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Dr Revealas Melanoma 'Epidemic' is Pure Myth
Dr. A. Bernard Ackerman The Sun and the "Epidemic" of Melanoma: Myth on Myth!Despite calling itself an academy, when it comes to the sun the American Academy of Dermatology's (ADD) behavior resembles a conspiracy theorist's rather than that of a measured academic body. That might have something to do with...More
Endometrial Cancer
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation decreases the risk of endometrial cancerThe risk of contracting endometrial cancer for women who frequently use sun beds is lower by 40 percent, in comparison to women who abstain from using them. A study which was carried out by Swedish researchers, and which has been published...More
Epidemic Influenza and Vitamin D
Epidemic influenza and vitamin DIn 1981, R. Edgar Hope-Simpson proposed that a 'seasonal stimulus' intimately associated with solar radiation explained the remarkable seasonality of epidemic influenza. Solar radiation triggers robust seasonal vitamin D production in the skin; vitamin D deficiency is common in the winter, and activated vitamin D, 1,25(OH)2D,...More
Fibromyalgia
FibromyalgiaFibromyalgia is a long term condition characterised by widespread muscle pain and fatigue. It is thought to affect 3-5% of the population. It can affect anyone at any age but is more common in women. The term 'fibromyalgia' literally means pain in muscles and fibrous tissues (ie: tendons and ligaments)....More
Fit For Tanning
Controlled Tanning and Skin TypingA tanned skin provides the best possible light protection. The advantages of a solarium tanning are controlled tanning and exactly dosed to suit every skin type because modern tanning systems provide a ratio of UVA and UVB rays that is more favourable to the skin than...More
Flu & Colds
flu & ColdsRecent scientific reports indicate that colds and flu may be more prevalent and more exascerbated by the lack of sunshine exposure during winter months.Less exposure to sunshine means less production of vitamin D in the body, potentially affecting the immunity system and making people more susceptible to viruses....More
Gingivitis and Vitamin D
Lowering Gingivitis (gum disease) RiskHigh blood levels of a vitamin D metabolite are associated with a decreased risk of the gum disease gingivitis, according to a recent report from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers at Boston University analyzed data from 6,700 nonsmokers, aged 13-90+, from the National Health...More
Hair Loss & Vitamin D
Role of Vitamin D in Hair LossWhen an individual is deficient in vitamin D there are numerous consequences on the body, many of which can lead to hair loss or thinning hair.A study from the Dermatology Online Journal discusses research on the role of vitamin D in hair disorders and...More