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Health News on November 26, 2011

Aspirin 'not worth the risk' for healthy women
Aspirin is not a good investment for healthy women who want to prevent heart attacks or stroke, Dutch researchers say. ANI

Warning labels don't slow down junk food sales
An alarming number of shoppers ignore warning tags on food packets and buy whatever they want, a new survey has revealed. ANI

'Health timebomb' ticking away for elderly on poor diet
Millions of older people in Britain are at risk of chronic health conditions like osteoporosis, heart disease and stroke because of a bad diet, experts have warned. ANI

Brit women top obesity league in Europe
The proportion of obese women in UK is the highest as compared to all the other countries in Europe, a new survey has found. ANI

Polio 'nearly eradicated' in India due to local leaders' initiative but Pak struggling: WHO
The World Health Organization has said polio is on the verge of eradication in India, but Pakistan is still struggling to counter the disease. ANI

Drug based on poisonous flowers could beat breast cancer
Drug extracted from one of Britain's most popular flowers 'Foxgloves' could soon be used as treatment to stop spread of breast cancer, a new study has suggested. ANI

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation improves airflow in obstructive sleep apnea
Hypoglossal nerve stimulation system (HGNS) can provide significant relief from upper airway obstruction during sleep to patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by increasing the airflow, a new study has revealed. ANI

Pregnancy slows down speed of soon-to-be dolphin mothers
Like for any pregnant mom, even the bottlenose dolphins are subjected to tough and awkward situations during later stages of pregnancy as their speed gets slowed down due to baby bump, a new study has revealed. ANI

Fatty liver disease poses no excess threat for mortality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is a common condition associated with obesity and heart disease long thought to undermine health and longevity, does not pose excess risk for death, a new study has claimed. ANI

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