Vitamin E acetate in products used by the first cases of EVALI in New York State
(MDPI TOXICS) A new study published on Jan. 24, 2020, in the journal Toxics provides important insight into the recent lung intoxication epidemic referred to as 'e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury' (EVALI). The study presents, for the first time, a comprehensive analysis of products used by EVALI patients. Vitamin E acetate was the main finding in cannabinoid liquids. No compound that could be linked to EVALI was found in the two nicotine products tested. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily aspirin may reduce preterm birth risk among first-time mothers
Women who took low-dose aspirin were 11% less likely to give birth before the 37th week of pregnancy Related items fromOnMedica Poor asthma control in pregnancy linked to serious adverse outcomes New warning on epilepsy drugs in pregnancy Prenatal vitamins linked to lower ASD risk in siblings Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Tool helps GPs predict risk of epilepsy seizures in pregnancy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Characteristics of Persons Who Report Using Only Nicotine-Containing Products Among Interviewed Patients with E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury --- Illinois, August--December 2019
Vitamin E acetate, which has been detected in tetrahydrocannabinol -containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products, is strongly linked to the e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury outbreak; however, evidence is not sufficient to rule out the contribution of other chemicals of concern, including chemicals in either THC- or non-THC-containing products, in some reported EVALI cases. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 23, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Lung Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Vaping Source Type: news

Low vitamin K levels associated with disability and mobility limitations in the elderly
(Natural News) Vitamin K is an essential vitamin that plays a vital role in bone and heart health. It is one of the main vitamins responsible for blood coagulation and bone mineralization and also helps maintain brain function, boost metabolism, and protect against certain cancers. While vitamin K deficiency is rare, a lower-than-average intake of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Five vegan foods you can eat to prevent the condition
VITAMIN B12 is a crucial vitamin needed for healthy nerve tissue health, brain function and the production of red blood cells. With more and more people making the decision to become vegan, its important to know what vegan foods contain vitamin B12. What are five vegan foods one can eat to prevent a deficiency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Muscle degradation, vitamin D and systemic inflammation in hospitalized septic patients.
To date, the relationship between systemic inflammation and muscle changes observed by ultrasonography in septic patients in clinical studies is not known. Furthermore, the role of vitamin D on muscle changes in these patients needs to be investigated. In septic patients, there is an association between inflammation and changes in muscle mass and strength during ICU stay, which is similar to those observed in experimental studies. In addition, there was an association of vitamin D with recovery of muscle strength during hospitalization. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin Cocktail for Sepsis Fails; PPI for Stress Ulcer Prevention May Be Risky: ICU Studies Vitamin Cocktail for Sepsis Fails; PPI for Stress Ulcer Prevention May Be Risky: ICU Studies
A major new study of intensive care unit (ICU) patients with septic shock failed to find a benefit of giving an intravenous cocktail of vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine, relative to hydrocortisone alone.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Incompetent doctor who sent a dying infant home twice loses licence
A family doctor who sent a dying infant home with instructions to give him water and juice with vitamin C and who failed to report criminal driving convictions has been stripped of his medical licence. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: The sign in your skin you could lack the sunshine vitamin
VITAMIN D deficiencies are often very nonspecific or vague and this makes the symptoms often missed. In severe deficiencies, however, the diagnosis is more easily reached and if a person has this particular skin problem it may mean they ’re at risk of a vitamin D deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Councils Perform Poorly in Vitamin a Supplementation
[Daily News] TANZANIA Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC), wants over 90 per cent of children under five years old to get Vitamin A supplementation, with some district councils recording less than 50 per cent of children accessing such nutrients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Social Media Helped Juul Dominate the Vaping Market. Now, Teens Are Using It to Help Each Other Quit
Juul Labs, the e-cigarette company so popular its name became a verb, wouldn’t be where it is without social media. In the company’s early years, a steady stream of posts from users and influencers helped turn Juul from a smoking alternative to a cultural phenomenon. So many Juul users—many of them teenagers—voluntarily posted about vaping that it hardly made a difference when the company in 2018 silenced its own accounts to help stem its popularity among underage users. Now, in the wake of a vaping-related lung disease outbreak that has sickened almost 2,700 and killed 60, teenagers and young adult...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health vaping Source Type: news

