Dr. Mercola serves legal notice to New York Times, demands disinfo rag stop publishing blatant lies to smear him
(Natural News) As you may have seen, Dr. Joseph Mercola is all over the news these days for allegedly spreading “disinformation” about how people can keep themselves healthy with things like vitamin D and zinc. Well, now he is fighting back. In a legal notice to The New York Times, Dr. Mercola warned the fake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D and Respiratory Infection During Military Training Vitamin D and Respiratory Infection During Military Training
A new study examines the effects of vitamin D supplementation for preventing upper respiratory tract infections among military recruits during training.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Lower Black Women's Odds for COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- Unlocking a clue to why Black women might be more susceptible to COVID-19, a new study shows that low levels of vitamin D may increase their risk of infection. That doesn't mean that people should rely on vitamin D... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UV Light Linked to Prevention of Allergic Disease in Infants UV Light Linked to Prevention of Allergic Disease in Infants
Researchers also find UV light exposure appears more beneficial than vitamin D supplements as an allergy prevention strategy in the critical early years for immune system development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Scientist Prue Hart: ‘Sunburn causes havoc in the skin – we should avoid it’
The inflammation researcher explains the health benefits and dangers of soaking up the sunProf Prue Hart is head of the inflammation research group at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Australia, which studies the beneficial effects of sunlight exposure on our health and whether these are the result of UV-induced vitamin D or other molecules produced in our skin upon exposure to sunlight.What exactly happens when the sun hits our skin?Sunlight is made up of three components: there ’s the visible light that gives colour to everything we see; infrared light, which provides the heat; and ultraviolet (UV) light, whic...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Science Health Skin cancer The sun Source Type: news

If you ’re going to put your preschooler in front of a screen, choose a TV. Here’s why | Sophie Brickman
Screens aren ’t all the same. When it comes to cognition, there are big differences between an iPad and a televisionFor her first few years of life, my daughter Ella likely thought the television played a single piece of content: the 1993 version of George Balanchine ’s Nutcracker, starring as the title role one Macaulay Culkin, who spends the majority of the ballet running around stage and flourishing his arm as the corps of the New York City Ballet actually dances. My mother had mentioned the story to Ella one day and I ’d found this free version, by chance, on YouTube. It was charming, and on the scale...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sophie Brickman Tags: Science Children Family Children's health Children's TV Life and style Source Type: news

Too Little Sunlight, Vitamin D May Raise Colon Cancer Risk
Title: Too Little Sunlight, Vitamin D May Raise Colon Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Too Little Sunlight, Vitamin D May Raise Colon Cancer Risk
MONDAY, July 5, 2021 -- New research finds that countries with more cloudy days tend to have higher colon cancer rates. Lower levels of vitamin D, the " sunshine vitamin, " may be to blame. So, boosting your vitamin D levels through exposure to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D: Three peculiar warning signs indicating toxicity from the supplement
VITAMIN D: During the summer months, the skin will make enough vitamin D to maintain good levels of it in the blood, but only if you are outside for at least 20 minutes a day, without sunscreen, typically between 10am and 2pm. Many people ensure their levels are topped up by supplementing with vitamin D. Having too much vitamin D in the body could cause an array of toxicity symptoms. What do you need to spot? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Vitamin D Deficiency Play a Role in Opioid Addiction? Does Vitamin D Deficiency Play a Role in Opioid Addiction?
Addressing vitamin D deficiency could be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The effects of vitamin D supplementation on types of falls - Wanigatunga AA, Sternberg AL, Blackford AL, Cai Y, Mitchell CM, Roth DL, Miller ER, Szanton SL, Juraschek SP, Michos ED, Schrack JA, Appel LJ.
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To assess whether vitamin D supplementation prevents specific fall subtypes and sequelae (e.g., fracture). DESIGN: Secondary analyses of STURDY (Study to Understand Fall Reduction and Vitamin D in You)-a response-adaptive, ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Since Covid-19 vaccines are said to be free for the "health of the nation," why aren't they giving away vitamin D and other vital supplements?
(Natural News) One might argue that China Flu vaccines are free because Covid is an infectious disease that is contagious, and that cancer and diabetes are not, but cancer and diabetes are killing many more Americans than Covid-19, so that argument doesn’t really hold water. Think about it; Covid kills less than one percent of its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Drives Opioid Addiction in Mice
Mice with low vitamin D had exaggerated craving for opioids and felt the drugs' effects more strongly —results supported in part by human medical records—suggesting that supplements should be explored... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 16, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

FTC targets chiropractor for helping covid patients using vitamin D, zinc
(Natural News) Dr. Eric Nepute, a chiropractor and owner of Quickwork LLC, has pledged to defend himself against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which is accusing him of engaging in “deceptive marketing practices” concerning the use of vitamin D and zinc in treating the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). The Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a lawsuit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chiropractor targeted by FTC for selling vitamin D, zinc to fight the coronavirus speaks out
(Natural News) ST. LOUIS, Missouri, June 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Amidst an atmosphere of sweeping censorship by Big Media and Big Tech, along with a smattering of government intimidation, a highly accomplished chiropractor has pledged to defend himself in a lawsuit levied by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which claims he and his company, Quickwork LLC, have participated in deceptive marketing practices regarding the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The roles of vitamin D in increasing the body's immunity and reducing injuries due to viral infections: with an emphasis on its possible role in SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) - Aleebrahim-Dehkordi E, Deravi N, Yaghoobpoor S, Hooshyar D, Rafieian-Kopaei M.
