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Health News on November 23, 2010

More than 50pc of depressed patients give up their treatment
With the number of depression cases going up every year, a study has underlined that more than half of the patients give up their treatment before the prescribed time. ANI

Prolonged use of cell phones may trigger skin allergies
The next time you chat endlessly on your cell phone, better be careful, as it can lead to an allergic reaction, say allergists. ANI

Nearly 25pc of overweight women think they're normal size: Study
Nearly 25 percent of overweight and 16 percent of normal weight women of reproductive-age misperceive their body weight, says a new study. ANI

Alpha-carotene in yellow, green veggies extends life
High blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene, found in yellow and green vegetables, appear to reduce the risk of dying over a 14-year period, according to a new study. ANI

Why fatty diets during pregnancy make kids obese
A new research has indicated that what your mother ate when she was pregnant may make you obese or overweight by altering the function of genes (epigenetic changes) that regulate circadian rhythm. ANI

Kids of divorced parents 'face higher stroke risk'
A new research has indicated that children who experience a parental divorce are over twice as likely to suffer a stroke at some point in their lives. ANI

Excess sugar may play role in diabetes, obesity, high BP
Excessive amounts of fructose, present in added sugars, may play a role in high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and chronic kidney disease - according to a new study. ANI

2 glasses of orange juice a day 'can lower BP, cut heart disease risk'
Scientists have found that two glasses of orange juice a day can lower blood pressure and cut the risk of heart disease. ANI

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