Pregnancy :: Low vitamin D during pregnancy linked to pre-eclampsia

Vitamin D deficiency early in pregnancy is associated with a five-fold increased risk of preeclampsia, according to a study from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences reported this week in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Vitamin D :: New Vitamin D and bone health Evidence Report reveals gaps in knowledge

A new evidence report on vitamin D and bone health reviews the current scientific evidence and identifies its strengths and weaknesses. This report will be a valuable resource for an upcoming National Institutes of Health conference September 5-6 that will examine a range of scientific perspectives related to vitamin D and bone health across the lifecycle.

Obesity :: Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease

For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), the risk of elevated levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), or hyperparathyroidism?a significant complication that increases the risk of cardiovascular problems and death?increases along with body weight, reports a study in the September Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Melanoma :: Research shows incidence of melanoma on the rise

Over the past several decades, the incidence of melanoma ? the most serious form of skin cancer ? has steadily increased in the United States. From 1995 to 2004, melanoma has increased by more than 1 percent per year in this country ? in sharp contrast to overall cancer rates that have steadily decreased by 0.6 percent per year during this time.

Multiple Sclerosis :: Childhood sun exposure may lower risk of multiple sclerosis MS

People who spent more time in the sun as children may have a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than people who had less sun exposure during childhood, according to a study published in the July 24, 2007, issue of Neurology?, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.