‘Severe lack of sunshine’ to blame for low Vitamin D levels in Donegal – GP

first_imgDonegal people have significantly lower levels of Vitamin D due to a lack of sunshine in the county, according to new findings.Sun levels are lower in Donegal than the rest of the country due to its northern location, which is causing low levels of the vitamin which is crucial to bone health and prevention of osteoporosis.Donegal GP Martin Coyne, who has a special interest in osteoporosis, told the Irish Times that his results from tests at Letterkenny University Lab were “frightening”. He found that 75% of 10,000 vitamin D test results in Letterkenny had insufficient vitamin D levels and 12% were extremely low.The findings were so low that they had to be rechecked to ensure the machines were working properly. ‘Severe lack of sunshine’ to blame for low Vitamin D levels in Donegal – GP was last modified: August 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Google Plans a Digital Newsstand for Android

first_imgTags:#E-Books#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Reports of declining iPad magazine sales are a good reminder that neither Apple nor publishers have really nailed the content and delivery of magazines in a digital format. And a story tonight in The Wall Street Journal reports that Google may be working to take advantage of this opportunity by setting up its own digital newsstand for Android.Google has discussed its plans with a number of publishers, including Time Warner, Condé Nast and Hearst Corp, but according to the story, the details and timing are “vague.” And it’s possible that the venture won’t materialize.Despite some of the problems with digital magazine publishing, it seems unlikely Google wouldn’t try for an Android alternative to iTunes, particularly as both consumers and publishers have been frustrated with the Apple (non-subscription) delivery model. Wooing Publishers to Android with Better Consumer DataGoogle has apparently told publishers that it would take a smaller cut from its Android apps than the 30% that Apple takes from iTunes sales. And to sweeten the deal, Google has also proposed giving publishers access to personal data about app consumers.The latter has been a sticking point for the publishing industry, which has grumbled about Apple’s refusal to hand over download data, arguing that it needs this sort of information to better serve readers (and advertisers). For example, Jay Lauf, the publisher of The Atlantic recently wrote, “What happens if an “iStand” supplants the newsstand in the way iTunes has supplanted the record store and it supplants our traditional means of driving subscriptions? Currently it means the characteristics and locations of readers we’ve long had a direct relationship with, whom we know so much about–which allows us to provide them better content and more meaningful ways to engage while also allowing us to better service our advertisers–will be in the hands of Apple, not us.”For its part, Apple is preparing to make changes to iTunes in order to meet some of publishers’ wishes, including adding subscriptions and sharing more user data. However, the latter will be “opt in” – subscribers can choose to share their personal information with the publisher. Or not. According to The Wall Street Journal, “some publishers remain unhappy with this arrangement because they think few customers would opt to share such data” – something that perhaps speaks volumes about the “relationship” that many readers have with magazines these days.Photo credits: Flickr user Des Byrne Related Posts center_img audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more