Return of rickets: Cases up four-fold in the last 15 years as pregnant women and children fail to get enough Vitamin D

Return of rickets: Cases up four-fold in the last 15 years as pregnant women and children fail to get enough Vitamin D | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 14 December 2012 Leading doctors are calling for vitamin D supplements to be made more widely available to children to beat the returning scourge of rickets.

Vikings could be to blame for why Scots have highest levels of multiple sclerosis

Vikings could be to blame for why Scots have highest levels of multiple sclerosis in the world, say scientists Study found one in every 170 women in the Orkney Islands suffers from multiple sclerosisIt is the highest rate in the world and has been linked with their Norse ancestryScientists say Vitamin D deficiency could also be to blame | UPDATED: 17:45 GMT, 10 December 2012 Genetic culprit The norse ancestry of Scottish people could be at least partly to blame for high levels of multiple sclerosis People living on a group of Scottish islands could have the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world thanks to the Vikings, researchers claim.

The 60p injection that can boost your flagging energy

The 60p injection that can boost your flagging energy | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 21 August 2012 No energy It could be down to vitamin B12 deficiency Martyn Hooper thought he knew exactly what it felt like to be tired — it was the warm, ready for bed feeling that came after one of his three-day walks in the hills or a busy time in his job as a college lecturer and A-level examiner.

Midwives told to drop 30-second rule on cutting umbilical cord after delaying it is shown to benefit babies

Midwives told to drop ‘30-second rule’ on cutting umbilical cord after delaying longer shown to benefit babies Longer connection to mother's blood supply thought to protect babies against anaemia | UPDATED: 21:54 GMT, 18 August 2012 Guidance: Midwives have been advised to delay cutting babies' umbilical cords after new evidence showed this benefits their health A radical change in the way babies are delivered will see midwives delay cutting the umbilical cord following evidence that it improves the health of newborns.

Should you switch to goats" milk? Fans claim it"s less fattening, packed with vitamins and won"t trigger allergies

Should you switch to goats' milk Fans claim it's less fattening, packed with vitamins and won't trigger allergies | UPDATED: 01:13 GMT, 24 April 2012 Many people are turning to goats’ milk products as a ‘healthier’ alternative to dairy products — indeed the UK market is now worth 50 million a year.

Staying out of the sun can wreck your health

Staying out of the sun can wreck your health: How one in four Britons is worryingly low in vitamin D UPDATED: 07:10 GMT, 27 March 2012 Are Britons getting enough of the ‘sunshine’ vitamin Government figures suggest not — a quarter of the population have low levels of vitamin D.

Are YOU getting enough of the sunshine vitamin? Without it you raise the risk of fragile bones, heart disease and even cancer

Are YOU getting enough of the sunshine vitamin Without it you raise the risk of fragile bones, heart disease and even cancer UPDATED: 02:45 GMT, 27 March 2012 Are Britons getting enough of the ‘sunshine’ vitamin Government figures suggest not — a quarter of the population have low levels of vitamin D.

Chocolate, wine and TV sitcoms: New diet guide reveals the most unlikely weight-loss tips

Chocolate, wine and TV sitcoms: New diet guide reveals the most unlikely weight-loss tips | UPDATED: 23:02 GMT, 21 March 2012 Women's websites and fitness magazines constantly bombard readers with tips on how to lose weight and keep it off forever but often the advice is intimidating or repetitious.