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2014-04-03 12:30:55

Collaboration to Expand Deworming Services to At-Risk Populations SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 2, Vitamin Angels participated in the Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Conference at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, where it announced its commitment of $4.5 million to scale up co-administration of albendazole, a deworming treatment, with vitamin A to all eligible pre-school age children not reached by...

2014-02-12 12:32:17

HKI's global programs save millions from blindness and death CLAREMONT, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Claremont McKenna College announces today that Helen Keller International, whose mission is to combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition, has won the ninth annual Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership. The Kravis Prize carries a $250,000 award and recognizes extraordinary leadership in the nonprofit sector. Kathy Spahn, President and CEO of Helen Keller...

2013-11-14 23:32:02

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." – Helen Keller New York, NY (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Inspired by the words and work of our founder, Helen Keller International offers meaningful, memorable gifts to honor someone special this holiday season. A Helen Keller International Tribute Gift is a perfect way to say thank you to a parent, teacher, colleague or friend who has brought inspiration and...

2013-10-25 23:21:18

The Allow Golden Rice Now campaign, led by former Greenpeace leader, Dr. Patrick Moore, is calling on the organization to back up their claims of potential harm. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 "We believe Greenpeace and their allies oppose Golden Rice entirely because it was produced with genetic science, and are manufacturing reasons why we should not allow this life-saving food to be grown," says Dr. Moore. "We demand that Greenpeace specify a...

2013-07-03 23:21:21

A recently published study tested Vitamin D intake during pregnancy and its affect on the baby's Vitamin D levels at birth. A Vitamin D deficiency is especially troublesome for pregnant woman making a Vitamin D supplement, like Liquid Health's Vitamin D3, something to consider during pregnancy. Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 A study entitled “Vitamin D requirement in pregnancy to prevent deficiency in neonates: a randomised trial” was published in the May 2013 edition of...

Spicy News: Scientists Sequence Chile Pepper Genome
2013-02-08 11:14:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, geneticists from the New Mexico State University´s Chile Pepper Institute announced they have successfully completed the genomic sequencing of the chile pepper, marking the first time the feat has ever been done with the famously spicy plant. “This puts NMSU and the Chile Pepper Institute on the cutting edge with a new level of research,” Paul Bosland, an NMSU professor and director of the Institute, said in...

Vitamin D Deficiency More Likely To Occur In Obese Individuals
2013-02-06 14:18:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Vitamin D is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, helping to build strong bones and stave off rickets. A new study has shown that there may be a deficiency of this vitamin in people who are obese. According to this research, published in the journal PLoS Medicine, obese individuals are more likely to have such a deficiency, potentially weakening their bones and placing further stress on their skeletal systems. The...

2013-01-15 10:49:15

Taking a vitamin D supplement and drinking cow´s milk are the two most important factors that determine how much vitamin D is in a child´s body, new research has found. Those factors play a bigger role than even skin color and exposure to the sun, according to Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a researcher and pediatrician at St. Michael´s Hospital. “Early childhood is a critical stage in human development, so achieving and maintaining optimal vitamin D levels in early...

Study Finds Kids Should Drink Two Cups Of Milk Daily
2012-12-18 10:36:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “Milk does the body good.” That´s the iconic slogan etched on campaign fliers and ads promoting the health benefits of milk. A recent study from researchers at St. Michael´s Hospital in Toronto investigated how much milk children should drink and found that the optimum amount is two cups per day. In particular, the scientists studied how cow´s milk can impact iron and vitamin D levels in the body...

Cancer Slowed By Vitamin D
2012-11-26 22:12:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online McGill University researchers have discovered vitamin D helps to slow the progression of cells of cancer from premalignant to malignant states. The researchers reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences vitamin D helps to inhibit both the production and function of the protein cMYC, which drives cell division and is active at elevated levels in more than half of all cancers. Vitamin D has been...