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Health News on November 11, 2011

Black birch tea as good as aspirin for heart sans side effects
Drinking black birch tea everyday can lower your risk of a heart attack just as effectively as low-dose aspirin, but without the side effects of taking a pill, a naturalist has suggested. ANI

Fibre rich diet reduces heart disease, diabetes risk in teens
Teenagers who consume a diet packed with fibres are more likely to keep away from risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, a new study has suggested. ANI

Pakistan's home 'lady health workers' cure pneumonia better than in hospital
Young children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's network of "lady health workers" were more likely to get well than children referred to health facilities, according to a new study. ANI

Alcohol intake slashes risk of coronary heart disease
Alcohol intake may slash the risk of death from coronary heart disease and it may not be essentially due to increase in HDL-cholesterol, a new study has suggested. ANI

Birch sugar sweetener in chewing gum helps prevent ear infections in kids
A new study has found that a natural sweetener commonly found in mints and chewing gum may help prevent ear infections in healthy children under the age of 12. ANI

'Super food' pomegranate is the 'elixir of youth'
Daily consumption of pomegranate, the fruit that has been hailed as a super food for centuries, can help you stay young by slowing down the ageing process of DNA, a new study has revealed. ANI

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