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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Don't Let High Altitude Ruin Your Holiday Trip

When you're planning your holiday get-away, don't forget to factor high altitude into your vacation sports -- such as skiing or hiking, a sports medicine specialist cautions.
Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study

Having low levels of vitamin D because of your genetics may raise the risk of early death, a new study suggests.
Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

 

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