the right about of healthy foods to maintain a healthy body. This varies based on gender, age, activity, healthy problems, or health status. Healthy women who are moderately active and not pregnant or lactating need about 1800-2000 calories/day. Pregnant women are advised to keep the calories the same in the first trimester (about 1800 calories/day), increase ~200-300 (about 2200 calories/day)in the second trimester, and then increase ~300-400 in third trimester (about 2400 calories/day). The increase in calories should be met by a normally balanced and varied diet. When pregnant or br...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Adding minerals to drinking water: Can it help with high blood pressure?
(Natural News) Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have hypertension (high blood pressure). It is the leading preventable cause of premature death worldwide, affecting over 1.13 billion people globally and 116.4 million Americans. If you’re suffering from hypertension, chances are you’ve been advised to reduce your salt intake to manage your condition, since... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How I Protect My Employees With Bone Broth
Brewing a batch of my immune enhancing broth. Every other Friday, I have a catered lunch delivered to the office… As you might imagine, it’s a Paleo menu. But the favorite part of this tradition isn’t the food… it’s the bottles of bone broth I pass out afterward. I created my own “Immune System Enhancing Broth,” and the entire stock disappears within minutes. Today, I’ll share the recipe so you can make it at home. And I’ll show you just how powerful this ancient brew really is… There’s a reason humans have been harvesting bone marrow for thous...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Nutrition Source Type: news

Sample collection from asteroid (162173) Ryugu by Hayabusa2: Implications for surface evolution
We report sample collection from Ryugu’s surface by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft on 21 February 2019. Touchdown images and global observations of surface colors are used to investigate the stratigraphy of the surface around the sample location and across Ryugu. Latitudinal color variations suggest the reddening of exposed surface material by solar heating and/or space weathering. Immediately after touchdown, Hayabusa2’s thrusters disturbed dark, fine grains that originate from the redder materials. The stratigraphic relationship between identified craters and the redder material indicates that surface reddening occ...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Morota, T., Sugita, S., Cho, Y., Kanamaru, M., Tatsumi, E., Sakatani, N., Honda, R., Hirata, N., Kikuchi, H., Yamada, M., Yokota, Y., Kameda, S., Matsuoka, M., Sawada, H., Honda, C., Kouyama, T., Ogawa, K., Suzuki, H., Yoshioka, K., Hayakawa, M., Hirata, Tags: Planetary Science reports Source Type: news

COVID-19: Developing Countries Must Not be Left Behind
By Lars Hein and Daud KhanWAGENINGEN, Netherlands / ROME, May 5 2020 (IPS) Globalization has been a driver for increased prosperity world-wide, but it has been in reverse in the last years due to the growth of populism in the USA and Europe. The COVID-19 pandemic may well provide further momentum to increasingly national-interest oriented policies in the west. Nevertheless, a common response to COVID-19 is needed, where rich countries support developing countries in alleviating the impacts on the poor. COVID-19 offers an opportunity to revive collaboration world-wide, but the public and political leaders in North America a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lars Hein and Daud Khan Tags: Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Trade & Investment Source Type: news

With a heavy heart: How men and women develop heart disease differently
(McGill University) A new study by researchers from McGill University has uncovered that minerals causing aortic heart valve blockage in men and women are different, a discovery that could change how heart disease is diagnosed and treated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Mining Industry, Government and Unions 'Agree to Sector Reboot From 16 April'
[Daily Maverick] Business Maverick understands that the Minerals Council SA, some unions and the government have agreed in principle that 60% to 70% of the mine labour force will go back to work on 16/17 April, with protocols in place to contain the spread of Covid-19. It remains unclear if the lockdown will be extended beyond then, but the mining industry is planning to reboot as quickly as possible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Professor Eichhorn awarded Swinburne Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Professor Stephen Eichhorn from the Bristol Composites Institute and the Department of Aerospace Engineering has received the Swinburne Medal and Prize from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Source Type: news

Trump order encourages US to mine the moon
Executive order says US will oppose any international effort to bar it from removing chunks of moon, Mars or elsewhere in spaceThe world may be racked by the coronavirus, but Donald Trump has less earthly concerns on his mind, too, after signing an executive order encouraging the US to mine the moon for minerals.Theexecutive order makes clear that the US doesn ’t view space as a “global commons”, opening the way for the mining of the moon without any sort of international treaty.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Milman Tags: Donald Trump The moon Space Science Mining US news Source Type: news

