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June 25, 2010

Adults may need up to twice the amount of vitamin D than is typically recommended

Here’s news about a new guideline that will change something I do in practice. The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “Older adults need up […]
June 25, 2010

FDA warns against giving infants more than 400 IU of vitamin D

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … warned parents about the dangers of giving infants more than 400 […]
June 23, 2010

No link between cell phone towers and children’s cancer

The AP reports that “children whose mothers lived close to a mobile phone tower while pregnant did not appear to be at any higher risk of […]
June 23, 2010

Study on link between cell phone use and brain cancer inconclusive

The AP reports that “a major international study into the link between cell phone use and two types of brain cancer has proved inconclusive, according to […]
June 23, 2010

Long-term harm seen with too much TV for toddlers

The more TV a toddler watches, the higher the likelihood they will do badly at school and have poor health at the age of 10, researchers […]
June 21, 2010

Nuts may help lower cholesterol levels

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that nuts may help lower cholesterol levels. HealthDay reported that […]
June 21, 2010

Take Vitamin D With Largest Meal

Taking your vitamin D supplement with the largest meal of the day may boost its absorption substantially, according to a new study from researchers at the […]
June 21, 2010

Is OJ as good a source of vitamin D as supplements?

A glass of orange juice may not only help the vitamin pill go down. A new study suggests that fortified varieties can also help the body’s […]
June 3, 2010

Read the first five chapters of “The Influenza Bomb” and let me know what you think

Here’s some good news. You can read the first five chapters of my newest book, “TSI: The Influenza Bomb,” for free, by going to the Simon […]
June 4, 2010

Bullies Target Obese Kids

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I discuss the studies showing that if your child is overweight or […]
June 4, 2010

Parents cautioned about giving children dietary supplements

On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal reports that increasingly, Americans are giving their children dietary supplements. However, groups such as […]
June 4, 2010

More TV for toddlers equals school trouble later

Toddlers who watch too much TV may struggle in school later, with measurably lower scores in math, Canadian and U.S. researchers reported recently. Less surprisingly, children […]
June 7, 2010

Post-Abortion Women Four Times More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba finds women who have had abortions are about four times more likely to abuse drugs […]
June 7, 2010

Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of Illness

Vaccine Myth #1: Vaccines Cause Autism Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of IllnessAbout one-third of U.S. parents surveyed had delayed or refused early […]
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