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Can vitamin B supplement help stave off stroke?

New evidence suggests that taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce the risk of stroke. The research appears in the September 18, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

"Previous studies have conflicting findings regarding the use of vitamin B supplements and stroke or heart attack," said author Xu Yuming, with Zhengzhou University in Zhengzhou, China. "Some studies have even suggested that the supplements may increase the risk of these events."

Surprising Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

That bottle of apple cider vinegar in your kitchen cabinet is capable of so much more than adding flavor to a salad. In fact, it may be time to move it to the medicine cabinet. Organic apple cider vinegar is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, so it can soothe your sore throat, heal your heartburn, remove that persistent wart and so much more. Plus, it’s all natural and inexpensive. Read on for 10 surprising home remedies that incorporate your new favorite secret weapon.

Heed the Warning: What Eye-Related Symptoms Can Tell You

It seems that when we think of eye-related symptoms, such as blurred vision, we assume that our eyes alone are the source of the problem. And that is often the case. However, there are times when a person experiences an eye-related symptom, and it's actually a sign of a problem rooted somewhere else in the body.

Jeffrey S. Pelson, OD, FAAO, a doctor in Grants Pass, OR, states that, "Regular eye exams are critical because what may seem like a vision-related problem might not be, and could be a sign of something else. An optometrist is sometimes the first person to notice a medical issue, and will then refer the patient to his or her physician for follow up."

Tomatoes 'important in prostate cancer prevention

Men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week reduce their risk by about 20%, according to a UK study.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, with 35,000 new cases and around 10,000 deaths every year.

Cancer experts recommend eating a balanced diet which is high in fruit and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, fat and salt.

New Research on Omega-3s and Heart Health

The Journal of the American Medical Association published a systematic review of taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements. The researchers concluded that taking omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was not associated with a lower risk of death from cardiac death, heart attacks or stroke. However, the authors of the study did support evidence that omega-3s have other health benefits.

Omega-3 fatty acids are the brain-boosting, cholesterol-clearing good fats (monounsaturated). Dr. Oz lists them as 1 of the 5 critical supplements every woman should take, 1 of 5 dailynutritionneeds, and as one of the most important steps expecting mothers can take to promote their baby's healthy development.