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Your Day in Health: October 1

Vitaminwater is removing health claims from its labels, and more of today's health news.

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Your Day in Health: October 1

Vitaminwater is removing health claims from its labels, and more of today's health news.

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AD AGE: Vitaminwater Agrees to Avoid Certain Health Claims and Add 'With Sweeteners' to Label

“The banned statements include "vitamins + water = what's in your hand," "this combination of zinc and fortifying vitamins can . . . keep you healthy as a horse" and "specially formulated to support optimal metabolic function with antioxidants that may reduce the risk of chronic diseases and vitamins necessary for the generation and utilization of energy from food." Read full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: SLEEP MAY STRENGTHEN IMMUNE SYSTEM MEMORIES

“More than a century ago, scientists demonstrated that sleep supports the retention of memories of facts and events. Later studies have shown that slow-wave sleep, often referred to as deep sleep, is important for transforming fragile, recently formed memories into stable, long-term memories. Now… researchers propose that deep sleep may also strengthen immunological memories of previously encountered pathogens.” Read full story.

More reasons to get plenty of shut-eye: These 20 Surprising Ways to Lose Weight in Your Sleep!

MEDICAL DAILY: ADDED CALCIUM MAY ACTUALLY HARM YOUR BONES

“A team of New England researchers took the calcium question head on by analyzing over 100 previous studies on the topic. They found no proof that guidelines suggesting seniors, who are at heightened risk for poor bone health, consume 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium true bone health benefits.” Read full story.