Today's Top Medical News - March 31, 2017

Lack of sleep may increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. Researchers in China found people who have difficulty falling asleep have a 27 percent higher risk of cardiovascular events and stroke.

A new government report finds 70 percent of Americans' sodium intake comes from just 25 foods -- most of which are from stores or restaurants. The top two foods are certain breads and pizza. Most Americans consume far more sodium than the recommended guidelines.

And new research finds it is safe to give brain and lung cancer patients large amounts of vitamin c as part of their treatment. University of Iowa researchers say Vitamin C seems to cause a reaction that damages cancer cells without harming normal cells.


(Chris Martinez, CBS News) 


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