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Vitamin D Fights Colon Cancer

Friday, July 13, 2007
By Daniel J. DeNoon  People with higher blood levels of vitamin D are less likely to get colon cancer, a large-scale study suggests. Harvard School of Public Health researcher Kana Wu, MD, PhD, and colleagues looked at data from a large, ongoing study of male health professionals who provided blood samples for analysis.… continue reading

Researcher sees link between vitamin D, autism

Thursday, July 12, 2007
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT The growing prevalence of autism is one of the biggest scientific whodunits in the medical world, with few clues for its rising incidence. But a U.S. researcher is advancing a controversial hypothesis: that autism is related to vitamin D deficiency during fetal development and early childhood.… continue reading

Slap on the funblock for protection from pleasure

Thursday, July 12, 2007
Mick Hume How on earth have we allowed the sun, source of life and health, to be seen more as a cause of cancer and death? My family returned from the coast at the weekend, reddened from enjoying the first sunshine of summer, to be met by more dark clouds of doom.… continue reading

Doctors Balk at Cancer Ad, Citing Lack of Evidence

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
By CHRISTIE ASCHWANDEN The young woman in the American Cancer Society advertisement holds up a photograph of a smiling blonde. “My sister accidentally killed herself. She died of skin cancer,” reads the headline. The public service announcement, financed by the sunscreen maker Neutrogena, is running in 15 women’s magazines this summer.… continue reading

Camps ready for heat of summer’s UV rays

Thursday, July 5, 2007
By Joanne Penhale Kids encouraged to “slip, slap and slop” for sun protection Kids going to summer camp in Oak Bay are regularly slathered in sunscreen and encouraged to cover up in the sun. “They’re used to the routine,” said Emily Wilson, the community recreation programmer for Oak Bay Recreation.… continue reading

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