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Nutritional supplement improves quality of life for female cancer survivors
A study has found that a natural nutritional supplement, marketed for the last decade as a sexual aid, has been shown to significantly improve overall quality of life for female cancer survivors. ANI

Intake of low-fat diets, fruits and vegetables cuts obesity risk in adolescent girls
Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have found that Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet reduces obesity risk in adolescent girls. ANI

Key heart failure therapies could save tens of thousands of lives
A study has found that thousands of lives could be saved each year by just implementing key recommended therapies for all eligible heart failure patients. ANI

HIV-infected people 'prone to developing life-threatening cancers'
A new study has revealed that people suffering from HIV may be at a risk of developing life-threatening cancer, including lung, head and neck, liver, kidney, and anal cancers. ANI

Moderate intake of sugar-free, low-fat desserts 'helps obese kids to lose weight'
Greek researchers have found that overweight children lose more weight and can better stay on a healthy diet if they eat sugar-free, low-fat desserts several times a week, as opposed to any dessert once a week. ANI

Parkinson's sufferers are double prone to melanoma
A study has shown that people with Parkinson's disease run a significantly higher risk of melanoma, which can be termed as the most dangerous type of skin cancer and the leading cause of death from skin diseases. ANI

'Yo-yo dieting' better than not dieting, remaining obese
A new study has suggested that it is better to attempt to lose weight despite repeated failures at keeping the weight off, like in "yo-yo dieting", than to not diet and remain obese. ANI

Deeper a woman's wrinkles, the weaker will her bones be!
A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found that the worse a woman's skin wrinkles are during the first few years of menopause, the lower her bone density is. ANI

Severity of facial wrinkles may predict fracture risk in postmenopausal women
A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found that the worse a woman's skin wrinkles are during the first few years of menopause, the lower her bone density is. ANI

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