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Health News on November 9, 2011

Can harshness of daily life up risk for cancer?
Contrary to what many people think, being subjected to too much of tension and depression in daily life is not linked to falling prey to diseases like cancer, researchers say. ANI

Students, psychiatric patients more prone to sleep paralysis
Students and psychiatric patients are more vulnerable to develop sleep paralysis, a new study has revealed. ANI

Iron fortified infant formula linked to poorer development
Infants with high haemoglobin levels who received iron fortified infant formula have poorer long-term developmental outcomes, a new study has revealed. ANI

Cannabis, methamphetamine use ups risk of schizophrenia
Cannabis and heavy methamphetamine users might have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia, according to Canadian scientists. ANI

Lower cut points for defining obesity needed for migrant South Asians
A new study including an Indian origin scientist has called for recalculation of obesity limit among South Asians. ANI

How to beat winter depression
Winter is almost here. While for some it's their favourite part of the year - for many others, shorter days and the reduction in natural daylight, is marked by the onset of dreaded winter blues. ANI

Viagra may be used to combat skin cancer
Researchers have found that sildenafil, which is better known under its trade name, Viagra, may be used to treat malignant melanoma. ANI

Cell phones could be 'health time bombs'
Experts have warned that mobile phones may cause serious health hazards in the near future and claimed that they could be 'health time bombs'. ANI

Combination drugs therapy for treating malaria shows promise
Scientists have come up with a new combination therapy for the treatment of malaria and preventing the parasite from becoming resistant. ANI

Want to lose weight? Try eating slower
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island have found that eating faster increases the amount of food consumption. ANI

Diabetes can cause cognitive impairment in older adults
A new study has found that diabetes could result in memory loss, depression and other types of cognitive impairment in older adults. ANI

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