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Health News on April 3, 2012

Now, 'tooth tattoo' that can 'taste' illness on breath
A tiny paper-thin sensor created from graphene, which can be 'tattooed' onto teeth, works as an ultra-sensitive 'early warning system' for disease. ANI

Soon, pill to 'rescue' age-related memory loss
Loss of memory that comes with aging may not necessarily be a permanent thing, a new study has suggested. ANI

New compound may halt growth of malaria parasite
A drug candidate that has shown promise for neutralizing dangerous bacteria also thwarts malarial parasite from growing, a new study has revealed. ANI

Low energy density diets may help lose weight
Consuming a diet low in energy density may be an effective strategy for managing body weight, suggest researchers. ANI

Combination drug therapy may help cut malaria by 30 per cent
Malaria infections among infants can be reduced by up to 30 per cent when antimalarial drugs are given intermittently over a 12-month period, a new study has revealed. ANI

Control of caloric intake can reverse link between low birth weight and obesity
A dietary intervention during early life can reverse the tendency of low birth weight babies becoming obese in later life, researchers including one of an Indian origin have suggested. ANI

Climate model may help predict malaria outbreaks in India
UK researchers are working with computer modelling specialists in India to predict areas of the country that are most vulnerable to malaria outbreaks, following changes in monsoon rainfall. ANI

BMI 'may be understating obesity epidemic'
Body-mass index BMI, the 200-year-old formula widely used by medical experts, health insurers and the fitness industry, may be categorising almost half of women and just over 20 per cent of men as healthy when their body-fat composition suggests they are obese, a US new study has found. ANI

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