Latest Rickets Stories
Over the last three years, pediatricians in Philadelphia have identified more than 150 cases of rickets, the childhood scourge that was virtually eliminated from early 20th-century America by milk fortified with Vitamin D.
By Karen Shideler, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 22--If you keep up with health headlines, you know vitamin D is a bit of a celebrity lately: Low vitamin D levels are common in otherwise healthy children, putting them at risk of rickets, or soft bones.
By Jeffrey Weiss, The Dallas Morning News Jul.
By Lisa Rosetta, Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY - With summer's full-strength sun overhead, people are slathering on sunscreen and ducking indoors for protection - as they should be, most dermatologists would say. But at least one doctor says to let in the sunshine.
Austrian researchers found people with a Vitamin D deficiency are more likely to die than their counterparts with high levels of the so-called "sunshine" vitamin.
By Mary Brophy Marcus Giving your children all they need to grow big and strong may not be as simple as a gummy vitamin and three square meals. They still may be susceptible to an epidemic that's starting to gain the notice of pediatricians and bone doctors across the country: vitamin D deficiency.
SCIENTISTS now believe that up to 80% of skin ageing is a result of our love of the sun, and we're constantly warned that the sun's cancer-causing properties are contributing to the spiralling number of cases of skin cancer in the UK.
NEVER mind about the temperature outside - the hottest debate of the summer is whether to sunbathe or not. Over the next few months, many of us will bare all in search of a golden glow, which we're convinced will make us look healthier.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Though the childhood bone disease rickets has become rare in many countries, the case of one child underscores the potential risk for kids who are allergic to milk.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women with relatively low amounts of vitamin D in their diets tend to give birth to smaller infants, a new study suggests.