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6 Questions You MUST Ask Before Checking into Rehab: An Interview with VH1 Addiction Counselor Bob Forrest
The gentleman on the other end of the telephone line has seen the best and worst of humanity and has soared and stumbled, struggled and survived. He emerged from the throes of addiction to claim a new identity; Rehab Bob. According to his website, “Bob Forrest lived a drug-fueled life in the L.A. indie rock scene of the ’80s and ’90s as the frontman for Thelonious Monster. He was known as one of the worst junkies in Hollywood at the time. But after 24 stints in rehab, he finally got sober in 1996. Since then he has dedicated his life to becoming a drug counselor who specializes in reaching the u...
Source: Psych Central - November 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Interview Substance Abuse Treatment Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Celebrity Rehab Drug rehabilitation opiate addiction opioid crisis Source Type: news

Eat oranges, protect your bones: New study shows vitamin C cuts risk of hip fractures
(Natural News) In order to have stronger, healthier bones, all you need to do is to drink orange juice daily. According to a report by The Daily Mail, a new study suggests that increasing your intake of vitamin C can reduce the risk of hip fractures. Researchers from Zhengzhou University in China carried out a meta-analysis... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manage the menopause naturally without HRT
This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brusse...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susie Kearley Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do Prepackaged Salad Greens Lose Their Nutrients?
Some greens lose more nutrients than others with washing and storage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Vitamins Salads Vitamin C Lettuce Spinach Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold - does taking vitamin C supplements really help?
COLDS and flu are very common, and can be annoying. But, can eating more vitamin C help to reduce the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The most potent food source of vitamin C on the planet and how it can supercharge your health
(Natural News) By now, you have certainly heard about the power of vitamin C and the benefits it can have on your health. This is a common staple for health enthusiasts, especially during months when the immune system is challenged, such as transition from summer to fall, fall to winter, and winter to spring. There... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements: The three CHEAP vitamins to take every day REVEALED
BEST supplements for health are often affordable too, and include vitamin D, vitamin C and vitamin B12. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASCOR (Ascorbic Acid Injection for Intravenous Use) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency warning: Three nutrients dangerously low in your diet REVEALED
VITAMIN deficiencies are serious. These are the signs your body isn ’t getting enough of the nutrients you need, including folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin C. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Injectable Ascorbic Acid (Ascor) for Scurvy FDA Clears Injectable Ascorbic Acid (Ascor) for Scurvy
Ascor is for the short-term treatment of scurvy in adults and children aged 5 months and older for whom oral administration is not possible, is insufficient, or is contraindicated.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears Injectable Ascorbic Acid for Scurvy
FDA Clears Injectable Ascorbic Acid (Ascor) for Scurvy (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin C High Dose Benefits Side Effects
Vitamin C (High Dose Benefits, Side Effects) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 5, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Outfox Your “ Aging ” Gene
Some people just seem to have all the luck when it comes to getting old. Like my 83-year-old patient who drinks a little too much Scotch, but still has a 3-handicap in golf. Or the 108-year-old who goes through a gallon of ice cream every week. If you ask them how they do it, they’ll give credit to their good genes… and there is some truth to it. We all have something called a FOXO3 gene. It helps protect us against aging. German researchers at the Christian-Albrechts University studied the FOXO3 gene in 380-plus centenarians, more than 600 people in their 90s, and more than 700 people between the ages of...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Health Nutrition longevity Source Type: news

These foods fight deadly lung disease
Your lungs are under constant assault. That’s why COPD is the third leading cause of death according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 15 million Americans have it. COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s a group of lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. They constrict your airways. They make breathing difficult and can cause wheezing or coughing. Most doctors will tell you that smoking is the major culprit. But even if you never smoked you are still at risk of COPD. You see, our modern world is a big factor. Our air is full of chemicals. Bad air i...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD lung disease lungs Source Type: news

