Does Vitamin D Help With Asthma?
Asthma sufferers who received vitamin D supplements for six months, in addition to their regular inhalers, could breathe a little easier than those who relied only on the inhalers, in a recent study in Iran. The researchers say the results - if confirmed by larger studies -...... [Full Story]
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Aspirin Lowers Chance of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
In overweight women, aspirin or other drugs that reduce inflammation might make certain breast cancers more treatable, researchers suggest. Hormone-driven breast cancer was less likely to return in those who used aspirin. [Full Story]
Good Neighbors Can Boost Heart Health: Study
Ever felt like your neighbor's antics could drive you to an early grave? Well, there may be reason for concern, said researchers who reported a link Tuesday between having good neighbors and a healthier heart. [Full Story]
How Big Data Helps Fight Parkinson's Disease
US computing giant Intel announced it was joining an effort to battle Parkinson's disease with new big data and wearable technologies to improve research and treatment. Intel said it would work with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. [Full Story]
Don't Blame Robin Williams' Suicide on His Meds: Top Doctor
One of Robin Williams' best friends is blaming his suicide on medications he was taking for Parkinson's disease. But a top neurologist dismissed Rob Schneider’s claim, saying that it is unlikely that Parkinson’s drugs made Williams suicidal. [Full Story]
Is a Low-Fat Diet Making You Fat?
Health experts have long advised to cut back on fat to lose weight. But the latest nutritional research shows some fats are not only good for us, but they can actually help shed pounds. In fact, avoiding such fats — in favor of low-fat, high-carb alternatives — can promote weight gain. [Full Story]
Childhood Antibiotic Use Linked to Diabetes
Antibiotic use early in life can lead to permanent changes in the gut, increasing the risk of developing diabetes and obesity, new research suggests. The findings echo past studies suggesting antibiotics change the natural balance of good and bacteria in the gut. [Full Story]
Can Being Too Clean Harm Health?
Recent studies indicate that an obsession with cleanliness could be doing more harm than good. Is it time to part with some age-old conventions, in light of new research suggesting early exposure to some common bacteria, viruses, and other microbes can help strengthen the immune system. [Full Story]
Yoga Found to Boost Seniors' Brain Power
Yoga increases brain power in older practitioners, as well as lowering stress, according to new research by University of Illinois health experts. [Full Story]
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