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Health News on March 15, 2011

Brits rate Bacon sandwiches as their favorite tasty pleasure
A new poll has revealed that a bacon sandwich hits the spot of the most delightful taste sensation like nothing else. ANI

Clinical trial offers hope for Hepatitis C patients
A clinical trial of a new Hepatitis C therapy has shown that it could potentially reduce treatment time, with fewer side effects than existing drugs. ANI

Friendly bacteria help fend off flu: Study
Researchers have discovered that friendly bacteria not only help in digestion, but also fight against the flu. ANI

Eating fish 'cuts women's eyesight loss risk in old age'
Women who regularly consume fish and omega-3 fatty acids have a lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study. ANI

Global deaths from AIDS, malaria, diarrhea declining: Study
A new study has found that scientists working for healthier humans around the globe are making headway in fighting communicable diseases such as AIDS, malaria and diarrhea. ANI

Heavy drinking 'ups death risk from pancreatic cancer'
A study has indicated that heavy alcohol consumption, specifically three or more glasses of liquor a day, is associated with an increased risk of death from pancreatic cancer.Alcoholic beverage consumption - a modifiable lifestyle factor - is causally related to several cancers, including oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colorectum and female breast. ANI

Playing used music instrument can make your child sick
Researchers have warned that playing a used music instrument can pose a potentially dangerous health risk. ANI

Being jobless no better than having a bad job!
A new study has found that the impact on mental health of a badly paid, poorly supported, or short term job can be as harmful as no job at all. ANI

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