Excessive Vitamin D May Be Harmful
Vitamin D is known to strengthen bones and can be particularly beneficial in protecting the elderly from brittle bones. However, it is possible to consume an excessive, potentially harmful, amount of vitamin D.
Brittle Bones or Increased Heart Risk?
Calcium supplements, often taken to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis, appear to be linked to an increased risk of heart attack, a large study revealed.
Multiple Diseases, Multiple Problems
In the age of multitasking, “one thing at a time” is as outdated as a polyester leisure suit. The same is true for doctors treating just one disease as it can lead to confusion and inferior care.
Migraines Tied to Childhood Adversity
Women who had a difficult childhood appear to be more prone to suffering migraines or chronic daily headaches once they become adults.
Cardiovascular Monitoring With Gilenya
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its evaluation of a report of a patient who died after the first dose of multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya ( fingolimod ).
MS Drug Shows Promise to Treat Heart Condition
A multiple sclerosis drug may work double duty. It has been shown in a lab study to prevent and even reverse one of the leading causes of heart attack.
Heart Failure's Link to Brittle Bones
Have heart failure? That may put you at an added risk of major fractures associated with osteoporosis. Increased screening and treatment appear key to catching bone loss early.
Too Much of a Good Thing
Though many people are deficient in vitamin D, it's possible to go too far to make up the difference. The "sunshine vitamin" may only protect the heart if you have the right amount.
Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Prone to Problems
Stem cell transplant patients may not only be at risk during treatment. A new study suggests that a decade later they are still more susceptible to psychological conditions and chronic illness.
Hypertension Drugs May Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Patients suffering from hypertension may be at an added benefit. Their blood pressure medication may help lower their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.