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Health News on March 3, 2011

Promising new way to lower cholesterol production
Scientists have discovered a promising new way to inhibit cholesterol production in the body, one that may yield treatments as effective as existing medications but with fewer side-effects. ANI

6-month drug regimen 'reduces HIV risk for breastfeeding infants'
In a new study, scientists found that giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of HIV transmission to the infants at age 6 months compared with giving infants the drug daily for six weeks. ANI

Women on nightshift may escape skin cancer
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that shift work may be associated with a reduced risk of skin cancer in women. ANI

Turmeric 'the right spice' to fight colon cancer
Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that turmeric's active ingredient called curcumin amplifies the therapeutic activity of highly toxic anti-inflammatory drugs used to fight colon cancer when used at high doses. ANI

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