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Effects of Calcium and Vitamin D

Friday, March 7, 2008
By Zhu, K. Articles By Prince, R. L. The Endocrine Society Effects of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation on Hip Bone Mineral Density and Calcium-Related Analytes in Elderly Ambulatory Australian Women: A Five-Year Randomized Controlled Trial Kun Zhu, Amanda Devine, Ian M.… continue reading

Scientists in search of winter flu prevention

Friday, March 7, 2008
Posted in: Health flu flu viruses This winter has been one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory, and researchers are trying to explain why. They believe that the flu is so potent in the winter due to cold temperatures.… continue reading

Protein in embryonic stem cells controls malignant tumor cells

Thursday, March 6, 2008
CHICAGO — A protein that governs development of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) also inhibits the growth and spread of malignant melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, Northwestern University researchers have discovered. Metastatic melanoma, which develops from the transformation of skin pigment cells or melanocytes, has a death rate of more than 80 percent and a median survival of less than 7.5… continue reading

Stress for Success: Sunlight is a good source of vitamin D

Thursday, March 6, 2008
By Jacquelyn Ferguson How much, if any, unprotected sunshine is good for you? How much sunshine puts you at risk for skin cancer? Does too little rob you of its health-enhancing benefits? Since most living things require sunshine it only makes sense that our bodies do, too.… continue reading

A little sunshine can help boost our vitamin D

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
By Markus Thiel Kelowna Capital News -Vitamin D is getting more and more attention in the various health fields and I think there is a little you should know about it. “Research is pouring in from all around the world proving its role in calcium metabolism, bone health, normal hormone function and prevention of colon, breast and prostate cancer and deterrence of would-be autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis diabetes and Alzheimer ’s disease,” reports Susie Langley of The Medical Post.… continue reading

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