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Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests
Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. "Vitamin D decreases inflamma...
Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say
Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D may help the body in many ways, but a new data review suggests it won't do much to lower high blood pressure. Vitamin D is nicknamed t...
Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vegetarian diet might cut your risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent, a new study finds. For fish-eating vegetarians, the protective link was eve...
Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks
Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat more plant foods than animal products may lower their risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke, a new large study suggests. Researchers found t...
Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought
Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thou...
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill with pneumonia -- but unlike in years past, the cause is usually a respiratory virus, a large...
Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder
Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with recurring bouts of compulsive overeating known as...
Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study
Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases, including the two most common types, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, a new study reveals...
Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities
Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated appear to be clustered in certain areas, a new study suggests. Among more than 150,000 children in 13 countie...
Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants
Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rotavirus is a relatively common infection of infants and -- especially in poorer countries -- can cause sometimes fatal diarrhea and vomiting. However...