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Health News on January 26, 2011

Debate rages whether E-cigarettes are miracle cure or menace
Electronic cigarettes, which are being touted as the latest 'stop smoking' device, are facing a ban in New York as debate rages whether they are a miracle cure or a menace. ANI

New vaccine strategy tested in mice shows promise against TB
A research team has found that a new vaccine strategy tested in mice provides stronger, more long-lasting protection from tuberculosis (TB) infection than the vaccine currently used in humans, known as BCG. ANI

Exercise may help patients with irritable bowel syndrome
A new study has suggested that exercise could benefit irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. ANI

Hot flushes tied to lower risk of br*ast cancer
A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have shown that women who have experienced hot flushes and other symptoms of menopause may have a 50 percent lower risk of developing the most common forms of br*ast cancer than postmenopausal women who have never had such symptoms. ANI

Employees most invested in their jobs 'have highest stress levels'
A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has suggested that a workplace's key employees may be at the greatest risk of experiencing high levels of work stress. ANI

Common garden weed 'can cure skin cancer'
A new study conducted by scientists in Australia has revealed that a common weed can cure skin cancers. ANI

Traffic noise 'can increase stroke risk'
A new study has shown that exposure to noise from road traffic can increase the risk of stroke, particularly in those aged 65 years and over. ANI

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