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Bad Flu Season Has Americans Drinking Orange Juice Again
BOSTON (CBS) – American battling the flu have been on the hunt for Vitamin C. Consumers bought nearly 39 million gallons of orange juice in January. That’s the first time in almost five years that there’s been a year-over-year increase in orange juice sales, The Wall Street Journal reports. Analysts expect the orange juice surge to end after flu season. The Associated Press reported that this flu season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. Some doctors say it’s the worst they’ve seen in decades. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Local TV Orange Juice Source Type: news

Runways, rockets and Russell ’s teapot | Brief letters
Stonehenge tunnel | Ants and acid | Lost from the Guardian | Yorkshire pudding | Elon MuskWould it be possible to have a free gamble on which major public work will be completed first: the Stonehenge tunnel or Heathrow ’s third runway (First proposals for Stonehenge ’s £1.6bn road tunnel revealed, 8 February)?David ProtheroHarlington, Bedfordshire• Morwenna Ferrier (The faddy eater, G2, 8 February) ascribes the flavour of ants to “the varying levels of ascorbic acid they contain”. This is incorrect. Ascorbic acid is vitamin C. What ants contain is memorably described by Ogden Nash:The ant...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: SpaceX Elon Musk Stonehenge UK news Technology Insects Animals Wildlife Environment The Guardian Newspapers & magazines National newspapers Media Yorkshire Food drink Life and style Science Source Type: news

Eating Fruit Can Actually Help You Lose Weight. A Nutritionist Explains
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Too much vitamin C: Is it harmful?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemists develop a simple, easy-to-use method to break down pollutants in water
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) Chemists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have found out how stubborn pollutants in water can be disintegrated easily and cost-effectively. To do so researchers only need a green LED light, a catalyst and vitamin C. In this way, they can produce special types of electrons that reliably destroy the pollutants in the water. Until now, complex laser systems were required for this. The study was recently published in the international journal " Angewandte Chemie " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Vitamin C in the body can be tracked by fluorescence
(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo) A Japanese research team led by The University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial Science bio-imaged vitamin C in mice. A probe chemical emitted red fluorescent light after reacting with vitamin C in the mice's bloodstream. When a dose of exogenous vitamin C was injected, it accumulated in vital organs. This is the first bioimaging of vitamin C in living tissue, showing high sensitivity and good selectivity, paving the way toward the use of this vitamin to treat cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency we are all born with
I’ve admired Linus Pauling for years. In 1976, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist gave mega doses of vitamin C to 100 “untreatable” cancer patients. He then compared these so-called terminal patients to patients with the same kind of cancer who didn’t get vitamin C. The patients who received the traditional cancer treatment lived for an average of six months. Pauling’s patients lived — on average — for six years. You’d think that the medical community would have heralded Pauling’s research as a huge breakthrough in cancer treatment. But they didn’t. And they still ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures Nutrition anti-cancer leukemia vitamin vitamin C Source Type: news

6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut
When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. Surrounded by lakes, oceans and mountains, Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda medicine. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Kerala is the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine. I spent a lot of time at the AyurMana or “ancient healing house.” This is the oldest existing school of Ayurvedic medicine in the world. It was there that I observed how quickly...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures anxiety arthritis Cancer celiac disease chronic fatigue depression diabetes digestive issues fibromyalgia leaky gut multiple sclerosis schizophrenia Source Type: news

Revolutionary Alzheimer’s disease study points to vitamin C as a universal nutrient for prevention
(Natural News) Alzheimer’s disease is the scourge of the elderly. Characterized by mental decline, difficulty understanding and thinking, confusion, forgetfulness, disorientation, loss of memories and an inability to create new ones, and the inability to recognize common things, among other devastating symptoms, Alzheimer’s has no known cure. This is one of the most devastating illnesses... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Aussie Flu? Vitamin C WON’T protect you from DEADLY virus, urges government
AUSSIE FLU will “almost inevitably” come to the UK, experts warn, as Australia endures its worst flu outbreak for almost 50 years. Vitamin C won’t be able to protect against the deadly flu virus, Public Health England claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Antioxidants for preventing and reducing muscle soreness after exercise
Taking antioxidant supplements to reduce muscles soreness after exercise could have almost no effect, according to a new   Cochrane ReviewPeople engaging in intense exercise often take antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C and/or E or antioxidant-enriched foods, before and after exercise in the anticipation that these will help reduce muscle soreness. In anew review published in the Cochrane Library, researchers   looked at the evidence from 50 studies. These all compared high-dose antioxidant supplementation with a placebo and their participants all engaged in strenuous exercise that was sufficient to cause...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

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
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
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?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
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