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Health News on March 25, 2011

Increased intake of added sugars linked to weight gain: Study
Increased consumption of added sugars could make you gain extra pounds, according to a study that followed Minnesota residents for 27 years. ANI

'Blackberry thumb' is the latest health hazard
Do your thumbs hurt? Well, if you're sending lots of text messages, you may have the trendiest new malady: 'BlackBerry thumb.' ANI

Inadequate diet 'can cause anemia in postmenopausal women'
A new study indicates that inadequate nutrition is linked to a greater risk of anemia in postmenopausal women. ANI

Potential new non-insulin treatment for type 1 diabetes found
Scientists have discovered a hormone pathway that potentially could lead to new ways of treating type 1 diabetes independent of insulin, long thought to be the sole regulator of carbohydrates in the liver. ANI

High consumption of omega-3s 'cuts obesity-related disease risk'
A new study has suggested that a high intake of omega-3 fats found in fish helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. ANI

Hormone therapy 'doubles survival chances in men with prostate cancer'
A new research has suggested that men with prostate cancer could halve their risk of dying if they are given hormone therapy as well as radiotherapy. ANI

Antibiotics 'do little to alleviate acute cough'
A Cardiff University study has found that prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery. ANI

Mini-stroke 'doubles heart attack risk'
A new research has revealed that patients who have suffered a 'mini stroke' are at twice the risk of heart attack than the general population. ANI

Cell phone exposure linked to bone weakening
A new study has revealed that electromagnetic radiation from cellular phones may adversely affect bone strength. ANI

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