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Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Archaeological evidence of seasonal vitamin D deficiency discovered      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Rickets ran rife in children following the Industrial Revolution, but new research has found factory work and polluted cities aren't entirely to blame for the period's vitamin D deficiencies.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Today's Healthcare Vitamin
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New study reveals high prevalence of anemia with low rates of screening      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study has found high rates of anemia among patients in the Irish health system, while screening for common causes was found to be low.

Bipolar Disorder Children's Health Chronic Illness Depression Mental Health Research Today's Healthcare
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Bipolar disorder linked to early death      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Having bipolar disorder -- a serious mental illness that can cause both manic and depressed moods -- can make life more challenging. It also comes with a higher risk of dying early. Now, a study puts into perspective just how large that risk is, and how it compares with other factors that can shorten life.

Bipolar Disorder Children's Health Depression Mental Health Research
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Connection between light levels and mental health -- climate change could also have an impact in the future      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In Finland, there is a clear increase in the number of sick days taken due to depression, anxiety and sleep disorders in October and November, whereas the number of absences is lower than expected between June and September. In late autumn, the number of sick days taken is almost twice as high as in the summer and about a quarter higher than in early autumn. On the other hand, manic episodes related to bipolar disorder occur more frequently than expected during the spring and summer, when there are more daylight hours, and less frequently than expected during darker times of year.

Diabetes Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Vitamin
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US adults eat a meal's worth of calories of snacks in a day      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Snacks constitute almost a quarter of a day's calories in U.S. adults and account for about one-third of daily added sugar, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzing data from surveys of over 20,000 people found that Americans averaged about 400 to 500 calories in snacks a day -- often more than what they consumed at breakfast -- that offered little nutritional value.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Similarity between vitamin B12 loss and multiple sclerosis revealed      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers describe a novel molecular link between vitamin B12 and MS that takes place in astrocytes -- important non-neuronal glial cells in the brain.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Pregnancy and Childbirth Vitamin
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Pregnant women are missing vital nutrients needed for them and their babies      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Pregnant women eating modern diets are missing key nutrients needed for them and their babies, and this could get worse with the move to plant-based foods. Scientists surveying more than 1,700 women found most were missing vitamins usually found in meat and dairy, including B12, B6 and D, folic acid and riboflavin which are essential for the development of fetuses in the womb.

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Vitamin D supplements do not prevent bone fractures in children      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A major clinical trial has found that vitamin D supplements do not increase bone strength or prevent bone fractures in children with vitamin D deficiency. The findings challenge widely held perceptions relating to the effects of vitamin D on bone health.

Breastfeeding Child Development Dietary Supplements and Minerals Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Nutrition Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth Vitamin Women's Health - General
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How pre- and postnatal B-12 vitamins improve breast milk vitamin B-12 levels, which supports infant brain development      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

According to a new study B-12 vitamins increase the presence of the micronutrient in mothers' breast milk, which is especially helpful in countries where it can be difficult to eat what is needed for the body to produce B-12 naturally.

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Novel study finds aspirin-free regimen benefits patients with LVAD      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The ARIES-HM3 Randomized Clinical Trial assessed the safety and efficacy of excluding aspirin from the antithrombotic regimen in patients with advanced heart failure who have undergone implantation of a fully magnetically levitated left ventricular assist device (LVAD). The clinical trial found that excluding aspirin from the antithrombotic regimen in patients with a levitated left ventricular assist device was safe.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Today's Healthcare Vitamin
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Study reveals surprising link between malnutrition and rising antibiotic resistance      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have uncovered startling connections between micronutrient deficiencies and the composition of gut microbiomes in early life that could help explain why resistance to antibiotics has been rising across the globe. The team investigated how deficiencies in crucial micronutrients such as vitamin A, B12, folate, iron, and zinc affected the community of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes that live in the digestive system. They discovered that these deficiencies led to significant shifts in the gut microbiome of mice -- most notably an alarming expansion of bacteria and fungi known to be opportunistic pathogens. Importantly, mice with micronutrient deficiencies also exhibited a higher enrichment of genes that have been linked to antibiotic resistance.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Vitamin B12: A key player in cellular reprogramming and tissue regeneration      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers reveal that vitamin B12 significantly boosts the efficiency of cellular reprogramming, thus holding promise for regenerative medicine. Vitamin B12 supplementation shows potential in speeding up tissue repair in a model of ulcerative colitis -- an observation that points to potential new treatments for inflammatory diseases.

Children's Health Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Pregnancy and Childbirth Today's Healthcare Vitamin
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Clinical trial data suggests prenatal vitamin D reduces a child's risk of asthma      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A review of 15 years' worth of data found that vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy was linked to reduced rates of asthma and wheezing in children compared to standard prenatal multivitamin.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Reducing vitamin B5 slows breast cancer growth in mice      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered that breast cancer cells expressing a cancer-driving gene heavily rely on vitamin B5 to grow and survive.

Bipolar Disorder Depression Today's Healthcare
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Simple blood test can help diagnose bipolar disorder      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have developed a new way of improving diagnosis of bipolar disorder that uses a simple blood test to identify biomarkers associated with the condition.

Bipolar Disorder Children's Health Depression Mental Health Research Psychology Research
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Researchers confirm postpartum depression heritability, home in on treatment mechanism      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have conducted a large-scale meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to investigate the genetic architecture of PPD.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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First-in-class targeted microRNA therapy slows cancer tumor growth      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new cancer therapy attacks tumors by tricking cancer cells into absorbing a snippet of RNA that naturally blocks cell division.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Vitamin
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Antioxidants stimulate blood flow in tumors      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Vitamin C and other antioxidants stimulate the formation of new blood vessels in lung cancer tumors, a new study shows. The discovery corroborates the idea that dietary supplements containing antioxidants can accelerate tumor growth and metastasis.

Bipolar Disorder Child Development Depression Mental Health Research Psychology Research
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Formerly depressed patients continue to focus on negative      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

People who have recovered from a major depressive episode, when compared with individuals who have never experienced one, tend to spend more time processing negative information and less time processing positive information, putting them at risk for a relapse, according to new research.

Bipolar Disorder Depression Mental Health Research
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Modern antidepressants may reduce risk of relapse for patients with bipolar depression      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Treatment with modern antidepressants may help prevent patients with bipolar disorder from relapsing into a depressive episode, according to an international clinical trial. The findings challenge current clinical practice guidelines and could change how bipolar depression is managed globally.