Does Vitamin D Protect Against High BP?

Women who do not have enough vitamin D before menopause may have an elevated risk of developing high blood pressure years later, new research suggests.

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Modeling Diabetes with Stem Cells

Reprogrammed adult cells could be used to reconstruct diabetes in the laboratory.

Technology Review: Modeling Diabetes with Stem Cells.

New Drug Shrinks Skin Cancer Tumors

An experimental drug appears to dramatically and rapidly shrink deadly skin cancer tumors, researchers report.

New Drug Shrinks Skin Cancer Tumors.

Lack of Sleep Increases the Risk of Catching a Cold

Studies have demonstrated that poor sleep and susceptibility to colds go hand in hand, and scientists think it could be a reflection of the role sleep plays in maintaining the body’s defenses.

Really? – The Claim – Lack of Sleep Increases the Risk of Catching a Cold. – Question – NYTimes.com.

In One Study, a Heart Benefit for Chocolate

In a study that will provide comfort to chocoholics everywhere, researchers in Sweden have found evidence that people who eat chocolate have increased survival rates after a heart attack — and it may be that the more they eat, the better.

In One Study, a Heart Benefit for Chocolate – NYTimes.com.

Mediterranean Diet Helps Control Diabetes

ating a Mediterranean-style diet may help people with type 2 diabetes keep their disease under control without drugs better than following a typical low-fat diet.

Mediterranean Diet Helps Control Diabetes.

American Heart Association Recommends Limiting Added Sugars

The American Heart Association today released new recommendations on limiting intake of added dietary sugars.

American Heart Association Recommends Limiting Added Sugars.