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Health News on April 18, 2012

Women '3 times likelier to suffer migraine than men'
As compared to every man with a migraine, three women are struck down by the severe headache that often comes with nausea and a sensitivity to light and sound, experts say. ANI

Moderate drinking before and after heart attack tied to lower mortality risk
Compared with no alcohol consumption, the pre and post-heart attack intakes of light and moderate amounts of alcohol could be associated with lower risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular morality, a new study has revealed. ANI

Opium use may double death risk
Long term opium use, even in relatively low doses, may almost double the risk of death from many causes, particularly circulatory diseases, respiratory conditions and cancer, a new study has suggested. ANI

Long-term exposure to air pollution may up risk of lung and heart disease
Older adults who are exposed to fine-particle air pollution for longer period may be at increased risk of being hospitalized for lung and heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. ANI

Drinking a glass of water before exam can boost your results by a grade
Drinking a glass of water could help you do better in exams, researchers have suggested. ANI

Lack of sleep may make you fat
Inadequate sleep may put people at risk of obesity, according to a new study. ANI

Positive feelings may help keep your heart healthy
Positive psychological characteristics such as optimism, life satisfaction, and happiness appear to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events, a new study has found. ANI

Opioid addiction poses highest death risk
People who are addicted to opioids had the highest risk of death when compared with rates for alcohol and other drugs, say researchers. ANI

Caffeine intake may help improve treatment of dry eye syndrome
Researchers have found that consumption of caffeine can significantly increase the eye's ability to produce tears, suggesting that it could offer relief for millions of people with dry eye syndrome. ANI

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