Important warning for allergy sufferers
I love springtime. But many of my patients dread this time of year… They come to my clinic sneezing and sniffling. They have runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes. They can’t sleep or work. You may have the same problems. You need relief fast to get back to your life. So you might be tempted to pop some OTC remedies or ask your doctor for a prescription. But you may be getting more than you bargained for with those allergy drugs. They may make you lose your mind. Let me explain… Many doctors treat allergies with a class of drugs called (ACs). You know them by names like Benadryl and Dimetapp. In a new ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ascor (Ascorbic Acid Injection, USP) for the Treatment of Scurvy
Santa Ana, California October 3, 2017 -- McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of McGuff Company, Inc. announces the United States Food and Drug Administration ’s New Drug Approval (NDA) of Ascor (Ascorbic Acid Injection,... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - October 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Papers of note in Nature 549 (7673)
This week’s articles highlight the role of vitamin C in hematopoietic cells; a source of maternal inflammation that contributes to neurodevelopmental defects; the blocking of a niche factor that promotes the growth of gliomas; and a protein that influences DNA repair pathway choice. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Vitamin C found to sharply reduce cardiovascular mortality in latest study
(Natural News) Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is one of the most abundant antioxidants. It’s necessary for cellular health and is easy to include in the diet/lifestyle. The recommended dietary allowance for vitamin C is 90 mg/day for men and 75 mg/day for women. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin that quickly passes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds people with type 2 diabetes and obesity have lower vitamin C levels
(Natural News) A recent study out of New Zealand has found an inverse relationship between the levels of vitamin C in a person’s blood and their BMI and fasting glucose. Diabetes is considered one of the biggest health emergencies facing the world today, with more than 415 million people on the planet aged 20 to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Snack smarter with homemade hummus
This garbanzo-based dip is quick and cheap. Plus, it's packed with protein, fiber, vitamin C and other nutrients. This video shows you how to whip together two hummus options ? savory Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and nutty-sweet Peanut Butter Hummus. The latter is an unexpected twist that's delicious on apple slices or celery sticks. Each [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New review shows connection between vitamin C levels and brain function
(Natural News) Vitamin C gets a lot of buzz during cold season, but it turns out that the nutrient also has a substantial effect on the human brain. Researchers from Australia’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University of Technology and the National Institute of Integrative Medicine have found a link between vitamin C levels... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fun Fact: Acerola and Vitamin C
Acerola contains more vitamin C than any other fruit, including oranges. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Fun Facts Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Killing cancer with vitamin C: Hype or hope?
Millions of people die from cancer each year. Find out what scientists know about vitamin C's powers to target, kill, and change the fate of cancer cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Ask Well: Does Cooking Boost Nutrients in Tomatoes and Spinach?
Levels of some nutrients may go up with cooking. But levels of others go down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Vitamins Vegetables Spinach Diet and Nutrition Antioxidants Vitamin C Tomatoes Source Type: news

Do the benefits of vitamin C include improved mood?
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The "aging" lie and how atherosclerotic narrowing is responsible for majority of American's chronic health problems later in life
(Natural News) Have you ever heard of the “unified theory” cure for heart disease? Linus Pauling, a phenomenal American scientist, worked with a German doctor named Matthias Rath decades ago, and they discovered that most heart disease was the result of long-term vitamin C deficiency, and that the solution was to treat patients with frequent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C found to halt blood cancer when administered in high doses... so why won't the cancer industry use it?
(Natural News) Early-stage trials have shown that high doses of vitamin C can help to fight blood cancer. While the cancer-fighting ability of this vitamin has long been known, the study shed some new light on its effects on leukemia. Researchers at the Perlmutter Cancer Center carried out a study using mice who had been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C Depletion Accelerates Leukemia in Mice
High levels of vitamin C absorbed by blood-forming stem cells are important for their normal development. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 21, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,The Scientist Source Type: news

Vitamin C injections could play a role in treating blood cancers
Conclusion This mouse study explored whether treatment with vitamin C could restore function of TET2 and therefore block the progression of blood cancers like leukaemia. It found that using high doses of vitamin C intravenously did in fact suppress the growth of leukaemia cancer stem cells in the mice implanted with cell lines from human patients with leukaemia. It also reported that using vitamin C alongside existing treatment with PARP inhibitors helped reduce the progressions of the disease. The researchers suggest that in the future, vitamin C could be used alongside chemotherapy and other conventional treatment forms....
Source: NHS News Feed - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

CRI scientists discover vitamin C regulates stem cell function, curbs leukemia development
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern has found that stem cells take up unusually high levels of vitamin C, which then regulates their function and suppresses the development of leukemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High doses of vitamin C could help fight blood cancer
Found in high levels in oranges, peppers and kale, scientists at the Perlmutter Cancer Centre in New York believe it encourages blood cancer stem cells, which fuel the growth of tumours, to die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C could help to fight cancer, a study claims
A DIET rich in vitamin C could help to fight cancer, a study claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing
New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma Source Type: news

