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George Osborne to bring back Rickets‏

As he rolls back public finance to the 1930s, the Chancellor announced a return to a golden age of austerity. Buoyed by the overwhelming support for his attempt to recreate the Great Depression, Mr. 266 more words

Satire

Do you really need vitamin supplements?

Vitamins are essential nutrients present in food that are needed in the body in small amounts. For a number of reasons ranging from ill health to rejuvenation, pharmaceutical companies have marketed vitamin supplements to the public for many years, but the question of who really needs these supplements have been a matter of debate for a while. 533 more words

God, Don't Let Bessie Die! (1930s Memoir)

Daddy came in to supper, worried to death.  Bessie, our cow had had a calf and had “got down.”  This was a catastrophe. “Getting down” meant certain death for the cow and a disaster for us. 889 more words

Humor

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is essential to your health. It strengthens your immune system and helps prevent autoimmune diseases and cancer. It also regulates the absorption of minerals in your body, such as… 466 more words

Health Promotion

The identification of Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults from Post-Medieval Sites.

I haven’t been around to do a post on a particular pathology for a while but as I was looking through the International Journal of Paleopathology I came across an article looking at osteomalacia. 866 more words

Seasonal Affective Disorder - Sunshine and Tryptophan

Yesterday’s blog explored what I believe to be the reason that millions of people around the world have a clear seasonal, mental and physical change when winter arrives. 1,237 more words

Health And Nutrition At Any Age