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Health News on June 3, 2011

Silencing cells from communicating can stop breast cancer from spreading
Researchers have now revealed a new way of stopping the cancer cells from communicating their needs for survival to the healthy cells surrounding them. ANI

Eating dirt protects belly against toxins, parasites, and pathogens
A new study has provided the most probable explanation for human geophagy - the eating of earth - it protects the stomach against toxins, parasites, and pathogens. ANI

Hip strengthening exercises lessen knee pain, improve runners' gaits
An Indiana University motion analysis expert has found that hip strengthening exercises performed by female runners not only significantly reduced patellofemoral pain (PFP) - a common knee pain experienced by runners - but they also improved the runners' gaits. ANI

High-fat diet during pregnancy ups risk of stillbirth
A new study has indicated that eating a high-fat diet during pregnancy boosts the chance of stillbirth. ANI

New therapy to prevent stress-related cell death discovered
A group of researchers have found a way to save cells from stress-related hazards, showing a new dimension to fight against cardiac arrest and Parkinson's disease. ANI

Depression linked to string of negative thoughts
A new study has revealed that people suffering from depression get stuck on bad thoughts because they're unable to turn their attention away. ANI

Green tea helps fight autoimmune disease
Researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have discovered that one of the beneficial compounds found in green tea has a powerful ability to fight autoimmune disease. ANI

Low-fat chocolate milk is the best post-workout drink
Three new studies have proved that drinking low-fat chocolate milk after a tough workout provided the right mix of carbohydrates and high-quality protein. ANI

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