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The study aimed to assess the overall effect of vitamin D supplements on risk of acute respiratory tract infection. © iStock

Academics divided over vitamin D study claims of cold and flu protection

By Gary Scattergood

Vitamin D supplements could help prevent acute respiratory tract infections, including colds and flu, according to a study in The BMJ. But a linked editorial penned by academics from New Zealand and Scotland argues the results are “not sufficiently applicable...

The potential of TCM in HIV/AIDS treatment merits assessment, it has been claimed. ©iStock

TCM’s potential for AIDS treatment cited in China ‘phenomenon’

By Millette Burgos and Gary Scattergood

Previously unreported data from China, referred to in a letter to the editor of the peer-reviewed journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, suggests that the viral loads of four AIDS patients who took only Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dropped...

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