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Health News on January 24, 2012

Recalling happy moments helps patients make better health decisions
Thinking about happy moments in life helps some patients with chronic diseases, including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and asthma, make better decisions about their health. ANI

Nurturing mums raise physically healthier adults
Adults who had nurturing mothers in childhood have better physical health in midlife, a new study has found. ANI

Drinking mate tea may help prevent colon cancer
Mate tea, which has long been consumed in South America for its medicinal properties, may help prevent colon cancer, a new study has suggested. ANI

Sex no more strenuous than golf for many heart patients
For most heart disease and stroke patients, having sex is safe and no more strenuous than golf, a doctor has said. ANI

Enriched skimmed milk may help cut gout flare-ups
Daily intake of skimmed milk, enriched with two components found in dairy products, may help reduce painful gout flare-ups, a new study has revealed. ANI

Restricting to mainly fish and chicken diet bad for health conscious women
Health conscious women, who limit their diet to mainly chicken and fish, may face as many problems as those who binge on junk foods due to the presence of too little iron in both the diets, a new study has warned. ANI

Now, pills made of placenta that boosts new mums' breast milk production
A midwife in UK has been collecting women's placentas within few hours after the birth of a baby and selling them back to the new mothers in the form of health pills. ANI

Soon, new tool that offers pain-free alternative to dentist's drill
Researchers have now developed a new gas-firing device, which could be a painless substitute to the dentist's drill and make the fillings even stronger, researchers say. ANI

Being narcissistic may cost men their health
Men who are narcissists may be at risk for some health problems, since they could have inherently higher levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol even when they're not under pressure, according to a new study ANI

Keeping brain active may help prevent Alzheimer's disease
Those who engage in brain activities like reading, writing and playing games throughout life have lower levels of harmful protein deposits in the brain linked with Alzheimer's, a new study has revealed. ANI

Women feel pain more intensely than men
After analysis of a huge collection of electronic medical records, scientists including one of an Indian-origin have found that women report more intense pain than men in virtually every disease category. ANI

New malaria maps show current global pattern of disease
A new suite of malaria maps has revealed for the first time the staggering variations in disease risk, even over short distances, which may help guide fight against the illness, researchers say. ANI

2 common sweeteners in diets differ in their effects on body
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and table sugar (sucrose), which are thought to have nearly identical effects on the body, actually have slight differences between them, researchers say. ANI

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