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Health News on March 2, 2011

Exposure to second-hand smoke 'ups breast cancer risk'
Scientists have discovered that exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke as a child or adult increases a woman's risk of breast cancer. ANI

Obesity could increase aggressive breast cancer risk
New research has found that obese women who do not exercise are more likely to get one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancers, suggests a study. ANI

Exercising for just 30 minutes daily 'cuts risk of bowel cancer'
A new research has found that exercising for just half an hour a day can slash the risk of developing bowel cancer. ANI

Smoking 'ups breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women'
A new research has found that postmenopausal women who smoke or used to smoke have up to a 16 pc higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to women who have never smoked. ANI

Eat more tomatoes to slash the risk of killer diseases
Tomatoes are widely available, cost-effective, and people of all ages and cultures like them. ANI

Health benefits of herbal teas not just folklore
The idea that herbal teas may provide a variety of health benefits is no longer just folklore, say experts. ANI

Most men unaware of blood test for prostate cancer, finds charity
A charity has found that majority of men are unaware of a blood test described as the "first line of defence" against the disease. ANI

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