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Health News on June 22, 2011

Community gardening enhances neighborhood quality and people's health
Getting your hands dirty as a kid is fun, but it can also makes you happy and healthy while promoting a cleaner and more beautiful neighborhood, according to a new study. ANI

'Home dialysis better than hospital dialysis for kidney patients'
Nephrologists at St. Michael's Hospital have found more evidence of the benefits of home dialysis for patients with kidney failure. ANI

Men who smoke increase risk of prostate cancer recurrence, death
A study has suggested that men with prostate cancer who smoke increase their risk of prostate cancer recurrence and of dying from the disease. ANI

How eating junk food destroys brain cells that control weight
A study has found that eating too much of fatty junk food destroys the brain cells that control weight, leading to a vicious circle of obesity. ANI

Mums who smoke during pregnancy cut 'good' cholesterol in kids
A new study has found that mothers who smoke during pregnancy lower levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in their offspring, which may well predispose them to later heart attack and stroke. ANI

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