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Fracture Risk, Bone Loss Increased in HIV-Infected Individuals Fracture Risk, Bone Loss Increased in HIV-Infected Individuals
Studies show an increased risk of vertebral fractures and increased bone loss in individuals with HIV infection, and document effects of vitamin D supplementation among this patient population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Women low in vitamin D found to have an increased risk of multiple sclerosis, claims new study
(Natural News) The link between vitamin D deficiency and multiple sclerosis has been strengthened in a new study. According to the findings, published in Neurology, checking vitamin D levels in the blood can help determine and assess the risk of this debilitating neurological disease. As explained by lead study author Dr. Kassandra Munger: “There have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D could help lower heart failure
According to a new study published in theEuropean Journal of Heart Failure, low vitamin D levels are linked to a higher likelihood of heart failure in the elderly.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Heart failure warning: Taking THIS supplement could lower your risk
HEART failure can be deadly, but taking a daily vitamin D supplement could help lower your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Levels May Help Predict Risk Of MS
Checking the level of Vitamin D in your blood could help to identify and assess whether you are at risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study published online yesterday in the journal, Neurology. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Vitamin D Levels May Help Predict Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis
Checking the level of Vitamin D in your blood could help to identify and assess whether you are at risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to a new study published online yesterday in the journal Neurology. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

More Evidence Links Vitamin D Deficiency to MS More Evidence Links Vitamin D Deficiency to MS
A new study shows vitamin D deficiency is associated with a twofold increase in multiple sclerosis risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency warning: THIS supplement could help prevent multiple sclerosis
VITAMIN D deficiency has been linked to a higher risk of multiple sclerosis - a debilitating condition with symptoms including problems with movement and vision. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels in blood may help predict risk of multiple sclerosis
Examining vitamin D levels in the blood may help predict whether a person is at risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to a large study published inNeurology.Medical Xpress  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Vitamin D deficiency may predict onset
A large-scale study suggests that vitamin D levels may predict MS risk in young and middle-aged women. Correcting this deficiency may lower that risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

How women who don't get enough vitamin D face MS risk
Researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston studied blood samples from 3,200 women, who are two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with MS than men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Increased MS Risk 9 Years Later (FREE)
By the Editors Low serum vitamin D in women is associated with increased future risk for multiple sclerosis, according to a prospective, case-control study in Neurology.Using … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked with MS Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Supplementation may help reduce the elevated risk (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - September 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Women lacking vitamin D raise risk of MS by 43%
A study by  Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health says measuring vitamin D levels could denote one's risk - which shows a healthy amount of the 'sunshine vitamin' is key to preventing MS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multiple sclerosis: Simple blood test for vitamin D could soon predict woman's risk
A SIMPLE blood test for vitamin D could soon predict a woman's risk of developing multiple sclerosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency in Chronic Tension-Type Headache Vitamin D Deficiency in Chronic Tension-Type Headache
Could low serum vitamin D levels contribute to chronic tension-type headaches?Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Release of Vitamin D in Dysfunctional Adipose Tissue Release of Vitamin D in Dysfunctional Adipose Tissue
A better understanding of the role of adipose tissue in the distribution of vitamin D could have important implications for achieving vitamin D sufficiency in obese individuals.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

More research needed to assess cardioprotective effect of vitamin D
More research is needed to assess the role of vitamin D in the prevention of periprocedural myocardial injury, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Pharmacology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: App Tracks Vitamin D
(MedPage Today) -- But lacks evidence for claims and purpose (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