BACKGROUND: It is known that Vitamin D can increase the body's immunity against some viral infections. Many people around the world have vitamin D deficiency and, therefore, this has become a public concern whether vitamin D is an important factor protecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for addiction to opioids and ultraviolet rays
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Lab animals deficient in vitamin D crave and become dependent on opioids, which is curbed when normal levels of the vitamin are restored. Human health records indicate that people with low vitamin D are more likely to use and misuse opioids. Study results suggest a potential role for vitamin D supplementation in fighting opioid addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Wrong dosage and not including vitamin K2 can increase deficiency
VITAMIN D deficiency can cause dire effects on one's health. Many people reduce this risk by supplementing. However, an expert believes this is not enough and another essential vitamin needs to be added in order to gain full benefits and drastically reduce a vitamin D deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes
A new study finds those who have adequate levels of vitamin D when diagnosed with breast cancer have better long-term outcomes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes
THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 -- Breast cancer patients who have adequate levels of vitamin D— the " sunshine vitamin "— at the time of their diagnosis have better long-term outcomes, a new study finds. Combined with the results of prior... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes
Title: Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer OutcomesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/10/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Have your urine habits changed? The hidden sign of an overdose
VITAMIN D deficiency is a concern for many. The essential vitamin is crucial when it comes to overall bone, teeth and muscle health. As such, people will ensure they are getting the required dosage to compensate. However, many may take too much, and this can cause a change in toilet habits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Filipino-Americans: Vitamin D binding protein in thyroid cancer health disparities
(Impact Journals LLC) Thyroid cancer is one of the most prevalent endocrine cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increased vitamin D levels may not protect against COVID-19, study says
There is no genetic evidence that vitamin D reduces the risk of contracting COVID-19, despite previous research suggesting the vitamin works as a protective measure against it, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D may not protect against COVID-19, as previously suggested
(McGill University) While previous research early in the pandemic suggested that vitamin D cuts the risk of contracting COVID-19, a new study from McGill University finds there is no genetic evidence that the vitamin works as a protective measure against the coronavirus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘We don't want to scaremonger!' Dermot O'Leary checks Dr Sara's vitamin D advice
STAYING inside when the sun is strong is firmly advised, particularly as there are other ways to get your daily vitamin D intake. But presenter Dermot O'Leary had to question Dr Sara Kayat's advice on This Morning with the nation desperate to get outdoors after months of lockdown. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Vitamin D –COVID Question: Is the Answer in Our Genes? The Vitamin D –COVID Question: Is the Answer in Our Genes?
A Mendelian randomization study attempts to answer the question of whether there is a causal link between vitamin D levels and COVID-19 incidence or severity. Dr F. Perry Wilson breaks down the study.Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Vitamin D does NOT protect against COVID infection or prevent it from becoming severe,
In a new study, researchers from McGill University in Quebec, Canada, say that there was no difference in vitamin D levels between people who did and did not contract the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D may not provide protection from COVID-19 susceptibility or disease severity
(PLOS) Observational studies have suggested that increased vitamin D levels may protect against COVID-19. However, these studies were inconclusive and possibly subject to confounding. A study published in PLOS Medicine by Guillaume Butler-Laporte and Tomoko Nakanishi at McGill University in Quebec, Canada, and colleagues suggests that genetic evidence does not support vitamin D as a protective measure against COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The coronavirus pandemic is over, but the VACCINE pandemic is only just beginning
(Natural News) It’s over folks. Over. Take off your useless, bacteria-laden mask and quit that ridiculous social distancing. Take your vitamin D and your zinc. Take your medicinal mushrooms. So you had to “eat” a whole year of fear-mongering and pandemic propaganda, but it’s finally come to a close for the ones who “know” what... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds major anti-inflammatory immune activity that favors oral cancer tumors
(MELISA Institute) This collaborative research made significant progress in the understanding of molecular mechanisms preventing an effective antitumor immune response in oral cancer; the latter due to the production of chemical mediators that induce an anti-inflammatory regulatory response that favors tumor development through a vitamin D signaling pathway. The study was published in Frontiers in Immunology on May 7, 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 31, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Incorrect dosage could lead to toxicity – warning signs
VITAMIN D is synthesised when UVB rays from the sun land on the skin cells. The nutrient is also obtained from oily fish and red meat, as well as supplements. What could happen if you have too much of it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Preventative Services Task Force Study Finds Evidence of Benefits to Vitamin D Screening in Asymptomatic Adults is ‘Inconclusive’
New USPSTF guidelines suggest reducing the volume of Vitamin D deficiency testing in the general population, which could reduce revenue for clinical laboratories From 2005 to 2011, the volume of clinical laboratory tests for Vitamin D soared nationally as more doctors tested more patients for Vitamin D deficiency. This became a major source of revenue […] The post US Preventative Services Task Force Study Finds Evidence of Benefits to Vitamin D Screening in Asymptomatic Adults is ‘Inconclusive’ appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 28, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Kristen Noonan Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology clinical laboratory clinical pathology COVID-19 Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report JAMA JAMA Net Source Type: news

Are There Clinically Meaningful Differences Between anti-COVID-19 Vaccines?
