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High-dose vitamin D doesn't appear to reduce the winter sniffles for children
Giving children high doses of vitamin D doesn't appear to reduce the winter sniffles, a new study has found.Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a pediatrician at St.

Newly identified genetic marker may help detect high-risk flu patients
Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified a genetic variation associated with influenza severity and the supply of killer T cells that help patients fight the infection.

Heart failure risk may be affected by weight gain
Researchers find that weight gain may overstrain the heart muscle, which, in time, could lead to heart failure. Weight management could reduce this risk.

Weight gain in early adulthood linked to health risks later in life
Gaining a moderate amount of weight from early to middle adulthood may be associated with an increased risk of chronic disease and premature death.

Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy
Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by...

Type 2 diabetes statistics: Facts and trends
Learn the facts behind type 2 diabetes: how prevalent it is, why it's a serious condition, how it affects different ethnicities, and more.