HealthDay News: Aging
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review
Low levels of vitamin
D have been implicated as a potential cause of diseases ranging
from cancer to diabetes. Now an extensive review suggests it's
really the other way around: Low levels of the "sunshine vitamin"
are more likely a consequence -- not a cause -- of illness.
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
Although measles has been virtually eliminated in the United States, outbreaks still occur here. And they're usually triggered by people infected abroad, in countries where widespread vaccination doesn't exist, federal health officials said Thursday.
Deciphering the DNA of Alzheimer's Patients
Data that details
every gene in the DNA of 410 people with Alzheimer's disease can
now be studied by researchers, the U.S. National Institutes of
Health announced this week.
Ecstasy Use on Rise Again Among U.S. Teens: Report
The number of U.S.
teens who wind up in the emergency room after taking the club drug
Ecstasy has more than doubled in recent years, raising concerns
that the hallucinogen is back in vogue, federal officials