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New Blood Test Helps To Uncover Specific Vitamin D Deficiencies That Contribute To Numerous Medical Illnesses

Researchers from London’s Kingston University have developed a new highly-accurate blood test which can detect how much a patient’s diet could be responsible for a lack of the so-called ‘sunshine vitamin’. Vitamin D deficiencies can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of cancer and osteoporosis. For additional information about this line of research, […]

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Sunscreens Remain A Safe And Effective Form Of Sun Protection

The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) today reiterated the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens to protect against the damaging effects from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. As one component of a daily sun-protection strategy, sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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African-Americans With Multiple Sclerosis Have Low Vitamin D Levels

African-Americans who have multiple sclerosis (MS) have lower vitamin D levels than African-Americans who do not have the disease, according to a study published in the May 24, 2011, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. However, most of the difference in vitamin D levels was due to differences […]

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Many Salon Patrons Are Not Warned About The Significant Dangers Of Tanning Beds

Results of a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) found that a troubling number of Caucasian teen girls and young women are not being warned about the skin cancer dangers of indoor tanning beds by tanning salon employees. The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) supports the Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act […]

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Common Virus Plus Low Sunlight Exposure May Increase Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis

New research suggests that people who are exposed to low levels of sunlight coupled with a history of having a common virus known as mononucleosis may be at greater odds of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than those without the virus. The research is published in the April 19, 2011, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal […]

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