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Health News on January 25, 2012

25 pc of Brit toddlers lacking in Vitamin D
One in every four children in Britain is Vitamin D deficient, and consequently at risk for rickets, believed to be a relic of the Victorian times. ANI

Acid reflux drug does not improve asthma symptoms in kids
Addition of acid reflux drug lansoprazole does not alleviate asthma symptoms or the control of the respiratory illness in children and may even increase upper respiratory infections risk and other adverse events, a new study has revealed. ANI

Think of 'babies in hats' to make medicinal treatments more effective
Consciously thinking happy thoughts, like babies in hats and beautiful sunrises, first thing in the morning has a therapeutic effect, according to a new research. ANI

Cocoa can help protect against colon cancer
Eating cocoa - the raw material in chocolate- can help in preventing intestinal complaints linked to oxidative stress, including colon carcinogenesis onset caused by chemical substances, according to a new study.he growing interest amongst the scientific community to identify those foods capable of preventing diseases has now categorized cocoa as a 'superfood'. ANI

New dietary supplements for brain promises 'Ninja like focus'
For people looking forward to boost their brainpower and have a mental edge over others, a purported brain enhancer dubbed citicoline is becoming increasingly popular in beverages and dietary supplements. ANI

High fruit sugar consumption may put adolescents at heart risk
Researchers have found evidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk in the blood of adolescents who consume a lot of fructose, or fruit sugar. ANI

Lifestyle counselling helps diabetics reach treatment goals faster
Regular lifestyle counselling can help diabetes patients achieve targeted blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels much faster than patients who receive physician advice less frequently, a new study has revealed. ANI

South East Asian snake's venom could also turn back puberty
If you manage to survive the highly toxic bite of the Russell Pit Viper, there are chances you might end up developing symptoms that suggest a reversal of puberty. ANI

Food fried in olive or sunflower oil 'not bad for heart'
Eating fried food may not harm your heart, if it is cooked using olive or sunflower oil, experts say. ANI

Brown fat burns calories in adult humans during cold
Brown fat burns energy to generate body heat in healthy adults during cold conditions, a new study has revealed. ANI

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