Report: VA hospitals improving ratings by taking fewer complex patients … Medicaid pays patients’ acupuncture for pain management … Vitamin D, calcium supplements don’t prevent fractures in older adults
While too little calcium and vitamin D can increase a risk of broken bones, too much may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, Norwegian researchers have found.
A new study identifies a link between night shift work and risk of breast cancer, according to Canadian researchers. In an investigation of 1,100 women with breast cancer and more than 1,100 without it, Queen’s Cancer Research Institute researchers found that those who had worked for more than 30 years on a night shift had a higher rate of breast cancer.
Daily vitamin D supplementation is effective in preventing fractures in the elderly, but only if taken in higher doses, a new study finds.
Elderly adults who are deficient in vitamin D are at a higher risk for developing mobility limitations and becoming disabled, new data suggests.