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2013-05-01 20:22:20

The National Osteoporosis Foundation Launches New Campaign for National Osteoporosis Month WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to new prevalence data showing approximately 57 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) kicked off a new national awareness campaign today, celebrating May as National Osteoporosis Month. Break Free from Osteoporosis encourages the public to get to know their risk...

2013-05-01 15:38:06

Study confirms 400 IU daily dose for infants under one year of age Vitamin D is crucial to the growth of healthy bones. It is especially important that babies get enough of it during the first twelve months of their lives when their bones are growing rapidly. This is why health care providers frequently recommend that parents give their babies a daily vitamin D supplement. But how much vitamin D should babies be given? A new study led by Prof. Hope Weiler, from the School of Dietetics...

Mushrooms Are As Good A Source Of Vitamin D As Supplements
2013-04-22 18:21:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Vitamin D is important for maintaining bone health and muscle strength and a new study from Boston University researchers shows mushrooms can provide the same amount of vitamin D to the body as supplemental tablets. The study will be presented at a meeting of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Boston this week and published in the journal Dermato-Endocrinology. To reach their findings, researchers...

2013-04-15 23:03:48

Developed for Norman Parathyroid Center, CalciumPro is the first launch of several planned parathyroid vitamin D, and osteoporosis health mobile applications for smartphones and tablets Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Haneke Design, a leading mobile applications developer, today announced the debut of the CalciumPro mobile application built for Norman Parathyroid Center. By analyzing a patient´s blood, bone density, and other test results, CalciumPro gives patients and their...

2013-04-15 19:20:49

Women who had sufficient amounts of vitamin D were 32 percent less likely to develop fibroids than women with insufficient vitamin D, according to a study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyomata, are noncancerous tumors of the uterus. Fibroids often result in pain and bleeding in premenopausal women, and are the leading cause of hysterectomy in the United States. The study of 1,036 women, aged 35-49, living in the Washington,...

Researchers Investigate Benefits Of Aquatic Exercise For Older Women
2013-04-14 08:29:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Women who participated in a six month, high-intensity aquatic workout plan became stronger and suffered fewer falls on average, researchers from the Universidade Federal de São Paulo claim in a new study. According to Reuters Health reporter Trevor Stokes, lead author Linda Moreira and colleagues recruited more than 100 inactive women in their 50s and 60s. Each participant was given 1,000 international...

2013-04-09 18:16:56

Newborn babies' immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to their month of birth, according to new research. The research, from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Oxford, provides a potential biological basis as to why an individual's risk of developing the neurological condition multiple sclerosis (MS) is influenced by their month of birth. It also supports the need for further research into the potential...

2013-04-07 23:02:37

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining how a natural approach to bone health is now considered a viable option to over-the-counter medications. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 07, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining how a natural approach to bone health is now considered a viable option...

2013-03-28 23:01:46

According to Gail Bowman, owner of Health Food Emporium, Omega 3 Fish Oils and Astragalus are among the new discoveries in natural products that we can take to help protect ourselves against colds and flus, and to help us to take charge of our health. (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 “Too many people see a drug on TV or go to their doctor for routine care and come away with a prescription for something that they may or may not need. A recent study showed that the average American aged 19 to 64...

2013-03-27 23:01:17

Canadians can´t obtain vitamin D from natural sun exposure in the months of October through April. The Joint Canadian Tanning Association wants Canadian to know published research, and anecdotal evidence, actually shows that indoor sunbathing may be a more effective option for increasing vitamin D levels than supplements. Kelowna, BC (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 Canadians can´t obtain vitamin D from natural sun exposure in the months of October through April. The Joint Canadian Tanning...