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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Today's Globe: doctors seek protection for apologies, vitamin D and cancer

Consumers, insurers, and regulators are pushing for openness about medical errors, but Massachusetts doctors believe they need a change in state law so what they say cannot be used against them in a court of law.

A large new study found no sign that vitamin D lowers the overall risk of dying from cancer, injecting a note of caution to the latest vitamin craze. The exception: People with more vitamin D in their blood did have a significantly lower risk of death from colorectal cancer, supporting earlier findings.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:40 AM
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