(Getty Images)
Vitamin D has long been associated with building healthy bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis. But the benefits of the 'sunshine vitamin' go well beyond building strong bones, with a growing body of research suggesting vitamin D helps combat cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. [Full Story]
Related Stories
Super Bowl on Alert Amid Arizona Measles Warning
Health authorities in Arizona are on alert after warning that 1,000 people may have been exposed to a measles outbreak as the US state prepares to host this weekend's Super Bowl. Arizona's Department of Health recommended that any unvaccinated child or adult who had been in...... [Full Story]
Scientists are working to find new ways to treat pancreatic cancer, one [Full Story]
GMO Food Labels in High Demand but Provide Little Certainty
While a national debate rages over labeling foods that contain genetically [Full Story]
Drugs now used to treat ED may protect the liver from damage caused by [Full Story]
Some people who develop recurring kidney stones may also have high levels [Full Story]
Flu Hospitalizations of Elderly Hit Record High
Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related [Full Story]
A U.S. cancer organization has partnered with the NFL alumni association [Full Story]
NFL Partners With Cancer Group on Prostate Treatment
A U.S. cancer organization has partnered with the NFL alumni association to raise awareness about screening, diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer, a disease that kills tens of thousands of U.S. men a year. [Full Story]
70 Percent of Heart Patients Don't Take Recommended Statins
In the U.S., less than a third of older heart "event" patients being discharged from the hospital get the recommended high-intensity statins,according to a new study that looked at prescriptions filled. [Full Story]
More Than 2 Drinks a Day Raise Stroke Risk: Study
Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests. People who average more than two drinks a day have a 34 percent higher risk of stroke compared to those whose daily average amounts to less than half a drink. [Full Story]
Super Bowl Outcome May Depend on Players' Body Clocks: Study
The outcome of this Sunday's Super Bowl could be determined by how the timing of the game aligns with the internal biological clocks of the players on the field, new research suggests. [Full Story]
Milk Does a Body Good? Look at the Science
Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product. But how healthy is it? [Full Story]
Antioxidant Shows Promise in Fight Against Diabetes
Using an antioxidant to reverse inflammation in the brain caused by a high-fat diet greatly improves symptoms related to obesity and Type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. [Full Story]
Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?
Consumers believe that vitamins and minerals improve their health, so companies have responded by adding small amounts of the nutrients to bottled water, sports drinks, and juices. Some scientists are concerned that they may pose a risk. [Full Story]
Fifth of Seniors Suffer From Muscle Weakness
A national survey on muscle strength in older Americans finds that nearly a fifth have less strength than is considered normal. Muscle strength is considered important to seniors because it helps them avoid debilitating falls and live independently. [Full Story]
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Find Your Condition
Medical & Wellness Team
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
    Most Commented

    The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

    Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

    © Newsmax Media, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved
    > >