Vitamin K2 deficiency: Low levels increase risk of hypertension, diabetes and osteoporosis
VITAMIN K2 deficiency signs could include excessive bleeding and easy bruising. Lacking in the vitamin also increases the risk of serious health conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Brexit secretary backs vitamin D supplements to beat COVID-19
The NHS should provide 10 times the current daily recommended amount of vitamin D to patients at increased risk from COVID-19, former Brexit secretary David Davis has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Vitamins and Supplements to Take After Breast Cancer Treatment
Should I take a vitamin or supplement after breast cancer treatment? Which ones are best? Are they safe? Are there any to avoid? Can they prevent breast cancer from coming back? Learn about supplements after breast cancer treatment. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When is the best time to take Vitamin D?
VITAMIN D supplements can help keep people healthy by regulating the amount of phosphate and calcium in the body. So when is the best time to take vitamin D? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

An adolescent's use of veterinary medicines: a case report exploring addiction - Kaggwa MM, Nuwamanya S, Ashaba S, Rukundo GZ, Harms S.
This case report describes a 17-year-old high school student serious suicide attempt using an injectable composite of veterinary medications (vitamins, vaccines, antibiotics, and antihelminthics) typically used to treat chickens. The use of this particul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Supplements That Are Safe to Take When You Have Lung Cancer
Lung cancer and its treatment can affect your appetite and how your body uses nutrients. Some people take supplements and vitamins to get the nutrients they need. Certain supplements are safe, but always check with your doctor before taking one. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are the best sources of vitamin D?
VITAMIN D deficiency is particularly common during the winter months, and it's crucial that you make sure to eat plenty of vitamin D-rich foods. While everybody is staying indoors for the Covid lockdown, it's recommended that everyone takes a vitamin D supplement. These are the best sources of vitamin D in your foods. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamins C and E Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson ’s Disease
Consuming foods high in vitamins C and E may help protect against the onset of Parkinson ’s later in life, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Neurology (Journal) Parkinson ' s Disease Vitamins Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Has how you walk changed? Unusual sign warning levels are low
VITAMIN B12 deficiency is far more common than most think. Having a difficulty in the way you walk could indicate your levels are low. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can dietary changes improve thyroid disease symptoms?
This article considers the scientific evidence in support, or not, for dietary changes and supplements in improving symptoms of thyroid disease, including iodine, vitamin D, soy and broccoli.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased COVID-19 death risk associated with vitamin D deficiency
A Belgian study, published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology, reports that patients hospitalised for COVID-19 with vitamin D deficiency were much more likely to die during the first wave of the pandemic.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamins C and E May Reduce Parkinson's Risk
Vitamins C and E Linked to Reduced Risk for Parkinson's Disease (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamins C and E Linked to Reduced Risk for Parkinson's Disease Vitamins C and E Linked to Reduced Risk for Parkinson's Disease
Higher intake of both vitamins had a stronger effect on risk than higher intake of either alone. BMI and coffee consumption also appeared to influence their effect on PD risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements: how to take them safely, DHSC (updated 12th January 2021)
Guidance for at-risk groups offered free vitamin D supplements by the government this winter. 12 January 2021 Updated page details. To opt-in you need to register your details on the NHS website by 21 February 2021. 30 December 2020 Added translated versions in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Tra ditional), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 22 December 2020 Added that you should not opt in to receive the vitamin D supplement if you are already taking, or are prescribed, a medication that contains vitam in D by your GP or healthca...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning: What are the symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency?
VITAMIN D deficiency is particularly common during the winter months, and especially when we're all indoors for the Covid lockdown. But how are you supposed to know whether you should be taking supplements for the 'sunshine' vitamin? What are the symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Several Gorillas at San Diego Zoo Test Positive for COVID-19
(SAN DIEGO) — Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in what is believed to be the first known cases among such primates in the United States and possibly the world. The park’s executive director, Lisa Peterson, told The Associated Press on Monday that eight gorillas that live together at the park are believed to have the virus and several have been coughing. It appears the infection came from a member of the park’s wildlife care team who also tested positive for the virus but has been asymptomatic and wore a mask at all times around the gorillas. The pa...
Source: TIME: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julie Watson / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Best supplements: Vitamin C is an antioxidant and could help to treat an iron deficiciency
BEST supplements: Iron deficiency is one of the most common micronutrient disorders, affecting around 30 percent of the world's population. In industrialised countries such as the UK, iron deficiency is most prevalent among pregnant women, children under five years old, women of reproductive age and the elderly. Can a vitamin C supplement help with this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Constant ringing in your ears? It could be a symptom
VITAMIN B12 deficiency are far more common than many may realise and this in turn can affect the body in a number of ways. If experiencing a constant ringing in the ears, either an injection or B12-rich foods are highly recommended. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research shows the importance of consuming enough Vitamin B12 in pregnancy
A new study published in Nutrition Research has found that children born to a mother with low intake of Vitamin B12 during pregnancy were at increased risk of adverse development specific to certain speech and mathematical abilities. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institutes, ALSPAC, Institutes; Press Release Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Lupus increases your risk of tiredness - what is it?
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can lead to weakness, tiredness, lightheadedness and gastrointestinal issues. Sourced from animal products and fortified foods, your body could still be struggling to get enough if you have lupus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does vitamin D combat Covid?
It ’s cheap, widely available and might help us fend off the virus. So should we all be dosing up on the sunshine nutrient?In March, as coronavirus deaths in the UK began to mount, two hospitals in northeast England began taking vitamin D readings from patients and prescribing them with extremely high doses of the nutrient. Studies had suggested that having sufficient levels of vitamin D, which is created in the skin ’s lower layers through the absorption of sunlight, plays a central role in immune and metabolic function and reduces the risk of certain community-acquired respiratory illnesses. But the conclusio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby Tags: Health & wellbeing Coronavirus Science Life and style Source Type: news

Vitamin C-An Adjunctive Therapy for Respiratory Infection, Sepsis and COVID-19. Nutrients 12(12).
There are limited proven therapies for COVID-19. Vitamin C's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating effects make it a potential therapeutic candidate, both for the prevention and amelioration of COVID-19 infection, and as an adjunctive therapy in the critical care of COVID-19. This literature review focuses on vitamin C deficiency in respiratory infections, including COVID-19, and the mechanisms of action in infectious disease, including support of the stress response, its role in preventing and treating colds and pneumonia, and its role in treating sepsis and COVID-19. The evidence to date indicates that oral...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Three visual clues on your tongue - what to look for
VITAMIN B12 provides the body with the fuel it needs to function so insufficient intake can cause untold problems. There are three warning signs which can show up on the tongue. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamins E, C Inversely Linked to Risk for Parkinson Disease
THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 -- Dietary vitamin E and vitamin C intake may be inversely associated with Parkinson disease risk, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Neurology. Essi Hantikainen, Ph.D., from the University of Milano-Bicocca in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can 2 Nutrients Lower Your Risk for Parkinson's?
THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 -- People who consume high levels of dietary vitamin C and E may lower their risk for Parkinson's disease by almost a third, a new study suggests. Foods high in vitamin C include oranges, strawberries, broccoli and Brussels... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Human migration patterns connected to vitamin D deficiencies today
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the Oxford Economic Papers finds that migration flows the last 500 years from high sunlight regions to low sunlight regions influence contemporary health outcomes in destination countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency: Five common diet deficiencies - are you at risk of symptoms?
VITAMIN deficiencies can lower immunity and have adverse health effects. If you're struggling to eat your five-a-day, then you may be lacking in vital vitamins and minerals. What are the most common diet deficiencies? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels may drop when women stop using birth control
Women’s vitamin D levels may fall when they stop using contraceptives that contain estrogen, according to a new study by NIEHS scientists. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Evans discusses wound healing, liver fibrosis, and Vitamin D
Ronald Evans, Ph.D., discussed how a synthetic version of vitamin D impacts wound healing and may prevent liver scarring known as fibrosis. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Anne Marie Jukic wins NIH Bench-to-Bedside award
NIEHS reproductive epidemiologist receives a prestigious grant to study vitamin D’s role in women’s fertility. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Is Vitamin D Effective Against COVID-19? Brigham Trial Will Study The ‘ Promising Approach ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Vitamin D Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Symptoms could include gastrointestinal issues including diarrhoea
VITAMIN B12 deficiency: The human body does not create vitamin B12, so people must get this nutrient from their diet. This means many people are lacking in the vitamin without even knowing. If experiencing gastrointestinal issues including diarrhoea, vomiting or nausea it could indicate you're lacking in the essential vitamin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Have you noticed a change in your reflexes? Warning sign
