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Health News on November 8, 2011

How to eat more food and still lose weight
You can really eat more food and still lose weight if a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health is to be believed. ANI

Drospirenone-containing birth control pills ups risk of blood clots
A new study has found that the use of drospirenone-containing oral birth control pills significantly increases the risk of blood clots, both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. ANI

Hirano bodies may play protective role in progression of Alzheimer's
For decades, researchers have been baffled about Hirano bodies - extremely tiny objects found in nerve cells of people suffering from conditions such as Alzheimer's, mad cow and Lou Gehrig's diseases. ANI

Poor see steeper declines in their health as they age
Wealthier Americans and those with private health insurance have less trouble with five activities of daily living: walking across a room, bathing, eating, dressing and getting in and out of bed, a new study has found. ANI

Vaccine to stop progression of HIV virus comes closer to reality
Scientists have moved a step closer to understanding how one of our body's own proteins helps stop the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) in its tracks, paving the way for new therapeutic approaches to the disease and even vaccine development. ANI

Epigenetic signatures of autism in brain tissue identified
Neurons change at various sites across the genome in the prefrontal cortex of people with autism, according to a new study. ANI

Schools' soda bans don't stop sugary-drink consumption among kids
Policies banning sugar-sweetened beverages in schools does not appear to reduce consumption among adolescents, a new study has revealed. ANI

Exotic spice tamarind cures dry, itchy eyes
An eye drop made from the seeds of tamarind tree is the new effective treatment for dry, sore, itchy eyes. ANI

Why cooking is so important
A new study by Harvard researchers has found that cooked meat provides more energy than raw meat. ANI

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