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Experts have been arguing about flu shots for decades

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
By JOE GRAEDON and TERESA GRAEDON If you’ve been reading headlines this fall, you are likely confused about flu shots. Several weeks ago you were told: “Proof Lacking for Flu Vaccine” or “Flu Vaccine Mortality Benefits for Elderly Vastly Overstated.” One week later, headlines proclaimed: “Flu Shots for Elderly Are Effective” and “Flu Shots Halve Risk of Death, Cut Illness in Elderly.”… continue reading

Vitamin D downgrade as scientists advise there is no real proof it fights cancer

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
By FIONA MACRAE The cancer-fighting abilities of the ‘sunshine food’ are being questioned Vitamin D, once heralded as a major weapon in the war on cancer, in fact does little to cut the risk, a study has discovered. The sunshine vitamin has been widely credited with warding off cancer, strengthening bones and cutting the risk of heart disease and diabetes.… continue reading

We need more sun, claims controversial dermatologist

Monday, October 29, 2007
Don Harrison, The Province Sunday Dr. Michael Holick was fired from his job as a dermatology professor — but he’s not giving up his mission to educate the public about the sun’s critical role in providing vital vitamin D. A keynote speaker at this weekend’s Canadian Diabetes Association conference in Vancouver, Holick can boast of 35 years of ground-breaking research in his field and a former professorship in physiology and biophysics at Boston University.… continue reading


Friday, October 26, 2007
Dear JCTA Member, As most of you are aware, November is Vitamin D Awareness Month. As a member of the JCTA, you will be receiving in the mail shortly, 2 posters promoting Vitamin D awareness. Please post them in your salons.… continue reading

Cancer society calls for major vitamin D trial

Thursday, October 25, 2007
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT Intrigued by the possibility that taking vitamin D may be an easy way to prevent cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society has taken the unusual step of writing to major medical research agencies in North America to tell them that it is time to fund a large-scale clinical trial that will find out for sure.… continue reading

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