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Doctors warn that fat can kill even if person is healthy
A study has found that obese people who are healthy are still twice as likely to suffer a fatal heart attack. ANI

High risk of heart disease in preadolescent kids with type 1diabetes
Preadolescent children with type 1diabetes have a 200 percent to 400 percent greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes, according to a new study. ANI

Man bags can cause serious back injuries: Experts
A team of medical experts has claimed that man bags, which have become the ultimate symbol of a modern metrosexual, are responsible for causing serious back injuries. ANI

Oestrogen 'can cut breast cancer risk'
Oestrogen can reduce the risk of breast cancer, says a team of researchers at CIC bioGUNE. ANI

Even minor cuts 'can trigger tumour'
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, have found that even a minor cut can rouse dormant cancer cells into forming a tumour. ANI

Mild asthma might not need to be treated every day: Study
A new study by US researchers suggests that mild asthma might not need to be treated daily. ANI

Obesity is a killer in its own right
Scientists have suggested that obesity is a killer in its own right, irrespective of other biological or social risk factors traditionally associated with coronary heart disease. ANI

Moderate-to-heavy alcohol intake may increase risk of abnormal heart rhythm
A new study has found that moderate to heavy alcohol intake may increase risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). ANI

Red wine compound 'can give a boost to breast cancer treatment'
Scientists have discovered that resveratrol - a compound found in red wine - when combined with rapamycin can have a tumor-suppressing effect on breast cancer cells that are resistant to rapamycin alone. ANI

'Dangerous' energy drinks 'can leave children hospitalised'
Doctors have warned that energy drinks such as Red Bull should be as closely regulated as alcohol, tobacco and prescription medicines. ANI

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