vitamin D

Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen
Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Cancer Council research shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust common sunscreen myths and remind Australians to slip, slop, slap, seek (shade) and slide (on sunglasses). The latest stats from ... Read More »

Link between vitamin D in pregnancy and autism
Link between vitamin D in pregnancy and autism (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, University of Queensland researchers have discovered. The discovery provides further evidence of the crucial role vitamin D plays in brain development, said lead researcher Professor Darryl Eyles, ... Read More »

Top tips for family health and safety this summer
Top tips for family health and safety this summer (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Summer is on the horizon and with it comes concern about sun exposure, heat related-illness and the increased risk of bushfires. Experts from Sydney University provide recommendations for a healthy and safe summer.  1. Dieting and body image over the ... Read More »

MS May Start Later for Those Who Spend Teenage Summers in the Sun
MS May Start Later for Those Who Spend Teenage Summers in the Sun (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) found that those who spent time in the sun every day during the summer as teens developed the disease later than those reporting not spending time in the sun every day. The ... Read More »

Children born in summer are more likely to be healthy adults
Children born in summer are more likely to be healthy adults (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Children who were born in the summer are more likely to be healthy adults, suggests new research published in the journal Heliyon. The authors of the study, which involved almost half a million people in the UK, say more sunlight ... Read More »

Low Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Severe Preeclampsia
Low Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Severe Preeclampsia (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who are deficient in vitamin D in the first 26 weeks of their pregnancy may be at risk of developing severe preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening disorder diagnosed by an increase in blood pressure and protein in the urine, according ... Read More »

Low vitamin D levels during pregnancy associated with preterm birth for non-white mothers
Low vitamin D levels during pregnancy associated with preterm birth for non-white mothers (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

African-American and Puerto Rican women who have low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to go into labor early and give birth to preterm babies, research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health ... Read More »

The right amount of Vitamin D for babies
The right amount of Vitamin D for babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study led by Prof. Hope Weiler, from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University and by Dr. Celia Rodd of McGill’s Department of Pediatrics, has just confirmed that 400 IU of vitamin D daily is ... Read More »

Month of birth impacts immune system development
Month of birth impacts immune system development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

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, ... Read More »

Low doses of vitamin D linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes
Low doses of vitamin D linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There is a link between vitamin D insufficiency and adverse health outcomes such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia in mothers-to-be and low birth weight in newborns. Vitamin D insufficiency has been associated with a number of adverse health outcomes and ... Read More »

 
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