Does Vitamin D Deficiency Play a Role in Opioid Addiction? Does Vitamin D Deficiency Play a Role in Opioid Addiction?
Addressing vitamin D deficiency could be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Drives Opioid Addiction in Mice
Mice with low vitamin D had exaggerated craving for opioids and felt the drugs' effects more strongly —results supported in part by human medical records—suggesting that supplements should be explored... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 16, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

The roles of vitamin D in increasing the body's immunity and reducing injuries due to viral infections: with an emphasis on its possible role in SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) - Aleebrahim-Dehkordi E, Deravi N, Yaghoobpoor S, Hooshyar D, Rafieian-Kopaei M.
BACKGROUND: It is known that Vitamin D can increase the body's immunity against some viral infections. Many people around the world have vitamin D deficiency and, therefore, this has become a public concern whether vitamin D is an important factor protecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for addiction to opioids and ultraviolet rays
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Lab animals deficient in vitamin D crave and become dependent on opioids, which is curbed when normal levels of the vitamin are restored. Human health records indicate that people with low vitamin D are more likely to use and misuse opioids. Study results suggest a potential role for vitamin D supplementation in fighting opioid addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Wrong dosage and not including vitamin K2 can increase deficiency
VITAMIN D deficiency can cause dire effects on one's health. Many people reduce this risk by supplementing. However, an expert believes this is not enough and another essential vitamin needs to be added in order to gain full benefits and drastically reduce a vitamin D deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Have your urine habits changed? The hidden sign of an overdose
VITAMIN D deficiency is a concern for many. The essential vitamin is crucial when it comes to overall bone, teeth and muscle health. As such, people will ensure they are getting the required dosage to compensate. However, many may take too much, and this can cause a change in toilet habits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Incorrect dosage could lead to toxicity – warning signs
VITAMIN D is synthesised when UVB rays from the sun land on the skin cells. The nutrient is also obtained from oily fish and red meat, as well as supplements. What could happen if you have too much of it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Preventative Services Task Force Study Finds Evidence of Benefits to Vitamin D Screening in Asymptomatic Adults is ‘Inconclusive’
New USPSTF guidelines suggest reducing the volume of Vitamin D deficiency testing in the general population, which could reduce revenue for clinical laboratories From 2005 to 2011, the volume of clinical laboratory tests for Vitamin D soared nationally as more doctors tested more patients for Vitamin D deficiency. This became a major source of revenue […] The post US Preventative Services Task Force Study Finds Evidence of Benefits to Vitamin D Screening in Asymptomatic Adults is ‘Inconclusive’ appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 28, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Kristen Noonan Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology clinical laboratory clinical pathology COVID-19 Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report JAMA JAMA Net Source Type: news

Are There Clinically Meaningful Differences Between anti-COVID-19 Vaccines?
A health worker prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to her colleague at a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.In a video message on May 24 to the World Health Assembly , the decision-making body of UN agency WHO, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned against the dangers of “a two-speed global response”, a concern he has frequently expressed. “Sadly, unless we act now, we face a situation in which rich countries vaccinate the majority of their people and open their economies, while the virus continues to cause deep suffering by circling and mutating in the poorest countries,” he said. Credi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Vitamin D, rickets and child abuse: controversies and evidence - Aldana Sierra MC, Christian CW.
Suboptimal vitamin D status is a global health issue that affects children and adults worldwide. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency has been well documented in the pediatric population in the United States. Although vitamin D deficien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Wrong dosage could cause vitamin D toxicity - the signs to spot
VITAMIN D deficiency occurs when a person's diet is lacking but also if not spending enough time outdoors. Often a person will overcompensate for this lack by supplementing. This will help with many health problems caused by the deficiency, however, occasionally a person can take too much causing a vitamin D toxicity experience. What are the signs warning of this and what is the recommended dosage of vitamin D to avoid this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccination: The Barriers to Achieving Global Herd Immunity
COVID-19 vaccinations are key to overcoming the pandemic, says the World Health Organizations (WHO). The UN agency has approved the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use, which is a prerequisite for inclusion in the global vaccine solidarity initiative, COVAX. Credit: Unsplash/Ivan Diaz via UN NewsBy Sunil J. WimalawansaNEW JERSEY, USA, May 17 2021 (IPS) The global community is conducting a rapid vaccination program against the SARS.Cov-2 virus, using several vaccines, authorised for emergency use. To date, the percentages of adults vaccinated vary between less than 2% to over 90% in different countries. Vast socio-...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Clumsiness may not be as harmless as it seems
VITAMIN D may be hard to come by in Britain when most people would prefer to shelter from the rain and remain indoors. However, going out to get even a little bit of sunshine - even on a wet, cloudy day - may be worthwhile. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-TKA Vitamin D Deficiency May Adversely Affect Outcomes in Postmenopausal Women
MONDAY, May 10, 2021 -- For postmenopausal women after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), preoperative vitamin D deficiency may adversely affect early postoperative outcomes, according to a study published online May 5 in Menopause. Yu Song, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D Supplements Significantly Reduce ICU Admissions & COVID-19 Deaths
Conclusion Vitamin D, 200,000 IU dose in single or divided doses is safe and highly cost-effective in reducing complications and deaths in persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Early use of vitamin D (100,000 to 600,000 IU) can reduce ICU admissions by ~80%. Therefore, vitamin D can greatly reduce the need for expanding ICU beds AND cost less than 0.001% of using an ICU bed/day. Additional information regarding bolus D3 and oral calcifediol: There is little vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) in food and multivitamins, including fortified food. Without passing through glass or sunscreen, skin exposure to ultraviolet-B from high-elev...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Total knee replacement may be more painful for vitamin-D deficient postmenopausal women
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Vitamin D is a critical part of a healthy diet. Among other benefits, it has been shown to protect against bone disease and maintain soft tissue health. A new study suggests that it may also play a role in the degree of postoperative pain postmenopausal women experience after undergoing total knee replacement. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and clinical impact of vitamin D deficiency in critically ill Korean patients with traumatic injuries: a single-center, prospective, observational study - Lim KH, Jang J, Park J.
