Worldwide health authorities urged to rethink vitamin D guidelines Worldwide health authorities are being urged to rethink official guidance around vitamin D following the publication of a ground breaking study from the University of Surrey, which dispels the myth that vitamin D2 and D3 have the same nutritional value.

    Five Misleading Republican Claims About Health Care Republican lawmakers have their own version of the facts about the impact of their replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Here is an assessment. Senator Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania said falsely that the bill “does not pull the rug from anyone

    Canadian baby 'first without gender designation' on health card An eight-month old Canadian baby has been issued a health card without a gender marker, in what could be the first case in the world. Parent Kori Doty - a non-binary transgender person who identifies as neither male nor female - aims to allow the child to

    A Call for Children's Behavioral Health Care A child can be "healthy" using many measures, but consider this definition: A healthy child can participate in age-appropriate activities without limitations. For a 6-month old infant, that may mean babbling or rolling over; for a 14-year-old, it may mean

    Late-night screen time puts teens' sleep and mental health at risk Summer could be a good time to encourage teenagers to put down their phones and enjoy the outdoors. Fifty percent of teens report feeling addicted to their cellphones and a new study in the journal Child Development shows nighttime usage of a cellphone can

    Trump makes push on health bill; repeal-only vote an option The White House's top legislative liaison insists the Senate is "getting close" on reaching agreement on a GOP health bill to repeal and replace the nation's health care law

    Health agency probes E.coli outbreak in polygamist Utah city Utah health authorities said they are investigating an outbreak of E.coli after two children died in a city on the Arizona border that's home to a polygamist Mormon sect. The investigation in Hildale, Utah, comes after the deaths in recent weeks, the

    'Brain-eating' amoeba found in 2 water systems Brain-eating amoebas have been detected in two water systems in Louisiana, the state's health department said Thursday.

    Trump Nominates Indiana Health Commissioner as Surgeon General President Trump has nominated Dr. Jerome M. Adams, the health commissioner for Indiana and a strong advocate of needle exchanges to avoid the spread of disease, to be the surgeon general of the United States. Dr. Adams, 42, was first appointed to the

    Roche Buys Diabetes App-Maker MySugr in Digital Health Push ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Friday it is buying Vienna-based diabetes management platform mySugr for an undisclosed price as it presses into app-based digital health services for people suffering from the metabolic disorder. MySugr, a