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Health News on January 19, 2011

Travel websites should inform people about risks of malaria, say docs
Health experts in UK have suggested that travel websites, especially those that offer 'last minute' deals, should inform people about the risks of malaria and the need to take preventative medication before traveling. ANI

Margarines, spreads not effective in reducing cholesterol: Oz study
A study has found that margarines and spreads that advertise an ability to reduce cholesterol levels in consumers are not as effective as they claim to be. ANI

Breast cancer patients with diabetes '50pc more likely to die'
A comprehensive review of research, conducted by Johns Hopkins physicians, has found that br*ast cancer patients are nearly 50 percent more likely to die of any cause if they also have diabetes. ANI

Soy beats milk in cholesterol lowering: Study
Scientists have discovered that soy protein lowers total cholesterol and non-HDL (non-high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol significantly more than milk protein in patients with moderately high cholesterol levels. ANI

Eating fruit, veggies linked to a lower risk of dying from heart disease
People who consume more fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of dying from ischaemic heart disease - the most common form of heart disease, says a European study. ANI

Coke's 'health' drink 'too sweet to be nutritious'
The UK's advertising watchdog has banned an advertisement of Coca-Cola's 'Vitamin Water' for claiming that the drink is 'nutritious' while containing up to five teaspoons of sugar. ANI

Prevent gum disease to keep lungs healthy
A new research suggests that maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system. ANI

Best friends 'boost kids' physical activity'
A new research has found that boys and girls who take part in physical activity with their best friend in the neighbourhood where they live have higher levels of physical activity. ANI

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