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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Jeremy Bloom — Staff Writer Vitamin D is as effective as anything under the sun for helping people maintain health and fight some diseases. Most Canadians are deficient in the vitamin. Most Canadians are deficient, so when winter suppresses sunlight, alternate sources are important Vitamin C comes from oranges, vitamin A from carrots, but the main source of vitamin D is the sun.… continue reading

Sunbathing comes out from under a cloud

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
By Oliver Gillie Have your say Read comments Johan Moan, a Norwegian cancer researcher, was very surprised when he found that cancer patients diagnosed in summer live longer than those diagnosed in winter. This vital clue convinced him that vitamin D from summer sun is one of the best treatments a cancer patient can get – and led him to question conventional wisdom on dangers of sunlight.… continue reading

Enjoy the sun on doctors’ orders

Sunday, January 13, 2008
By Alok Jha in London Guardian News Service: Solar rays can help protect against some cancers and heart disease, say scientists. It has been the common wisdom for decades and the mantra of the pale and pasty who would rather not get hot and bothered: stay out of the sun to avoid getting skin cancer.… continue reading

Slapping on sunscreen may cause skin damage

Saturday, January 12, 2008
Written by JuniorDr Team Simply slapping on some sunscreen may cause more harm than good, according to a study due to be published in New Scientist later this month. Research carried out at the University of California found that if people apply sunscreen less than once every two hours they might be better off not using any at all due to the effect of free radicals.… continue reading

Some tanning can help fight blood cancer, study shows

Saturday, January 12, 2008
NEW YORK — Recreational sun exposure could help prevent a type of blood cancer involving the lymph nodes called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), according to pooled data from 10 studies. “These results … could be taken to suggest that if sun exposure does protect against NHL it is an intermittent pattern of sun exposure that is the most protective,” Dr.… continue reading

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