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Health News on January 31, 2012

Overweight mums who smoke during pregnancy can damage baby's heart
Mums-to-be who are both overweight and smoke during their pregnancy are likely to give birth to a child with a congenital heart defect, researchers say. ANI

51pc cigarette addicts who smoke once a day think they've quit
More than half of smokers, who light up once a day, believe that they have given up on the habit, a new study has revealed. ANI

2 cups of coffee a day 'ups sex hormone levels in Asian women'
Drinking two cups of coffee a day increases estrogen levels in Asian women, but lowers in whites, according to a new study. ANI

Doubts cast over alcohol's affect on heart health
Researchers have now claimed that the long-held belief - drinking a glass of red wine a day can help protect against heart disease- cannot be assumed for all drinkers. ANI

Moderate boozing ups miscarriage risk by 66pc
Drinking just two glasses of alcohol a week can raise miscarriage risk in early pregnancy by 66 percent, a new study has revealed. ANI

One glass of milk a day could boost your memory power
Drinking at least one glass of milk everyday could not only boost your intake of much-needed key nutrients, but it could also positively impact your brain and mental performance, experts suggest. ANI

Sonicating sperm may be next male contraceptive
Exposing the testicles to high frequency ultrasound could effectively stop sperm production, researchers say. ANI

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