December 2021
Do You Need Dietary Supplements? : Vitamins, Minerals, and More Taking Dietary Supplements Safely Taking on Teeth Grinding and Clenching : Halt Dental Damage and Jaw Pain A Better Test for Kidney Disease Do Detox Diets and Cleanses Work? Vaccines.gov (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FY22 Budget Outlook: U.S. Geological Survey
House and Senate appropriators are seeking double-digit percentage budget increases for the U.S. Geological Survey for fiscal year 2022. Through the new infrastructure spending law, the agency will also soon begin receiving a total of about $500 million for critical minerals initiatives. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - November 19, 2021 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

Sylvia Earle Doesn ’t Just Want to Save the Oceans. She Wants to Make Them Accessible to All
Saturday Nov.6 at the COP 26 summit in Glasgow is devoted to nature, specifically its “importance as part of global action on climate change.” This incorporates sustainable use of both the land and the oceans that cover 71% of the planet’s surface. Ahead of the conference, TIME spoke to one of the oceans’ foremost champions, marine biologist Sylvia Earle, about her new book, how to protect the deep sea and her dream of personal submersibles for all. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. You have written several books about the ocean. Why this one, National Geographic Ocean: A Global...
Source: TIME: Science - November 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Magazine Source Type: news

A Comet May Have Exploded Over Chile 12,000 Years Ago —and it Could Happen Again
You wouldn’t want much to do with Chile’s Atacama Desert today. Officially designated the driest place in the world, it has an average annual rainfall of just 15 mm (0.6 in.). Some parts of the 103,000 sq. km (40,500 sq. mi) expanse get no rain at all. But 12,000 years ago, at the end of the Pleistocene era, things were different. Megafauna like sloths and early horses roamed what was then a grassland, and humans had begun to settle the area. Shifting trade winds and ocean currents eventually shut off the rain, but even before those terrestrial forces transformed the Atacama, a decidedly extraterrestrial one di...
Source: TIME: Science - November 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Space Source Type: news

Vanessa Nakate Wants Climate Justice for Africa
In October 2019, the Rotary Club of Bugolobi asked me to talk on the environment and climate change. I looked forward to the opportunity. It would be the first time as an activist that I’d be addressing Ugandan professionals, many of whom were my parents’ age (I’m 24). The audience would be civic-minded middle-class men and women who could raise awareness about the climate crisis and put pressure on the government and the private sector. Or they could do exactly the opposite: resist any change they perceived as slowing down what they considered “development” or “progress,” and dism...
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Vanessa Nakate Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Cover Story Excerpt feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

Hair loss: The autumnal seed oil shown to improve hair count by 40 percent
WOULD you love to have more hair to swoosh around and style? Aside from ensuring your diet is full of vitamins and minerals to encourage the strongest and healthiest strands, what else can be done to produce a brilliant mane? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplements warning: The vitamin that 'significantly' increases risk of cancer in men
MOST people do not need to take vitamin supplements because they can get all the vitamins and minerals they need by eating a healthy, balanced diet. However, the supplement market is booming. According to one study, supplementing with a popular vitamin hiked the risk of prostate cancer in men. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-ageing supplements: The best 4 vitamins and minerals for ageing skin
ANTI-AGEING supplements are pricey, so it's important to pick the right ones that have scientific backing. Here are the best four supplements to take to slow down ageing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Innophos Studies Show: Not All Zinc Is Equally Effective....
Innophos, a leading international producer of high-performance minerals for the dietary supplement industry, highlighted results of recent studies comparing chelated zinc bisglycinate to traditional...(PRWeb September 28, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/innophos_studies_show_not_all_zinc_is_equally_effective_chelamax_zinc_bisglycinate_offers_supplement_manufacturers_superior_solution_for_greater_solubility_stability/prweb18222092.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Best supplements for menopause: The six vitamins and minerals to reduce symptoms
MENOPAUSE can be tackled head-on with supplements to reduce symptoms such as fatigue, hot flushes, mood swings and reduced libido. Here are the six vitamins and minerals to take to reduce symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Climate Solution Lies Deep Under the Ocean —But Accessing It Could Have Huge Environmental Costs
Scattered three miles deep along the floor of the central Pacific are trillions of black, misshapen nuggets that may just be the solution to an impending energy crisis. Similar in size and appearance to partially burned charcoal briquettes, the nuggets are called polymetallic nodules, and are an amalgamation of nickel, cobalt, manganese and other rare earth metals, formed through a complex biochemical process in which shark teeth and fish bones are encased by minerals accreted out of ocean waters over millions of years. Marine biologists say they are part of one of the least-understood environments on earth, holding, if no...
Source: TIME: Science - September 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change Environment feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

