Vitamin D quite crucial to sick cats' survival

The secret of a sick cat`s survival lies in the levels of vitamin D in its body, says a new study. Researchers found that higher levels of vitamin D are linked to better survival chances for hospitalised pet cats, and suggested that cats may hold vital clues about the health benefits of vitamin D.

App to help meet vitamin D requirements

Are you taking sufficient amount of vitamin D - essential for bone health and immunity - on a daily basis? If you don't know, this app will help you find out.

Catch some sun to lower pancreatic cancer risk

Low levels of vitamin D could raise risk of pancreatic cancer as the rates of the disease are the highest in countries with the least amount of sunlight, says a study.

Vitamin D helps obese patients with bone disease

Higher levels of vitamin D may decrease pain and improve function in obese individuals with the bone disease osteoarthritis, suggests a new research.

Is being cooped up in school cause of Myopia 'epidemic'?

Myopia, or short-sightedness, has assumed 'epidemic' proportions in the last 30 years, with some countries reporting prevalence of 80-90 percent - and the reason could simply be lack of adequate light in classrooms.

Vitamin D may reduce progression of low-grade prostate cancer

 According to a recent research, Vitamin D consumption may lead to lowering or even reverse the progression of low-grade prostate cancer, without the need of surgery or radiation.

Low vitamin D can make young women depressed

A new study from the Oregon State University has suggested that there is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in healthy young women.

Vitamin D fights and treats diseases associated with ageing

A new study has found that vitamin D plays an important role in the prevention and treatment of diseases caused with ageing.

Vitamin D may help treat age-related diseases

The sunshine vitamin can be of great help for people during their sunset years as it may play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with ageing, says a study.

High vitamin D levels may lead to stroke

Too high levels of vitamin D in the blood may increase your risk of dying from a stroke, warns a study.

Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D may control brain serotonin

Eating fish and soaking up some sun may protect brain health, a new study suggests.

How plants help prevent liver damage during menopause

Plants can help prevent liver damage in women caused by fat accumulated during menopause, claims a new study.

Vitamin D deficiency causes diabetes, not obesity

A new study has examined that people who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh.

Low vitamin D in childhood leads to atherosclerosis in adulthood

 A new study has found that low level of 25-OH vitamin D in childhood results in subclinical atherosclerosis over 25 years later in adulthood.

Vitamin D boosts immune system to fight colorectal cancer

A new study has revealed that people with high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream have a lower overall risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Lack of Vitamin D can lead to depression

 A new study has found that lack of Vitamin D is not only harmful for physical health, but it may also impact mental health, leading to depression.

Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups

Vitamin D supplements can reduce lung disease flare-ups by over 40 percent in patients with a vitamin D deficiency, show a clinical trial.

6 absolute reasons why you should soak up the sun

Ritu Singh

“O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”

-Roman Payne

Low Vitamin D levels may lead to early death

Vitamin D deficiency is not just bad for your bone health, it can also result in various other diseases leading to an early death, research shows.

Over 80 percent people in India Vitamin D deficient: Experts

Over 80 percent of India's population is vitamin D deficient and is at risk from health complications like diabetes and heart disorders, experts said here Friday.