Fish oils could protect sunbathers from skin cancer

Popping a daily fish oil tablet could reduce the risk of SKIN CANCER Omega-3 fatty acids found to halve the negative effect sunlight can have on the immune systemBoost the body's ability to fight skin cancerBut the benefits only hold for less than 30 minutes of sun exposure at a time, warn the researchers By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:05 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 26 February 2013 Fish oil could protect sun-worshippers from skin cancer, new research suggests.

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.

Erythropoietic Protoporphyria: Brother and sister must wear hat and gloves outside as sunlight causes skin to swell

Brother and sister must wear hat and gloves in summer as sunlight causes skin to swell Children go out in summer with UV protective umbrellas | UPDATED: 18:03 GMT, 30 July 2012 Sarah, 7, and Mathew, 5, must both take extreme care in summer A brother and sister can't venture out into the summer sun without wearing a heavy coat, gloves and hat, due to an incurable skin condition.

The boy who can only see in the dark: Rare condition means child, 3, is blinded by sunlight and can only see in black and white

The little boy who is blinded by the light: Toddler can only see in black and white due to rare eye disorder Harvey can only see black, white and shades of grey due to a rare vision deficiencyHis parents have just found out Harvey's younger sister also has the condition | UPDATED: 11:40 GMT, 25 July 2012 Three-year-old Harvey Webb has a rare condition that means he is blinded by light – and has to wear special heavy-duty sunglasses to help him see.

Washout summer could lead to rickets epidemic in children not exposed to regular sunlight needed to produce vitamin D

Washout summer could lead to rickets epidemic in children not exposed to regular sunlight needed to produce vitamin D Regular sunlight is needed for production of vitamin D, which keeps growing bones healthy and strongEthnic minorities are more susceptible to rickets, because darker skin doesn't absorb vitamin D as efficiently in cooler climatesBut warning of an epidemic applies to all races | UPDATED: 16:56 GMT, 3 July 2012 Britain’s washout summer could cause a rickets epidemic in children, doctors have warned.

Vitamin D deficiency: Parents being wrongly accused of murder and abuse of their babies

Parents are being falsely accused of killing their babies when actually the real cause of their death is due to a vitamin D deficiency, according to top doctors.

Tuna-eating teenagers less likely to suffer depression

Children who do not get enough vitamin D 'are 10% more likely to suffer from depression' Children with high levels of vitamin D levels are less likely to suffer from depression, claim scientists. A new study shows those with highest levels of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ have a 10 per cent lower risk