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Men with disabilities '4 times more likely to be sexually abused'
Men with disabilities are more than four times more likely to be victimized by sexual assaults compared to men without disabilities, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher. ANI

Chocolate may help cut women's stroke risk by 20pc
Women who have a couple of small chocolate bars every week are 20 percent less prone to debilitating strokes than those who eat none, Swedish scientists say. ANI

Sugar-free chewing gums may be 'no better for your teeth'
Chewing sugar-free gum could be just as bad for your teeth as the regular kind, experts say. ANI

Revolutionary 'super healthy' milk joins fight against heart disease
A new "super healthy" milk, which promises to slash the amount of saturated fat in our diet, is hoped to drastically reduce the toll of heart disease when it goes on sale this week in Britain. ANI

New 'wonder' pill set to revolutionise hepatitis C treatment
A new wonder pill breakthrough is hailing a new era of treatment for hundreds of thousands of people in Britain with Hepatitis C. ANI

Multivitamins, other food supplements ups death risk in older women
Most dietary supplements, including multivitamins, folic acid, iron and copper, among others, appears to be associated with an increased risk of death in older women, according to a new study. ANI

Restless legs syndrome ups hypertension risk in women
Middle-aged woman with restless legs syndrome may have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure, according to new research. ANI

Crossing legs after stroke may signal better recovery
People who are able to cross their legs soon after having a severe stroke may be more likely to have a good recovery, German researchers say. ANI

Potatoes not the dietary villain as claimed
Potatoes are often painted as villains for dieters, but a new study has found that the staple food is not that bad after all. ANI

Regular exercise as effective as drugs in preventing migraines
Scientists have found that regular workouts help prevent migraines just as well as relaxation therapy and a common prescription drug. ANI

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