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Vitamin D deficiency is a global health problem. Vitamin D has attracted attention since evidence emerged that it may have functions beyond the control of serum calcium, for example immune system functioning and protection against damage to blood vessels. Gaps in the evidence base relating to vitamin D are also acknowledged. In this article, the production… (More)
In recent years there has been a growing interest in vitamin D, the role it plays in the body and the effects of its deficiency. This article provides an overview of what is known about vitamin D and the role it plays in growth, development and maintenance of health.
Prescribing antibiotics for otitis media and other upper respiratory tract infections became 'standard' practice in an era when complications from such infections were relatively common and potentially serious ( National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2008). However, there is little evidence for the efficacy of antibiotics in managing… (More)
Aim To determine the efficacy of administering high doses of vitamin D at three month intervals to Iranian girls in puberty when bone mass is most accumulated, and to establish the minimum effective dose required to maintain a 25(OH)D level greater that 30ng/ml.
Attending Accident and Emergency (A&E) with a child who has sustained a minor injury is a common experience for parents. Little research has focused on parents' behaviour in these circumstances, but children in previous studies have identified parents as their primary source of support. This article reports findings from a qualitative study that reveals the… (More)
Aim To improve understanding of the impact of chronic pain on the lives of children and adolescents.