This study investigated the prevalence and impact of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH) vitamin D) deficiency in critically ill Korean patients with traumatic injuries. METHODS: This prospective observational cohort study assessed the 25(OH) v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Should Black Adults Take Vitamin D Supplements to Help Their Hearts?
TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 -- Vitamin D deficiency among Black people may be a risk factor for heart disease, a new, small study suggests. Black adults are more prone to heart disease than whites, and lack of vitamin D -- the so-called sunshine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency may impair muscle function in older adults, study finds
Lacking sufficient levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream may negatively affect muscle function in older adults due to a reduction in energy production, a study published Friday by the Journal of Endocrinology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Finds Evidence Insufficient for Vitamin D Screening
WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to ascertain the balance of benefits and harms of screening asymptomatic adults for vitamin D deficiency. These... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Don't Screen for Vit D in General Population, Says US Task Force Don't Screen for Vit D in General Population, Says US Task Force
There is insufficient evidence that screening for vitamin D deficiency among the asymptomatic general population is of any benefit, concludes an update of US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Serum 25(OH)D Level and COVID-19 Stage and Mortality Serum 25(OH)D Level and COVID-19 Stage and Mortality
This study revealed that nearly 60% of patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 are vitamin D deficient, and deficiency was independently associated with mortality.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Can it cause high blood pressure?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency linked to metabolic changes in patients with lupus - study
(University of Birmingham) Patients with lupus are more likely to have metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance - both factors linked to heart disease - if they have lower vitamin D levels, a new study reveals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Could your back pain be linked with low levels of sunshine vitamin
VITAMIN D deficiency: There has been a distinct lack of sunshine of late which impacts a person's health in a number of ways. Lacking in the sunshine vitamin could be the cause of your back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements may offer no Covid benefits, data suggests
Two studies fail to find evidence to support claims supplements protect against coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe idea that vitamin D supplements can reduce susceptibility to, and the severity of, Covid-19 is seductive – it offers a simple, elegant solution to a very complex and lethal problem. But analyses encompassing large European datasets suggest the enthusiasm for the sunshine vitamin may be misplaced.Two still to be peer-reviewed papers looked at the link between vitamin D levels and Covid-19 and both reached the same conclusion: evidence for a direct link between...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Health Science World news Europe UK news Greece Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Chronic headaches and migraines may be signs your levels are low
VITAMIN D deficiency could account for a number of health conditions you may be experiencing including your headaches say studies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Early Cognitive Impairment in MS Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Early Cognitive Impairment in MS
People with MS and low levels of serum vitamin D show significant reductions in information processing speed versus those with normal levels of the vitamin concentrations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels In Europeans Does Not Raise Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes, Study Shows
According to a recent study published in PLOS Medicine, genetic vitamin D deficiency in Europeans does not have a significant effect on the risk of type 1 diabetes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: How much to take and how to know you’ve taken too much
VITAMIN D deficiency is common for the elderly and for those who have been enduring the long cold months of winter. What is the correct dosage to ensure optimal health? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover three genes linked to skin color and risks for severe vitamin D deficiency
Researchers found that African Americans with a genetic variant in the gene called SLC24A5 were more likely to have vitamin D levels up to three times lower than what is considered normal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic variants for skin color in African Americans linked to vitamin D deficiency
(City of Hope) One day physicians may be able to look at an African American's skin color and, with the help of other determinants, know if prescribing vitamin D supplements would lower that person's risk of getting cancers of the prostate, colon, rectum or breast. " We should not shy from this new study looking at the genetics of skin color because being 'colorblind' is what has led to widespread health disparities, " said City of Hope's Rick Kittles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Five signs found in the eyes warning you may be deficient
VITAMIN D deficiency: Uveitis is swelling of the uvea and is sometimes caused by a vitamin D deficiency. Experiencing any of these five symptoms in your eyes could indicate your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Mood disturbances could mean you’re lacking sunshine
VITAMIN D levels can significantly be reduced during the winter months with overcast days, snowfall and rain. This is because our bodies synthesise the hormone when exposed to the sun's rays. Are you in need of a top up? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is there a connection between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19?
