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Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
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Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
ANIMAL CARE
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Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
BONES & JOINTS
In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks
Low Vitamin D Raises Women's Hip Fracture Risk
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CANCER
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Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk
Herb May Counter Liver Damage From Chemo
CAREGIVING
Omega-3 Fatty Acid May Help 'Preemie' Girls' Brains
Undoing the 'Big Baby' Trend
Falls Are Top Cause of Injury, Death Among Elderly
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children
Smog Tougher on the Obese
Bye, Bye Back Fat?
COSMETIC
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
Health Tip: After Liposuction
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
DENTAL, ORAL
Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health
Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel
DIABETES
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
Vitamin K Slows Insulin Resistance in Older Men
Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage
DIET, NUTRITION
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
Western Diet Linked To Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome
Coffee or Tea Consumption May Lower Stroke Risk
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Home Renovations by Affluent Families Can Unleash Lead Threat
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Household Chemicals May Affect Cholesterol Levels
EYE CARE, VISION
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health
Brain Adapts to Age-Related Eye Disease
FITNESS
Be Healthy, Spend Less
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Fall Cleanup Is a Prime Time for Accidents
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
GENERAL HEALTH
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
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Eating More Soy May Be Good For Your Lung Function
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Fondness for Fish Keeps Japanese Hearts Healthy
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span
Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
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Treat Kids to a Safe Halloween
Dangerous Toys Still on Store Shelves, Report Finds
MEN'S HEALTH
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism
MENTAL HEALTH
Cinnamon Breaks Up Brain Plaques, May Hold Key to Fighting Alzheimer’s
Consciousness Helps the Mind and Body Work Together
Meditation May Boost College Students' Learning
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Woman in America Are Delaying Motherhood, Study Says
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
SENIORS
As You Age, Better Health Means Better Sex
Fitness Fades Fast After 45
High-Impact Activity May Be Good for Old Bones
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Natural Relief for Painful Menstrual Cramps
Caffeine in Pregnancy Associated With Low Birth Weight Risk
Lifting Weights Can Ease Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Survivors
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Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer

Men with jobs that expose them to high levels of sunlight are less likely to develop kidney cancer than those with little or no sunlight exposure at work, says a new study.

Previous research suggests that vitamin D, which is obtained from sun exposure and certain foods and supplements, may help prevent some cancers. Vitamin D is metabolized and most active within the kidneys.

This new study included 1,097 male and female kidney cancer patients and 1,476 healthy people in Europe who were interviewed about their work history and other demographic information.

Men with the highest levels of work-related exposure to sunlight were 24 percent to 38 percent less likely to have kidney cancer than other men. This association between job-related sunlight exposure and kidney cancer risk was not seen in women.

The study is published online March 8 in the journal Cancer.

The findings suggest that sunlight exposure may affect kidney cancer risk, but the reason for the difference between men and women is a mystery, said Sara Karami and colleagues at the U.S. National Cancer Institute. They offered some possible explanations: hormonal differences may influence how the body responds to sunlight; females may be more likely to use sunscreen; and men may be more likely to work shirtless outdoors.

The researchers said their findings "need to be replicated in other populations and in studies that use better estimates of long-term ultraviolet exposure and vitamin D intake."

SOURCE: Cancer, news release, March 8, 2010

Last Updated: March 08, 2010