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Drug boosts body’s receptivity to Vitamin D


July 31st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Patients taking interferon-beta, a drug for multiple sclerosis (MS), received almost three times as much vitamin D from sun exposure than those not taking the treatment, ... Read more...

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Treating Vit D deficiency could ease depression


June 27th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Women with moderate to severe depression reported substantial improvement after undergoing treatment to overcome Vitamin D deficiency, according to a new find. "Vitamin D may have ... Read more...

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Protect skin with sunscreen, but use lightly


May 20th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) It's good to apply sunscreen before you step out of home in the scorching sun. But don't use it too frequently or in large dabs, ... Read more...

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Keep wrinkles at bay, protect skin from childhood


May 11th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 11 (IANS) If you are able to protect your skin as a child, you might prevent wrinkles and skin damage later on in life, says a new study. ... Read more...

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Vitamin D protects against viral infections


May 1st, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 1 (IANS) You could protect yourself better against viral infections, especially during autumn and winter, with vitamin D supplementation, says a new study.Since vitamin D levels decrease during ... Read more...

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Lifestyle factors behind most cancers


February 29th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 29 (IANS) Lifestyle factors, not exposure to chemicals in food and consumer products, are the most significant causes of cancer, according to the latest evidence.Bernard Stewart, professor of ... Read more...

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Vitamin D speeds up recovery in multiple sclerosis


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Higher levels of vitamin D and sunlight exposure seem to lower relapse risk in multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers, a study says.MS is a chronic degenerative and ... Read more...

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Vitamin D levels linked with health of blood vessels


April 4th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) The lack of Vitamin D, even in generally healthy people, is linked to stiffer arteries and the inability of blood vessels to relax.The results of a ... Read more...

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Vit D insufficiency high in patients with early Parkinson disease


March 15th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new research has indicated that patients with a recent onset of Parkinson disease have a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, but vitamin D concentrations do not ... Read more...

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Sun exposure, vitamin D may lower multiple sclerosis risk


February 8th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that people who spend more time in the sun and those with higher vitamin D levels may be less likely to develop multiple ... Read more...

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Sun-triggered protein ‘makes skin cancer worse’


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that an unexpected immune protein exacerbates cancer due to sun exposure.Their study suggests that drugs blocking the protein might halt tumor growth in skin ... Read more...

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Vitamin D ‘cuts breast cancer risk by 43 pc’


December 12th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that high levels of sunlight combined with a diet packed with Vitamin D can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 43 per ... Read more...

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Vitamin D, sun exposure cuts breast cancer risk


December 12th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) A diet that combines Vitamin D with plenty of sunlight can reduce breast cancer risk in women by 43 percent. A new study of 70,000 women conducted ... Read more...

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Tanning makes women sexier: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Tanning, which has been associated with skin cancer in previous studies, may have an advantage after all. It makes women look sexier, says a new study.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Ultraviolet light ‘helps skin cancer cells survive, proliferate’


December 8th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): Researchers have reported that the sun's ultraviolet light activates an enzyme that helps skin cancer cells survive and proliferate.Research by Dr. Wendy Bollag, corresponding author of the study ... Read more...

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Scientist reveals why tanned women live longer


December 5th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Women who regularly sunbathe tend to live longer, says a leading oncologist.Vitamin D produced by the body while tanning gives vital protection against blood clots, diabetes and some ... Read more...

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Women who sunbathe regularly ‘live longer’


December 4th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A leading cancer specialist has claimed that women who regularly sunbathe live longer.Hakan Olsson's claims are based on a study of 40,000 women.The expert, who works in the ... Read more...

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Popping vitamin pills can lead to skin cancer


September 28th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Millions of people who pop vitamin pills daily could be risking malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Research has revealed that supplements containing antioxidants and minerals seemingly ... Read more...

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Vitamin supplements ‘up skin cancer risk’


September 28th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that millions of people who take daily vitamin pills could be putting themselves at risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer.Research has revealed that ... Read more...

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‘Kids who shun sunlight heading for trouble’


September 12th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Paranoia about sun exposure and indoor lifestyles are causing serious health problems for children owing to Vitamin D deficiency, a new study says. Casualty departments are dealing with dozens ... Read more...

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Sunlight filtering through glass also can cause wrinkles


September 7th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Avoiding sunscreen and sun bathing are known to cause wrinkles. But there's some disquieting news for those who thought their skin was safe while driving, or sitting in ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency ‘ups risk of heart disease, stroke in black teens’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency is associated with arterial stiffness, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, in black teens, a new study has found."While we think of the ... Read more...

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West Bengal farmers expect good jute production this year


June 27th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), June 27 (ANI): Jute farmers in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District are expecting a good production this year as the area has received good rainfall."This time, we have good rain ... Read more...

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How much vitamin D do you actually need?


June 19th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Scientists have developed a model that predicts an individual's vitamin D needs.It has been known since the early 20th century that our bodies are stimulated to make vitamin ... Read more...

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How much of vitamin D do you really need?


June 19th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washingtonr, June 19 (IANS) Your skin tone and the amount of sunshine you receive besides what foods you eat, all this can influence the amount of vitamin D that your body has ... Read more...

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Sun-sensitizing medications, sun exposure linked to cataract


June 15th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the use of medications that increase sensitivity to the sun, combined with exposure to sunlight, is associated with the risk of age-related ... Read more...

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Four gene variants that affect vitamin D levels identified


June 10th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have traced four common gene variants linked with blood levels of vitamin D and with an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency.An international research consortium-SUNLIGHT- involving investigators ... Read more...

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It’s official: Indoor tanning linked to melanoma risk


May 28th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Using indoor tanning devices certainly increases a person's risk of developing melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, say researchers at the University of Minnesota's School of ... Read more...

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Staying away from sun causes depression: Study


May 23rd, 2010 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Hiding away from sun rays to protect oneself from skin diseases can harm one's health in many other ways, says an expert. A study published in the British Medical ... Read more...

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Sam Champion To Have Surgery Live And On Air


May 12th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sam Champion, weatherman for the ABC network, underwent surgery to remove skin cancer cells from his shoulder on live television this morning (Wednesday). His surgery was aired ... Read more...

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Use parasols to protect skin from sun exposure


May 10th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Cancer experts are encouraging women to be creative and use parasols to protect delicate skin from the sun. Parasols not only help keep women extra cool; they also protect ... Read more...

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Too much driving may up skin cancer risk


May 8th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Too much driving may increase the risk of skin cancer, according to a new study.Among a group of about 1,050 patients in Saint Louis, facial skin cancers were ... Read more...

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Red-haired and freckly people most likely to use sunbeds


April 29th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 29 (ANI): Red-haired people with freckles are among the most likely to use sunbeds, it has been claimed.Nina Goad, from the British Association of Dermatologists, said: 'People with very pale ... Read more...

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Occupational sunlight exposure linked to reduced kidney cancer risk in men


March 8th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Men employed in occupations with potential exposure to high levels of sunlight have a reduced risk of kidney cancer compared with men who are less likely to be ... Read more...

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Don’t neglect your hair, skin this Holi


February 26th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Busy collecting balloons, coloured powders and pichkaris for Holi? How about investing in some mild cleansers, oils and caps to protect your skin and hair ... Read more...

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