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Health News on June 2, 2011

Gay's in serious relationships more likely to have unprotected sex
A study has found that gay young men, who are in a serious relationship, are six times more likely to have unprotected sex than those who hook up with casual partners. ANI

War veterans' post-traumatic stress disorder cut in half by Transcendental Meditation
A study has found that veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars showed a 50 percent reduction in their symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after just eight weeks of practicing the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique. ANI

Mother's body, placental size can predict heart disease in men
A study on the foetal origins of chronic disease has found that combinations of a mother's body size and the shape and size of her baby's placenta can predict heart disease in men in later life. ANI

Childhood abuse linked to migraine in later life
Migraine scientists have found a notable prevalence of childhood abuse - physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional - in migraine patients. ANI

Forewarning symptoms of migraine may help prevent actual attacks
A new study has found that as many as one-third of migraine sufferers experience forewarning symptoms before an attack, which experts say might create an opportunity for intervention and prevention. ANI

WHO recommends stricter driving penalties to save lives on the roads
Enforcing stricter penalties for road offences such as speeding, reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol does significantly reduce road traffic injuries and deaths, confirms a study published in the June 2011 issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO). ANI

Coming soon: UV-protective clothes made from honeysuckle!
Soon, an extract of the honeysuckle plant can be a natural way to protect you from the potentially harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. ANI

Low-energy diet benefits patients with sleep apnoea
A new study has indicated that people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea could benefit if they follow a low energy diet to lose weight. ANI

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