School Lunch Programmes for Progress
School feeding programme in Togo. Credit: WFP/João CavalcanteBy Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) If well planned, coordinated and implemented, a government funded school feeding programme for all primary school children can be progressively transformative. Such a programme, involving government departments and agencies working together, can benefit schoolchildren, their families, farmers and public health, now and in the future. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Such a scheme should comprehensively supply adequate food for all, especially schoolchildren, and improve their nutrition,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Health Tip: Nuts and Heart Health
-- Regular nut consumption can lower the risk of heart disease by up to 14 percent, says the American College of Cardiology. Nuts contain heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. The group reminds people that a complete heart-healthy diet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin C-B1-steroid combo linked to lower septic shock mortality in kids
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Treating septic shock in children with a combination of intravenous vitamin C, vitamin B1 and hydrocortisone (a commonly used steroid) is associated with lower mortality, according to a study from Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplementation linked to potential improvements in blood pressure in children
(University of Pittsburgh) Overweight and obese vitamin D-deficient children who took a relatively high dose of vitamin D every day for six months had lower blood pressure and improved insulin sensitivity than their peers who took a lower dose. The study did not show improvements in other markers of cardiovascular and metabolic health, a finding that indicates vitamin D supplementation alone may not be the cure-all for children at highest risk for diabetes and heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taking vitamin D supplements for multiple years found to help those with cancer live LONGER
In this study, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) reviewed 10 randomized controlled trials that compared vitamin D supplementation with placebos. These trials involved over 79,000 people with cancer. The patients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements linked to better testicular function
Men who took supplements had higher semen volume and testicular volume, and better hormone levels Related items fromOnMedica Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile Vitamin pills to help subfertile men Scientists create human sperm from stem cells Women doing heavy or shift work have lower fertility NICE to review fertility guidance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: The change in your muscles that could signal you lack the vitamin
VITAMIN D is an essential nutrient that the body absorbs through direct exposure to sunlight. Lacking the sunshine vitamin can impair vital bodily processes, including those associated with muscle function. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D may reduce blood sugar and body fat
According to a study published inScientific Reports, vitamin D supplementation may reduce blood sugar and body fat in people who are obese and vitamin D deficient.Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 20, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Improve sleep quality and boost heart health: 7 Reasons to eat nutrient-rich cherries
(Natural News) You know how the saying goes: Big things can come in small packages. This is especially the case for an often-overlooked superfood: cherries. Each cherry you pop into your mouth is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients that can provide a multitude of health benefits. Cherries on top Cherries come in different varieties,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: The sign in your head that could signal the condition
VITAMIN D is easier to obtain in warmer months when glorious sunshine lands on our skin. The vital vitamin is needed to keep our bones, teeth and muscles in a healthy way. But what happens in the dark, dreary winter days when there isn ’t enough sunlight to sustain our recommended dosage? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why getting enough vitamin D in wintertime is so important
Diminished sunshine means many people experience deficiencies. This can lead to GI tract problems caused by infections and inflammation. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margherita T. Cantorna Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Signs on your tongue you could be lacking B12
VITAMIN B12 is a vital nutrient the body needs to be on top form. It ’s needed for nerve tissue health, brain function and the production of red blood cells. Take a look in the mirror to see if you’re missing this important nutrient. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most lung vaping cases linked to informal sources of THC
The recent outbreak of lung disease linked to vaping appears to be most prevalent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CDC confirms vitamin E acetate in vaping cases Vaping-related lung injury cases trending downward CT links vaping to ARDS in new case studies Imaging experts give insight on vaping-related lung injury Video from RSNA 2019: Vaping and lung disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplements Tied to Sperm Health
Young men who took fish oil supplements had higher sperm counts, a greater sperm volume and larger average testicular size. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Sperm Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Fish and Other Marine Life Oils and Fats Vitamins Testicles Source Type: news

Vitamin D warning: Pain in this area of the body may mean you’ve had too many supplements
VITAMIN D is created from direct sunlight on the skin when outdoors, but during the winter months people may struggle to get all the vitamin D they need and take supplements. But taking too many supplements can cause pain in a certain part of the body and lead to complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VITAMINS trial report on vitamin C, hydrocortisone, thiamine for septic shock
(JAMA Network) In this   randomized clinical trial of about 200 patients with septic shock, combination treatment with intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine compared with intravenous hydrocortisone alone didn't significantly improve the amount of time patients were alive and free of medicines that raise blood pressure (vasopressors) over seven days. The study findings are being released to coincide with presentation at the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2020 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scurvy is still a thing in Canada
(McMaster University) McMaster University researchers surveyed the data of patients of Hamilton's two hospital systems over nine years and found 52 with low Vitamin C levels. This included 13 patients who could be diagnosed as having scurvy, and an additional 39 who tested positive for scurvy but did not have documented symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study quashes controversial vitamin C treatment for sepsis with global trial
(Monash University) A paper published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Monash researchers comprehensively quashes the idea that the vitamin C-based cocktail has any positive impact on patients with sepsis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support
(Natural News) Years of research have established a positive collaboration between estrogen and vitamin D to improve bone health. Now, recent research suggests that this dynamic duo could also play a role in staving off metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is described as a cluster of conditions – such as obesity, high blood... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: The sign when you go the toilet to watch out for
VITAMIN B12 is an essential nutrient that helps the body to function properly so lacking the vitamin can trigger a wave of symptoms. A B12 deficiency can show up in the digestive tract, causing a change in your toilet habits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Most Doctors Agree - You Don't Need Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
[Daily Maverick] The wellness industry is a multi-billion dollar behemoth promising optimal health through supplementation and other methods. Does science back their claims? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Negative results in vitamin D supplementation trials lead researchers to question best way of reaching deficient patients
This viewpoint discusses the strengths and limitations of recent studies which have challenged the need for vitamin D supplements; as relevant to the UK population and those at higher risk of deficiency (infants, the elderly and certain ethnic groups). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: This feeling down the side of your body could be a sign
VITAMIN B12 performs a range of important functions in the body so lacking the vitamin can cause symptoms to show up in a number of places. A lesser-known sign you lack the vitamin can be seen down one side of the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US officials still eye vitamin E acetate in lung illnesses but warn against all vapes
CDC and FDA officials found that vitamin E acetate was present in 82% of THC products used by most sick vapers. These are typically bootleg products, but some insist their vapes are real. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: This feeling down the side of your body is a warning sign
VITAMIN B12 performs a range of important functions in the body so lacking the vitamin can cause symptoms to show up in a number of places. A lesser-known sign you lack the vitamin can be seen down one side of the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Into pharma's roaring twenties
“I drained the last of my cocktail, gazing up at the ceiling. It was one of those moments that curls the hairs on your neck. At once, the grand scale of this labyrinth of cathedrals became clear, the desert wind blowing through the clever hieroglyphics carved into every available surface. I turned my head back down to ground level just in time to see the man draw back his fist in anger, and then.And then.With a piercing shriek, he lunged straight at my jaw –”Do you ever wake from a dream, marvelling at the inventiveness and detail of your subconscious mind? That disorienting moment where you lie blinking ...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Simms Source Type: news

