| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:12 PM
The sunshine vitamin could offer women with Type 2 diabetes a brighter outlook on life and help them better manage their often-trying disease, according to a recent pilot study by Loyola University researchers.
The study, which followed 46 women,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:19 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - It can sometimes be tough to get kids to enjoy eating healthy, but Noah Alldredge with Big Time Results shows KY3's Paul Adler a great sweet treat that combines a variety of fruit.
Sweet Dream Pizza is a perfect treat for the kids...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I take a dozen antibiotics per year due to frequent infections. What else can I take? Don't worry, I take probiotics. What I want is a natural antibiotic. — M.W., Santa Barbara, Calif.
Dear M.W.: For millions of years, honeybees...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:12 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heavy supplementation of vitamin D did not reduce diarrheal illnesses among children aged three and younger in a large trial conducted in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The results are disappointing in light of a body of research that...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:39 AM
With an increasing number of people with vitamin D deficiency, you may be surprised to learn that experts are now questioning whether lack of sun exposure is a greater problem than too much exposure.
Humans have the ability to make up to 90 percent...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:45 AM
"Raw" is not about sashimi, carpaccio or Ethiopian kitfo; it's a veggie thing — all about sprouting, sunshine and summertime. Nutritionists and physicians since Dr. Dolittle have known about the benefits of an uncooked vegan diet and have touted...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Nearly every day for the past few weeks, I’ve gotten a headache. It’s not the throbbing, intense kind of headache that would put a gal in bed. No, it’s just a dull ache across the top of my head. It’s the kind of tension headache...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 2:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women shouldn't take vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones, and there's not enough evidence to say whether it would help anyone else either, says a U.S. government-backed panel.
Based on two reviews...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:30 AM
This summer, don't let the smoke from the backyard grill cloud your good judgment when considering health advice from friends and family. When it comes to health and natural remedies, it's enticing to grab onto juicy half-truths and hearsay.
Don't get me...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:21 AM
It’s a lesson many learned early in life: Drink your milk to build strong, healthy bones. Moms and dads recognize the importance of milk, which is rich in calcium and other nutrients, in their growing kids’ diet. Unfortunately, that message...