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Health News on December 8, 2011

Nuns should take contraceptive pills, say docs
Two Australian doctors have suggested that Catholic nuns be given contraceptive pills. ANI

Mobile phone radiation may reverse Alzheimer's
Radiations emitted from cell phones may protect against and even reverse Alzheimer's disease, a new study has revealed. ANI

Marathon training may damage heart
Indulging in extreme exercises for long hours, like training for a marathon may make you more susceptible to heart disease risk, a new study including Indian origin researcher has revealed. ANI

New drugs show promise against advanced breast cancer
Scientists have found two new medicines that could keep breast cancer in check. ANI

Bone drugs may prolong life of replacement joints
Using bone-strengthening drugs may increase the longevity of joint replacements and cut the failure rate by half, a new study has suggested. ANI

Aspirin significantly cuts cancer risk
A daily dose of aspirin can sharply reduce the risk of death from a wide range of cancers, a new study has suggested. ANI

Hormones and weight 'biggest indicators of breast cancer risks'
Undergoing hormone replacement therapy or being overweight are among the biggest underlying causes behind breast cancer while other factors like certain chemicals do not have a major impact on the disease, researchers say. ANI

Why it is so `tough` to make healthier hot dogs
Scientists have made an advance in their effort to replace animal fat in hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers and other foods with healthier fat. ANI

Good maternal care boosts healthy development in kids
Experts have revealed that intensive maternal care during infancy promotes the effect of Neuropeptide Y (NPY) in the brain, which is involved in various processes including stress management, the development of anxiety behaviour and body weight regulation. ANI

New therapies for declining sense of smell come closer to reality
New therapies for people who have lost their sense of smell due to trauma or old age could soon be a reality as the genetic trigger that makes the nose renew its smell sensors has been uncovered, researchers say. ANI

Single vaccine shot protects pregnant women, infants against H1N1
A single shot of H1N1 flu vaccine boosts immune response in pregnant women and at the same time protects neuronatal babies via the antibodies that get transferred through the placenta, a new study has revealed. ANI

Stress reduction and mindful eating may help curb weight gain
Mastering simple mindful eating and stress-reduction techniques could help prevent weight gain even without dieting, according to a new study. ANI

Soon, new drug therapies to prevent hardening of arteries
Recently discovered vital clues about the underlying causes behind hardening of arteries or atherosclerosis can lead to more targeted drug therapies for the prevention of the disease, a new study has suggested. ANI

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