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2014-06-23 04:56:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sunbathing can be addictive, producing the same kind of chemical reaction in the brain as illicit drugs like heroin, according to new research that could help explain why some people seem to crave UV rays, despite the risks. Writing in the latest edition of the journal Cell, experts from Harvard Medical School explained that exposing mice to UV rays led to elevated blood levels of endorphins in mice, and that chronic exposure...

2014-06-19 10:03:46

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Calcium and vitamin D are commonly recommended for older women, but the usual supplements may send calcium excretion and blood levels too high for some women, shows a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. This randomized, placebo-controlled trial included 163 older (ages 57 to 90) white women whose vitamin D levels were too low. The women took calcium citrate tablets to meet their...

2014-06-19 09:27:24

BMJ-British Medical Journal Low vitamin D linked to high risk of death from all causes including cancer and cardiovascular disease The main source of vitamin D is its production in skin thanks to the sun. Women are more prone to low vitamin D than men - and due to differing weather conditions, concentrations vary in populations across the world. Vitamin D deficiency is especially common among the elderly who often have less sun exposure, but it is unclear what effect the production...

2014-06-15 15:11:15

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that persons with lower blood levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to die prematurely as people with higher blood levels of vitamin D. The finding, published in the June 12 issue of American Journal of Public Health, was based on a systematic review of 32 previous studies that included analyses of vitamin D, blood levels and human mortality rates. The specific...

2014-06-13 23:06:02

11 Friedman Fellows are presenting their work on some of the most cutting-edge diabetes and food & nutrition research in the country, ranging from the role of vitamin D in diabetes, to diabetes and cancer, to food sources in the Navajo Nation. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman New York Foundation for Medical Research will have a significant presence this weekend in San Francisco at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific...

2014-06-13 23:03:18

Wearable UV monitor helps you stay safer and healthier in the sun before applying sunscreen or covering up- waterproof, customizable to skin type/color and approved by the Vitamin D Council. College Park, MD (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 The UVA+B SunFriend® or SunFriend® is the worlds first wearable UV monitor accessible to everyone. It is a new tool, like sunscreens and hats, which will empower people to be safer in the sun. Available on Amazon Prime as of June 6, 2014. The concept...

2014-06-04 16:26:08

WICHITA, Kan., June 4, 2014 The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpes family that targets lymphocytes and epithelial cells. While the infection is usually benign, it can in some cases lead to acute infectious mononucleosis and can impair the immune system. EBV is also linked to several malignancies. There is currently no cure for removing EBV infections and very little success treating acute EBV infection and mononucleosis with drugs. Riordan Clinic Director of Research Dr. Nina...

2014-06-04 08:33:04

New Ingredient Cost-Effectively Delivers Vegan-Friendly High Vitamin D Concentration and Won't Affect Taste or Texture of Finished Products MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PLT Health Solutions, Inc. and Oakshire Naturals, LP announced the launch of Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D. The patented mushroom powder ingredient delivers 40,000 International Units (IU) of Vitamin D per gram - from a non-GMO, clean-label, natural source. Earthlight's high concentration of...

2014-06-03 23:11:25

GI for Life, the innovative Nutraceutical Manufacturer and makers of ColoVite, unveiled its national direct marketing campaign, based on educating the public about the latest advances in gastrointestinal and colon health. Santa Rosa, California (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The theme of new advances in gastrointestinal and colon health focuses on raising public awareness of the benefits of a nutritionally based regimen for the prevention of gastrointestinal issues ranging from bloating and...

2014-05-29 23:17:17

It has been known since 1922 that Vitamin D is vital for bone health. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP notes that recent research shows its importance in many other body functions. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Fibromyalgia is characterized by pervasive chronic pain and fatigue. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor and Naturopath Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP notes that many fibromyalgia sufferers also experience other symptoms such as stiffness when awaking, sleep disorders,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'