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Movement of hip and knee joints may influence risk of ankle re-injury
The way individuals move their knee and hip joints may influence the risk of ankle re-injury, according to new research. ANI

Obese women at high risk of breast cancer
Overweight women especially those with morbid obesity are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer at an earlier age, according to new research. ANI

Broccoli compound could help beat drug resistance in COPD
Sulforaphane, a compound obtained from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbages, could help bring relief to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research led by Indian-origin researchers. ANI

Fish pedicures 'ups risk of infection and disease'
Fish pedicures, which involve tiny toothless carp nibbling away dead skin, could spread infection and disease, experts have warned. ANI

New weekly jab replaces need for 2 injections per day for diabetics
In what as come as a huge relief for millions of diabetes sufferers, a NHS-approved weekly jab is set to end the need for twice a day injections. ANI

Soon, a test that guarantees success of IVF pregnancies
British scientists are developing a test for embryos that could dramatically boost IVF success rates from a single cycle of treatment. ANI

'Drunkorexia' may cause long-term health problems in teens
The combination of disordered eating and heavy alcohol consumption dubbed as "drunkorexia" by the media may lead to long-term health problems among teens and college students, according to a new study from the University of Missouri. ANI

'Educational' TV shows for under-2s could stunt their development
Researchers have said that 'educational' television programmes aimed at the under-twos do nothing to stimulate them, and could instead stunt their development. ANI

Women who start diet on Tuesday most likely end up heavier
If you're thinking of going on a diet to cut extra pounds, don't do it today, because a new study has claimed that Tuesday is the worst day of the week to begin a diet. ANI

1 in 4 Brits suffer sore neck or back due to gadget use
Experts have claimed that obsession with latest gadgets like smartphone, laptop, and eReader are wreaking havoc on our bodies. ANI

Smoking may lead to early menopause in women
A new research has suggested that women who smoke may hit menopause at least a year earlier than non-smokers. ANI

Junk food can make healthy lads infertile
A new study has revealed that junk food can make healthy young men infertile by damaging their sperm. nd "trans fats" - processed oils used to improve food taste cheaply - are among the worst culprits, the Sun reported. ANI

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