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Health News on December 21, 2011

Tobacco industry studies on cigarette additives safety may be misleading
Scientific research published by the tobacco industry on the safety of cigarette additives cannot be taken at face value, a new study has suggested. ANI

Brit women told to remove boob implants amid cancer fears
As French authorities issue cancer alert, thousands of British women have been told to get their breast implants removed in case they are worried. ANI

Is wine safer than other alcoholic beverages?
Experts are uncertain that consumers of wine have lower risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality as compared to consumers of other beverages. ANI

Hypertension treatment extends life expectancy
Hypertension treatment is associated with lower death rate and gain in life expectancy, a new study has found. ANI

Christmas day stroll could help fight festive fat
Going for a walk after a heavy Christmas dinner could be a great healthy tradition for families, researchers say. ANI

Breastfeeding cuts kids' risk of developing lifestyle diseases later in life
Breastfeeding children promotes healthy growth and also reduces the risk of diabetes and overweight later in life, a new study has found. ANI

Cod liver oil helped combat TB in the past century
The widespread use of cod liver oil encouraged by doctors could have played a significant part in the decline of tuberculosis cases in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a new study has suggested. ANI

Obesity doubles death risk after esophageal cancer surgery
Researchers have found that obesity increases the risk of cancer recurrence and cancer-related death in patients with esophageal cancer who have been treated with surgery. ANI

Mediterranean diet linked to healthier, longer life
Mediterranean diet with a high content in fish and vegetables promotes a better and longer life, a new study has revealed. ANI

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