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Health News on April 13, 2011

Holly Willoughby skips TV show after labour pain
Heavily pregnant Holly Willoughby had to cancel her TV show 'This Morning' at the last minute after she apparently went into labour pain. ANI

Tart cherries may reduce inflammation, risk factors for heart disease
A new study has found that tart cherries have a unique combination of powerful antioxidants that may help reduce risk factors for heart disease and inflammation. ANI

Eating apples every day keep women's cholesterol at bay
An apple a day can really keep the doctor away - by reducing bad cholesterol levels in women, according to a new study. ANI

Girls' first period linked to genes, not diet: Study
Scientists claim that genetic factors have a major influence on the age women begin menstruating, and these could have an impact on breast cancer risk. ANI

New discovery explains link between epilepsy and fragile X syndrome
The discovery of a potential mechanism may now help explain how individuals with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, often develop epilepsy. ANI

Prenatal exposure to pollutants linked to behavioural problems in children
A new study has found that when pregnant mothers are exposed to pollutants, created by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and other organic material, it could lead to behavioural problems in their children. ANI

Brisk walk 'can boost brain blood flow in elderly women'
A new study has found that brisk walking for 30-50 minutes three or four times per week improved blood flow through to the brain as much as 15 percent in elderly women. ANI

Honey can help reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics
A study has found that Manuka honey could help in clearing chronically infected wounds, and even in reversing bacterial resistance to antibiotics. ANI

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