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Health News on December 17, 2011

Cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to reducing influenza patients' mortality
Cholesterol-lowering during may reduce mortality among patients hospitalised with influenza, a new study has claimed. ANI

Genetic factors may help predict progression of Parkinson's disease
Different varieties of a-synuclein gene and its interaction with the microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT) H1 haplotype can influence the speed of clinical deterioration in patients with Parkinson's disease, a new study has found. ANI

It's official: Small amount of trauma helps develop resilience
While going through many experiences like assault, hurricanes, and bereavement can be psychologically damaging, small amounts of trauma may help people develop resilience, a new study has claimed. ANI

Artificial intestines come closer to reality
A new artificial intestine developed in a laboratory using collagen and stem cells, is expected to soon help treat people suffering from acute bowel disorders. ANI

Key interventions to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths identified
A three-year study has identified key interventions to reduce maternal, newborn and chills deaths. ANI

Practising 'tai chi' can prevent visually impaired from life-threatening falls
Practising tai chi, a type of internal Chinese martial art, can improve balance among elderly people with failing eyesight and help them dodge dangerous falls, a new study has suggested. ANI

Radiation therapy to become more effective and safer
Radiation therapy may soon have fewer side effects and doubled efficiency, a new study has revealed. ANI

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