A health worker prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to her colleague at a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.In a video message on May 24 to the World Health Assembly , the decision-making body of UN agency WHO, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned against the dangers of “a two-speed global response”, a concern he has frequently expressed. “Sadly, unless we act now, we face a situation in which rich countries vaccinate the majority of their people and open their economies, while the virus continues to cause deep suffering by circling and mutating in the poorest countries,” he said. Credi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Featured review: Is vitamin D an effective and safe treatment for COVID ‐19?
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Water-Soluble Vitamin D: Better for Those With Malabsorption? Water-Soluble Vitamin D: Better for Those With Malabsorption?
Calcifediol, a new oral formulation of vitamin D3, is better absorbed by people with obesity or malabsorption than standard vitamin D3, according to a small pilot study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Vitamin D: Can it prevent Alzheimer's & dementia?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Seropositivity Not Associated With Low Vitamin D
THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 -- Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seropositivity is not associated with low vitamin D levels, according to a study published online May 19 in JAMA Network Open. Yonghong Li, Ph.D., and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D, rickets and child abuse: controversies and evidence - Aldana Sierra MC, Christian CW.
Suboptimal vitamin D status is a global health issue that affects children and adults worldwide. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency has been well documented in the pediatric population in the United States. Although vitamin D deficien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Low vitamin D levels don't seem to increase COVID-19 risk, study finds
Having low blood levels of vitamin D may not increase a person's risk for severe COVID-19, according to a study published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing association of vitamin D level with SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity among working-age adults
(JAMA Network)What The Study Did:SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity wasn'tassociated with low levels of vitamin D independently of other risk factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Wrong dosage could cause vitamin D toxicity - the signs to spot
VITAMIN D deficiency occurs when a person's diet is lacking but also if not spending enough time outdoors. Often a person will overcompensate for this lack by supplementing. This will help with many health problems caused by the deficiency, however, occasionally a person can take too much causing a vitamin D toxicity experience. What are the signs warning of this and what is the recommended dosage of vitamin D to avoid this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccination: The Barriers to Achieving Global Herd Immunity
COVID-19 vaccinations are key to overcoming the pandemic, says the World Health Organizations (WHO). The UN agency has approved the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use, which is a prerequisite for inclusion in the global vaccine solidarity initiative, COVAX. Credit: Unsplash/Ivan Diaz via UN NewsBy Sunil J. WimalawansaNEW JERSEY, USA, May 17 2021 (IPS) The global community is conducting a rapid vaccination program against the SARS.Cov-2 virus, using several vaccines, authorised for emergency use. To date, the percentages of adults vaccinated vary between less than 2% to over 90% in different countries. Vast socio-...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Clumsiness may not be as harmless as it seems
VITAMIN D may be hard to come by in Britain when most people would prefer to shelter from the rain and remain indoors. However, going out to get even a little bit of sunshine - even on a wet, cloudy day - may be worthwhile. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Calcium Imbalance' Linked to Bipolar Severity'Calcium Imbalance' Linked to Bipolar Severity
Calcium homeostasis, rather than just serum vitamin D levels, is linked to adverse outcomes in bipolar disorder, with parathyroid hormone a promising marker of severity, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pre-TKA Vitamin D Deficiency May Adversely Affect Outcomes in Postmenopausal Women
MONDAY, May 10, 2021 -- For postmenopausal women after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), preoperative vitamin D deficiency may adversely affect early postoperative outcomes, according to a study published online May 5 in Menopause. Yu Song, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to live longer: 'Right amount of vitamin D reduces risk of death' – how much?
VITAMIN D shown to "substantially" reduce mortality risk in people who have cardiovascular disease. However, "the right amount" is needed, but how much is this exactly? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comprehensive interventions including vitamin D effectively reduce the risk of falls in elderly osteoporotic patients - Feng F, Shi G, Chen H, Jia P, Bao L, Xu F, Sun QC, Tang H.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of different intervention measures to prevent falls in elderly osteoporotic patients. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted in our outpatient ward from August 2014 to September 2015. A total of 420 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D Supplements Significantly Reduce ICU Admissions & COVID-19 Deaths
Conclusion Vitamin D, 200,000 IU dose in single or divided doses is safe and highly cost-effective in reducing complications and deaths in persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Early use of vitamin D (100,000 to 600,000 IU) can reduce ICU admissions by ~80%. Therefore, vitamin D can greatly reduce the need for expanding ICU beds AND cost less than 0.001% of using an ICU bed/day. Additional information regarding bolus D3 and oral calcifediol: There is little vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) in food and multivitamins, including fortified food. Without passing through glass or sunscreen, skin exposure to ultraviolet-B from high-elev...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news