Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man who hoped to detoxify his body with a supplement known as activated charcoal may have instead triggered a case of the intestinal disorder known as colitis.

 Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research.

 Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily vitamin D supplements might help children with eczema that gets worse in the winter, a new study suggests.

 Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study.

 Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no genetic evidence that high levels of vitamin D can prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study says.

 Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture doesn't improve knee pain any more than "sham" acupuncture, according to a new study.

 U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government announced Thursday that it will launch a massive research effort to explore alternative ways of managing chronic pain among members of the military.

 Health Tip: Relax Daily

(HealthDay News) -- To be healthier mentally, emotionally and physically, take time each day to relax.

 Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's something every pregnant woman wonders: What can I do to help ensure a healthy baby?

 Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates.