Peering into genetic defects, CU scientists discover a new metabolic disease called cobalimin X, or cblX
An international team of scientists, including University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado researchers, has discovered a new disease related to an inability to process Vitamin B12. The disorder is rare but can be devastating. "Some people with rare inherited conditions cannot process vitamin B 12 properly," says CU researcher Tamim Shaikh, PhD, a geneticist and senior author of a paper about the new disease. "These individuals can end up having serious health problems, including developmental delay, epilepsy, anemia, stroke, psychosis and dementia... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50: FDA Health Risk Warning - Undeclared Ingredients
FDA is warning consumers that they should not use or purchase Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50, marketed as a vitamin B dietary supplement. A preliminary FDA laboratory analysis indicated that the product contains two potentially harmful anabolic steroids—methasterone, a controlled substance, and dimethazine. These ingredients are not listed in the label and should not be in a dietary supplement. Read More (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 30, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Health Highlights: July 29, 2013
Coffee May Reduce Suicide Risk: Study Vitamin B Supplement Contains Anabolic Steroids: FDA (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B Supplement Contains Anabolic Steroids
Study Vitamin B Supplement Contains Anabolic Steroids: FDA (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Anabolic steroids found in vitamin B supplement
Side effects including hair growth, erectile dysfunction reported by those taking Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Vitamin B supplement has dangerous steroids
Federal regulators warned consumers to avoid one brand of vitamin B dietary supplement because it contains potentially harmful anabolic steroids. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA : Steroids in one vitamin B supplement
Federal regulators warned consumers to avoid one brand of vitamin B dietary supplement because it contains potentially harmful anabolic steroids. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA finds steroid in brand of vitamin B supplement
NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators say Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First's vitamin B-50 supplement contains potentially dangerous anabolic steroids. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns on vitamin supplement containing steroids, cites risks
(Reuters) - A vitamin B dietary supplement called B-50 contains two anabolic steroids and has been cited as causing unusual hair growth in women and impotence in men, U.S. health regulators said on Friday, warning consumers to avoid the product. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA warns consumers about health risks with Healthy Life Chemistry dietary supplement
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that they should not use or purchase Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50, marketed as a vitamin B dietary supplement. A preliminary FDA laboratory analysis indicated that the product contains two potentially harmful anabolic steroids, methasterone, a controlled substance and dimethazine. These ingredients are not listed in the label and should not be in a dietary supplement. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 26, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

6 Tips for Buying Natural Dietary Supplements
(HealthCastle.com) Many of us are supplement users. And by dietary supplements, I'm not only referring to multivitamins. Supplements include not only vitamins and mineral supplements like Vitamin B complex and calcium pills, but also herbal and other supplements like glucosamine sulfate and lutein pills. So, how should you go about choosing the right one? 6 Tips for Buying Natural Dietary Supplements 1. Talk to Your Pharmacist read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - July 23, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

In Rat Model, Choline Intake Improves Memory And Attention-Holding Capacity
An experimental study in rats has shown that consuming choline, a vitamin B group nutrient found in foodstuffs like eggs and chicken or beef liver, soy and wheat germ, helps improve long-term memory and attention-holding capacity. The study, conducted by scientists at the University of Granada (Spain) Simon Bolívar University, (Venezuela) and the University of York (United Kingdom), has revealed that choline is directly involved in attention and memory processes and helps modulate them... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Choline intake improves memory and attention-holding capacity
(University of Granada) The benefits of this vitamin B source have been demonstrated in an experimental study in rats conducted by scientists at the University of Granada (Spain), Simón Bolívar University (Venezuela) and the University of York (UK). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Djibouti: Djibouti Donates Tuberculosis Medicine to Somaliland
[Sabahi]The Djiboutian government's Centre for the Purchase of Medicines and Essential Materials donated 650 cartons of streptomycin sulphate and 150 of vitamin B complex on Tuesday (June 4th) to help Somaliland fight tuberculosis, Djibouti's La Nation reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 7, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Panic attacks, anxiety linked to low vitamin B and iron levels: Study
If you suffer from anxiety or develop occasional panic attacks marked by bouts of hyperventilation, you could merely be experiencing the side effects of an underlying nutrient deficiency that is easily correctable. This definitely appears to have been the case with 21... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Anatomy of Violence by Adrian Raine – review
A surprisingly entertaining study of genetic disposition to crime poses challenging moral questionsIs rape an act of hate? Why are you 100 times more likely to be killed on your birthday? Might a casual Mars Bar prompt you to commit murder? And why should you steer clear of men with long ring-fingers? These and other equally intriguing questions are posed here by Adrian Raine.The book is subtitled "The Biological Roots of Crime" and the larger part of it is an extensive and, despite the grim subject, entertaining account of the physiological factors that may have a role in antisocial behaviour. Some, Raine argues...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 25, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Salley Vickers Tags: Psychology Culture UK criminal justice Health, mind and body Reviews Books Law Neuroscience The Observer Science and nature Source Type: news

Claims vitamin B prevents Alzheimer's are unproven
Conclusion This two-year long randomised controlled trial found that B vitamin treatment significantly reduces loss of grey matter in certain regions of the brain in elderly volunteers with mild cognitive impairment. The researchers report that these regions are specifically vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease. B vitamin treatment was beneficial for the subgroup of participants who had higher than average levels of an amino acid called homocysteine. This research clearly shows that grey matter loss in certain regions of the brain was reduced with B vitamin treatment. This follows on from the researchers’ previous...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Older people Source Type: news

Vitamin B could stave off Alzheimers
Elderly people could stave off Alzheimer's disease by taking Vitamin B supplements because they reduce brain shrinkage associated with the disease by up to 90 per cent, a study suggests.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors renew call for vitamin B enriched flour to ward off birth defects
BMA wants government to introduce mandatory folic acid fortificationRelated items from OnMedicaFolic acid linked to lower risk of language delayDoctors call for StrepB screening in late pregnancySmoking bans reduce risk of preterm birthsFish oil capsules don’t cut PNDFruit & veg cut risk of small baby (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 12, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B-12 deficiency signals cognitive decline and dementia risk in elderly
Loss of cognition and the ability to form new memories affects the daily lives of an ever increasing number of aging adults. Often, this decline is the first sign of dementia and can lead to more serious illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease. Many forward thinking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news