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Health News on January 11, 2011

Ugg boots 'can cause fungal infections'
Uggs-the trendy, flat-booted suede boots which are popular among celebs and comfort-craving pedestrians-can increase your chances of getting fungal, infection especially if you wear them without socks. ANI

High-sugar diets in teens 'increase heart disease risk later in life'
Teenagers who consume high sugar foods in their diets may be at an increased risk of heart disease later in life, says a new study. ANI

Risks linked to secondhand smoke in cars carrying kids
A new study has determined the risks associated with secondhand smoke in cars carrying children. ANI

4 hours of TV a day 'raises heart risk'
Scientists have found that spending too much leisure time in front of a TV or computer screen dramatically increases the risk for heart disease and premature death from any cause, perhaps regardless of how much exercise one gets ANI

Now, a 'sports cord' that burns 400 calories in just 20 minutes!
Do you hate spending hours at the gym? Here's a new exercise machine that claims to give your body a full workout in just 20 minutes and burns up to 400 calories. ANI

Anti-epileptic drugs 'increase risk of fracture in older adults'
A new study has found that most anti-epileptic drugs are associated with an increased risk of non-traumatic fracture in individuals 50 years of age and older. ANI

30-second bursts of exercise may help fight childhood obesity
New research suggests that short bursts of exercise may be better than long drawn-out PE classes in fighting childhood obesity. ANI

Smoking around 4 or 5-yr-olds could raise their BP
A new study has revealed that kindergartners whose parents smoke have higher blood pressure than those with non-smoking parents. ANI

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