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Health News on January 13, 2011

Obesity cutting life expectancy for today' youth
Today's youth regularly snack on junk foods, watch more television and are less active than their parents were. ANI

'Thirdhand smoke' may be bigger health hazard than previously thought
A new study has suggested that 'thirdhand smoke'- the invisible remains of cigarette smoke that deposits on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces- may be even more of a health hazard than previously thought. ANI

Exposure to room light before bedtime may impact sleep quality, BP
Exposure to electrical light between dusk and bedtime strongly suppresses melatonin levels and may impact physiologic processes regulated by melatonin signaling, such as sleepiness, thermoregulation, blood pressure and glucose homeostasis, according to a new study. ANI

Roll-your-own smokers more addicted: Study
New research has suggested that people who roll their own cigarettes are more addicted than those who smoke the readymade variety. ANI

High BP responds better to combo therapy
A new research has found that starting treatment of blood pressure with two medicines rather than the one produces better and faster results and fewer side effects. ANI

MicroRNAs could increase amputation risk in diabetics
A new study has discovered that micro-RNA, one of the smallest entities in the human genome, could increase the risk of limb amputation in diabetic patients who have poor blood flow. ANI

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