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Calcium, vitamin D may help lower breast cancer risk before menopause

Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Women who consume more calcium and vitamin D may be less likely to develop breast cancer before menopause, a new U.S. study suggests. The study tracked more than 10,000 premenopausal and more than 20,000 postmenopausal women aged 45 or older for an average of 10 years.… continue reading

Dr. Holick awarded

Monday, May 28, 2007
Boston University Medical Center researcher honored by the Institute for Functional Medicine Dr. Holick receives award for research work Boston, MA—Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, was recently awarded the 2007 Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine.… continue reading

Pollutants and Skin Cancer

Monday, May 28, 2007
By CHIP MARTIN, SUN MEDIA Fighting for breath Death from above Skin cancer researcher Lina Dagnino says some some air pollutants work with UV radiation from the sun to cause cancers. (MORRIS LAMONT, Sun Media) If our smog doesn’t rot your lungs, the sun shining through may attack your skin.… continue reading

Boosting Mood Is a Walk in the Park

Friday, May 25, 2007
Dr. John Briffa Taking a walk outside is found to be healthful. I’m a great believer in the health-boosting capacity of regular activity—both for body and mind. I was therefore interested to read today the results of a study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Essex, which looked at the effects of walking on mood.… continue reading

Are you vitamin D-ficient?

Friday, May 25, 2007
By Julie Deardorff Are you vitamin D-ficient? If 17-year-old Niyesha Martin had known that breast-fed babies need vitamin D supplementation, her infant might have been spared near-fatal complications from rickets. And if James Sipkins, an internist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, had discovered the studies linking a vitamin D deficiency to immune-system disorders, he would have given his daughter supplemental doses in an effort to stave off Type 1 diabetes.… continue reading

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