Blood cancer: High doses of vitamin C could encourage stem cells to die
HIGH doses of vitamin C found in fruit and green leafy veg could be a key weapon in fighting cancer, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C Blocks Leukemia Progression in Mice
High-dose vitamin C injections reverse the effects of a leukemia-promoting genetic deficiency. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion,The Scientist Source Type: news

Vitamin C may encourage blood cancer stem cells to die
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Vitamin C may 'tell' faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Overdosing on this to lower high blood pressure could be deadly
SUPPLEMENTS popularly used include vitamin C, vitamin D3 and omega-3 - and potassium may also be taken to ward off high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility. However, too much of the mineral could be deadly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking vitamin supplements will not prevent a common eye disease
Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking vitamin supplements, such as vitamin E or beta-carotene, may not prevent the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  See additional resources at the bottom of this pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease affecting the central area of the retina and affects large numbers of people across the world. Population-based studies suggest that in older people (80 years and older), approximately one in three people have early signs of the disease.There are numerous unanswered questions in ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Taking vitamin supplements may slow down the progression of a common eye disease
Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking a multivitamin supplement that includes vitamin E, carotenoids (beta-carotene or lutein or zeaxanthin), vitamin C, and zinc may slow down the progression of the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).See additional resources at the bottom of the pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease affecting the central area of the retina and affects large numbers of people across the world. Population-based studies suggest that in older people (80 years and older), approximately one in three people...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Supplement warning: THIS is what happens if you have too much vitamin C
VITAMIN and mineral supplements - including vitamin C - are now taken by just under half of all Britons. However, while they can complement a healthy lifestyle, it's possible to consume too much of them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Salt-and-Pepper Skin Changes / Vitamin C, Thiamine, & Hydrocortisone for Sepsis / Ohio IM Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Have a look at some of the latest clinical content from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Images in clinical medicine: A … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Separating food facts from fiction
UCLA Broadcast Studio As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper diet.“People think it all comes down to their genes, but there is so much we can control by not smoking or being overweight, eating right and exercising at least moderately,” says Michels, professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.What constitutes healthy eating? Michels, who frequently gives public talks on the topic, has found there are many widely held misconceptions that le...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to keep skin looking young? We asked the experts
The beauty market is awash with anti-aging products, and the lists of ingredients in serums and creams that promise to slow down or reverse that process can be confounding.Take a look at the fine print and you might encounter Vitamin C or green tea extract or alpha-hydroxy acids. Can anything... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Short Source Type: news

News: Vitamin C for Sepsis Remains Controversial
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Vitamin C, ascorbic acid and food-based nutrients: Three nutritional wisdom breakthroughs I've come to realize as a food research scientist
(NaturalNews) I've learned a lot about vitamin C over the last few years, and I wanted to share my latest findings as a food research scientist running a world-class laboratory (CWClabs.com, which is now very close to achieving ISO 17025 accreditation). For the record, I'm also the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sorry, Your Vitamin C Megadose Is Basically Useless
Schools are back in session, which means the common cold is not too far behind.  To avoid a cold or cut one short, you may be tempted to stock up on supplemental drink mix-ins like Emergen-C and Airborne for supposed cold-fighting ingredients like vitamin C or zinc. But do these unregulated powders and tablets actually work? Unless you’re a marathon runner, skier or soldier in extremely cold temperatures, extra vitamin C probably isn't going to keep you from getting sick. And children are most likely to benefit from zinc, but their parents? Not so much.   The basics Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is an e...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No, Vitamin C Does Not Replace Exercise
The LA Times is reporting that vitamin C may have the same benefits as exercise. The Times headline was a bit circumspect, but some outlets have been a bit more enthusiastic.  The surprising news that vitamin C may substitute for exercise was reported at a conference of the American Physiological Society. The APS has members doing incredibly interesting research, and I'm sure this study was of some interest, but not enough to justify newspaper headlines. The study enrolled 35 obese, sedentary adults, and put fifteen on an exercise regimen and twenty on moderate amounts of vitamin C. (Source: F...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Lipson Source Type: news