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Vitamin D Status Predicts Physical Performance and Its Decline in Older Persons

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
By The Endocrine Society Vitamin D Status Predicts Physical Performance and Its Decline in Older Persons Ilse S. Wicherts, Natasja M. van Schoor, A. Joan P. Boeke, Marjolein Visser, Dorly J. H. Deeg, Jan Smit, Dirk L. Knol and Paul Lips EMGO Institute (I.S.W.,… continue reading

Some Sunscreen Ingredients Prompt Concern

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Before you head to the beach, you make want to take a closer look at your sunscreen label. Consumer Reports is recommending that people read the labels and look out for two ingredients: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. There is some concern that when these ingredients are nano-sized, they can seep into the skin and have adverse health effects.… continue reading

D is for ‘debate’

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
By: Bill Gillette, Dermatology Times In the dermatologic community, the “D” in vitamin D could well stand for “debate.” Exposure to sunlight is the body’s most efficient way of generating vitamin D. But sunlight is a known carcinogen, and the incidence of skin cancers — particularly the potentially deadly malignant melanoma — is on the rise, according to public health statistics.… continue reading

Short circuit

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
By Linda Drummond WHAT happens when the link between the body and the brain gets mixed up? Ask someone living with MS. Imagine living with a condition where your brain tries to tell your body to make a move, but the message just doesn’t get through.… continue reading

Wearing sunglasses could increase the risk of skin cancer

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
By Lucy Johnston, Health Editor Have your say(0) SUN worshippers are being warned that wearing sunglasses could increase the risk of skin cancer. The glasses reduce the amount of ultra-violet light reaching key areas of the eye, tricking the brain into believing less harmful rays have penetrated the body.… continue reading

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