A long-term vitamin B12 deficiency could lead to a type of brain disease
A VITAMIN B12 deficiency mainly affects older adults, who don't have enough hydrochloric acid in their stomach to absorb the nutrient from the foods eaten. Eventually, it could lead to a type of brain disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could getting enough vitamin D reduce COVID-19 death risks by 52%?
New Boston University research found that people who don't get enough of the vitamin are  far more likely to become severely ill, develop sepsis or even die after contracting coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Odds for Severe COVID
Patients who were vitamin D-sufficient -- a blood level of at least 30 nanograms per milliliter -- had a significantly lower risk for serious complications from COVID-19, including losing consciousness, low blood oxygen levels and death. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Higher Odds for Severe COVID
FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2020 -- Low blood levels of vitamin D might heighten people's odds for severe or even fatal COVID-19, new research shows. Taking in a healthy level of vitamin D may therefore " reduce the complications, including the cytokine storm... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adequate levels of vitamin D reduces complications, death among COVID-19 patients
Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were vitamin D sufficient, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of at least 30 ng/mL (a measure of vitamin D status), had a significant decreased risk for adverse clinical outcomes including becoming unconscious, hypoxia (body starved for oxygen) and death. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Adequate levels of vitamin D reduces complications, death among COVID-19 patients
(Boston University School of Medicine) Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were vitamin D sufficient, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of at least 30 ng/mL (a measure of vitamin D status), had a significant decreased risk for adverse clinical outcomes including becoming unconscious, hypoxia (body starved for oxygen) and death. In addition, they had lower blood levels of an inflammatory marker (C-reactive protein) and higher blood levels of lymphocytes (a type of immune cell to help fight infection). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The signs of a vitamin B12 deficiency in your poo - how often do you use the toilet?
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot, and may develop very slowly over a long period of time. You could be at risk of the deficiency if you develop a subtle change to your toilet routine. How often do you poo, and should you consider adding more vitamin B12 foods to your diet? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D offers significant protection from covid-19, but states won’t dare impose Vitamin D mandates
(Natural News) Public health edicts coming from the state, county and corporate levels have focused strictly on controlling human interaction, with mandates for people to cover their mouth and nose. What if these same authorities decided to empower the people with solutions that halt infection, instead of holding human movement, behavior and breath captive indefinitely?... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are you so tired? Signs of a vitamin B12 deficiency explained - and how to treat it
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot, and may develop very slowly over a long period of time. You could be at risk of the deficiency if you feel unusually tired or fatigued. Should you consider adding more vitamin B12 foods to your diet? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Finds Evidence Lacking for Vitamin D Screening
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is inadequate to recommend screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults. This finding forms the basis of a draft... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: Natural vitamin to help ease painful rash-like symptoms
ECZEMA treatment: Eczema is a painful condition which affects certain people. The condition is known to cause a rash which is both itchy and dry. Could a certain vitamin be the answer to helping soothe symptoms of eczema? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypoparathyroidism Treatment During Pregnancy and Lactation Hypoparathyroidism Treatment During Pregnancy and Lactation
Do pregnant and lactating women with hypoparathyroidism need calcium and vitamin D dose adjustments?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Can vitamin pills protect you from cancer?
PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS: Alarmingly, as countries get richer, the diversity of the typical diet shrinks. Today, 75 per cent of the world's food supply comes from only 12 plants and five animal species. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Free 25(OH)D Vitamin D Is Best Predictor of Mortality Low Free 25(OH)D Vitamin D Is Best Predictor of Mortality
Free 25(OH)D is a stronger predictor of all-cause mortality than total 25(OH)D in older men. Free 1.25(OH)2D, the biologically active metabolite, was not predictive of all-cause mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, experts say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows vitamin E needed for proper nervous system development
(Oregon State University) - In research with key ramifications for women of childbearing age, scientists show that embryos produced by vitamin E-deficient zebrafish have malformed brains and nervous systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: The sign in your ears you could lack the vital vitamin
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can lead to serious health complications if left untreated, so spotting symptoms of the condition is very important. One sign you could lack the vital vitamin may appear in the ears. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: The two warnings signs your levels are low found on the face
VITAMIN B12 deficiency is far more common than many think and could account for a variety of health ailments you may be enduring. Experiencing any of these two signs on your face could mean you need to top up your vitamin B12 levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How many more lives could be saved if Vitamin D had been distributed when the China virus hit?