Risks Of Deep Sea Mining For Electric Car Minerals
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Source: Reuters: Health - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Next Car May Be Built With Ocean Rocks. Scientists Can't Agree If That's Good
Deep sea mining could provide minerals essential for making electric vehicles. But regulations are incomplete, and questions persist about the impact on the ocean's ability to store carbon dioxide.(Image credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Gillespie Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Miners Call for Mobile Vaccinations At Mining Sites
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Minerals Workers Union (ZDAMWU) has called on government to establish mobile vaccination sites at mines so that workers will not lose productive time in vaccination queues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What are Some of the Complications of Short Bowel Syndrome?
Discussion Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most common gastrointestinal emergencies in neonates. Mortality rates are from 0-45% depending on infant weight and gestation with more premature and smaller infants having greater mortality. NEC usually occurs in premature infants but it also occurs in term infants. The etiology is unknown but is probably multifactorial with ischemia and/or reperfusion playing some role. There are ‘outbreaks’ of NEC but no causative organism has been identified. Regardless of the originating cause, inflammation of the intestine and release of inflammatory mediators cause...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 30, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Southern African Migrants Excluded as COVID-19 Pandemic Grows
There are calls to include migrants and other vulnerable groups in the vaccine rollout programmes in the Southern Africa region. Credit: UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye By Kevin HumphreyJohannesburg, South Africa, Aug 23 2021 (IPS) Migrants across the Southern Africa region are massively disadvantaged as they find themselves excluded from vaccine programmes – even when the global vaccine initiative COVAX often funds these programmes. This is the latest in a long list of struggles migrants have experienced since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Migrant is a catch-all word that includes a diverse set of people, including non-...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kevin Humphrey Tags: Africa COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy ‘Ending Child Marriage – Progress an Source Type: news

The Taliban are sitting on $1 trillion worth of minerals the world desperately needs
The swift fall of Afghanistan to Taliban fighters two decades after the United States invaded the country has triggered a political and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From poor appetite to muscle cramps - signs you may be suffering from a mineral deficiency
MINERALS are nutrients that your body needs to function, but they are only required in small amounts which need to be obtained from the food we eat. A mineral deficiency can occur when your body is not getting enough of a certain nutrient or that your body is not absorbing the required amount - what are the signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: Two types of fruit to avoid at all costs to help burn fat
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Fruit are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals with most healthcare professionals recommending them in your diet. While there is no disputing their health benefits, two types of fruits should be reduced due to their impact on belly fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you should eat fruit and not drink juice - expert warns drinking juice can cause harm
FRUIT juice is generally perceived as healthy - fruit is a good source of vitamins and minerals, so surely the juice holds the same benefits? One expert recommends eating whole fruits over fruit juice. For people with certain health conditions, fruit juice may cause harm. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: A tea made from a fruit rich in vitamin K keeps the heart healthy
HOW TO live longer can be achieved by simply adding more fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals. One such fruit made into a tea is said to help lower cholesterol and keep the heart healthy, and it is more healthy than kale. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burundi: A Contribution of Fish From Japan Buoys the Diets of Schoolchildren
[WFP] High in protein, vitamins, and minerals, mackerel are being supplied to 270,000 pupils in the most food-insecure regions (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

J & J Facing Scrutiny from Congress, Black Women ’s Organization
Plaintiff attorneys and congressional leaders have renewed their push against Johnson & Johnson and its allegedly toxic, talc-based powder products, questioning motives and demanding answers, according to various media outlets. A committee of attorneys filed a restraining order in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, July 27, hoping to prevent J&J’s potential plan to unload its talc-related liabilities on a new subsidiary that would subsequently file for bankruptcy. The next day, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform delivered a letter to J&J’s chief execu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Almost Every Doctor Recommends Sunscreen. So Why Don ’t We Know More About Its Safety?
Each year, as Memorial Day approaches, Holly Thaggard braces herself for the headlines. About how sunscreen may be damaging coral reefs. About the possible flammability of spray-on sunscreen. Headlines—as there were this year—about how sunscreen contains chemicals that could harm your health. “This has happened every single year for the last decade of my life,” says Thaggard, founder of Texas-based Supergoop, a sunscreen company that brands itself as reef-safe and free of hundreds of potentially problematic ingredients. This year, the is-sunscreen-dangerous news cycle started in May, when Valisure, ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia
The man reading is a displaced man in the IDP camp ISP in Bunia. Credit: Elena L. Pasquini By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans. Now he is a leader of the ISP camp on the outskirts of Bun...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

