Breakthrough In CDC Vaping Illness Investigation: Vitamin E Acetate And THC May Be To Blame
(CNN) — Vitamin E acetate, in combination with THC, may be to blame for a national outbreak of e-cigarette-related lung injuries that’s linked to dozens of deaths, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials. Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the CDC, said she would characterize it as a breakthrough in the agency’s investigation, although more tests are necessary. “These new findings are significant,” Schuchat said during a press briefing on Friday. “We have a strong culprit.” CDC found vitamin E acetate, an additive in some THC-containin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Vaping Source Type: news

Health Authorities Know What ’s Potentially Causing Vaping-Related Deaths
The CDC has linked the injuries and deaths to vitamin E acetate. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rachel Sandler, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Omega-3 and Vit D of No Benefit for Kidney Function in Diabetes Omega-3 and Vit D of No Benefit for Kidney Function in Diabetes
Neither vitamin D3 nor omega-3 fatty acids affected eGFR at 5 years in a sub-study of the VITAL trial. Doctors need to make it clear to patients that there are no benefits of these supplements, says author.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

ASN: Vitamin D, Omega-3 Do Not Benefit Kidney Health in T2DM
FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 -- Supplementation with vitamin D3 or omega-3 fatty acids does not result in a significant difference in change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at five years versus placebo among adults with type 2 diabetes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaping Illnesses Linked to Vitamin E Acetate, C.D.C. Says
More than 2,000 people have been sickened by vaping, many from illicit marijuana-based products sold online or on the street. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Deaths (Fatalities) E-Cigarettes Respiratory Diseases vaping Hazardous and Toxic Substances Centers for Disease Control and Prevention your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

U.S. CDC reports 'breakthrough' in vaping lung injury probe as cases top 2,000
Tests of lung samples taken from 29 patients with vaping-related lung injuries suggest all contained Vitamin E acetate, a discovery U.S. officials described as a "breakthrough" in the investigation of the nationwide outbreak that topped 2,000 cases this week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This vitamin D mechanism helps combat melanoma
Scientists have found that manipulating a cell signal, involving vitamin D, can slow the growth of melanoma cells and their advance to the lungs in mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Vitamin E Acetate Is Leading Suspect in Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses: CDC
FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 -- A new federal report points to an oily chemical known as vitamin E acetate as the likely culprit behind more than 2,000 cases of severe lung illness among vapers. After taking fluid samples from the lungs of 29 vapers who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Supplements Don't Prevent Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetics
FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 -- Taking vitamin D and fish oil supplements won't prevent kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. Many diabetics use the supplements, hoping they will have a positive effect on their kidneys and heart,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: A common symptom that could signal lack of the vitamin
VITAMIN D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, a process that is needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. It is well understood that lacking the vitamin can cause bone problems but what people may not know is that it can also affect balance too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Modern-Day Foragers Want You to Eat Weeds for Dinner
Illustration by Natalya Balnova for TIME Thistles, a kind of flowering plant often covered in angry-looking prickles, are probably not an ingredient in any of your go-to recipes. But Katrina Blair wants you to try eating them anyway. “I love to take the root, fresh or dry, and blend them into a chai,” she says. She also recommends combining the greens with lemons, apples and water for a refreshing lemonade — just be sure to strain out the spikes, she warns. Blair, 50, is the founder of Turtle Lake Refuge, a Durango, Colorado-based nonprofit that advocates for, among other things, foraging and eating weed...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

