Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels are linked to an increased risk of suffering a severe stroke and poor health in stroke survivors, new research finds.

Yoga Gaining in Popularity Among Americans

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga is increasingly popular among U.S. adults and children, two new government surveys reveal.

Low Vitamin D Levels in Childhood May Raise Heart Risks: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who had low vitamin D levels as children and teens may be more likely to have hardening of the arteries, a new study suggests.

Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC

THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Serious birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects have fallen 35 percent in the United States since mandatory folic acid fortification of enriched grain products was introduced in 1998, federal officials reported Thursday.

Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say.

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have low blood levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely, a new study suggests.

Cancer Doctors Don't Discuss Herbs, Supplements With Patients

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns about potentially dangerous interactions between cancer treatments and herbs and other supplements, most cancer doctors don't talk to their patients about these products, new research found.

Indoor Wood-Burning Can Affect Air Quality

FRIDAY, Jan. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although many people enjoy gathering around a fire during cold winter months, fires that aren't built properly can affect air quality and people's health, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga has long been believed to improve overall health, but a growing body of evidence shows the ancient practice may also help the heart, a new review finds.

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients who don't take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says.