Archive for October, 2009

ChildrensHospital.org – Millions of children in the United States between the ages of 1 and 11 may suffer from suboptimal or low vitamin D levels, according to a large nationally representative study published in the November 2009 issue of Pediatrics. The NIH-funded study, led by Jonathan Mansbach, MD, at Children’s Hospital Boston, is the most […]

Wearing a cell phone on your belt may lead to decreased bone density in an area of the pelvis that is commonly used for bone grafts, according to a study in the September 2009 issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. With long-term exposure, electromagnetic fields from cell phones could weaken the bone, potentially affecting […]

It’s no wonder that many people feel extra soreness and aches in their backs during winter months – they are often not getting enough vitamin D. The body makes vitamin D from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, so it’s known as the sunshine vitamin. However, even in the sunniest parts of America, this essential vitamin for […]

Carbon nanotubes are being considered for use in everything from sports equipment to medical applications, but a great deal remains unknown about whether these materials cause respiratory or other health problems. Now a collaborative study from North Carolina State University, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences shows […]

CHOP.edu – Born with a retinal disease that made him legally blind, and would eventually leave him totally sightless, the nine-year-old boy used to sit in the back of the classroom, relying on the large print on an electronic screen and assisted by teacher aides. Now, after a single injection of genes that produce light-sensitive […]

CFAH.org – Many U.S. children face a terrible burden of stressors such as emotional trauma in childhood that can harm the development of their brains and nervous systems. These stressors can lead to health problems and diseases throughout their lives, ultimately causing some to die prematurely, according to the lead author of a new study. […]