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Vaccinated mums have healthier newborns: Study
Vaccinating pregnant women against influenza is over 90 percent effective in preventing their infants from being hospitalized with influenza in the first six months of life, a study by Yale School of Medicine has found. ANI

Protein that makes tumor cells in br*ast cancer resistant to treatments
Scientists have found a protein that makes tumor cells in br*ast cancer resistant to treatments. ANI

Breast inflammation 'promotes cancer growth'
Researchers at Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have finally proven a long suspected theory: nflammation in the br*ast is key to the development and progression of br*ast cancer. ANI

New signaling pathway linked to inflammatory disease discovered
Scientists have described for the first time a key inhibitory role for the IL-1 signaling pathway in the human innate immune system, providing novel insights into human inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and potential new treatments. ANI

Inhaled corticosteroids may increase diabetes risk
Although inhaled corticosteriods are widely used for treating asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), these drugs may be associated with diabetes development progression, says a study. ANI

How virus triggers cervical and mouth cancer
Scientists have discovered an important new way in which the human papilloma virus (HPV) triggers cancer in what could lead to new treatments for cervical and mouth cancer. ANI

Human body can create its own vaccine to boost the immune system
Scientists have discovered that the human body can create its own vaccine, which boosts the immune system and helps prevent chronic inflammatory diseases. ANI

Study on zebrafish paves way for new cancer treatment
The imaging of tumour growth in zebrafish has shed light on how newly formed cancer cells can co-opt the immune system into spreading the disease. ANI

Regular exercise may prevent middle-age weight gain
A new study has revealed that young adults, particularly women, who maintained high levels of moderate and vigorous activity over a period of 20 years experienced smaller gains in weight and waist circumference during the transition from young adulthood to middle age, compared to individuals with lower activity levels. ANI

Mums' diets have biggest influence on kids' eating habits
New research reveals that a mother's own eating habits - and whether she views her child as a 'picky eater' - has a huge impact on whether her child consumes enough fruits and vegetables. ANI

Drinking alcohol with rich meal 'doesn't cause indigestion'
While alcohol may slow down digestion following a rich calorific meal, it will not cause indigestion symptoms such as heartburn, belching and bloating, according to a new research. ANI

Starting school earlier lowers obesity risk: Study
Scientists have found an effective way to fight the epidemic of childhood and adolescent obesity. ANI

Drinking 3 glasses of milk daily 'cuts heart disease risk by 18pc'
Drinking three glasses of milk per day decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 18 percent, says researchers. ANI

Have asthma? Allergens could be growing in your lungs
A University of Leicester study looking at the allergic reactions that asthmatics suffer towards a common mould have found that many people with asthma actually had the mould growing in their own lungs. ANI

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