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Episode 45: Sunshine and Vitamin D

University of Melbourne researchers are investigating how a lack of exposure to the sun and Vitamin D deficiency is causing health problems for refugees.

More information

A study led by the University of Melbourne, Western Health and the Royal Melbourne Hospital is underway to assess the efficacy of high dose Vitamin D in refugee patients from Sudan and Burma where TB is prevalent.

For more information please go to http://www.medrmhwh.unimelb.edu.au/research/endocrinology.html.

Credits

Producer: Rebecca Scott
Camera: Clive Banfield
Editing: Rob Cross

With thanks to:
Ms Thuvaraka Jeyakumaran, PhD student Department of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science (MDHS); Professor Peter Ebeling, Head of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine/Western Hospital; & the patients and nurses of the Royal Melbourne Hospital VIDS clinic