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Sunshine deficiency leads to vitamin D crisis

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Reid Sexton and Louise Hall MILLIONS of Australians are exposing themselves to bone disease, fractures, diabetes and cancers by failing to get enough vitamin D, a crucial nutrient produced when skin is exposed to sunlight. Experts have warned the highly acclaimed “Slip Slop Slap” campaign may have been taken too far by a nation terrified of skin cancer.… continue reading

Radio, TV towers linked to increased risk of melanoma

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
By Örjan Hallberg, MSEE ( — People living near many radio and TV stations are at a higher risk of melanoma, a deadly skin cancer that is diagnosed in an increasing number of people worldwide, particularly in the Western countries, according to my studies and those by others.… continue reading

Start your own … tanning salon

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
RASHA MOURTADA Shah Emily Noaman is a self-professed girlie-girl. “I love being surrounded by beautiful things,” says the 27-year-old Toronto resident. That’s one reason she decided to open her own tanning salon, a place she feels people come to become more beautiful, this year.… continue reading

The Vitamin D Newsletter – Dr Cannell

Thursday, December 6, 2007
The January newsletter is coming early as I will be out of touch for awhile. If you remember, the last newsletter was on preventing cancer, not treating it. Below is a sampling of the tragic emails the last newsletter generated: “Dr.… continue reading

Prevalence and Clinical Correlates of Vitamin D

Thursday, December 6, 2007
By W. Michael Hooten, MD, et al. Vitamin D inadequacy is associated with analgesic medication refractory musculoskeletal pain and neuromuscular dysfunction. This vitamin deficiency could subsist as an unrecognized comorbid condition among patients with chronic pain. A fundamental barrier toward determining the relevance of vitamin D inadequacy to the clinical practice of pain medicine pertains to the unknown prevalence of this vitamin deficiency among patients with chronic pain.… continue reading

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