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Health News on January 5, 2012

Vietnam man undergoing surgery to get 90kg tumour removed
A Vietnamese man is currently undergoing an operation to get 90 kg tumour removed from his right leg. ANI

Too much vitamin D may harm your heart
Vitamin D - known to be important for bone health and for heart protection - can also cause harm if it exceeds normal levels, a new research has warned. ANI

1 in 4 under-10 kids 'dieting'
Almost a quarter of children under 10 are dieting as they consider themselves overweight, according to a shocking new survey. ANI

Ozone jab 'could ease back pain'
In a new study, nearly two-thirds of patients who had ozone injected said it relieved their back pain caused by disc problems. ANI

Dried licorice root kills bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease
Scientists have identified two substances in licorice - used extensively in Chinese traditional medicine - that kill the major bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, the leading causes of tooth loss in children and adults. ANI

Soy germ-based nutritional supplement alleviates menopausal discomfort
Daily doses of nutritional supplement containing S-equol, produced during fermentation of soy germ can help improve menopausal symptoms, including reduction in hot flash frequency, a new study has revealed. ANI

Fish oil during pregnancy does not control excessive weight gain in infants
Taking Omega 3 fatty acids during pregnancy does not prevent expansive adipose tissue development and growth of fat mass in offspring as believed, a new study has revealed. ANI

15-minute writing exercise may help squeeze your waistline
Writing down something most important to you for just 15-minutes may help shed your extra kilos in few months, if a new study is to be believed. ANI

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