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Health News on August 15, 2011

Addiction is chronic brain disease, not just bad behaviour or bad choices
A new definition of addiction released by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has highlighted that addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavioural problem involving too much alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex. ANI

Kids, workers in developing nations face greater risks of lead poisoning
A new study has reported that children living near lead battery manufacturing and recycling industries in developing countries had approximately 13 times more lead in their blood than American children. ANI

Pak lags way behind India, China in pharmaceutical research
India and China have emerged as top destinations in global pharmaceutical research, ahead of Pakistan. ANI

Here are 6 ways to stop mindless munching
Most people don't realise that the simple snack they have been munching on can have hundreds of extra calories that can make them gain weight. ANI

Cancer scares people more than any other disease
A poll of more than 2,000 adults has found that people fear cancer more than any other disease. ANI

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