More Research Needed for Vitamin D ’ s Cardiac Effect in PCI
Little effect on cardiac biomarker levels; significant effect on mean difference in CK - MB, hs - CRP (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Multi-mechanism approach to treating neonatal hypoxic ischemia
(Medical University of South Carolina) Male sex is a risk factor for worse outcome following neonatal insult, including hypoxic ischemia. While N-acetylcysteine and hypothermia promote functional improvement in female rodents, similar improvement in males requires the addition of vitamin D, report investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina in the September 1, 2017 issue of Neuropharmacology. Multi-mechanism approaches are needed to treat neonatal hypoxic ischemia, and those approaches appear to be different depending on sex. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of vitamin D and exercise in preventing injurious falls among older women (Safety-2016 abstract #101) - Patil R, Kolu P, Raitanen J, Valvanne J, Kannus P, Karinkanta S, Siev änen H, Uusi-Rasi K.
This study assessed the cost-effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation and exercise, separate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Vitamin D, Dust Mites, and Atopic Dermatitis
(MedPage Today) -- Korean study suggests a connection (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - August 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Half of farmed salmon found to be DEAF due to toxic effects of confined aquaculture
(Natural News) With a new wave of health consciousness sweeping the nation, an increasing number of people are incorporating more fish into their daily diets. After all, fish are purported to be some of the healthiest sources of protein on the planet, high in the feel-good hormone vitamin D, and packed with omega-3 essential fatty... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do You Become a Humanitarian?
August 19, 2017Ghiath Alddin Zeen was forced to leave Syria, but continues to find ways to help his people. On World Humanitarian Day, meet a real humanitarian.“We started as a volunteer team in Damascus city—8 women and 8 men—in 2001,” says Ghiath Alddin Zeen. “In our free time, we were distributing food baskets during Ramadan, and second hand toys for the poor families.”Ghiath is now the CEO ofGhiras A-Nahda, a nongovernmental organization of more than 125 Syrian humanitarians. One of the NGO ’s projects,A Challenge to Survive, is helping people living in besieged areas of Syria ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased heart failure risk in older adults
(Wiley) A recent study found an elevated risk of heart failure in more than half of older individuals, and this risk was significantly associated with vitamin D deficiency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D – Surprising truths and myths revealed
(Natural News) According to the CDC, breast cancer – the most common cause of cancer in women – claimed over 41,000 lives in 2014 alone. Yet integrative healthcare providers, like Dr. Daniel Cobb, say that the toll from this horrible disease could be sharply reduced by simply understanding the value of nutritional supplementation – especially... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B deficiency can lead to unhealthy hair and nails
Vitamin D is not the only vitamin you need in your diet. Vitamin B is crucial for energy, mood and brain power. Incorporating more vitamin b into your diet can also help improve your hair, skin and nails. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updates From ENDO 2017: Part 2 Updates From ENDO 2017: Part 2
In part 2 of their discussion on ENDO 2017, Drs Vega and Anawalt discuss vitamin D use in kids, pyrethroids and puberty onset, and whether levothyroxine can be taken with milk.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
Conclusion This early-stage laboratory research has pinpointed two potential genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects. As well as identifying a problem, the researchers also managed to find a solution: the effect of these genes can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. But treating a very specific and uncommon cause of birth defects in mice is certainly not a sure-fire solution to "significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world". We need future research to see if the same effect would happen in humans. Also, three of the four children inc...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Ups Relapse Risk after Stem Cell Transplant (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings limited to patients with myeloid malignancies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Abnormal expression of the vitamin D receptor in keloid scars
Keloids are abnormal fibroproliferative scars that pose a significant challenge to patients and clinicians. The molecular basis for keloid formation remains incompletely understood, and currently no universally effective treatments exist. It is well recognized that keloids are more prevalent in populations with darkly pigmented skin, such as African Americans, but the basis for the link between skin color and keloid risk is not known (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing Fatigue in EMS
Fatigue is a fact of life in modern society.  Fatigue in EMS is constant and, sadly, all too accepted by both employers and employees.  I taught a class recently and easily half of the soon-to-be instructors (who had to try and retain a lot of new information) survived the class on an endless stream of coffee and energy drinks. I still wonder how much of the key information was retained. This is a constant theme in all my classes. I still remember being on the other side of the table: in uniform struggling to stay awake. Leading EMS organizations are finally addressing the problems of fatigue and shift work, so c...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P (ret.) Tags: Operations Source Type: news

