February 24, 2017 0822 GMT
Vitamin D supplements might help prevent colds, flu
It's long been known that vitamin D helps protect our bones, but the question of whether taking vitamin D supplements helps guard immunity has been more controversial.
Specialist warns about use of medicine during pregnancy
By Sadeq Dehqan & Katayoon Dashti
Heart disease linked to anxiety, negative feelings
People with mild heart disease are more likely to say they have poorer health, anxiety and a negative outlook than people in the general population, a new study suggested.
Study shows listeria poses serious miscarriage threat
New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shown the food-borne bacterium listeria may increase the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy.
Cutting salt intake may improve kidney patients' condition
Encouraging people with kidney disease to reduce their salt intake may help improve blood pressure and cut excess fluid retention, at least for a while, a new study suggests.
Study identifies brain process vital to short-term memory
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have discovered the process the brain uses to create and maintain short-term memories.
Expert didn't feed rice to his infants due to arsenic risk
A leading expert on the risks of arsenic in food has said his two children were not given any rice to eat when they were babies because of the potential health effects.
New process creates armies of T cells to fight cancer
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic and the University of Washington have developed a new way to target the natural function of T cells when passing through the bloodstream to raise cancer-fighting armies.
Age defying hormone could reduce heart disease risk
Diabetics are at greater risk of developing kidney and heart disease as a result of the condition — but now experts believe they could be a step closer to finding a treatment for the complications.
Yellow fever cases continue to rise in Brazil
Yellow fever cases are on rise in Brazil with 253 confirmed cases, the country's Health Ministry said.
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