The insect apocalypse: ‘Our world will grind to a halt without them’
Insects have declined by 75% in the past 50 years – and the consequences may soon be catastrophic. Biologist Dave Goulson reveals the vital services they performI have been fascinated byinsects all my life. One of my earliest memories is of finding, at the age of five or six, some stripy yellow-and-black caterpillars feeding on weeds in the school playground. I put them in my empty lunchbox, and took them home. Eventually they transformed into handsome magenta and black moths. This seemed like magic to me – and still does. I was hooked.In pursuit of insects I have travelled the world, from the deserts of Patago...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dave Goulson Tags: Insects Biodiversity Environment Bees Wildlife Biology Pesticides Food Conservation Science Butterflies Birds Source Type: news

Digging into the molecules of fossilized dinosaur eggshells
(American Chemical Society) Dinosaurs roamed the Earth more than 65 million years ago, and paleontologists and amateur fossil hunters are still unearthing traces of them today. The minerals in fossilized eggs and shell fragments provide snapshots into these creatures' early lives, as well as their fossilization processes. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry have analyzed the molecular makeup of fossilized dinosaur eggshells from Mexico, finding nine amino acids and evidence of ancient protein structures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does a New ‘Gold Standard’ Really Protect Miners?
A 15-year-old boy working alongside a teenage girl at an artisanal and small-scale mine in Odahu, Amansie West district, Ghana. Credit: Juliane Kippenberg/Human Rights WatchBy Juliane KippenbergBERLIN, Jun 29 2021 (IPS) Many products these days come with the promise that workers and communities all along their supply line  are protected from abuse  under a particular standard or code of conduct. Since the United Nations adopted the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights a decade ago, a plethora of such certification systems have emerged, including for  mining  and connected industries ranging ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Juliane Kippenberg Tags: Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Natural Resources Source Type: news

Differences in human, mouse brain cells have important implications for disease research
FINDINGSA UCLA-led study comparing brain cells known as astrocytes in humans and mice found that mouse astrocytes are more resilient to oxidative stress, a damaging imbalance that is a mechanism behind many neurological disorders. A lack of oxygen triggers molecular repair mechanisms in these mouse astrocytes but not in human astrocytes. In contrast, inflammation activates immune-response genes in human astrocytes but not mouse astrocytes.BACKGROUNDAlthough the mouse is a ubiquitous laboratory model used in research for neurological diseases, results from studies in mice are not always applicable to humans. In fact, more t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

DEAL OF THE DAY: Boots launch deals on vitamins & supplements & extra 20% off with code
BOOTS has launched several deals on vitamins, supplements and minerals that are perfect for a health restock. In addition, customers can also get extra discounts when they shop online with a special code. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher selenium and manganese levels during pregnancy may protect babies from future high blood pressure
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Children who were exposed to higher levels of trace minerals manganese and selenium during their mothers' pregnancy had a lower risk of high blood pressure in childhood, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biden Administration Seeks Tighter Integration of R & D and Industrial Policies
New reports written at the direction of President Biden review supply-chain vulnerabilities in semiconductors, high-capacity batteries, critical minerals and materials, and pharmaceuticals. They stress that support for innovation should be coupled strongly to domestic manufacturing incentives  in order to bolster U.S. industry. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - June 17, 2021 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

AHA News: Is Mango the Luscious Superhero of Fruit?
WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- If mangoes could be any more of a nutritional hero, they might need to wear capes. The luscious, sweet tropical fruits are packed with so many vitamins and minerals they are great for our... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects J & J Appeal of $2 Billion Talc Verdict
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request June 1 from Johnson & Johnson to consider overturning a $2.1 billion award to 22 women who blamed the company’s asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products for causing ovarian cancer. With the Supreme Court declining to consider it, a Missouri state court ruling from 2018 that originally awarded $4.69 billion remains in place. A Missouri court of appeals reduced the award in 2020 to $2.1 billion, but also rejected a J&J effort to dismiss the jury verdict. The appeal did not involve the question of whether the products caused cancer. Johnson & Johnson wanted...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Workers Union Pushes for Formalization of Artisinal Mining
[263Chat] Zimbabwe Diamond, Allied, and Minerals Workers Union (ZIDAMWU) is advocating for the formalization of artisanal and small-scale mines in a bid to reduce and curb the surge in mine accidents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: A 'super plate' of foods may extend longevity – what’s on it?
LIVE longer by tucking into a "super plate" - the easiest way to incorporate various minerals and vitamins into your diet. Healthy balanced meals consist of fruits, vegetables, proteins and whole grains. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kale health benefits: The vegetable can help with blood pressure, weight loss and diabetes
KALE is a leafy green superfood you can definitely benefit from adding into your meals. Highly nutritious, the member of the cruciferous family contains vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No visitors but teeming with life: what ’s going on inside the Natural History Museum?
While its doors have been closed to the public, scientists have been busy digitising its vast archive – from 100-year-old insects to rare mineralsThe main exhibition room at the Natural History Museum in London is cathedral-like, with Hope the blue whale suspended mid-air like a demigod. Filled with specimens collected by explorers, this remarkable place teaches us about the evolution of life on our planet.There is a “great unlocking” happening in this building, home to one of the world’s largest natural history collections. Insects on pins and old minerals that have been sitting in mahogany display...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Phoebe Weston, pictures by David Levene Tags: Natural History Museum Genetics Environment Insects Animals Biology Science Museums Wildlife Plants Fungi Biodiversity Conservation Green economy Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021 UK news Culture London Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The best dietary mineral to lower BP & how to include it in your diet
HIGH blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is easily reversed by making lifestyle modifications. According to research, of all the dietary minerals that can help to lower a high reading, "the strongest data exist for increased potassium intake". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Orange juice fortified with minerals shown to help reduce fat
VISCERAL fat is strongly associated with chronic complications so eliminating the belly fat is vital. Research suggests drinking orange juice that's been fortified with calcium and vitamin D may attack stubborn belly fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