Association between plasma concentrations of vitamin D metabolites and depressive symptoms throughout pregnancy in a prospective cohort of Brazilian women - Cunha Figueiredo AC, Trujillo J, Freitas-Vilela AA, Franco-Sena AB, Rebelo F, Cunha GM, de Castro MBT, Farnum A, Mokhtar RR, Holick MF, Kac G.
Plasma concentrations of vitamin D metabolites can be inversely associated with depressive symptoms. However, few longitudinal studies have investigated this association, especially during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to investigate the association... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels Increases the Risk for Chronic Headaches Low Vitamin D Levels Increases the Risk for Chronic Headaches
Increasing the intake of vitamin D can lower the incidence of headaches in older men.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Some Infant Tremors Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Some Infant Tremors
At least some newborns with seemingly benign shudders or shivers could have vitamin D deficiency, suggests a new report on two cases, published in Pediatrics, online July 26.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pharma-controlled Journal of the American Medical Association waging full-scale attack on Vitamin D in effort to push flu shots for toddlers
(Natural News) A recent headline in the U.K.’s Daily Mail boldly declares, “Vitamin D will NOT protect your child from a cold: Myth-busting study says ‘more isn’t always better’ to help toddlers stay healthy.” This disingenuous headline infers that vitamin D has no protective effect against colds and flu. In fact, the study it goes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Binding Protein and 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels Vitamin D Binding Protein and 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels
Insight into the relationship between vitamin D binding proteins and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels may help further our understanding of the role of vitamin D status in chronic conditions.Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Too little vitamin D may hinder recovery of injured corneas
According to a study inJAMA Internal Medicine,vitamin D could have a stimulatory role in wound recovery by improving cell communication.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

KKR Strikes Deal To Buy Health Information Giant WebMD For $2.8B And A Former Partner Scores
KKR is betting big on the healthy living trend. On Monday the private equity giant said it will buy both internet health information giant WebMD Holdings for $2.8 billion and The Nature's Bounty Co., a company that sells supplements like fish oils, Vitamin D pills, protein bars and fiber tablets. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Antoine Gara, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:KKR NYSE:CG NASDAQ:WBMD Source Type: news

Vitamin D warning: Too much of the supplement can cause THIS life-threatening condition
VITAMIN D supplements are a great way to keep bones healthy without risking skin cancer, however overdoing it can harm your bones in return, as well as your kidneys and heart. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too little vitamin D may hinder recovery of injured corneas
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Injury or disease in combination with too little vitamin D can be bad for the window to your eyes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is this why children have poor motor skills? Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy linked to lack of physical coordination in children
(Natural News) In case you needed yet another reason to ensure you are getting enough vitamin D, a new study shows that mothers who lack this essential vitamin during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children who have poor motor skills. Researchers from the University of Surrey and the University of Bristol examined... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specify Vitamin D3 for Low Vitamin D Specify Vitamin D3 for Low Vitamin D
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Statins and Response to Vitamin D Treatment in Older Adults Statins and Response to Vitamin D Treatment in Older Adults
Does statin use alter response to vitamin D treatment in older adults?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D does not prevent colds in winter
Daily high-dose vitamin D during the winter months did not reduce the incidence of viral upper respiratory tract infections among children, according to a study published inJAMA.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Can the Sunshine Vitamin Help Lymphoma Patients?
Being deficient in vitamin D has been linked to poorer survival in many cancers, including lymphoma. A new $3 million grant to the Wilmot Cancer Institute allows oncologists to evaluate whether adding vitamin D to standard therapy will help patients live longer. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D found to HEAL sunburns by activating skin repair genes... so why won't dermatologists recommend vitamin D?
(Natural News) The list of Vitamin D’s known health benefits continues to grow as scientists have now discovered it has the power to heal sunburned skin. In a new trial out of Case Western Reserve University that is the first of its kind, 20 participants were given a sunburn on their inner arm using a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news