December 5, 2013
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.
Sensory Therapy Might Work for Kids With Autism
Children with autism
can benefit from a type of therapy that helps them become more
comfortable with the sounds, sights and sensations of their daily
surroundings, a small new study suggests.
Why Johnny Can't Sleep
parents and feeling connected to school increase the likelihood
that a teen will get sufficient sleep, a new study finds.
Health Tip: Limit Lead Exposure for Kids
Lead poisoning can lead to behavioral
problems, hearing problems, kidney damage and lowered IQs in
children, so it's important for kids to avoid any sources of