New study finds Vitamin D can prevent potentially fatal lung attacks

Topping up the Vitamin D levels of patients with certain respiratory conditions leads to a 45{648ff2b140dd79f8b10f01740237e66061b7c0f8b396ba52d99047c684c8722c} reduction in lung attacks according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London. The researchers recently reviewed the results of three clinical trials involving 469 people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and found that those who started out […]

Routine prescribing of placebos – new study suggests it could be the future

The puzzling medical phenomena of the placebo effect has been well known in the medical community for many years, however a new body of research suggests that, contrary to previous thinking, the effect may still work even when the patient knows they’re taking a pill that contains nothing more than sugar. Four small trials conducted […]

Could simple Vitamin D be part of the answer for childhood obesity?

A simple course of Vitamin D supplements could help trigger weight loss in obese children and teenagers according to a new European study. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Athens Medical School, followed 232 obese children and teenagers over a 12 month period – 117 were assigned the simple task of taking […]