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Low vitamin D linked to sudden cardiac death – study

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
NEW YORK – Want to have a healthy heart? Eat plenty of food rich in vitamin D. New research by scientists at the University of Heidelberg in Germany shows that vitamin D deficiency, which is known to affect the ability of the heart to contract, is associated with heart problems, sudden cardiac death, and heart failure.… continue reading

Unlicensed tanning drug use rises

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Stacey Boardman on her use of Melanotan A growing number of people in the UK are injecting themselves with an unlicensed tanning drug, a BBC investigation has found. Melanotan is still undergoing clinical trials but is sold illegally online and in salons and gyms, Newsbeat reports.… continue reading

Exposure to sun fuels heated debate

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sharon Kirkey, Canwest News Service Dermatologist and author Bernard Ackerman says working on a tan is like training muscles — ‘both, if done in moderation and reasonably, serve a worthwhile purpose.’ He doesn’t agree with other experts who continue to link melanoma to exposure to sunlight.… continue reading

Aussie Scientist to Unveil Breakthrough Skin Cancer Vaccine

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The pioneering Australian scientist who discovered the cure for cervical cancer is on the verge of creating the world’s first vaccine for skin cancer. Professor Ian Frazer, former Australian of the Year, has revealed the vaccine could be ready within the next five to 10 years.… continue reading

UC Riverside researcher: People need more vitamin D

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wesley G. Hughes, Staff Writer RIVERSIDE – An epidemic of vitamin D deficiency is gripping the industrialized nations, and it’s even worse for citizens of the Third World. The lack of the vitamin is affecting our overall susceptibility to muscle weakness, osteoporosis, breast and colorectal cancer, diabetes types 1 and 2, and heart and cardiovascular disease, a celebrated scientist at UC Riverside said Friday.… continue reading

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