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Sunscreen safety & effectiveness

Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Eyewitness News (New York – WABC) – It is one of those must-have summer items: sunscreen. But for something so important, there are no performance standards for sunscreen. Now, there is a new push for FDA standards to address how much protection sunscreens really offer.… continue reading

Why vitamin D is so vital

Monday, July 16, 2007
Grey skies this summer mean that children are more at risk of developing weak bones and other diseases, says Oliver Gillie After the worst midsummer weather on record, you may feel something is missing – not only the sun but the sunshine vitamin, D.… continue reading

Health/ScienceStudy shows children lack Vitamin D

Friday, July 13, 2007
BY CHRISTINA HERNANDEZ More than half of otherwise healthy children in a study had low blood levels of Vitamin D and some were so deficient that they could develop serious health problems in later life, including rickets, according to a new study.… continue reading

Vitamin D Fights Colon Cancer

Friday, July 13, 2007
By Daniel J. DeNoon  People with higher blood levels of vitamin D are less likely to get colon cancer, a large-scale study suggests. Harvard School of Public Health researcher Kana Wu, MD, PhD, and colleagues looked at data from a large, ongoing study of male health professionals who provided blood samples for analysis.… continue reading

Researcher sees link between vitamin D, autism

Thursday, July 12, 2007
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT The growing prevalence of autism is one of the biggest scientific whodunits in the medical world, with few clues for its rising incidence. But a U.S. researcher is advancing a controversial hypothesis: that autism is related to vitamin D deficiency during fetal development and early childhood.… continue reading

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