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Health News on October 12, 2011

Spectacular fall in global TB in last decade: WHO
The World Health Organization has announced that the number of patients with tuberculosis has dramatically declined for the first time. ANI

Nutrients in broccoli not present in supplements
The health benefits associated with eating broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables cannot be obtained via supplements, new research has found. ANI

Women on the pill choose less attractive but faithful mates
Women on the contraceptive pill tend to pick men who are faithful, but who fail to satisfy in bed, new research has found. ANI

Husbands a 'nightmare' for wives once they get sick, finds survey
A new survey has found that women think their spouse is very annoying or a 'nightmare' once they get sick. ANI

Diet rich in fruit and raw vegetables can prevent heart disease
Experts including one of an Indian origin have suggested that a diet rich in fruit and raw vegetables could be the key to beating heart disease. ANI

Gates scheme helped India avert 100000 HIV infections
A scheme funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation may have helped India slow the spread of HIV by about 100,000 cases in the past five years, a new study has suggested. ANI

Nagging kids to eat greens can actually cut their intake of healthy foods
Parents usually nag their children to eat greens to ensure they get some healthy food inside them. ANI

Dark chocolate may help women lower stroke risk
Scientists have found that dark chocolate can lower the risk of strokes in women. ANI

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