Tag: "sunshine" at medical news
Keep an eye on the weather if you take herbal antidepressants
...essant should take extra careif they go out in the sunshine
to cheer themselves up. A combination of thepopular herbal remedy and bright light can lead to cataracts, researchers told ameeting in Washington DC last week. Hypericin, the active ingredient in St John's wort, reacts with visibleand ultravi...
Vitamin D deficiency emerges as new epidemic
...lth strategies to address the epidemic. Called the sunshine
vitamin because people make their own when sunlight hits the skin, vitamin D is also found in fortified milk, one of the few food sources for this nutrient. With people spending more time indoors, especially as cold weather approaches, and the frequ...
'Sunshine vitamin' shines in colon study
...to sunlight affects the risk of colon cancer. The sunshine
vitamin made headlines in May 2002 when scientists showed in an animal study that the nutrient works to prevent colon cancer by detoxifying the body's own digestive products. But vitamin D has generally been overshadowed as a colon-cancer protector b...
Latest cancer research features small molecule therapy, and the preventative benefits of sunshine
...ed that the effect may be due, in part, to role of sunshine
stimulating production of vitamin D in the skin, Incidence of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma ranked among the top ten cancers in the Unites States during 2000. More than 18 people per 100,000 U.S. residents developed the disease that year and there were an...
Researchers show the BEST way to reduce osteoporosis risk
...is a recommended supplement when daily exposure to sunshine
is restricted. About Mission Pharmacal Mission Pharmacal, the makers of the Citracal brand of calcium citrate supplement, is a family-owned pharmaceutical company based in San Antonio, TX. Citracal calcium citrate supplements are sold in drugsto...