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Health News on January 7, 2012

Proton therapy 'safer and more effective against prostate cancer'
Proton therapy, a type of external beam radiation therapy, is a safe and effective treatment for prostate cancer, two new studies have claimed. ANI

Poor maternal diet can put infant at risk of diabetes
Scientists have now discovered how poor nutrition during pregnancy can put offspring at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other age-related diseases in later life. ANI

Statins may up interstitial lung disease risk in smokers
Smokers who use statins may be more susceptible to interstitial lung disease (ILD), researchers say. ANI

Tobacco industry studies on cigarette additives safety may be misleading
Scientific research published by the tobacco industry on the safety of cigarette additives cannot be taken at face value, a new study has suggested. ANI

Moderate consumption of red wine may cut breast cancer risk
Drinking red wine in moderation may reduce one of the risk factors for breast cancer, a new study has claimed. ANI

Restricted embryo growth signals miscarriage risk
Restricted growth of an embryo during the early stages of pregnancy is linked to its risk of miscarriage, a new study led by Indian-origin scientists has found. ANI

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