Health News

Vegetarians: Are Your Meds Animal-Free?
Do your beliefs prevent you from eating animal products like pork? If so, you may want to be sure your medications don't contain similar products that violate your dietary restrictions.
Too Much of a Good Thing
Though many people are deficient in vitamin D, it's possible to go too far to make up the difference. The "sunshine vitamin" may only protect the heart if you have the right amount.
Reducing Risks Could Cut Alzheimer's
Moderate lifestyle changes may seem small, but they can provide large returns in better health. Exercising and smoking cessation are among modifiable changes capable of reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Dads Urged to Get Healthy
It's time for Father's Day, when dads around the world are celebrated for their contributions to their families. This year a physician is encouraging dads to use this special day get on a fast- track to better health.
Don't Count Out Carbs Entirely
Carbohydrates may get a bad rap, especially in relation to weight gain, but truth is they offer some vital health benefits.
Different Poor-Health Choices, Similar Outcomes
While low socioeconomic status is often linked to unhealthy behaviors, these unhealthy behaviors range from country to country, according to a new study.
This Bread Rises to the Occasion
Most Americans do not get sufficient amounts of vitamin D, putting them at risk for a number of conditions. New research shows bread made with high vitamin-D yeast could help solve this problem.
Sick and Abused
According to a study by Swedish researchers, children who are chronically ill are much more likely than healthy children to be victims of physical abuse.
Public Housing Play Time
According to a recent study, kids who live in urban public housing spend more time playing outside than other urban children.
Drink Up
Low concentrations of the trace element lithium appear to extend life in model organisms and humans alike, according to a new study.