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can cause extensive symptoms, many of which stem from damage to the nervous system. One major warning sign is a loss of reflexes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency in COVID-19 Quadrupled Death Rate
Patients admitted to hospital with severe COVID-19 and vitamin D deficiency showed a 3.7-fold increased odds of death. Men in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The best vegetables to boost life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: The NHS encourages people to eat 'five-a-day', but which vegetables are the most nutritious? If you're struggling to meet this minimum health requirement, here are some tips to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Zinc, Vitamin D Not Proven for COVID-19
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

Best supplements for later life: Three vitamins that you may need
BEST SUPPLEMENTS for later life: It's true that most people can get the vitamins their body needs from eating a healthy, balanced diet every day of the week. But how often do you stick to this? And which vitamins may you need topping up on? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Risk of Developing Advanced Cancer
Secondary analysis of the VITAL Randomized Clinical Trial found an overall 17 percent risk reduction for metastatic or fatal cancer and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D inexpensive, low-risk and can strengthen immune response to COVID-19: Experts
Stressing that Vitamin D is inexpensive and has negligible risk when compared to the considerable risk of COVID-19, global researchers on the disease have asked governments to make it part of their strategy against the novel coronavirus. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Structural basis of antagonizing the vitamin K catalytic cycle for anticoagulation
Vitamin K antagonists are widely used anticoagulants that target vitamin K epoxide reductases (VKOR), a family of integral membrane enzymes. To elucidate their catalytic cycle and inhibitory mechanism, we report 11 x-ray crystal structures of human VKOR and pufferfish VKOR-like, with substrates and antagonists in different redox states. Substrates entering the active site in a partially oxidized state form cysteine adducts that induce an open-to-closed conformational change, triggering reduction. Binding and catalysis are facilitated by hydrogen-bonding interactions in a hydrophobic pocket. The antagonists bind specificall...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Liu, S., Li, S., Shen, G., Sukumar, N., Krezel, A. M., Li, W. Tags: Biochemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

AHA News: Ring In the New Year With a'Mocktail '
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- At a time when many people are stress-drinking, a New Year's Eve sangria that's alcohol-free is a healthy way to say farewell to 2020. Filled with vitamins and fiber, this fresh fruit... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin B9 deficiency symptoms: Irritability could be a sign of folate deficiency anaemia
A VITAMIN B9 deficiency can lead to folate deficiency anaemia, whereby the body is unable to create a sufficient number of red blood cells. This results in various side effects, including irritability. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Fails to Help in Severe COVID-19 Vitamin D Fails to Help in Severe COVID-19
Low vitamin D levels are linked with higher risk for severe COVID-19, but treatment that boosted vitamin D levels in critically ill COVID-19 patients did not shorten their hospital stay.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Could your depression, anxiety and insomnia be due to low levels
VITAMIN B12 deficiency: Scientists believe there is a strong link between having low levels of B12 and suffering with psychiatric disorders. With many suffering during not only a cold winter but a tough lockdown too, having a low mood is understandable however could it be improved or even corrected by a B12 boost? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Could your depression, anxiety and insomnia be due to low levels?
VITAMIN B12 deficiency: Scientists believe there is a strong link between having low levels of B12 and suffering with psychiatric disorders. With many suffering during not only a cold winter but a tough lockdown too, having a low mood is understandable however could it be improved or even corrected by a B12 boost? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D could have prevented 90% of coronavirus deaths
(Natural News) People everywhere are dropping dead from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), we are told, and the only solution is to get an “Operation Warp Speed” vaccine – except this is not the only solution. A much safer and more effective alternative remedy is to simply take vitamin D. The latest scientific research shows that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With Over 275,000 Infections and 1,700 Deaths, COVID-19 Has Devastated the U.S. Prison and Jail Population
Mario Smith first broke out in cold sweats on Nov. 21. He thought it was just exhaustion from working maintenance shifts at the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian, Mi., where he’s been incarcerated since 2018. But then guards came to his cell on Nov. 23, he says, and told him to report to another area of the prison. Smith knew then that he must have tested positive for COVID-19. “I feared for my life,” Smith tells TIME. The 37-year-old has asthma, high blood pressure and obesity, putting him at increased risk for severe illness and complications from the virus. Sentenced to life in prison when h...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle and Josiah Bates Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: How much of the sunshine vitamin you need to avoid the condition
VITAMIN D deficiency is a reality for most during these dark and cold months. Lacking in the vitamin can cause a myriad of health risks so how much of the sunshine vitamin is needed to reduce the risk of the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: How much of the sunshine vitamin should be taken to avoid risks
VITAMIN D deficiency is a reality for most during these dark and cold months. Lacking in the vitamin can cause a myriad of health risks so how much of the sunshine vitamin is needed to reduce the risk of the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news