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Health News on February 16, 2012

Kid's cereals so sugary 'they belong in chocolate biscuit aisle', says watchdog
London, Feb 16 ): Children's breakfast cereals contain far too much sugar and are as bad as chocolate biscuits, researchers have warned. ANI

Kids consume more harmful 'titanium dioxide' than adults
Washington, Feb 16 ): Children may be receiving the highest exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide because they eat sweets like candies, marshmallows and icing, which contain the highest levels of the compound. ANI

Eat fresh and avoid excess sodium to keep your heart healthy
A healthy diet sustains us, but a poor diet can lead to increased blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels and weight and put you at heart disease risk. ANI

Smoking cessation drug may help treat alcoholism
Washington, Feb 16 ): Varenicline, a medication commonly used to help people stop smoking could hold promise as a treatment for alcoholism, researchers say. ANI

Sitting on couch for hours 'not bad for kids who exercise'
Children can watch TV or play video games for as long as they want, provided they raise their heart rates for an hour each day, a new study has claimed. ANI

Diabetes may originate in your gut
Washington, Feb 16 ): Scientists have suggested that problems controlling blood sugar - the hallmark of diabetes - may begin in the intestines. ANI

South Asians with coronary disease experience lower quality of life
Washington, Feb 16 ): A new study in Canada has discovered that South Asians who live in Alberta with coronary disease experience a lower quality of life. ANI

Dog encourages 'low-risk' exercise in pregnant women
Washington, Feb 16 ): Pregnant women who owned dogs are approximately 50 percent more likely to achieve the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day through high levels of brisk walking than those without dogs, according to a new study. ANI

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