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Heart protein may be therapeutic target for halting colon cancer
A study has found that a protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression. ANI

Discovery of two 'Achilles' heels' in hepatitis C virus opens avenues for vaccine
The discovery of two 'Achilles' heels' within the potentially fatal hepatitis C virus (HCV) has given hope for the development of an effective vaccine and treatment against it. ANI

Even a little exercise can benefit health years down in life
Any amount of exercise can benefit us years down the road, according to a new study. ANI

Pituitary hormone TSH 'can promote bone growth'
Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) can promote bone growth independent of its usual thyroid functions - a breakthrough to future treatments for osteoporosis and other conditions involving bone loss, such as cancer. ANI

Kids who sleep less than 9 hrs likelier to perform worse in class
A new study has found that children who sleep less than nine hours and do not have a fixed bedtime routine are more likely to have a poor academic performance. ANI

Scooby Doo named 'healthiest cartoon'
Scooby Doo has been named as the healthiest cartoon, based on the amount of physical activity undertaken by the character. ANI

Pure maple syrup perfect for keeping liver healthy
A diet that includes pure maple syrup may help to promote liver health, according to a new study. ANI

Women beware! Wide waist size will really shorten your life
For years, obesity has been linked with a number of serious illnesses that can directly cause premature death. Previous researches have also suggested that the size of your waistline could dictate your lifespan. ANI

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