There is also some evidence that it could worsen seemingly unrelated problems such as asthma and allergic rhinitis. Although its name otherwise suggests, ringworm is caused by a fungus, not a worm. In the past, Microsporum species were the main cause of ringworm, often approved to humans from cats and dogs. However, in recent years, T. Tonsurans emerged, which spreads directly between human beings, and is more difficult to display for and deal with. The study of 10,514 children in grades K through 5 across 44 universities found that 6.6 % of the children evaluated were infected with T.Among more than 380 people the researchers followed for typically five years, those with dementia had the cheapest degrees of vitamin D. It is unclear what vitamin D may be doing, said research author Joshua Miller, chair of the section of dietary sciences at Rutgers University College of Biological and Environmental Sciences in New Brunswick, N.J. There is good evidence that vitamin D enters all cells of the body, including the human brain, Miller said, so it’s feasible that vitamin D protects the mind from developing the plaques and tangles that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease.