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Originally posted by wizardwars
HOUSTON, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The A/H1N1 flu death toll in the United State has reached 477 with hospitalizations of 7,511, according to the latest statistics released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta on Friday.
The CDC said that 41 more deaths have been reported in the past week, a big jump from the previous record of 436 released a week ago by the agency. Meanwhile, there have been 1,005 more patients of the new virus admitted to the hospitals in the past week, bringing the total number of the hospitalizations around the country to 7,511, or a 15-percent increase compared with the previous record of 6,506. news.xinhuanet.com...
“Our recommendation, this is based on work in England and Norway, and the United States, that the optimal time to be in the sun for vitamin D production is near to solar noon as possible. That would be between say 10:00am and 2:00pm. The reason is two-fold. First of all, you need a shorter exposure time because the UVB is more intense. Now, the second reason is that when the sun goes down towards the horizon, the UVB is filtered out much more than the UVA. And it turns out that the long wave of ultraviolet called UVA, which runs from about 320 to 400 nanometers, is highly correlated with melanoma -- where the UVB is the one that produces the vitamin D, and that’s from 290 to 315 nanometers,” Dr. Grant explains.