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Chronic cocaine use may accelerate aging of brain
Brains of chronic users age dramatically faster than their non-drug-using peers, say scientists. ANI

Botox jabs 'only modestly effective for chronic migraines, daily headaches'
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have approved botulinum toxin A ("Botox") injections for preventive treatment for chronic migraines, a review and analysis of previous studies have found only a small to modest benefit for patients with chronic migraine headaches and chronic daily headaches. ANI

Family history increases liver cancer risk
Those who have a positive family history of liver cancer are more likely to develop hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC), a new study has suggested. ANI

Egg consumption 'positively impacts metabolic syndrome and satiety'
Eating eggs may actually have favourable effects on HDL metabolism in men and women with metabolic syndrome, a new study has suggested. ANI

Aspirin can cut cancer death risk by 30pc
Taking aspirin daily can reduce the chances of dying for bowel cancer patients by almost a third, researchers have suggested. ANI

'Third world' teens facing lifestyle risks of 'first world'
The lifestyle risks including obesity and boozing faced by teenagers in the high-income world are rapidly spreading to counterparts in poorer countries, a new study has revealed. ANI

Eating dark chocolate may help keep heart healthy
Consuming dark chocolate in moderate quantities may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has revealed. ANI

Lack of support at times of stress may trigger anorexia or bulimia
Eating disorders can be caused by lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault, according to a new study. ANI

Soy-based supplement reduces menopausal hot flashes, muscle and joint pain
Daily dose of a newly developed fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing 10 mg of S-equol is as effective as a standard dose of soy isoflavones at reducing hot flash frequency significantly and is even more effective for relieving muscle and joint pain, researchers have claimed. ANI

Why mental stress hits women's heart harder than men's
Researchers have shed light on why women could be more vulnerable to adverse cardiac events when under stress. ANI

Anti-depressants 'may do more harm than good'
Benefits of most commonly prescribed anti-depressants, even taken at their best, compare poorly to the risks, which include premature death in elderly patients, a new study has revealed. ANI

Pizza seasoning herb oregano may help combat prostate cancer
An ingredient of oregano, the common pizza and pasta seasoning herb, could potentially be used to treat prostate cancer, researchers including one of an Indian have found. ANI

Pistachio consumption may positively impact gut environment
Eating pistachios may help alter levels of potentially beneficial bacteria in the gut, according to a new study. ANI

Early menopause may up risk of osteoporosis, fracture and mortality
Women who go through the menopause early are nearly twice as likely to suffer from osteoporosis in later life and may also have a higher risk of fragility fracture and of mortality, a new Swedish research has suggested. ANI

Eating pizza may help cut prostate cancer risk
An ingredient of Oregano, the common pizza and pasta seasoning herb, could potentially be used to treat prostate cancer, researchers including one of an Indian have found. ANI

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