Health

Ease into daylight savings time

With winter now behind us and the longer days of summer looming comes the annual switch to daylight saving time.

Health

Vitamin D and mental agility in elders

At a time when consumer interest in health-enhancing foods is high, Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists have contributed to a limited but growing body of evidence of a link between vitamin D and cognitive ...

Oncology & Cancer

Occupational sunlight exposure and kidney cancer risk in men

According to a new study, men employed in occupations with potential exposure to high levels of sunlight have a reduced risk of kidney cancer compared with men who were less likely to be exposed to sunlight at work. The study ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Under a cloud -- darkness linked to 'brain drain' in depressed people

A lack of sunlight is associated with reduced cognitive function among depressed people. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health used weather data from NASA satellites to measure sunlight ...

Health

Vitamin D deficiency is widespead and on the increase

A new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and published in the scientific journal Osteoporosis International, shows that populations across the globe are suffering from the impact of low levels ...

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