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Health News on January 17, 2012

Doubts cast over HRT link to breast cancer
Doubts have been raised over hormone replacement therapy's role in increasing breast cancer risk, with researchers claiming that raised fears were 'fundamentally flawed'. ANI

Internet could help nurses treat obesity: Southampton Varsity study
Nurses and patients could be given more support to reduce the amount of obesity in today's society through internet-based resources, according to research at the University of Southampton. ANI

Vitamin D pills may help prevent blindness in elders
Vitamin D supplements have been found to stave off the devastating condition age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, a common cause of blindness. ANI

'Natural formula' offers hope to treat prostate cancer
An all-natural, doctor-designed formula that combines botanical extracts, phytonutrients, botanically enhanced medicinal mushrooms, and antioxidants shows promise to fight aggressive prostate cancer tumours, researchers say. ANI

Finger length and shoe type may provide clues about future health risks
Length of fingers and whether a person wears high heels may indicate risk of serious health conditions in the future, according to a new book. ANI

Gaming may be a coping mechanism for depression
Researchers are still trying to find the actual link between video games and depression. ANI

March may be one of the safest times for surgery
Patients who undergo an operation in March have greater survival chances, researchers say. ANI

Prenatal alcohol exposure can lead to abnormalities in offspring
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause a spectrum of abnormalities referred to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the offspring, experts say. ANI

New therapies to treat Hepatitis C come closer to reality
Scientists have now identified a potential new method to block the lifecycle of the Hepatitis C virus, which could lead to new therapies for those affected by the disease. ANI

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