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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Sun exposure linked to lower multiple sclerosis risk. Sun lovers may (and people with higher vitamin D levels) may be less likely to develop MS, according to a study conducted at Australian National University that was published in the journal Neurology, reports Reuters. Those who’d like to experiment with the study’s findings are reminded to wear sunblock.
Individuals prone to allergies may be less prone to brain tumors. Allergies may protect their afflicted from certain types of brain tumors, a new study suggests, reports ScienceNews.
H1N1 makes a Cape Cod incursion. A Community College student in Cape Cod, Mass. was diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus, the individual’s school confirmed, but officials from the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health said there is no significant cause for concern with the virus this year, reports The Boston Globe.
Cholera confirmed in the Big Apple. Three cases of cholera have been documented in New York City. Three adults contracted the disease while attending a wedding in the Dominican Republic, but recovered without hospitalization, reports U.S. News & World Report.
Study: Solid food too early for babies makes them obese. Starting infants on solids foods before they turn four months old increases their risk for childhood obesity, according to new research published in Pediatrics, reports WebMD.