(Natural News) The most important statistic concerning the covid-19 pandemic is the mortality rate. When covid-19 outbreaks were first announced, the mortality rate looked grim, as hospital systems relied on ventilators. As viable anti-viral treatments were suppressed (such as hydroxychloroquine), many hospital patients were literally left to die. Even worse: The local, state, and federal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency increases COVID-19 risk by more than 50%
Vitamin D deficiency increases a person's risk for getting infected with COVID-19 by more than 50%, a study published Thursday in the journal PLOS ONE found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D in COVID-19 Predicts ICU Admission, Poor Survival Low Vitamin D in COVID-19 Predicts ICU Admission, Poor Survival
A study from Italy reports that patients who had severe COVID-19 had lower levels of vitamin D than patients with mild infections, and low vitamin D was an independent predictor of worse prognosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

There ’s Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative—But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More
To protect himself from COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has long said he’s skipping hugs and handshakes, wearing a mask, and staying off of planes. Last week, he acknowledged adding another step to protect his health: taking supplements of vitamin-D. “If you are deficient in Vitamin-D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview posted on Instagram last week. “So I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin-D supplements.” However, while spurious claims t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia? Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia?
Individuals with alcohol use disorder have higher rates of dementia, and new research suggests that thiamine deficiency might play a role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Dementia
Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin
(Natural News) Heart disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It puts a person at risk of heart attack and stroke, which can leave survivors disabled for the rest of their lives. There are drugs used to treat heart disease, such as statins. But these medications often come with side effects and are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: The frequent feeling that can signal you lack the vitamin
VITAMIN D is created when the sun's rays land on your skin. However, if you've been shielding or self-isolating at home this summer, you could be lacking adequate amounts of the vitamin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How vitamin E acetate might injure vapers' lungs
(American Chemical Society) E-cigarette, or vaping, associated lung injury (EVALI) has sickened thousands of people, most under the age of 35. Studies have linked vitamin E acetate, an oily substance in some vaping liquids, to the disorder. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Chemical Research in Toxicology have uncovered a possible mechanism: Vitamin E acetate could increase the fluidity of lung surfactant, causing the surfactant layer to collapse, contributing to symptoms such as shortness of breath and lung inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: The ‘involuntary’ symptom that could signal low B12 levels
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can disrupt vital bodily processes, which, in extreme cases, can result in irreversible damage. An involuntary symptom may signal B12 deficiency is derailing your nervous system. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mega Vitamin D Harms Bone in Women, Not Men, Without Osteoporosis Mega Vitamin D Harms Bone in Women, Not Men, Without Osteoporosis
' More is not necessarily better...Our findings do not support a benefit of high-dose vitamin D supplementation for bone health and raise the possibility of harm for females,'say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What is the Allergen Cross-Reactivity Rate of Legumes?
Discussion There are 8 common foods which compromise 90% of food allergens with those being peanuts, soybeans, cow’s milk, eggs, fish, crustacean/shellfish, wheat and tree nuts. Some people believe that lupin (a legume) is 9th. Legumes belong to the Fabaceae family. They provide protein, fat, vitamins other essential nutrients and therefore are used in the human diet throughout the world. “[A]llergenicity due to consumption of legumes in decreasing order may be peanut, soybean, lentil, chickpea, pea, mung bean and red gram.” Other common legumes include alfalfa, clovers, beans, lupins, mesquite, carob...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Have you been sleeping like this? Sign you’re lacking the vitamin
VITAMIN B12 deficiency is far more common than many thinks and can affect the body in a number of ways. If you have been having this kind of sleeping habit, it may indicate your body is lacking in B12. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Four key signs you may be lacking the vital nutrient
VITAMIN B12 isn't made in the body, it comes from your diet. However, without it, your body will fail to function properly. Here are the four signs you may be lacking the nutrient. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher COVID-19 risk and severe outcomes, reveals study
(Natural News) It is a well-known fact that vitamin D performs several important functions, from boosting immune health to regulating blood pressure. Over the past decade, multiple studies have also provided evidence that taking vitamin D could reduce the odds of developing infections like the common cold and the flu. Given these precedents and the ongoing pandemic, scientists... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Is your poo runny or hard? The consistency that signals low B12
VITAMIN B12's impact on the body is evident by the onslaught of symptoms that accompany B12 deficiency. The consistency of your poo may signal your B12 levels are low. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm Over Abuse of Vitamin Pills to Fight Covid-19
[Nation] As Kenyans seek to build their immunity against Covid-19, experts have warned that a majority have been taking vitamin supplements without prescriptions, and in the process falling ill from their side-effects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels may help predict future health risks
Free, circulating vitamin D levels in the blood may help predict future health risks in ageing men, according to research presented at the European Society of Endocrinology’s digital Congress, e-ECE 2020.Times Now News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

People deficient in vitamin D have a higher risk of COVID-19, reports new study
(Natural News) A person’s vitamin D status may determine his susceptibility to COVID-19, the disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus. In a new study published September 4, researchers at the University of Chicago found that, compared to people with normal vitamin D levels, those who were deficient in the vitamin have a greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to boost your vitamin D intake
VITAMIN D is essential for many bodily functions, but around a quarter of Brits are vitamin D deficient. Here's how to boost your vitamin D intake. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Do you have this cognitive difficulty? It could be a lack of B12
VITAMIN B2 deficiency can affect anyone, and most are oblivious to the fact that their daily struggles are health woes may be due to a deficiency. Experiencing this cognitive difficulty could mean you need to top up your B12 levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal Report Shows Big Drop In Teen Vaping
NEW YORK (AP) — Vaping by U.S. teenagers fell dramatically this year, especially among middle schoolers, according to a federal report released Wednesday. Experts think last year’s outbreak of vaping related illnesses and deaths may have scared off some kids, but they believe other factors contributed to the drop, including higher age limits and flavor bans. In a national survey, just under 20% of high school students and 5% of middle school students said they were recent users of electronic cigarettes and other vaping products. That marks a big decline from a similar survey last year that found about 28% of hi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Vaping Source Type: news

Poverty-Stricken Adults More Likely to be Calcium-, Vitamin D-Deficient
THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 -- Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake in older Americans is greatly influenced by ethnicity, sex, household income, and food security, according to a study recently published in PLOS ONE. Keri Marshall, from Pharmavite... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Best supplements for 50s and above: The best option for every 50+ decade
BEST supplements for 50s and above: In an ideal world, one would gain all the vitamins and nutrients they need from fruits, vegetables and other unprocessed whole foods. However, life isn't always as simple as that. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: The vitamin shown to ‘significantly’ improve symptoms
ECZEMA is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become itchy, inflamed, or have a rash-like appearance. If you are regularly suffering from severe symptoms, taking a particular vitamin may help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin Deficiency Tingling Paresthesia Hands Feet
What Vitamin Deficiencies Cause Tingling in The Hands and Feet? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Might Raise Odds of COVID Infection
There's evidence that low blood levels of the "sunshine vitamin" -- vitamin D -- may increase a person's risk of infection with the new coronavirus, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Activated form of vitamin D reduced severity of Covid infection: Study in Spain
According to the study published in ScienceDirect, 50 of 76 patients hospitalised with Covid-19 were treated with calcifediol and only one required to be admitted in ICU. All were discharged without complications. Of the remainder who did not receive the drug, 13 patients were admitted in ICU and two died. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Featured Review: Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes
ConclusionsWe did not find enough reliable evidence to find out whether a tax on the fat content of foods resulted in people eating less fat, or less saturated fat.We did not find any evidence about how a tax on the fat content of foods affected obesity or overweight.The results of our review will change when further evidence becomes available.Discussing the findings of this review, lead author Stefan Lhachimi said, “A tax on saturated fats could be in principle a good approach to reduce the consumption of so-called junk foods, a group of food products which is fiendishly tricky to define in legal terms. By taxing a ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Does your tongue look like this? The lesser-known warning sign
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms cause a myriad of issues in the body. The tongue often holds many clues regarding one's health including a B12 deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels in the blood can predict future health risks and death
(European Society of Endocrinology) Free, circulating vitamin D levels in the blood may be a better predictor of future health risks in aging men, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. These data suggest the free, precursor form of vitamin D found circulating in the bloodstream is a more accurate predictor of future health and disease risk, than the often measured total vitamin D. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news