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Health News on September 2, 2011

Increased resistance training does not benefit cardiac rehabilitation patients
A study has found that increased resistance training does not yield any additional benefits for cardiac rehabilitation patients. ANI

Antacids may lead to 'difficult to treat' small intestine ulcers
A new McMaster study has revealed that antacids that we take to reduce the chances of stomach ulcers we think can be caused by arthritis drugs, may result in irreparable harm to the small intestine. ANI

Decreased levels of key protein found in Alzheimer's patients' brains
A new study has found that patients who suffer from Alzheimer's have lower levels of a key protein in their brains. ANI

Decrease in smoking rapidly reduces mortality rates within six months
A study by the University of Liverpool has found that a decrease in smoking rapidly reduces mortality rates in individuals and entire populations within six months. ANI

Higher body fat content linked to increased back pain
A study has found that increased back pain among people who are overweight or obese is specifically related to a high content of body fat. ANI

Eating walnuts may help lower breast cancer risk
They are hard to crack, but walnuts have a handful of medicinal values from curing headache and preventing baldness to having some influence on fertility. ANI

9/11 firefighters '19 pc more likely to develop cancer
Firefighters who were on scene at the World Trade Center in the weeks and months following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are 19 percent more likely to develop cancer than colleagues who were not exposed, according to a new study. ANI

People who live in counties with more natural surroundings are thinner
A new study has found that people who live in countries where the weather is good and there are more natural features like hills and lakes are more active and thinner. ANI

Prenatal yoga 'becoming trendy with pregnant Hollywood celebs'
Numerous mums-to-be A-listers are now turning to prenatal yoga to make labour easier and to stay in shape. ANI

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