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Email to the BBC – Joe Levy

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Dear BBC News team — The British Broadcasting Company on Monday broadcast a completely unsupportable statement about indoor tanning facilities, once again showing how anti-sun forces you turn to as credible sources are willing to distort research and say anything to support their over-the-top cause.… continue reading

Grant for Vitamin D Study

Monday, January 21, 2008
Studying the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and disease in vulnerable populations is the aim of a new $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to the Center of Excellence for Nutritional Genomics. “Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most serious public health issues facing the U.S.… continue reading

Targeting Stem Cells Can Block Growth of Deadliest Skin Cancer

Monday, January 21, 2008
By Rob Waters (Bloomberg) — Scientists halted the growth of deadly skin cancer by blocking the action of virulent stem cells in a study of mice. The findings, reported today in the journal Nature, lend support to an idea that is gaining increasing acceptance among researchers that stem cells drive the progression of many or all forms of cancer.… continue reading

Vitamin D as cancer fighter?

Monday, January 21, 2008
EVRA TAYLOR LEVY & EDDY LANGĀ  Most vitamins have proven disappointing in the area of cancer prevention when subjected to rigorous scientific evaluation. There appears to be one important exception, however, and this edition of HealthWatch takes a look at one of last year’s hottest health topics.… continue reading

Natural Medicine: Natural Treatments for SAD

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or winter depression, is very common in the Pacific Northwest. The lack of sunlight in winter is thought to contribute to symptoms of SAD, including loss of energy, mild depression, oversleeping, overeating and carbohydrate cravings. Fortunately, there are several natural ways to combat these symptoms.… continue reading

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