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Health News on September 21, 2011

Families that exercise together grow healthy in mind and body together too
Exercising as a family not only promotes good health but also helps strengthen the emotional bonds between members, according to a new study. ANI

'One-size fits all' vitamin D theory 'doesn't work' for men
The Institute of Medicine recommends adults and children take 600 International IUs of Vitamin D daily, but a new study has found that the dose is too low for some people. ANI

Depression associated with increased risk of dying from stroke
An analysis of nearly 30 studies including more than 300,000 patients has found that depression is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing stroke and dying from stroke. ANI

Soon, diagnose heart attacks using new blood test
A team at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, led by the Indian-origin scientist, has suggested that a possible new blood test based on the presence of a protein, released to the blood following a heart attack, could help diagnose an attack. ANI

Differences in effects of regular moderate drinking and binge drinking
A study has found very dramatic differences between the effects of alcohol administered in moderation on a daily basis and the same total weekly amount of alcohol administered on only two days of the week: (replicating binge drinking). ANI

Sleep-deprived obese teens at high risk of developing diabetes
A new study has warned that overweight teenagers who don't get adequate sleep at night are prone to develop type 2 diabetes. ANI

Mixing alcohol with energy drinks puts drinkers' health at risk
A new study has revealed that mixing alcohol with energy drinks could put drinkers at risk, leaving them badly dehydrated and possibly leading to vomiting, nausea, and other health problems in the long term. ANI

Long-term back pain could be cured by more exercise
A study has confirmed that the key to curing agonising long-term back pain is not by resting but by doing more exercise. ANI

High levels of pollution ups risk of having heart attack
A study has found that high levels of pollution could increase the risk of having a heart attack for up to six hours after exposure, though no increased risk after the time frame was seen. ANI

Premature babies face higher death risk as kids, adults
Premature babies are more likely to die during early childhood and young adulthood than their full-term born peers, according to a new study. ANI

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