Women and girls left with burns and welts on their faces from 'unicorn' sheet masks
Several women and girls across the US have complained of facial burns after using Yes To's Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask, which has since been recalled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can low vitamin D cause high blood pressure?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compounds in broccoli sprouts can help fight gastritis and stomach ulcers: Study
(Natural News) Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) by itself is already chock-full of vitamins and minerals. In fact, this humble vegetable — a member of the cabbage family and a staple in many American households — is so nutrient-dense, it actually provides a little bit of almost every nutrient your body needs. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: The sign on your legs and feet that could signal you are deficient
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that the body absorbs through eating certain foods but certain conditions hinder the body ’s ability to absorb the nutrient, which can lead to a deficiency. Pernicious anaemia is a common underlying cause of a B12 deficiency and a certain symptom associated with the legs and feet may signal you have it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms boost TB patients' vitamin D levels, immune response
(Natural News) Despite the advancements in medication and the increased availability of antimicrobial treatments, tuberculosis (TB) still remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in low income countries today, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) who noted in its 2019 Global Tuberculosis Report that the disease infected over 10 million people in 2018, of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B6, leukemia's deadly addiction
Scientists have discovered that Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) grows by taking advantage of the B6 vitamin to accelerate cell division. The research team from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) suggest they could halt the growth of this cancer by limiting its ability to manipulate the enzyme that pushes B6 to make proteins essential for cell division. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Experiencing this mood disorder could mean you’re at risk
VITAMIN D is essential for a range of bodily functions, but deficiencies can arise if a person doesn ’t take in enough vitamin D or their skin has an impaired ability to synthesise it from the sun. Experiencing a certain mood change could be a sign you are vitamin D deficient. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Experiencing this mood disorder could mean you’re at risk
VITAMIN D is essential for a range of bodily functions, but deficiencies can arise if a person doesn ’t take in enough vitamin D or their skin has an impaired ability to synthesise it from the sun. Experiencing a certain mood change could be a sign you are vitamin D deficient. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Status and Clinical Outcomes in Adults With IBD Vitamin D Status and Clinical Outcomes in Adults With IBD
Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent among patients with inflammatory bowel disease. How does low vitamin D status impact disease activity, inflammation, relapse and quality of life?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin B6, leukemia's deadly addiction
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Researchers from CSHL and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have discovered how Acute Myeloid Leukemia is addicted to vitamin B6. Now that researchers know this, they can pursue new treatment options for the deadly blood cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Low vitamin K levels associated with disability and mobility limitations in the elderly
(Natural News) Vitamin K is an essential vitamin that plays a vital role in bone and heart health. It is one of the main vitamins responsible for blood coagulation and bone mineralization and also helps maintain brain function, boost metabolism, and protect against certain cancers. While vitamin K deficiency is rare, a lower-than-average intake of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

15-Year-Old Texas Teen ’s Death Is Nation’s Youngest Vaping-Related Fatality in Current Outbreak
The death of a 15-year-old in Texas marks what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is calling the youngest vaping-related fatality in the U.S. since the current outbreak began last year. Dallas County Health and Human Services officials reported the death of a teen “with a chronic underlying medical condition” who lived in Dallas County in a press release issued on New Year’s Eve and confirmed the teen’s age to TIME. The incident is Dallas County’s first death related to e-cigarette, or vaping, product-use associated lung injury, local officials said. “Reporting a ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Texas Source Type: news

Best supplements for type 2 diabetes: Three supplements proven to lower your blood sugar
BEST supplements for type 2 diabetes: If a person ’s diet is unable to provide the sufficient vitamin and minerals needed, supplements may be able to help. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetics are more likely to use supplements than those without the disease. The questions lies, which three supplements are the best for type 2 diabetics? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news