Taking vitamin C DOES reduce the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise

Taking vitamin C DOES reduce the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise Vitamin makes no difference to couch potatoesBut in those who work out, it can HALVE the risk of a cold and help speed up recovery, say Finnish expertsChildren are more responsive to the vitamin than adults By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 14 February 2013 Taking vitamin C to ward off a cold only helps if you exercise regularly, new research suggests.

Claire Lomas: Paralysed woman completes London Marathon in bionic suit

Give Claire a medal! Tim Henman leads calls for organisers to reward paralysed marathon ace who finished Marathon in 16 days… as she raises 130,000£ for charity

London Marathon 2012: Woman Dies During Race

London Marathon organisers have confirmed a 30-year-old female runner died in the race, according to reports.

Running marathons "could permanently damage the heart"

Running marathons “could permanently damage the heart”High-endurance activities can scar right ventricleIncreased risk of reduced performance – a cardiac “over-training” syndrome – or arrhythmia Marathon runners such as Paula Radcliffe could be at risk of permanent heart damage Running marathons could cause permanent heart damage, say scientists. A study found that high-endurance activities can lead to scarring of the right ventricle, increasing the risk of health complications