Vitamin D and Omega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of systemic inflammation
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) An analysis of the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital indicates that neither vitamin D nor omega-3s were effective at reducing systemic inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which supplements can help with neuropathy?
Researchers are investigating whether vitamins and dietary supplements can help with neuropathy. Find out which supplements have had the most promising results treating, reversing, and preventing neuropathy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Vitamin D and Omega 3 Supplements Do Not Reduce Risk of Systemic Inflammation
An analysis of the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) by investigators at Brigham and Women ’s Hospital indicates that neither vitamin D nor omega-3s were effective at reducing systemic inflammation. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 7, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Three ways lacking the nutrient can impact your mood
VITAMIN B12 is needed to make red blood cells, nerves, DNA, and carry out other vital functions, so becoming deficient in the vitamin can cause a host of unsettling symptoms. In addition to physical symptoms, a lack of vitamin B12 can also impact a person ’s mood - here are three such ways. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Key to Muscle Strength in Older Adults
Vitamin D deficiency is linked with poor muscle health in older adults, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D is Key to Muscle Strength in Older Adults
Title: Vitamin D is Key to Muscle Strength in Older AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/6/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - November 6, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Vitamin D dials down the aggression in melanoma cells
(Cancer Research UK) Vitamin D influences the behaviour of melanoma cells in the lab by making them less aggressive, Cancer Research UK scientists have found. The researchers discovered that vitamin D influences a signalling pathway within melanoma cells, which slowed down their growth and stopped them spreading to the lungs in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Today, the @US_FDA updated a 2017 Safety Communication to remind the public that biotin, often found in multi-vitamins, can significantly interfere with certain lab tests and cause incorrect results that may go undetected. https://go.usa.gov/xpTfk  
Today, the @US_FDA updated a 2017 Safety Communication to remind the public that biotin, often found in multi-vitamins, can significantly interfere with certain lab tests and cause incorrect results that may go undetected. https://go.usa.gov/xpTfk  (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - November 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Vitamin D is Key to Muscle Strength in Older Adults
TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 -- Vitamin D deficiency is linked with poor muscle health in older adults, a new study finds. Maintaining muscle health helps seniors maintain their independence, mobility and quality of life. It also lowers their risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: This mood change could mean you lack the 'sunshine vitamin'
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 - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados are REAL superfoods with plenty of health benefits
(Natural News) The avocado is a versatile superfood packed with over 20 vitamins and minerals that help support the body. It can be eaten on its own, as a garnish, or even as a dip in your favorite Mexican restaurant. Nowadays, the avocado has become a popular health food due to the variety of health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Five signs you may not be getting enough B12
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms may start to show if a person lacks the vitamin from the foods they ’re eating, and left untreated, serious complications can occur. Including the following foods in your diet can help keep symptoms at bay, but it’s also important to recognise signs of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: The signs in your bones you are lacking the vitamin
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms tend to show up when people do not get enough exposure to sunlight, which can reveal itself in a number of unsettling ways. Vitamin D plays an essential role in supporting bone health and lacking the nutrient can impact the bones in two key ways, suggests evidence. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rice can protect against obesity – if you're eating the right kind
(Natural News) Rice is a staple food in many Asian countries and is usually consumed as part of every major meal. Not only is rice an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, but it is also loaded with fiber that supports digestive health. In a study presented early this year at the European Congress on Obesity... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: The sign in your eye that could signal you are lacking the vitamin
VITAMIN D plays an essential role in keeping bones, teeth and muscles healthy and lacking the nutrient can cause a number issues in these areas. What people may not know is that a vitamin D deficiency can also reveal itself in a person ’s eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glutathione May Benefit Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Glutathione May Benefit Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis
Inhaled and oral glutathione may benefit lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), although vitamin and mineral antioxidant supplementation does not appear to have a positive treatment effect, an updated Cochrane Review reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Best supplements for joints: Three supplements proven to relieve painful joints
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to help boost vitamins and minerals, aid sleep and improve energy. They could also be used to help with joint pain. Which three have been proven best? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies show vitamin D can help reverse diabetes and heart disease
(Natural News) Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is important for the health of various organs and plays a role in many biological processes. This essential nutrient can be obtained either through sun exposure or by eating excellent food sources, such as fatty fish, cheese, and egg yolks. Today, vitamin D supplementation is used to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: The sign during daytime that may signal a lack of vitamin D
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms may start to show if a person lacks what has been dubbed the ‘sunshine vitamin’, and left untreated, serious complications can occur. One sign of the condition worth looking out for may occur during the day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Try This Easy Pumpkin Dessert for Halloween
THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 -- Pumpkin-flavored drinks and desserts are everywhere this time of year, often adding unwanted calories with surprisingly little real pumpkin. But you don't have to miss out on pumpkin's nutrients -- vitamin A along with a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Sign in your sleep that could be a warning - what is it?
Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms can develop if a person lacks the vitamin in their diet. Those most at risk of being deficient are vegans and vegetarians as the best source of the vitamin are found in foods of an animal origin. Certain medications can also affect a person ’s ability to absorb vitamin B12 from foods. What are six of the main symptoms that indicate you are B12 deficient? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C in surgical sepsis
The current review discusses the supplemental use of vitamin C as an adjunct in the management of sepsis and septic shock. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C are touted to be useful in modulating the inflammatory response, decreasing vasopressor requirements, and improving resuscitation. Current resuscitation practices are focused on addressing the hemodynamic instability and ensuring adequate oxygen delivery to tissues. The conceptual framework of the use of vitamin C during a resuscitation is to modulate in a beneficial fashion the inflammatory response to sepsis while concomitantly resuscitating and treating the in...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of Vitamin C Infusion on Organ Failure and Biomarkers of Inflammation and Vascular Injury in Patients With Sepsis and Severe Acute Respiratory Failure: The CITRIS-ALI Randomized Clinical Trial
Experimental data suggest that intravenous vitamin C may attenuate inflammation and vascular injury associated with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We aim to determine the effect of intravenous vitamin C infusion on organ failure scores and biological markers of inflammation and vascular injury in patients with sepsis and ARDS. In this preliminary study of patients with sepsis and ARDS, a 96-hour infusion of vitamin C compared with placebo did not significantly improve organ dysfunction scores or alter markers of inflammation and vascular injury. Further research is needed to evaluate the potential r...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers reveal how vitamin D affects key immune system cells
(Natural News) Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have discovered a new way that vitamin D affects the body’s immune system. The study, published in the Frontiers in Immunology, showed that vitamin D can potentially help manage autoimmune diseases. Vitamin D’s role in the human body Despite its name, vitamin D is not a true... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Noticing this change on your body could be a sign
VITAMIN D deficiency occurs when a person does not get the required amount of of the vitamin to support the body ’s vital functions, and there are a number of warning signs to watch out for. One warning sign involves a disruption to an essential bodily process. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sports scientist gives you the lowdown on the latest daily supplements to help you stay healthy 
Daily supplements are now available in a variety of forms, including oral sprays, skin patches and even bath salts. A study at Sheffield University found an oral spray of vitamin D was as effective as pills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart, muscles, mind: Vitamin D helps your body in many ways
(Natural News) Compared to other vitamins, vitamin D is unique: One of the best ways to absorb it is by exposing yourself to natural sunlight. Vitamin D is also essential for your brain and heart health. Natural sources of vitamin D The body produces vitamin D from cholesterol in your skin upon exposure to sunlight.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D warning: The sign in your stools you may have had too much 'sunshine vitamin'
VITAMIN D deficiency can lead to serious health problems affecting the bones, such as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults, so some people may want to take a vitamin D supplement. But taking too much vitamin D also comes with complications - you should watch out for a sign in your stools. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Pain when you press this part of the body could be sign
VITAMIN D deficiency can occur if a person is lacking the vitamin, and it ’s important to recognise symptoms of the condition to avoid serious health complications. One sign you may have a vitamin D deficiency is if you feel pain when you press a certain part of the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Block on GM rice ‘has cost millions of lives and led to child blindness’
Eco groups and global treaty blamed for delay in supply of vitamin-A enriched Golden RiceStifling international regulations have been blamed for delaying the approval of a food that could have helped save millions of lives this century. The claim is made in a new investigation of the controversy surrounding the development ofGolden Rice by a team of international scientists.Golden Rice is a form of normal white rice that has been genetically modified to provide vitamin A to counter blindness and other diseases in children in the developing world. It was developed two decades ago but is still struggling to gain approval in ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: GM Food science Rice Farming Food safety UK news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Vitamin D warning: The easily missed toilet habit that could signal too much vitamin D
VITAMIN D is an essential vitamin created by the body from direct sunlight, but during the winter months, some people may require taking a vitamin D supplement. Taking too much vitamin D can lead to serious health complications, and one way to identify this could be through your toilet habits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does sunlight change our gut microbiome?
Scientists have found changes in the gut microbiomes of vitamin D deficient volunteers after only three sessions of ultraviolet light exposure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

