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Mothers, babies need more vitamin D, say experts

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 A new statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society says Canadian mothers and babies aren’t getting enough vitamin D. The society is particularly concerned about the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women, exclusively breastfed infants and northern aboriginal populations.… continue reading


Tuesday, October 2, 2007
The American Academy of Dermatology is milking anti-tanning press reports about federal legislation passed last week asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate the effectiveness of warning language on indoor tanning equipment. “The Tanning Accountability Act” — promoted since last spring by New York Rep.… continue reading

What Is The Verdict On The Health Benefits Of Vitamin D?

Monday, October 1, 2007 Staff Vitamin D is good for your bones. Enough Vitamin D can help prevent cancer. Too much Vitamin D causes cancer. Vitamin D can help you win the lottery! O.K., that last one is a bit much, but the way some recent studies tell it, the so-called “Sunshine Vitamin” is capable of some wondrous effects.… continue reading

Arthritis drugs tied to skin cancer

Thursday, September 27, 2007
Rheumatoid arthritis patients on Remicade, Humira or Enbrel have a small but higher risk of skin cancer, a National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases study concludes. The new study contradicts earlier findings that the drugs raise patients’ risk of solid tumor, but supports earlier findings linking the new TNF blocker drugs to skin cancers, including melanomas.… continue reading

Take more vitamin D, mothers told

Thursday, September 27, 2007
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should consider increasing their vitamin D intake to 2,000 international units a day to reduce the chances their children will develop such ailments as multiple sclerosis, diabetes and cancer later in life, the Canadian Pediatric Society says.… continue reading

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