Current Health News

January 14, 2020 - Issue 4901


Washington Post Covers for Amazon’s Supplement Fraud

Washington Post Covers for Amazon’s Supplement Fraud

January 14, 2020

If you're looking for legitimate nutritional supplements, you may need to steer clear of Amazon. While there are plenty of ads and results when you search, Amazon has repeatedly been caught selling fake or contaminated products.

You Will Eat Two Recycling Bins of Plastic in Your Lifetime

humans plastic ingestion

January 14, 2020

Plastic doesn't degrade in the environment - it only gets smaller. Tiny microplastic pieces are so ubiquitous that the average person eats 5 grams' worth every week, which equates to 44 pounds over a lifetime - the same load as two full-size plastic recycling bins.

Vitamin D Protects Against Infections

vitamin d

January 14, 2020

Vitamin D protects against infection by increasing levels of the cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide, or CAMP. CAMP is made by immune cells and skin and gut cells, which act as a barrier to infection. A bioactive form of vitamin D was also useful for treating staph infections on the skin.