Vitamin E supplements reviewed,could cause harm and other news

Vitamin E study shows antioxidant could harm some people
A study conducted by researchers at Tel Aviv University, and published December 30, 2009, shows that vitamin E supplements could harm some people, and may be a waste of money. Because antioxidants in vitamins have been touted to help prevent disease, scientists reviewed available studies to see if the antioxidant could help curb heart disease. Vitamin E has been touted for preventing heart disease, but the findings show that taking vitamin E supplements might shorten quality of life by four months. Read more

Disinfectants used in hospitals creating superbugs
A new study, published from researchers at the National University of Ireland in Galway found that small amounts of disinfectants used in hospitals lead to antibiotic resistance. Scientists cultured Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the lab, exposing the bacteria to disinfectant. They found that doing so also made the bacteria resistant to the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin. Read more

Smoking cessation lowers chances of vision loss at any age
vision problems associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with smoking cessation. The study comes from researchers at UCLA who say it is never too late to quit smoking, and keeping your vision may be good incentive. Read more