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Diet Supplement Causes Nearly 100 Hepatitis Cases
Live Science, Yahoo News, Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer, April 2, 2014

OxyElite-Pro a dietary supplement that claims to help people burn fat, it has been linked to 97 cases of hepatitis  

47 people were hospitalized, 3 needed a liver transplant, 1 person died

Official suspect an ingredient called aegeline caused the illnesses

FDA regulates supplements only after they come to market, companies are not required to prove that their products are safe and effective before marketing them

The consumer is the experimental test dummy or animal

Consumers and physicians cannot be assured that pills, powders, and potions labels as dietary supplements are safe for human consumption
Low Vitamin D = Cancer
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Disease In 2 Big Studies, by Anahad O'Connor, 
April 1, 2014

A large study published Tuesday proved people with low Vitamin D levels are more likely to die from cancer, heart disease, and can suffer from other illnesses

Blood levels of vitamin D are good barometer of overall health

Vitamin D - aka the sunshine vitamin - is produced in the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight can be obtained from fish, eggs, fortified dairy products, organ meats, mushrooms, and kale

Vitamin D blood levels can be lowered by smoking obesity and inflammation

Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and is a vital part of the immune system

Respect The No Smoking Signs  Please and Thank You
Quick gains After a Smoking Ban by Catherine Saint Louis, March 31, 2014 - NY Times

Hospital visits for childhood asthma and premature births both declined about 10% in the year after the smoking ban took affect in North America and Europe

Only 16% of the worlds population is covered by comprehensive smoke free laws and 40% of children worldwide are regularly exposed to seconds hand smoke

There were some fears that banning smoking in public would lead to increase smoking in homes. But the opposite is true (studies have proven)

"Strong smoke-free laws change social norms about smoking and consequently people implement smoke free polices in their own homes as well" Said Hoanna Cohen - the director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at John Hopkins University School of Public Health "smoke free polices have a direct impact on child's health"

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