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Duration: 29 minutes

Southampton doctors reveal the shock return of a disease once believed to be conquered - is a lack of sunshine to blame? Jon Cuthill meets some of Britain's most enduring protestors who've been turning out to demonstrate against a deportation centre in Oxford for the past 17 years. Speed King Don Wales meets the inventor of some of the oddest and fastest vehicles in the south.

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Mon 17 Jan 2011 19:30 BBC One Oxfordshire, South only

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  • Rickets comeback due to 'lack of sunshine exposure'

    Rickets comeback due to 'lack of sunshine exposure'

    For years rickets was seen as a problem of poverty.

    Children growing up in Victorian slums suffered from bone deformities, such as bowed legs and curvature of the spine.

    It was discovered to be caused by a lack of vitamin D - manufactured when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

    The condition was thought to have been consigned to history in the 1940s - when it was added to everyday foods such as margarine and cereal.

    However rickets is making a comeback.

    BBC Hampshire: Rickets comeback due to 'lack of sunshine exposure'
  • 'Sun cream caused vitamin D deficiency'

    'Sun cream caused vitamin D deficiency'

    A 12-year-old girl with vitamin D deficiency has been told that her condition could have been caused by using strong sun cream.

    Tyler Attrill used factor 50 cream which, according to her consultant, could have deprived her of the essential vitamin and caused the bone disease rickets.

    BBC News: 'Sun cream caused vitamin D deficiency'


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Jane French
Jon Cuthill


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