Vitamin D Supplements News
Is vitamin D the cure for the common cold?
Dr. Richard Besser shares the latest on reports that vitamin D supplements can help you ward off a cold.
10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Maintaining Healthy Bones
When it comes to protecting your body's 206 bones, it's never too early to start, says Abby Abelson, MD, chair of the department of rheumatic and immunologic diseases at the Cleveland Clinic. "Many women don't even think about their bones until they reach perimenopause," she explains. "But there's
Study Advises Mothers to Give Newborns Vitamin D Supplements
Breastfeeding has long been associated with increased health benefits for babies, as well as for mothers, but a new study points out that even breast milk may have limitations, especially as the infant gets older. Doctors have long advised breastfeeding women to take vitamin D supplements, since
Rare Case of Scurvy in Infant Highlights Potential Dangers of Plant-Based Diet
Parents often worry about making sure their child has a healthy diet, but a new report highlights how being too strict when it comes to diet can do more harm than good. Doctors based in Spain were surprised to find an infant had developed scurvy after consuming a diet almost entirely of plant-based
3 Things People Get Completely Wrong About Vitamin Supplements
You may have seen a concerning headline recently about dietary supplements. Research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting suggested that taking supplements doesn’t curb cancer, and taking more than needed may actually drive up cancer risk. Specifically,
13 Foods That Are High in Magnesium
Magnesium helps your heart, muscles, and immune system function properly — and studies suggest that nearly half of Americans aren't consuming enough of the mineral. But before you start popping supplements, you should know there's a difference between inadequate intake and a true deficiency. Signs
Superfoods for Stress Relief
When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. Indeed, some foods
Myths You Shouldn't Believe About Hair Loss in Women
If you start seeing globs of hair in the shower drain, it's easy to get freaked out. After all, hair can be an important part of a woman's identity, and hair loss is typically seen as a man's problem. The truth is, women make up about 40% of the Americans suffering from unwanted shedding, and 50%
14 Ways to Fight Hair Loss
A bathroom covered with loose strands or an ever-scrawnier ponytail can be startling but doesn't necessarily mean anything's wrong. By age 50, half of women will complain of hair loss. "As we age, overall hair density changes and individual strands become finer," says dermatologist Doris J. Day.
Vitamin D May Reduce Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease
New study shows vitamin's potential health benefit for millions of Americans.