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Health News on January 28, 2012

Host genes targets for anti-viral drugs and vaccines identified
Influenza virus can rapidly evolve from one form to another, complicating the effectiveness of vaccines and anti-viral drugs used to treat it. ANI

New vaccine approach for treatment of cancer discovered
Scientists have discovered a new approach for treating cancer based on manipulating the immune response to malignant tumours. ANI

Bedwetting can be due to undiagnosed constipation
Bedwetting isn't always due to problems with the bladder but it can also be due to undiagnosed constipation, according to a new study. ANI

Patients' perception of their illness does make a difference
What an individual thinks about their illness matters just as much, if not more, in determining their health outcomes, a new study has found. ANI

8 cups of teas a day may cut blood pressure and heart disease
Drinking eight cups of black leaf tea, such as Earl Grey or English Breakfast, a day significantly lowers blood pressure and prevents heart disease, researchers have found. ANI

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