Don ’ t Overlook Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin with many roles in the body related to bone health, immune support, and inflammation reduction. Some studies show it may have a role in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and with sexual function. Vitamin D is now routinely tested with blood workups, and about 50% of the population has been shown to have vitamin D insufficiency with levels less than 30ng/dl. There are many possible signs and symptoms that can be associated with low vitamin D levels, including getting sick often, feeling tired, having lower back pain or bone pain, having muscle pain, experiencing hair loss, or feeling depressed. In fact, I have had many patients with low vitamin D levels who “crashed” daily at around 3-4pm from exhaustion only to find their energy levels increased once their vitamin D levels returned to normal levels. So, how do we increase our levels of vitamin D? Well, vitamin D comes from sun exposure in addition to some foods such as fatty fish, egg yolks, beef liver and cheese. Because of sunscreen use, the long winter months indoors, and poor intake of vitamin D from foods, a vitamin D supplement is often necessary to increase levels.  If you find that your vitamin D levels are low, then take a supplement. Your body will thank you! When your pregnant, the health of you and your baby is your number one priority. If you’re looking for a way to secure your child’s health in the long run, you may want to consider cord bloo...
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Publication date: 6 June 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 246, Issue 3285Author(s):
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Data suggest different roles of opioidergic system and their antagonist in pain control and mood in PTSD. However, further investigations need to be done in order to reveal the role of endogenous opioidergic system and opioidergic antagonist system as a mediator in PTSD patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. PMID: 32492768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Platelet count and serotonin concentration did not prove to be of diagnostic value in differentiating patients and healthy individuals. However, illness duration in patients with schizophrenia may be associated with reduced concentrations of platelet serotonin. PMID: 32492767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: MSG administered parenterally to the higher dose to adult rats affects the immunoreactivity of S100β protein in PAG. Phenotypic changes of the studied cells may indicate reactivity of glial cells and increased expression of the studied protein whereas a decrease in their number may result from the increased protein secretion into the extracellular space or cytotoxic death of glial cells. PMID: 32495938 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica - Category: Cytology Tags: Folia Histochem Cytobiol Source Type: research
LUNG CANCER symptoms include difficulty breathing, headaches, and persistent chest pain. But you could also be at risk of an advanced tumour if you develop a subtle sign on your eyes. Could you be at risk of lung cancer?
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CONCLUSIONS In this Caribbean population, uncontrolled asthma was independently associated with obesity, late-onset disease, and comorbidities of sleep apnea and depression. Poor asthma-related quality of life was independently associated with Indo-Caribbean ethnicity. PMID: 32493146 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Conclusion: Early diagnosis and direct surgery for excision of hemangioblastoma is a good option during pregnancy while avoiding CSF diversion procedures. The symptomatic hemangioblastoma during pregnancy can be safely operated during early pregnancy. PMID: 32494398 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Conclusion: Observations here demonstrate a potentially useful technical strategy toward clearance of proximal shunt obstructions, in situ. PMID: 32494391 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 May 2020Source: Molecular MetabolismAuthor(s): Gaelle R. Carrat, Elizabeth Haythorne, Alejandra Tomas, Leena Haataja, Andreas Müller, Peter Arvan, Alexandra Piunti, Kaiying Cheng, Mutian Huang, Timothy J. Pullen, Eleni Georgiadou, Theodoros Stylianides, Nur Shabrina Amirruddin, Victoria Salem, Walter Distaso, Andrew Cakebread, Kate J. Heesom, Philip A. Lewis, David J. Hodson, Linford J. Briant
Source: Molecular Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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