Vitamin D doesn't cut cold in asthma patients

Taking vitamin D supplements does not reduce the number or severity of cold in asthma patients, suggests new research.

Lounge in the sun to be `hearty`

The best way to determine one's vitamin D level is by getting a blood test.

Specific levels of low vitamin D linked to heart troubles

Low vitamin D levels have long been associated with heart problems, but researchers said Monday they have identified a specific danger level for increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Nutritional vitamin D improves vascular function: Study

Several parameters of vascular function and biomarkers to measure status of inflammatory and immune activation were studied at baseline.

Vitamin D pill a day keeps unfitness, heart risk at bay

Most people generate vitamin D by exposing their skin to ultraviolet B rays in sunlight.

World Osteoporosis Day: Nurture your bones with diet and exercise

As the bones become thinner with age, the older you are, the greater your risk of osteoporosis – a common disease of the bone.

Joint, muscular pain common after dengue: Doctors

 Joint and muscular pain for several days after recovering from dengue is common, health experts said on Thursday. They urged people to consume food items containing Vitamin D and E for speedy recovery.

Vitamin D deficiency may fast-track cognitive decline

Low levels of vitamin D are linked with faster decline in cognitive functions among older adults, thereby putting them at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease, new research has found.

Here`s how you can keep skin cancer at bay

With skin cancer rates on the rise, you may want to revisit some simple tips for staying safe in the sun.

Extra vitamin D pills can increase cholesterol in teens

 Giving obese teenagers extra vitamin D pills can elevate their cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides levels, an Indian American researcher has discovered.

Here's how taking vitamin D may help cure Crohn's disease

Vitamin D has shown promise for treating Crohn's disease in a pilot study.

Calcium, vitamin D supplements 'don't ease' menopausal hot flushes

As per a new study, vitamin D and calcium supplements do not improve menopausal symptoms.

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.