Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 5 diseases you risk getting if we run out of water > Health-in-Motion 27 June 2017 Protecting yourself against infectious diseases during winter Protecting yourself against infectious diseases during winter can be a significant challenge. Evaluating the results of clinical trials involving more than 10,000 people in 14 countries, British researchers have recently demonstrated that vitamin D supplements could significantly reduce the occurrence of illnesses like the common cold, ear and sinus infections, pneumonia and bronchitis. According to Adrian Martineau of the University of London, “daily or weekly vitamin D supplements will mean 3.25 million fewer people would get at least one acute respiratory infection a year” in the UK alone. 0 More: Daily Dose: 5 diseases you risk getting if we run out of waterHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 'Dead' man snores back to life right before his autopsy Fitness What's the deal with pain after exercise? Fitness 10 triathlon mistakes to avoid Fitness 5 reasons you shouldn't exercise with headphones Lifestyle Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Lifestyle Floater alert: Here’s what it means if your poop floats From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?