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Health News on November 16, 2010

Regular exercise 'keeps dementia and other diseases at bay'
A new study has suggested that regular exercise could reduce the risk of developing around two dozen physical and mental health conditions-including some cancers and dementia. ANI

Prostate cancer treatment 'ups risk of colorectal cancer'
In a new study, researchers found that men treated with hormone-based therapy for prostate cancer faced a 30 percent to 40 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer, compared to patients who did not receive this treatment ANI

Men 'more vulnerable to cancer than women due to poor lifestyles'
A world health expert has warned that men in the UK are much more susceptible to cancer than women because of their poor lifestyles. ANI

New blood test may help predict heart failure risk: Study
A new, highly sensitive investigative blood test may help predict the risk of heart failure and cardiovascular death much earlier than previously possible in older people who do not have symptoms of heart failure, say researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. ANI

New inhalable dry powder treatment for lung cancer shows promise
Scientists say that a new inhalable dry powder treatment for lung cancer shows a significant increase in survival rates and is far less invasive than current treatment options, which frequently include radiation and surgery. ANI

Binge drinking 'ups future depression risk in teens'
Researchers have warned that binge-drinking teenagers are more likely to have mood disorders such as anxiety and depression in adulthood. ANI

Healthy lifestyle has biggest impact on cardiovascular health
Two large studies from Northwestern Medicine have confirmed that a healthy lifestyle has the biggest impact on cardiovascular health. ANI

Stem cell patch may improve function after heart attack
A new research has found that applying a stem cell-infused patch may result in improved function following a heart attack. ANI

Pride in achievement makes consumers choose French fries over salad
A new study has suggested that sometimes pride in an achievement can lead people to indulge in unhealthy choices. ANI

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