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Single dose of vitamin D may be enough to boost the immune system

Friday, May 18, 2007
Scientists have shown that a single 2.5mg dose of vitamin D may be enough to boost the immune system to fight against tuberculosis (TB) and similar bacteria for at least 6 weeks. Their findings came from a study that identified an extraordinarily high incidence of vitamin D deficiency amongst those communities in London most at risk from the disease, which kills around two million people each year.… continue reading

Be sun safe contest

Thursday, May 17, 2007
Despite the information out there, today’s youth still seem to be unaware about the dangers of the sun. According to a survey conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society, more than 50,000 Ontario youth expose themselves to dangerous levels of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) through the use of artificial tanning equipment.… continue reading

Vitamin D, calcium help avoid weight gain

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
OAKLAND, Calif.-Calcium and vitamin D supplements may help postmenopausal women gain less weight than those who do not take supplements, says a U.S. study. Bette Caan, of Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, and colleagues studied 36,282 postmenopausal women age 50 to 79 who were enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative clinical trial.… continue reading

Dermatologists fume at tanning industry claims

Monday, May 14, 2007
Pamela Fayerman Dermatologists are outraged the Canadian tanning bed industry is using unpublished data from a study on vitamin D supplements and cancer risk reduction to convince customers they’ll actually derive health benefits from the ultraviolet exposure in tanning beds instead of the oft-touted health risks.… continue reading

CDA press release – thier getting better

Monday, May 14, 2007
OTTAWA, ONTARIO– The Canadian Dermatology Association will be returning on Tuesday, May 15 to Parliament Hill, Ottawa, to hold the second Chuck Cadman Memorial Skin Cancer Screening. All Members of Parliament, Senators, their staff and Members of the National Press Gallery are invited to be screened at this event to further awareness of skin cancer detection and prevention.… continue reading

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