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Diet rich in vitamins and fish oils could prevent Alzheimer's
People taking diets high in several key vitamins or in health-boosting omega-3 fatty acids are less likely to develop the brain shrinkage linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new research. ANI

Pet cats double allergy risk in adults
Keeping a cat as a pet nearly doubles the risk of developing allergies, researchers have warned. ANI

Keeping your teeth clean 'could reduce risk of pneumonia'
Brushing our teeth properly and regularly is known to prevent gum disease, but a new study led by an Indian origin scientist says it can also potentially reduce the risk of pneumonia. ANI

High MP3 volume puts teens at risk for early hearing loss
One in four teens is in danger of early hearing loss as a direct result of using MP3 players at high volume, researchers say. ANI

Avastin delays ovarian cancer progression
A targeted drug therapy called bevacizumab (Avastin), when used in combination with existing treatments like chemotherapy delays progression of advanced ovarian cancer, a new study has suggested. ANI

Diet rich in vitamins and fish oils helps keep elderly brains healthy
Elderly people with higher levels of several vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids in their blood have better performance on mental acuity tests and less of the brain shrinkage typical of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. ANI

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