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Health News on February 17, 2012

New method to regrow blood vessels could benefit heart disease treatment
A newer and more effective method for growing blood vessels in the heart and limbs has been developed, which could have major implications for how heart disease is treated. ANI

Organic foods could be 'hidden' source of dietary arsenic
Organic food may contain unsuspected arsenic-an element known to be both toxic and potentially carcinogenic, a new study has revealed. ANI

Discovery of how we taste salt could save lives
A scientific discovery on how our mouths taste salt could save thousands of lives each year. ANI

Energy poverty killing nearly two million people worldwide every year
Limited access to clean sources of energy, known as energy poverty, makes almost half the world's population dependent on burning wood, animal waste, coal or charcoal to cook. ANI

Protein biomarkers could allow early detection of 'deadly' dengue fever
Researchers have developed the first precise predictive model to distinguish between dengue fever (DF) and its more severe form, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). ANI

Weight training 'advantageous for Parkinson's patients'
Weight training for two years significantly improves the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease compared to other forms of exercise such as stretching and balance exercises, a new study has found. ANI

1st wireless drug-delivery chip shows promise to treat osteoporosis
Researchers have developed a programmable, wirelessly controlled microchip to administer daily doses of an osteoporosis drug normally given by injection. ANI

Nanoparticles in food, vitamins unhealthy for humans
Billions of engineered nanoparticles in foods and pharmaceuticals, which are ingested by humans daily, could be more detrimental to health than previously thought, a new study has warned. ANI

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