Wild tomato resistance to bacterial canker has implications for commercial tomato industry
(American Phytopathological Society) Bacterial canker is caused by the pathogen Clavibacter michiganensis, which infects commercially bred tomatoes by colonizing the xylem, a series of tubes that transports water and minerals throughout the plant. There are no commercially available tomatoes resistant to bacterial canker and management options are limited. However, breeders have known that wild tomato species are less susceptible to bacterial canker, but this knowledge is limited. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Deep learning helps CT better quantify COVID-19
Conclusions […..............We demonstrate the anti-IAV activity of WEPO [Portulaca] and strongly recommend the use of WEPO, as an herbal regimen, to prevent and treat H1N1 infection at an early stage]   Advice to my patients:   If you wish you can use portulaca [as mother tincture in wintertime as it grows only as avegetable during the summer months]   Take 30-40 drops if you have/ had a flu, on top of everything else you are doing. [children: 1 year 1/4 dose,3 years 1/3 dose.7 years 1/2 dose,13 years 3/4 dose, between these ages interpolate, anyhow Portulaca is not toxic] Don't take in pregnancy wit...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Wits researchers unravel the mystery of non-cotectic magmatic rocks
(University of the Witwatersrand) Research shows that an excess amount of some minerals contained in non-cotetic rocks may originate in the feeder conduits along which the magmas are travelling from the deep-seated staging chambers towards Earth's surface. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Latest Study Reinforces Cosmetic Talc, Mesothelioma Link
Evidence continues to mount that prolonged exposure to cosmetic talcum powder contaminated by asbestos fibers is causing mesothelioma cancer. Individuals using cosmetic talc regularly may be putting themselves at higher risk, according to doctors at Peninsula Pathology Associates in Newport News, Virginia. They recently completed the most extensive case study to date on the topic. Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused primarily by the inhalation or ingestion of asbestos fibers. Peninsula’s study involved 75 mesothelioma patients — including 64 women — who believed their only exposure to asbestos was...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 1, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

You should be growing these 5 sprouts today – your body will thank you later
(Natural News) Sprouts are widely considered to be nutritional powerhouses. Not only do sprouts provide the body with essential vitamins and minerals, but they also offer numerous medicinal benefits linked to immunity, digestion, metabolism and cardiovascular health. Sprouts are seeds that have been made to germinate into young plants. Germination typically involves soaking the seeds for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Asbestos Imports Dropped Significantly in 2019
Raw asbestos imported to the United States dropped significantly in 2019, according to the recently released U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Summaries report. The U.S. imported an estimated 100 metric tons of asbestos last year. It’s the smallest amount since records were first kept in 1910, long before the mineral became a major part of the construction industry in America. That number is in sharp contrast to the 681 metric tons imported in 2018. All imported asbestos went to the chloralkali industry — for the second consecutive year — to use in the manufacturing of semipermeable diaphragms for ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 23, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Best immune system supplements: Four vitamins and minerals that may offer virus protection
THE IMMUNE system is made up of a network of cells, molecules, tissues and organs working together to protect your body. Which four vitamins and minerals may offer virus protection? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How will COVID-19 Affect Economies of Latin America & the Caribbean?
Credit: UNDPBy Luis Felipe López-CalvaUNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 2020 (IPS) History shows that in Latin America and the Caribbean, volatility is the norm and not the exception and that the development trajectories of their countries are not linear. The region has significant links to China, economic relations have skyrocketed in recent decades, particularly through trade, foreign direct investment, and loans. The COVID-19 outbreak is a new potential source of volatility and a threat to the macroeconomic stability of Latin America and the Caribbean. While it is still too early to fully understand its impact on China&rs...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

FDA Tests Find Asbestos in Nine Cosmetic-Talc Products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found asbestos-contaminated talc in nine of the 52 cosmetic products tested during its year-long study released this week. The products with asbestos were recalled at various times throughout the past year when individual results were obtained and the public was notified. Monday’s announcement by the FDA was labeled a Constituent Update and Final Report. It also included those products that showed no trace of contamination. AMA Analytical Services Inc. in Lanham, Maryland, performed all testing for the FDA, using polarized light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy, cu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 10, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Certain Fluoride is Unsafe for Children's Developing Brains
Developmental neurotoxicity is a serious risk associated with elevated fluoride exposure, whether due to community water fluoridation, natural fluoride release from soil minerals, or tea consumption (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 2, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Children and Youth Source Type: news

Certain Fluoride Unsafe for Children's Developing Brains
Developmental neurotoxicity is a serious risk associated with elevated fluoride exposure, whether due to community water fluoridation, natural fluoride release from soil minerals, or tea consumption (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 2, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Children and Youth Source Type: news

Climate-based courting: Trees take note of climate when establishing symbiotic relationships
(Natural News) Plants such as trees form symbiotic relationships with bacteria and fungi in the soil, with the latter helping capture nutrients and minerals from the environment. In turn, the tree shares some of the food that it produces using the energy of the sun with these bacteria and fungi. Now, a study published in the journal Nature... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improve sleep quality by increasing your intake of these 8 vitamins and minerals
(Natural News) Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation‘s inaugural Sleep Health Index, about 35 percent of Americans have poor sleep quality. Meanwhile, 20 percent of Americans say that they do not wake up feeling refreshed on any day of the week. Not getting enough sleep has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Electrolyte' Drinks Don't Assure Healthy Sodium Levels in Endurance Athletes'Electrolyte' Drinks Don't Assure Healthy Sodium Levels in Endurance Athletes
Elite runners often turn to sports drinks to keep essential minerals in balance, but a new study shows these products can actually contribute to a dangerous medical condition when temperatures are high.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news