Navigation Links
Australian Children Not Being Exposed To Enough Sunlight

Professor Peter Ebeling the head of endocrinology of the Western Hospital in Australia warned that many Victorian children were not receiving enough sunlight// , there by lacking vitamin D, which is needed to absorb calcium for healthy bones.

He explained that children who were not exposed to a minimum of 25 minutes of noonday sunshine, or up to 52 minutes a day before 10am and after 2pm, during July and August were at risk of developing crippling osteoporosis and other bone conditions. He further stated that those with dark complexions or children who were covered up with veils for cultural or religious reasons needed three times as much, meaning nearly about three hours a day in the cold months.

Professor Ebeling said, that in recent times he had seen children in the Sunshine area with rickets, who have malformed bones and bowed legs. He felt like it was an image from the Dickensian times in the past. He urged that they had to liberalise the rules about Victorian kids wearing hats especially when UV levels were low.

Osteoporosis Australia is calling for this policy as it launches its free consumer guide to calcium, vitamin D and osteoporosis in Sydney today, urging Australians to review their calcium and vitamin D intake to avoid the onset of brittle bones and fractures.

It is estimated that one in two Australian women and one in three men over 60 will suffer an osteoporotic fracture, mainly due to insufficient calcium and vitamin D. Even though they live in a sunny country, it has been noted that many fair-skinned Australians in the southern states don't get the recommended 10-15 micrograms of vitamin D a day, equal to between six and eight minutes of Melbourne sunlight in summer or 52 minutes in winter outside peak radiation times.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Australian Scientists Silence Cancer Gene
2. Australian Government To Stockpile Anti-Bird Flu Drug Relenza
3. Australian Company Gets $10 million For Developing Skin Cancer Gel
4. Australian Health funds stand accused
5. Australian Court Finds Man Guilty of Spreading HIV/AIDS
6. Australian Scientists Develop Novel Drug To Combat Inflammatory Diseases
7. Sale Of Bird Flu Vaccine to US Planned: Australian Firm
8. Hepatitis C Could Infect 800,000 Australians By 2020
9. Obesity Cost More Than The Australian Health Budget
10. Australian Snake Venom Can Arrest Bleeding During Surgery And Trauma
11. Fat Virus, Ad-36 Blamed For Obesity Epidemic In Australians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Drs. Nicholas Rallis and Chris Chondrogiannis are ... years as clinical instructors for the reputable Full Mouth Rehabilitation continuing education (CE) ... private practitioners receive cutting-edge clinical training and learn how to perform full ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... OH (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... Patients ... in Cortland, OH, can now meet with Dr. Joseph Bedich for a consultation, with ... while simultaneously improving their oral health and functionality. , Dr. Bedich offers ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Myers Jackson is well known for auctioning homes that people ... anywhere on the planet. The luxury home market is alive and well and there ... quick search of “11 Spyglass Hill Auction will enlighten you on the dynamics of ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... female reproductive tract in which the endometrial lining of the uterus spreads ... and pain. Patients experiencing painful intercourse, painful periods, pelvic pain, or irregular ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... of ExtraHop to its solutions portfolio. ExtraHop delivers an analytics-first approach, layered with ... every IT system, from the datacenter to the cloud to the edge. Through ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/12/2017)... 12, 2017  The China and Canada ... consumes less water, energy and detergent, and features a powerful disinfection ... a shoebox-sized washing machine that washes and sanitizes women,s panties or ... ... compact, and does not require an external water inlet. ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... , May 10, 2017 Global Health Intelligence ... Latin America , published its 2017 ranking of ... is based on extensive data analysis from GHI,s hospitals ... hospitals database for the region. The GHI database covers 86% ... offering more than 130 data points for each institution in ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... , May 10, 2017 CSSi, the global ... the clinical research industry, is proud to announce the ... The new website features both enriched content and a ... and enhances the company,s already well-established position as the ... "After many months of hard work, we ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: