Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- St. John's wort is a popular herbal therapy for depression, but a new Australian study highlights the fact that "natural" does not always equal "safe."

Many Don't Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans with chronic pain who use alternative therapies -- such as acupuncture -- don't discuss these treatments with their doctors, a new study finds.

Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors

THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin B12 supplements are known to benefit seniors with severe B12 deficiency, but they may not help those who are just moderately deficient, a new study suggests.

New Drug May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease Patients

TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug decreases dangerously high levels of potassium in people with diabetes-related kidney disease, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin D

(HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and build stronger bones.

Could a Vitamin Play a Role in Acne Outbreaks?

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that high levels of vitamin B12 may affect germ activity in certain people, boosting the odds that they'll develop acne.

Many Hospital Patients Not Asked About Supplements: Study

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most hospitalized Americans aren't asked if they take dietary supplements, such as multivitamins, a new study suggests.

Climate Change a 'Medical Emergency' Posing Major Risks: Experts

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The health risks posed by climate change are potentially serious enough to undo 50 years of advancements in global health, according to the findings of a new commission.

Climate Change Won't Lower Number of Winter Deaths, Study Claims

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change won't reduce the number of people who die during winter, a new study suggests.

Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women

SATURDAY, June 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consumption of chamomile may be linked to a longer lifespan for older Mexican-American women, new research suggests.