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Vitamin D prevents flu epidemic

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
By Ben Wasserman There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that taking high doses of vitamin D may effectively reduce the risk of getting respiratory infections like influenza or flu. There is a theory that explains why flu peaks in certain reasons.… continue reading

Statement about vitamin D and breast cancer prevention

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
TORONTO,- Today, Marc Sorenson, Ed.D, an expert in vitamin D, issued a statement today in regards to the health and cancer prevention benefits of vitamin D: “The recent Journal of the National Cancer Institute published study, only used 400 IU of vitamin D – an amount we know has no affect on vitamin D blood levels.… continue reading

Melanin is the brown or black pigment

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Dr. Ali Mzige Daily News   I am prompted to write on melanin, a topic which needs clarification even among the medics themselves. Melanin is a pigment which is either black or brown. Melanin is never white in colour. Lack of melanin in human beings of all races causes albinism (albino).… continue reading

Not just skin deep

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sharon Kirkey, Canwest News Service   National Post Award-winning dermatologist Bernard Ackerman likes how he looks with a tan. He likes how he feels in his soul “when warmed by rays of the sun,” and he believes the possibility of a few wrinkles, and even a squamous-cell carcinoma– a skin cancer “which in the vast majority of instances poses no threat to the life of a patient” — must be balanced against the “immeasurable” advantages provided by exposure to ultra violet radiation.… continue reading

Texas AG files suit against Darque Tan

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Dallas Business Journal The Texas Attorney General’s office filed suit this week against the parent company of Darque Tan, accusing the tanning salon business of conducting an unlawful marketing campaign. According to the Attorney General’s office, a recent marketing campaign Houston-based Darque Tan claims that its indoor tanning beds can increase levels of Vitamin D and consequently reduce the risk of cancer.… continue reading

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