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Aug

20

2012

Vitamin D Deficiency Common in Critically Ill Children

August 6, 2012 — According to 2 recent studies, two thirds of children admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) may be deficient in vitamin D, which may make them vulnerable to more severe illness. The studies were published online August 6 in Pediatrics. The first study was conducted by Kate Madden, MD, an assistant in critical care medicine in the Division of Critical Care...

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Aug

20

2012

Vitamin D Linked to Disease Activity in MS

August 3, 2012 — Evidence suggests a role for vitamin D in the disease process of multiple sclerosis (MS). One large study reports the novel finding that treatment with beta-interferon (IFN-ß) enhances the production of vitamin D from sun exposure in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Two additional reports show that in people with MS, higher levels of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) may reduce the...

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Jul

30

2012

The evolutionary approach to weight loss and good health

(NaturalNews) Studies show that people eating “ancestral diets” maintain excellent health and low body fat. Some of these healthy societies have a high carbohydrate intake while others get the majority of their calories from fat. Typically, people living closer to equator have usually gotten more of their energy from carbohydrates, while fat is the major source of calories closer to the poles. The majority of...

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Jul

24

2012

Vitamin D status at breast cancer diagnosis: Correlation with tumor characteristics?

Posted on July 17, 2012 by Brindusa Vanta, MD(EU) A new study confirms that healthy blood levels of vitamin D are important in women diagnosed with breast cancer and it also reveals new findings regarding the benefits of vitamin D for this condition. Hatse S et al. Vitamin D status at breast cancer diagnosis: correlation with tumor characteristics, disease outcome and genetic determinants of vitamin...

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Jul

24

2012

Can vitamin D supplementation help relieve the symptoms of depression?

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Brant Cebulla This week in The British Journal of Psychiatry, researchers in Norway have published results from their randomized controlled trial studying the effects of vitamin D on depressive symptoms in otherwise healthy adults. The study, directed by Dr Marie Kjaergaard and a team of doctors out of the University Tromsø in Norway, found that vitamin D did not...

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Jul

24

2012

D deficiency may be linked to diabetic foot infections

Posted on July 19, 2012 by John Cannell, MD Foot infections are common problems in persons with diabetes. Dictum has it that diabetics often suffer from foot infections due only to compromised circulation. Minor trauma can lead to a major infection, even foot loss. They can be simple surface infections or go all the way into the bone and account for 20% of all diabetic...

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Jul

15

2012

Heart Surgeon Admits Huge Mistake!

By Dwight Lundell, MD We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific...

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May

27

2012

Key gene found responsible for chronic inflammation, accelerated aging and cancer

Published: Friday, May 25, 2012 – 07:38 in Health & Medicine Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have, for the first time, identified a single gene that simultaneously controls inflammation, accelerated aging and cancer. “This was certainly an unexpected finding,” said principal investigator Robert J. Schneider, PhD, the Albert Sabin Professor of Molecular Pathogenesis, associate director for translational research and co-director of the Breast Cancer...

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May

18

2012

Rise in paralysis cases after polio vaccine

Cases of non-polio acute flaccid paralysis, better known as AFP, has sharply increased with the increase in the administration of oral polio vaccination (OPV) in the country under the much-acclaimed polio eradication programme. According to a report by Dr. Neetu Vashisht and Dr. Jacob Puliyel, appearing in the April-June issue of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, the incidence of non-polio AFP had gone up...

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