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BetterYou's revolutionary daily oral vitamin spray could boost vitamin D levels in children with epilepsy

BetterYou's revolutionary daily oral vitamin spray could boost vitamin D levels in children with epilepsy

A revolutionary daily oral vitamin spray by health pioneers BetterYou can boost vitamin D levels in deficient children, particularly common in those with epilepsy. [More]
To reduce skin cancer risk, Vitamin D deficient Aussies should supplement

To reduce skin cancer risk, Vitamin D deficient Aussies should supplement

Health pioneers BetterYou are advising those looking to boost their levels of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ to supplement orally as a safer alternative to lengthy UV exposure. [More]
New process for altering ingredients in sunscreen enables the body to produce vitamin D

New process for altering ingredients in sunscreen enables the body to produce vitamin D

For the first time researchers have developed a process for altering the ingredients in a sunscreen that does not impact its sun protection factor (SPF), but does allow the body to produce vitamin D. The findings, published in the peer reviewed journal PLOS ONE, has led to the production of a new sunscreen called Solar D. [More]
10 million of us lack sunshine vitamin

10 million of us lack sunshine vitamin

Health pioneers BetterYou have welcomed the views of Nutritionist Marilyn Glenville, that ‘oil based supplements can help you get your recommended dose of vitamin D’. [More]
People with low sunlight exposure and vitamin D deficiency at greater risk of developing leukemia

People with low sunlight exposure and vitamin D deficiency at greater risk of developing leukemia

Epidemiologists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that persons residing at higher latitudes, with lower sunlight/ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure and greater prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, are at least two times at greater risk of developing leukemia than equatorial populations. [More]
Study: Taking high dose of vitamin D3 safe for people with multiple sclerosis

Study: Taking high dose of vitamin D3 safe for people with multiple sclerosis

Taking a high dose of vitamin D3 is safe for people with multiple sclerosis and may help regulate the body's hyperactive immune response, according to a pilot study published by Johns Hopkins physicians in the Dec. 30 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
Lower vitamin D levels do not increase severity of obstructive sleep apnea

Lower vitamin D levels do not increase severity of obstructive sleep apnea

A recent study of elderly men found no evidence that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increased in severity (or prevalence) as a result of vitamin D deficiency. [More]
Vitamin D plays substantial role in patient outcomes after weight-loss surgery

Vitamin D plays substantial role in patient outcomes after weight-loss surgery

Low levels of vitamin D have long been identified as an unwanted hallmark of weight loss surgery, but now findings of a new Johns Hopkins study of more than 930,000 patient records add to evidence that seasonal sun exposure -- a key factor in the body's natural ability to make the "sunshine vitamin" -- plays a substantial role in how well people do after such operations. [More]
Dompé’s investigational biotech molecule receives orphan drug designation for treatment of neurotrophic keratitis

Dompé’s investigational biotech molecule receives orphan drug designation for treatment of neurotrophic keratitis

The Dompé biopharmaceutical company announced today that the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has officially designated recombinant human Nerve Growth Factor (rhNGF) - the investigational biotech molecule developed by Dompé based on research by Nobel Laureate Rita Levi Montalcini - as an orphan drug for the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis. [More]
Vitamin D supplements have no effect on frequency and severity of colds in asthma patients

Vitamin D supplements have no effect on frequency and severity of colds in asthma patients

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the number or severity of colds in asthma patients, according to a new study published online ahead of print publication in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
Low vitamin D levels may limit effectiveness of HIV treatment

Low vitamin D levels may limit effectiveness of HIV treatment

A University of Georgia researcher has found that low levels of vitamin D may limit the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults. [More]
Johns Hopkins researchers present new healthcare tips from American Heart Association Meeting

Johns Hopkins researchers present new healthcare tips from American Heart Association Meeting

Linking digital activity trackers to smartphones and periodically pinging users with personalized texts that urge them to walk more can significantly increase physical activity levels and spark healthy behavior changes, according to findings of a pilot study conducted at Johns Hopkins. [More]
Vitamin D deficiency puts people at risk of developing heart problems

Vitamin D deficiency puts people at risk of developing heart problems

A lack of vitamin D can result in weak bones. Recent studies also show that vitamin D deficiency is linked to more serious health risks such as coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and strokes. [More]
Differences in vitamin D status may account for disparities in breast cancer survival rates

Differences in vitamin D status may account for disparities in breast cancer survival rates

The American Cancer Society just published a paper reporting that while breast cancer incidence rates for 2008-2012 were similar for black and white women, death rates were 42% higher for black women [DeSantis, 2015]. The factors suggested to explain the disparity in mortality rates included difference in stage at diagnosis, obesity, comorbidities, tumor characteristics, as well as access, adherence, and response to treatments. [More]
Standardized method can help compare existing vitamin D measurements across studies and countries

Standardized method can help compare existing vitamin D measurements across studies and countries

Knowledge about the vitamin D level of a population is important in order to assess the proportion that is vitamin D deficient or is at risk of becoming deficient, and to develop food strategies that will ensure optimal vitamin D intake. By using a standardizing method it is possible to compare existing vitamin D measurements across studies and countries. [More]
Elderly women should take more vitamin D supplementation during the wintertime, suggests researchers

Elderly women should take more vitamin D supplementation during the wintertime, suggests researchers

Osteoporosis is one of the chief reasons why the elderly often suffer broken bones from relatively minor injuries. Postmenopausal women in particular experience a relatively rapid loss in bone mass due to a reduced concentration of oestrogen, which is responsible for strong bone growth during youth. Maintaining bone mass requires physical exercise and vitamin D, which is mainly produced in the skin with the help of UVB radiation. This is why, especially in the wintertime, many elderly women are prescribed a vitamin D supplement by their doctor to maintain bone mass. [More]
Successful treatment of rare neurodegenerative disease exemplifies potential of precision medicine

Successful treatment of rare neurodegenerative disease exemplifies potential of precision medicine

A 20-month-old girl suffering from a rare neurodegenerative disease was diagnosed by exome sequencing and successfully treated. [More]
Study: Sun exposure during teenage years may delay onset of multiple sclerosis

Study: Sun exposure during teenage years may delay onset of multiple sclerosis

A study of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) found that those who spent time in the sun every day during the summer as teens developed the disease later than those reporting not spending time in the sun every day. [More]
New research highlights vitamin E needs for people with metabolic syndrome

New research highlights vitamin E needs for people with metabolic syndrome

New research shows that the estimated one-third of Americans who have a cluster of health problems that add up to metabolic syndrome don't absorb dietary vitamin E as effectively as healthy people. [More]
Age, race and family history are the biggest risk factors for prostate cancer, new research suggests

Age, race and family history are the biggest risk factors for prostate cancer, new research suggests

New research suggests that age, race and family history are the biggest risk factors for a man to develop prostate cancer, although high blood pressure, high cholesterol, vitamin D deficiency, inflammation of prostate, and vasectomy also add to the risk. In contrast, obesity, alcohol abuse, and smoking show a negative association with the disease. [More]
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