NEW YORK – Children who survive cancer are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease prematurely as adults.

German researchers found cardiovascular disease in 4.5% of childhood cancer survivors they studied, with most developing problems before age 40.

That’s eight years earlier than the general population.

Vitamin D may help protect heart tissue.

New research from the journal Heart Lung and Circulation shows Vitamin D may prevent scarring and thickening of heart tissue in mice after a heart attack.

A new experimental cream could be promising to treat a type of eczema. Scientists in New Orleans found the mixture of antioxidants, moisturizers and other compounds suppressed an inflammation response.

They say the experimental cream could be an alternative to steroid creams and their side effects.

Those are some of today’s top health stories.

(Nikki Battiste, CBS News)