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Health News on September 7, 2011

Stay-at-home mums 'lift a tonne of baby each day'
This is something that most mothers might have already figured out - staying home with children keeps them pretty fit. ANI

Loss of key estrogen regulator may lead to metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis
A UCLA study has found that the loss of a key protein that regulates estrogen and immune activity in the body could lead to aspects of metabolic syndrome, a combination of conditions that can cause Type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and cancer. ANI

Soon, a 10-min iPad test to accurately diagnose onset of Alzheimer's
Soon, doctors will be able to identify the initial symptoms of Alzheimer's more quickly, simply and accurately - thanks to a new 10 minute, revolutionary iPad memory test. ANI

How socializing and pals help in turning bad fat into good
Yearning to be slim without hitting the gym? Then have an active social life, says a new study. ANI

A drink a day 'boosts healthy aging in women'
Here's good news for all those women who like to sip a glass of wine or beer at the end of the day - you are boosting your chance of good health later in life. ANI

Anti-malarial strategies 'can substantially cut deadly bacteraemia cases'
A new study has indicated that interventions targeting malaria, such as insecticide-treated bed nets, anti-malarial drugs and mosquito control, could substantially reduce cases of bacteraemia, which kill hundreds of thousands of children each year in Africa and worldwide. ANI

Ageing, not menopause, ups heart disease risk in women
Ageing, not hormonal impact of menopause, increases the risk of cardiovascular death for women, a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist has found. ANI

New vaccine that completely eliminated TB microbes in mice offers hope
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed a potential vaccine against tuberculosis that completely eliminated the bacteria from infected tissues in some mice. ANI

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