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.
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.
Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of Australian and Danish researchers has reported.
New research shows vitamin D helps prevent infection. Will the crony medical establishment listen? Action Alert!
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.
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.
It’s been well-established that low vitamin D levels can jeopardize health, leading to immune system malfunctions and a higher risk of cancer.
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.
In recent years, a lot of studies have been done on the health benefits of vitamin D.
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.