New research shows higher vitamin D levels reduces incidence of breast cancer Joan Lappe from Creighton University found that women taking calcium and vitamin D had an 80% reduction in non skin cancers compared with placebo. Women should keep their vitamin D levels above adequate levels-this is above 50nmol/L. I would suggest higher than that particularly if you have had a cancer-keep the level over 100nmol/L. A Belgian study also suggested that women with higher vitamin D levels who have breast cancer have smaller tumours and better outcomes than those with inadequate levels. Obviously keeping levels up is a good idea
FLU VACCINATION INFORMATION
This year GGHB is running the flu vaccination service.
If you are over 65, then please wait for your letter from the NHS. That will give you the date, time and venue . (Younger patients e.g. 65 year olds are being vaccinatedfirst) It’s also important to point out that the over 65 vaccine is different from the one given to the under 65’s and also different from the one that may be available on a private basis. The under 65’s at risk e.g. asthmatics those with diabetes etc willeither be done at their GP practice or again at a hub.
If you are under 65 and a carer please contact the pharmacy on 0141 633 3868 or firstname.lastname@example.org where you can book in for a vaccine. Unfortunately our private service is at capacity just now and we have a waiting list