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UV light can be addictive, say scientists

Why do people still spend extended periods in the sun when the dangers of skin cancer are so well recognized? A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital adds important support to the theory that ultraviolet (UV) light can actually be addictive. “Our study identified an organic pathway encoded in skin whereby UV radiation causes the […]

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Vitamin D brouhaha gets heavy




While public health professionals continue to argue about whether current federal standards for vitamin D intake are too low, a new University of Michigan (UM) study has linked vitamin D deficiency to abnormal weight gain in children. Vitamin D is primarily provided to the body by the sun. Other sources of vitamin D are fortified […]




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