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Vitamin D

Having trouble sleeping? Research shows the soporific benefits of omega-3

Sleep is needed for optimal health, but most people prioritize other things like work or school over this. Millions of people around the world don’t get the amount of sleep that the body needs to function properly.

Prenatal Vitamin D May Prevent Schizophrenia -- But Really?

Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly commentary on the most interesting new medical studies. This week: A study appearing in Nature Scientific Reports strongly suggests a link between vitamin D levels at birth and the subsequent risk for schizophrenia.[1]

Link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia confirmed

Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of Australian and Danish researchers has reported.

Maintaining optimal vitamin D levels is key to preventing cancer

There is a lot of conflicting advice out there about vitamin use, and the insistence by a few vocal “experts” that multivitamins are a waste of money has led many people to falsely believe that not getting enough vitamins is not such a big deal.

Multiple sclerosis and vitamin D connection makes winter sun essential

A recent review on environmental risk factors for multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disorder, summed up a world of scientific evidence on the potential impact of latitude and vitamin D levels on the development of this life-changing illness.

Infection risk: The surprising places in hospitals loaded with unwanted germs

When you’re admitted to the hospital, the hope is that by discharge you’re better off than when you arrived. Unfortunately, your mere presence in a healthcare facility increases your risk of exposure to harmful pathogens and infection.

(UPDATE) Higher vitamin D levels needed to reduce the risk of breast cancer, new study confirms

With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women – with the disease claiming the lives of about 41,000 women every year in the United States.