5 Myths About Thanksgiving Food —Debunked
If only the turkey on your Thanksgiving table could talk. That bird would like a word about how “exhausting” it is. The idea that turkey makes us tired has been passed around holiday celebrations for a long time—and it’s not the only myth shared year after year. Is canned pumpkin really less nutritious than fresh? Is dousing the cranberries in sugar an absolute must? Here, we debunk these and other myths about Thanksgiving food—so you can serve up the facts at this year’s feast. Myth: Turkey makes you tired. Truth: Turkey meat contains L-tryptophan, which is an essential amino acid that ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Haupt Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Wellbeing Source Type: news

Nutritional Benefits of the Strawberry
The tiny strawberry is packed with vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and more. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take vitamin C and B12 at least 2 hours apart - one may ‘destroy’ the other - warning
Taking vitamin C and B12 supplements at the same time could reduce some of the benefits, various health bodies have warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C, and Thiamine in Septic Shock Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C, and Thiamine in Septic Shock
Does this early combination therapy prove to be a safe and effective treatment option for septic shock?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthritis: Nine foods to reduce your risk of joint problems - high in vitamin C
Eating foods packed full of vitamin C could help lower your risk of arthritis and joint problems. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Vitamin C Help Reduce Gout? Could Vitamin C Help Reduce Gout?
Lifestyle interventions are seen as particularly relevant to a disease like gout.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - October 6, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Could Vitamin C Help Reduce Gout?
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that participants who were given 500 mg of vitamin C versus a placebo had a 12% reduced risk of developing gout. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C-based regimens for sepsis and septic shock: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
Conclusion: Further RCTs with higher methodological quality, an increased number of participants and assessing clinically relevant outcomes are needed to provide better decision-making guidance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unanswered questions on the use of hydrocortisone, ascorbic acid, and thiamine therapy in sepsis and septic shock
Conclusion: The utilization of HAT therapy for the management of sepsis and septic shock remains controversial. Hemodynamic benefits have been shown to be most pronounced when HAT therapy is initiated earlier. Future studies directed at earlier initiation may be necessary to confirm this theory. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is bubble wrapped vitamin C better for you than the ordinary pills? 
We asked experts to review some of the latest vitamin C supplements and products on the market. We then rated them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Update on vitamin C administration in critical illness
Purpose of review: Several studies have recently explored the effects of intravenous vitamin C in sepsis. We aimed to summarize their findings to provide perspectives for future research. Recent findings: Sepsis trials examined 6 g/day of intravenous vitamin C with or without the thiamine and/or hydrocortisone compared with placebo or hydrocortisone. Network meta-analysis reported that intravenous vitamin C, thiamine, hydrocortisone, or combinations of these drugs was not proven to reduce long-term mortality. However, the component network meta-analysis suggested an association of high-dose (>6 g/day) and very-high dose v...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Role and Efficacy of Vitamin C in Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Clinical rationale for study: Despite advancements in critical care, the mortality rate of sepsis remains high, with an overall poor prognosis. There is a complex pathophysiology of a lethal cascade of cytokines and inflammatory proteins underlying sepsis. The use of vitamin C can theoretically suppress the inflammatory cascade but remains a questionable practice due to a lack of conclusive evidence. Aims of the study: To appraise the therapeutic role of vitamin C in sepsis. Materials and methods: A systematic review was conducted on PubMed, Embase, and the Central Cochrane Registry. The study included randomized clinica...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Update on vitamin C administration in critical illness
Purpose of review: Several studies have recently explored the effects of intravenous vitamin C in sepsis. We aimed to summarize their findings to provide perspectives for future research. Recent findings: Sepsis trials examined 6 g/day of intravenous vitamin C with or without the thiamine and/or hydrocortisone compared with placebo or hydrocortisone. Network meta-analysis reported that intravenous vitamin C, thiamine, hydrocortisone, or combinations of these drugs was not proven to reduce long-term mortality. However, the component network meta-analysis suggested an association of high-dose (>6 g/day) and very-high dose vi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relationship between anemia and falls among postmenopausal women in Korea - Kim Y, Kim J.
This study was conducted to explore the relationship between anemia and falls in postmenopausal women. The relationships between energy, protein, iron, and vitamin C intake were also checked. The data of this study are a combination of data from the Korea ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Hong Kong Had the World ’ s Highest COVID-19 Death Rate. It May Not Be Ready for Another Surge
Wong Wing-yan has taken to closing the doors of the empty bedrooms at the suburban Hong Kong nursing home where she works, so she doesn’t have to think about the residents who once occupied them. Some of the rooms are now being used as haphazard storage closets, stacked with mothballed furniture, wheelchairs, and boxes of personal protective equipment (PPE). Marks left by tape can still be seen on the walls, where photos of loved ones were once displayed. “There are many empty rooms now,” said Wong, a bespectacled nurse in her thirties, as she walked TIME through the facility in late April. “I’...
Source: TIME: Health - July 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vanesse Chan/Hong Kong and Amy Gunia/Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Hong Kong Londontime overnight Source Type: news