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Health News on February 3, 2012

New anti-clotting pill better at cutting stroke risk than old treatments
A new clot-busting pill called rivaroxaban has been found to be much better at preventing strokes while having less potentially fatal side effects, as compared to present-day treatments. ANI

Number of drinks 'not enough to define bingeing'
Binge drinking should not just be defined based on the total number of drinks but the circumstances of consumption (rate of consumption, with or without food, etc.) should also constitute part of the definition, say researchers. ANI

HIV infections double in older population in 10 years
Experts are encouraging sexually active adults aged 45 and over to indulge in safe sex after recent figures revealed that sexually transmitted infections in 50-90 year olds have doubled in the past ten years. ANI

How red wine keeps us healthy
A new wonder pill, capable of harnessing the health-boosting power of red wine may play a vital role in fighting a range of common illnesses, researchers say. ANI

Exercise even if intermittent improves blood glucose control for diabetics
Exercise, continuous or intermittent, improves insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes, experts say. ANI

Delhi study shows growth in early life may predict adult bone health
Growth in early childhood can affect bone density in adult life, according to New Delhi Birth Cohort study. ANI

Its official! Drinking coffee cuts fibrosis risk in those with fatty liver disease
Coffee caffeine consumption reduces the risk of advanced fibrosis in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers have confirmed. ANI

Malaria deaths may be double than estimated
Worldwide malaria deaths may be almost twice as high as previously estimated by World Health Organisation, according to a new study. ANI

4 in 5 diabetics live in developing countries
Although worldwide, four in five people with diabetes now live in developing countries, access to healthcare support varied widely in these regions and one in 10 diagnosed cases remain untreated. ANI

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