ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Holistic Treatment for Candida Infection
Cranberries May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Beware of Dog Bites
BONES & JOINTS
Scientists Discover How Osteoarthritis Destroys Cartilage
Human Ancestors Put Best Foot Forward 1.5M Years Ago
Drinking Cuts Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
CANCER
Vitamin D Good for Breast Cancer Patients
To Quit Smoking, Try Logging On
Omega-3 May Safely Treat Precancerous Bowel Polyps
CAREGIVING
Early Exercise Boosts Outcomes for ICU Patients
Robots May Come to Aging Boomers' Rescue
Late-Life Fatherhood May Lower Child's Intelligence
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Bye, Bye Back Fat?
COSMETIC
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
DENTAL, ORAL
Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease
Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth
Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk
DIABETES
Red-Grape Compound May Improve Diabetes
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics
Coffee, Tea Might Stave Off Diabetes
DIET, NUTRITION
Keep Stress Off the Holiday Meal Menu, Expert Advises
Weight Loss Might Not Curb Knee Arthritis
Probiotics Are The Good Guys
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Fish in U.S. Rivers Tainted With Common Medications
Rainy Areas in U.S. Show Higher Autism Rates
Greener Neighborhoods Mean Slimmer Children
EYE CARE, VISION
Brain Pressure More Likely to Cause Vision Loss in Men
Drinking Green Tea May Protect Eyes
Diabetic Hispanics Missing Out on Eye Exams
FITNESS
Research Confirms How Valuable A Healthy Lifestyle Can Be
Exercise in Adolescence May Cut Risk of Deadly Brain Tumor
Exercise 30 Minutes a Day? Who Knew!
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
GENERAL HEALTH
Showerheads Harbor a Bounty of Germs
Asparagus May Ease Hangover
Food and Water Supply Poisoned by Perchlorate
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Gene Variation Found in Boys With Delinquent Peers
Pool Chemicals Raise Kids Allergy, Asthma Risk
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
MEN'S HEALTH
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
MENTAL HEALTH
Optimism May Boost Immune System
Mind Exercise Might Help Stroke Patients
Breast-Fed Baby May Mean Better Behaved Child
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
SENIORS
Martial Arts Training May Save Seniors' Hips
Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Simple Carbs Pose Heart Risk for Women
Natural Relief for Painful Menstrual Cramps
Iodine in Prenatal Vitamins Varies Widely
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Vitamin D Best Taken With Largest Meal of Day, Study Finds

Your body may make better use of a vitamin D supplement if you take it with your largest meal, new research suggests.

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic examined 17 patients with vitamin D deficiency who weren't getting better under treatment. Over a period of two to three months, the patients were told to take vitamin D supplements with the biggest meal they ate each day.

This boosted the level of vitamin D in their blood by an average of 56 percent, the researchers said.

"This is an important finding for patients being treated for vitamin D deficiency," study senior author Dr. Angelo Licata said in a news release from the Cleveland Clinic. "By doing something as simple as changing when you take your vitamin D supplement, you can improve the level in your blood by over 50 percent."

SOURCES: Cleveland Clinic, news release, May 5, 2010