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Health News on November 15, 2011

Bad habits during pregnancy ups future obesity risk in kids
Obesity risk of a child can be determined by examining mother's health behaviours during pregnancy, a new study has revealed. ANI

Heart repair with patient's own stem cells hailed 'revolutionary'
Using stem cells from patient's own failing heart can help rejuvenate it and fight the disease, a new study has suggested. ANI

Secret to beating Alzheimer's lies in potent vaccines
Vaccines need to be given to sufferers in the very early stages of Alzheimer's to stop it, scientists say. ANI

'Magic bullet' jab could prevent millions of heart disease deaths
Scientists have come up with a 'magic bullet' jab, which lowers bad cholesterol and reduces risk of several heart diseases like heart attacks and strokes. ANI

Drinking alcohol risky for teens with family history of breast cancer
Drinking alcohol may increase the risk of breast cancer in teens, if they have a family history of the disease, a new study has suggested. ANI

Too much TV and little exercise ups depression risk
Scientists have revealed that spending too much time watching TV can increase the risk of depression, while regular exercise can give the opposite effects. ANI

Mums-to-be 'exposed to environmental pollutants' give birth to larger babies
Pregnant women living in large cities are more likely to give birth to higher weight babies than those living in rural areas, due to a higher exposure to xenoestrogens, a type of environmental pollutants that act like hormones, researchers have found. ANI

Contraceptive pill use linked to high prostate cancer risk worldwide
A news study has found that use of the contraceptive pill appears to increase risk of prostate cancer around the globe. ANI

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