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Health News on October 4, 2011

Obese kids 'face triple the risk of having high BP'
Parents beware. Children who are overweight or obese compared to their peers are nearly three times more likely to have high blood pressure, warns a new study. ANI

Prenatal exposure to BPA may up breast cancer risk in unborn daughters
Previous studies have linked exposure of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in many plastic products, to a staggering number of health problems. ANI

Pregnant mums' healthy diet might cut birth defect risk
Mothers-to-be take note. The better your diet, the less chance your child will develop birth defects. ANI

Kids with thin parents 3 times more likely to be slim
A new study has suggested that children whose parents are thinner are three times more likely to be thin than children whose parents are overweight. ANI

Fair-skinned people 'may need to take extra vitamin D supplements'
Pale-skinned people who are prone to sunburn may need to take vitamin D supplements, according to a new research. ANI

New gene discovery could open way for new arthritis drugs
Australian researchers, involving one of an Indian-origin, have identified a new gene that causes the severe form of osteoarthritis, which occurs when cartilage breaks down in a joint. ANI

Older dads may father kids with lower IQ's
Older fathers are to be blamed for chromosomal abnormalities linked to intellectual disability in children, according to a new study. ANI

Regular aspirin users 'twice as likely to suffer vision loss later in life'
A new study has suggested that people who take a daily dose of aspirin are twice as likely to suffer blindness in later life. ANI

Life-saver 'superbroccoli' goes on sale in UK
A "superbroccoli" believed to help ward off heart disease and cancer has gone on sale in the UK. ANI

'Slightly too heavy' women less likely to have babies through IVF
Previous research has found that being clinically obese is known to affect in vitro fertilization (IVF), conception, pregnancy and birth. ANI

Hormonal contraception doubles HIV risk in women
Women using hormonal contraception are at double the risk of acquiring HIV, and HIV-infected women who use hormonal contraception have twice the risk of transmitting the virus, according to a new study. ANI

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