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Health News on October 19, 2010

Cutting meat to 3 meals a week could prevent around 45,000 early deaths
A new University of Oxford study has suggested that eating no more than three pieces of meat a week could prevent around 45,000 early deaths. The study said processed products, such as cheap burgers or sausages, were particularly bad for people's health because of high levels of salt and fat. ANI

Type 2 diabetes, insulin use linked to colorectal cancer in men
A new study has revealed that type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) among men. ANI

Can skin cancer be treated with light?
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, are exploring new ways to image cancerous lesions using LEDs that might advance a technique for treating cancer called photodynamic therapy (PDT). ANI

Diabetics' conditions improved after phone calls with fellow patients
A new research from the University of Michigan Health System has revealed that phone calls with a peer facing the same self-management challenges helped diabetes patients manage their conditions and improved their blood sugar levels better than those who used traditional nurse care management services alone. ANI

Removing 2mm around tumours cuts chances of breast cancer returning
A new research has revealed that removing an extra two millimetres around an area of invasive breast cancer is sufficient to minimise any residual disease in 98 per cent of patients. ANI

Statin use may cut risk of colorectal cancer
Statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs used to prevent cardiac problems, are associated with reduced risk of colon and rectal cancers, says a new research. comprehensive analysis by researchers at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor included 22 scientific studies with more than 2.5 million combined participants. ANI

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