This article is written by?Mayo Clinic Staff. ________________________ Several recent studies have looked at the impact of vitamin D on?COVID-19. One study of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 2, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Hospitalisations for falls and hip fractures attributable to vitamin D deficiency in older Australians - Neale RE, Wilson LF, Black LJ, Waterhouse M, Lucas RM, Gordon LG.
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased risk of falls and fractures. Assuming this association is causal, we aimed to identify the number and proportion of hospitalisations for falls and hip fractures attributable to vitamin D deficiency [25 hydr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: 'Unusual' signs of a vitamin D deficiency to look out for
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot, as they don't necessarily make you feel unwell, but they are particularly common during the cold winter months. These are the "unusual" signs of a vitamin D deficiency to look out for. Should you consider adding vitamin D foods or supplements to your diet? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethnic inequalities in COVID-19 mortality: A consequence of persistent racism, Runnymede Trust
Key points: • Ethnic minority people experience a much higher risk of COVID-19-related death, a stark inequality that impacts on all ethnic minority groups, including white minority groups such as Gypsies and Irish Travellers. • Local authorities with higher proportions of ethnic minority residents are li kely to have higher numbers of COVID-19-related deaths. • These inequalities reflect increased risk of exposure to the virus because of where people live, the type of accommodation they live in, household size, the types of jobs they do and the means of transport they use to get to work. • Eth nic ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Increased COVID-19 Risk
MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2021 -- Patients with vitamin D deficiency are significantly more likely to be positive for COVID-19, according to a study published in the April issue of Nutrition. Joseph Katz, D.M.D., from the University of Florida College of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What are the best sources of vitamin D?
VITAMIN D deficiency is particularly common during the winter months, and it's crucial that you make sure to eat plenty of vitamin D-rich foods. While everybody is staying indoors for the Covid lockdown, it's recommended that everyone takes a vitamin D supplement. These are the best sources of vitamin D in your foods. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased COVID-19 death risk associated with vitamin D deficiency
A Belgian study, published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology, reports that patients hospitalised for COVID-19 with vitamin D deficiency were much more likely to die during the first wave of the pandemic.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning: What are the symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency?
VITAMIN D deficiency is particularly common during the winter months, and especially when we're all indoors for the Covid lockdown. But how are you supposed to know whether you should be taking supplements for the 'sunshine' vitamin? What are the symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency in COVID-19 Quadrupled Death Rate
Patients admitted to hospital with severe COVID-19 and vitamin D deficiency showed a 3.7-fold increased odds of death. Men in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: How much of the sunshine vitamin you need to avoid the condition
VITAMIN D deficiency is a reality for most during these dark and cold months. Lacking in the vitamin can cause a myriad of health risks so how much of the sunshine vitamin is needed to reduce the risk of the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: How much of the sunshine vitamin should be taken to avoid risks
VITAMIN D deficiency is a reality for most during these dark and cold months. Lacking in the vitamin can cause a myriad of health risks so how much of the sunshine vitamin is needed to reduce the risk of the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Heavy legs, lethargy and pain in muscles could indicate low levels
VITAMIN D deficiency: Vitamin D is an essential vitamin and if lacking in it a whole host of health issues will arise. Feeling strange sensations in your muscles could indicate a deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency common in Asians and Black Africans living in the UK
According to a large-scale population study published inClinical Nutrition, over 50% of Asians and more than a third of Black Africans living in the UK are deficient in vitamin D and at risk of developing respiratory and musculoskeletal problems.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

BAME babies at highest risk of Vitamin D deficiency
(University of Birmingham) A third of all babies and half of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) babies are vitamin D deficient, a large study of 3000 newborn's in the West Midlands has shown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Four food alternatives to include in your diet to reduce symptoms
VITAMIN D deficiency: Vitamin D plays several crucial roles in helping the body function properly and lacking in the essential vitamin can play havoc in a number of ways including fatigue, bone pain and depression. Having a diet rich in these four foods will help to reduce vitamin D deficiency symptoms and keep the body working in tip top form. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency in COVID-19 Quadrupled Death Rate Vitamin D Deficiency in COVID-19 Quadrupled Death Rate
Patients admitted to hospital with severe COVID-19 and vitamin D deficiency showed a 3.7-fold increased odds of death. Men in the advanced stages of COVID-19 pneumonia had the greatest deficit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news