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Health News on September 8, 2011

Risk of death increases in obese, large waist size African-American women
A new study has found that the risk of death increases among African American women, who are obese or who have a larger waist size. ANI

Parents who lose baby before its first b'day are more likely to die early
Parents who lose their baby during its first year of life are much more likely to die early, according to a new research. ANI

12million people worldwide diagnosed with cancer each year
The number of new cancer cases has soared by a fifth in less than a decade and now stands at 12 million a year, according to new figures. ANI

Blood lipids reveal online tailored nutrition advice is not effective
While most are turning to online nutrition programs for help on how to keep fit, a study has however revealed that there is no evidence of the efficacy of such computer-tailored education. ANI

Two alcoholic drinks per day may improve heart health
Patterns of alcohol consumption may be more important in determining alcohol's influence on heart health than the total amount consumed, according to a new study. ANI

Regular aerobic exercises can keep dementia at bay
A new study has found that doing regular aerobic exercises like walking, gym workouts and activities at home such as shoveling snow or raking leaves may reduce the risk of dementia and slow its progression once it starts. ANI

Why people mindlessly eat junk food
Can't stop eating junk food while watching TV? You may think it may be because you like the taste, but it's not the case. ANI

Weight watchers 'more effective than standard care'
Overweight and obese adults referred to Weight Watchers, a community based provider of weight-loss services, lost more than twice as much weight when compared with those who received standard care, according to a new study. ANI

Flaxseed does not ease hot flashes during menopause or in breast cancer patients
A study, led by an Indian-origin scientist, has found that flaxseed does not provide any relief from hot flashes among breast cancer patients and postmenopausal women. ANI

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