This POWERFUL vitamin is a NATURAL remedy for measles, chicken pox and other viral infections
(Natural News) In 2019, the United States saw its largest measles outbreak in many decades. Predictably, the mainstream media was quick to blame a decline in the number of children being vaccinated for the crisis, noting that the majority of those affected were under the age of five and had not received the vaccine. Of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Spray as Good as Oral Tablets
in Raising Levels (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis as a Result of Zinc Deficiency
Conclusion: Zinc deficiency should be considered and investigated as part of the diagnostic process of RAS. A simple blood test may aid in correct diagnosis and complete resolution of this recurring condition rather than constant prescription of certain medicines to suppress the symptoms. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 23, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best vitamins for eye health?
Certain vitamins are important for maintaining good eye health. Read on to discover the four best vitamins for eye health, as well as three other nutrients that are beneficial for the eyes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Fitoterapia USA Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of MERO MACHO ARTIFICIAL PASSION FRUIT FLAVORED VITAMIN C LIQUID SUPPLEMENT Due to Presence of Active Ingredient Tadalafil
Fitoterapia USA Inc., recalls 19,000 bottles of MACHO ARTIFICIAL PASSION FRUIT FLAVORED VITAMIN C LIQUID SUPPLEMENT, liquid dietary supplement because FDA analysis has found the product to be tainted with Tadalafil. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Vitamin D Spray as Good as Oral Tablets in Raising Levels Vitamin D Spray as Good as Oral Tablets in Raising Levels
Sublingual vitamin D spray not only increases blood 25(OH)D levels to a degree similar to that of traditional oral capsules, but users preferred the spray as a delivery method, say UK investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Vitamin D warning: Five warning signs you've had too much ‘sunshine vitamin’
VITAMIN D is known as the sunshine vitamin due to the fact it ’s produced in the skin in response to sunlight. As important as it is to top up your vitamin D levels, it’s equally important to ensure you don’t take too much. Experiencing these five signs means you are experiencing hypercalcemia. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news