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Health News on April 11, 2011

Don't judge a food by its organic label
Psychologists have long recognized that how we perceive a particular trait of a person can be influenced by how we perceive other traits of the same individual. In other words, the fact that a person has a positive attribute can radiate a 'halo', resulting in the perception that other characteristics associated with that person are also positive. ANI

Are you among 'sleepless elite' members or the sleep deprived?
Scientists have identified a small group of people called the 'sleepless elite,' for whom a lie-in is a waste of time. ANI

Green tea and tai chi 'improve quality of life in postmenopausal women'
Previous studies have shown that people who consume the highest levels of green tea tend to have lower risks of several chronic degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. ANI

Obese kids at greater risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis in old age
A new study has revealed that obese children are vulnerable to bone fractures and more likely to develop osteoporosis in old age. ANI

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