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2014-08-27 08:25:07

Dr. Mitchell Gibson's new book explores the scientific and spiritual effects of sunlight on the human body. HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunlight has long been a source of rejuvenation and health for billions of people all over the world. Recently, modern scientists have begun to take a new look at the power of the sun to address a number of ailments that have distressed mankind. Sunlight therapy dates back to the time of the ancient Greeks when it was called...

2014-08-13 23:11:59

Consumers have a new outlet to experience the ultra-pure and highly concentrated supplement straight from Alaska’s Bering Sea. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 American Marine Ingredients, a division of American Seafoods Group, has announced its powerful and pure omega-3 supplement, 54° North Omega-3 with Vitamin D3, is now available on RevNutrition.com. “AMI is very pleased to offer our triple strength 54°North brand of wild Alaskan Pollock oil to a much broader range...

Link Between Vitamin D And Dementia Risk Confirmed
2014-08-08 03:02:43

University of Exeter Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted. An international team, led by Dr David Llewellyn at the University of Exeter Medical School, found that study participants who were severely Vitamin D deficient were more than twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The team studied elderly Americans who...

2014-08-07 23:04:29

Company Announces First - Ever Wearable Technology to Measure UV Dosage and Vitamin D Generation Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Ultra has introduced the first-ever wearable technology that measures an individual’s accumulated ultraviolet (UV) dosage and effective vitamin D generation. Violet pairs with a mobile device to provide real-time data on overall sun exposure. Ultra serves health conscious individuals who are concerned about the detrimental effects of sun over-exposure...

2014-07-30 08:33:20

SALT LAKE CITY, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you currently take a vitamin D supplement? New research says you should. A study conducted by USANA Health Sciences, in conjunction with Intermountain Healthcare's The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), found that taking a daily vitamin D supplement is the best way to improve vitamin D levels in the body. The study examined levels of vitamin D in 743 male and female adults throughout the United States, between the ages of 20 and 65....

2014-07-29 16:28:18

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Suntanning Association (ASA) - the nation's largest association of professional suntanning facilities - today issued the following statement about the U.S. Acting Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer: The ASA is committed to promoting responsible UV exposure, both indoor and outdoor, for the millions of Americans who enjoy tanning every year. The Acting Surgeon General is trivializing an important...

2014-07-24 23:14:26

Custom Compounding Centers of America Offers Free Bone Density Screenings for the Public. Kingsport, TN (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 “Osteoporosis, or thinning bones, can result in painful fractures. Risk factors for osteoporosis include aging, being female, low body weight, low sex hormones or menopause, smoking, and some medications. Prevention and treatment include calcium and vitamin D, exercise, and osteoporosis medications. This is something I plead with my patients about on a daily...

2014-07-23 08:31:50

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) found that supplementing with calcium elevates calcium levels too high,(1) putting women at risk for kidney stones, among other health problems. Women close to menopause are commonly told to take supplements containing calcium and vitamin D to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis, to which they are particularly prone. "I would recommend that women determine how much calcium they...

2014-07-01 23:04:24

Kevin McGuire, creator of the iTanSmart suntan app, underwent surgery this month for Basal Cell Carcimona skin cancer. His goal is to spread skin cancer awareness this summer by encouraging iTanSmart app downloads, which will lower the risk of overexposure to the sun among users. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 A few years ago, creator of the iTanSmart app, President of UV Technologies, LLC, Kevin McGuire, began noticing age spots on his face resulting from years of overexposure to...

2014-07-01 09:53:38

UCSF UCSF Study Questions Role of Skin Pigment in Enabling Survival at Higher Latitudes The popular idea that Northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin D – vital for healthy bones and immune function – is questioned by UC San Francisco researchers in a new study published online in the journal Evolutionary Biology. Ramping up the skin’s capacity to capture UV light to make vitamin D is indeed important, according to a team...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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