In the News

A look at skin cancer treatments

Thursday, April 5, 2007
Skin cancer today can be treated in a variety of ways, Dr. Mary Hurley says. “You don’t necessarily have to go under the knife.” Creams and freezing Freezing works for many skin cancers. The downside, though, is that only the ones that can be seen can be treated.… continue reading

So can sunshine beat heart disease?

Wednesday, April 4, 2007
By JEROME BURNE All through winter, your vitamin D stores will have been declining, and by now you will have a fraction of what you need – not just for strong bones but to fight off a range of diseases, including cancer, heart disease and infections.… continue reading

Vitamin D deficiency makes a comeback

Thursday, March 29, 2007
Joannie Dobbs & Alan Titchenal Around 1900, vitamin D deficiency reached almost epidemic proportions. Here we are, a century later, and vitamin D researchers are again sounding the alarm. The reasons are different and the consequences seemingly less extreme, but the number of people affected is extensive.… continue reading

Sunscreen has dark side, blocking crucial vitamin D

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
By reporter Chris Zdeb based on Q and A with registered dietician Loreen Wales. Chris Zdeb, CanWest News Service EDMONTON – Q: Sunblock saves our skin, but does it deprive our bodies of vitamin D at the same time? A: Casually exposing your face and arms to the sun during peak hours for 10 minutes synthesizes 10,000 (IU) international units of vitamin D, which is pretty impressive when you consider the daily recommendations are 200 (IU) for adults 19 to 50 years of age and 400 (IU) for anybody 50-plus.… continue reading

Vitamin D and Sun Exposure

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Vitamin D and Sun Exposure The Cancer Society recognises both the very real benefits – and the risks – of sun exposure. Because of this, it is very specific about the hours it advises sun safety. The Society says its sun protection messages are based on the findings of an experts’ group it convened in 2005 which concluded that “a balance is required between avoiding an increased risk of skin cancer and maintaining adequate vitamin D levels”.… continue reading

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