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Accelerated infant growth ups asthma risk in kids
Accelerated weight gain from birth to 3 months, but not fetal growth, increases risk of asthma symptoms in young children, researchers have warned. ANI

Meet the man with two hearts who lived after double heart attack!
A 71-year-old man who turned up at an Italian hospital with symptoms of cardiac trouble surprised doctors when it was discovered that he had two hearts. ANI

Personal care products chemical may up childhood obesity rates
Exposure to chemical group phthalates, which are commonly used in plastic flooring and wall coverings, food processing materials, medical devices, and personal-care products, could play a role in rising childhood obesity rates, a new study has revealed. ANI

Young breast cancer survivors face array of quality of life challenges
While breast cancer survival rates for younger women has improved in the past two decades but the cancer treatments, despite their effectiveness, can dramatically affect their health-related quality of life (QOL) and other health outcomes, researchers say. ANI

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