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Health News on May 27, 2011

Diet coke sweetener to undergo safety review over health fear
The European Union has asked one of its health watchdog to immediately review safety of an artificial sweetener used in Diet Coke amidst fears that it has harmful effects on human health. ANI

Omega-3 helps cut heart attack risk in patients with stents
A new research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids combined with two blood-thinning drugs may prevent blood clotting and cut the risk of heart attacks. ANI

Nuclear radiation affects baby gender, finds German study
A study has found that exposure to nuclear radiation affects baby gender, and leads to an increase in male births relative to female births. ANI

Blame your fear of math to neurocognitive disorder 'discalculia'
A new study by University of Minnesota and British researchers has suggested that students who find difficulty in mathematical calculations may have a neurocognitive disorder called dyscalculia. ANI

Naturally occurring plant alkaloids could slow down Alzheimer's disease
A new study has found that a family of naturally occurring plant compounds could help prevent or delay memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease. ANI

Beware! Hand sanitizers can get you 'drunk'
A new study has suggested that excessive use of hand sanitizers may cause users to test positive for booze. ANI

Release of stress hormones increases risk for Alzheimer's disease
Scientists have found that the increased release of stress hormones could ultimately lead to Alzheimer's disease. ANI

Omega 3 fatty acids help fight alcohol abuse, psychiatric disorders
A study has shown that Omega 3 fatty acids may have a positive effect not only on the heart but also on alcohol abuse and psychiatric disorders. ANI

Kids who sleep less are more prone to be obese
A new study has suggested that young children who sleep less may face increased risk of becoming overweight, even after taking account of lifestyle factors. ANI

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