POCUS beats landmark guidance for placing arterial lines
Placing arterial lines under the guidance of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: POCUS achieves new heights in Mount Everest rescue GE adds new compact POCUS system, AI software POCUS group launches MSK certification Ultrasound-guided vein access safe, quick in kids Ultrasound steps up in COVID-19 pandemicComments: 4/14/2021 4:01:43 AMRay Ellis I have a family history of heart disease. A few years ago, I found a book written by a cardiologist in practice for over 30 years. On page 253 he lists 33 nutrients (vitamins, minerals and amino acids), “…for optimiz...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Report Calls for Improved Eating Habits in a World of Extremes
Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) has pioneered the food pyramid, which recommends both nutritious and good food for the planet. In its latest report, it makes recommendations for Africa. Credit: Anaya Katlego / UnsplashBy Ignatius BandaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 13 2021 (IPS) With the two extremes of global hunger and obesity on the increase, a new report suggests a radical reset for food and nutrition to ensure the long-term sustainability of livelihoods and the environment. According to a new Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) report, 690 million people globally lack sufficie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ignatius Banda Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Source Type: news

Is a calorie a calorie? Not always, when it comes to almonds
(University of Toronto) Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that a calorie labelled is not the same as a calorie digested and absorbed, when the food source is almonds. The findings should help alleviate concerns that almonds contribute to weight gain, which persist despite the widely recognized benefits of nuts as a plant-based source of protein, vitamins and minerals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Earth's crust mineralogy drives hotspots for intraterrestrial life
(Frontiers) Researchers explored the distribution of biofilm communities in the continental deep subsurface. Their study highlights the presence of " hotspots " for microbial life around iron-rich minerals. A pattern which can allow us to better predict the distribution of intraterrestrial life on Earth, but that could also inform the search for extraterrestrial life in the subsurface of Mars. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 9, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Row Over Rare-Earth Deposits Could Bring Down Greenland's Government
Greenlanders are going to the polls Tuesday in a crucial election that could determine if the island taps its vast deposits of rare-earth minerals to fuel eventual independence from Denmark.(Image credit: NORDFOTO/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Gives Less Protection for Some Cancer Patients
Millions of people across the United States have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, and restrictions are lifting in many public spaces such as restaurants and bars. Mesothelioma patients may be looking forward to returning to life as it was before the pandemic. However, a new study reports that the COVID-19 vaccine may not sufficiently protect patients with compromised or weakened immune systems. The study results suggest that people with cancer or who are undergoing cancer treatment may still be highly vulnerable to COVID-19 even after their vaccination. Researchers published their findings earlier this m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 30, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

U.S. Asbestos Imports Increased Significantly in 2020
An estimated 300 metric tons of raw chrysotile asbestos was imported into the U.S. in 2020, almost doubling the amount from 2019, according to the recent United States Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Summaries report. The chloralkali industry accounted for 100% of the imports, all from Brazil. This industry uses the asbestos in the manufacturing of semipermeable diaphragms for making chlorine. Asbestos import numbers were the second smallest in more than 50 years and only a fraction of the all-time high of 803,000 tons reported in 1973. Also imported into the United States, but not included in the report, is a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Kidney cancer often found by accident
Your kidneys remove waste from your blood and regulate a healthy balance between water, sodium and minerals in your bloodstream. "Kidneys filter intoxicants, drugs and waste products out of your blood," says Dr. Scott Cheney, a Mayo Clinic urologic surgeon. "We would actually die within about a week without having good kidney function." Poor kidney [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - March 15, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Best supplements for skin: Zinc linked to helping acne, psoriasis and rosacea
VITAMINS and minerals are nutrients the body needs to work properly and stay healthy, and if people are unable to get these through a varied and balanced diet, supplements can offer a helping hand. When it comes to sorting skin issues, taking zinc could do the trick. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news