| May 29, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Vitamin E, found in a variety of foods, such as spinach, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, nuts and vegetable oils, acts as an antioxidant, and may play a key role in preserving health during the aging process. This powerful vitamin is well known for its...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 6:45 PM
(Reuters) - Taking daily vitamin D doesn't keep knee pain from getting worse or slow the loss of cartilage for people with osteoarthritis, according to a U.S. study.
Previous research suggested that among people with the joint disorder, those with higher...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 10:58 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospitals increasingly crack down on employees who won't get flu shots, with some workers losing their...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 11:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite no federal or uniform state requirements to do so, all school districts should have a doctor to oversee school health services, according to a policy statement from a group of American pediatricians.
"Our hope is...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 3:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a review of almost 100 past studies covering nearly three million people, researchers found that being overweight or slightly obese was linked to about a 6 percent lower risk of dying, compared to people considered "normal...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:08 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking common antidepressants during pregnancy doesn't increase a woman's risk of having a stillbirth, according to a new study of over one million Nordic women.
The drugs, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors,...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:48 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One in nine people with diabetes saw their blood sugar levels dip back to a normal or "pre-diabetes" level after a year on an intensive diet and exercise program, in a new study.
Complete remission of type 2 diabetes is...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 2:01 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Just over one in 12 U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had plaque buildup in the arteries around their hearts - an early sign of heart disease, according to a new study.
None of them had been...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 2:03 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of low-income preschoolers who qualify as obese or "extremely obese" has dropped over the last decade, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show.
Although the decline was only "modest" and...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Jean Pfefferkorn, a Howard County Public Library staff member, posted an online item about a week ago on seasonal affective disorder, which carries symptoms ranging from increased appetite to suicidal thoughts.
Dr. George Groman, a cardiologist at Johns...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:47 PM
In 1997, a craven Congress, doing the bidding of the pro-gun lobby, withdrew funding used for gun-violence research by federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That ban on funding — and similar prohibitions in a few...