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Statins may cause fatigue
Washington, June 12: Individuals taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are more likely than non-users to experience decreased energy, fatigue upon exertion, or both, a new study has revealed. ANI

Chinese meditation enhances brain function
Scientists studying the Chinese mindfulness meditation known as integrative body-mind training (IBMT) have confirmed and expanded their findings on changes in structural efficiency of white matter in the brain that can be related to positive behavioural changes in subjects practicing the technique regularly for a month. ANI

Medical imaging ups breast cancer risk
A review of all the available scientific data compiled to date about potential environmental risks of breast cancer have identified two factors that are likely to cause the illness. ANI

Chinese eat much more salt than WHO recommends
China National Salt Industry Corporation (CNSIC), the country's biggest salt producer, on Tuesday launched a plan to reduce the nation's salt consumption, as Chinese eat about three times the amount of salt recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). ANI

Intensive mobile phone use triggers sleep disorder and depression
Young adults who are constantly connected to the Internet via their mobile phone or computer are more likely to suffer from sleep disturbances, stress and symptoms of mental health, according to a study. ANI

Dental plaque may up risk of premature cancer death
An observational study has suggested that persistent dental plaque may increase the risk of dying early from cancer. ANI

Kicking the butt reduces mortality even in older patients
Analysis of available medical literature suggests that smoking is linked to increased mortality in older patients and smoking cessation is associated with reduced mortality at an older age. ANI

How infections in liver and stomach can lead to cancer
Chronic inflammation of liver, colon or stomach, often caused by viral or bacterial infections, is one of the biggest risk factors for cancer in these organs. ANI

Simple scan may help spot Alzheimer's early
Scientists have shed light on a simple test that could diagnose Alzheimer's disease years before its devastating and debilitating symptoms appear. ANI

Atkins diet may up risk of heart disease
The popular Atkins diet can increase cholesterol levels and heighten the risk of heart disease, a recent study conducted over a period of 25 years has revealed. ANI

Moderate drinking could keep you up at night
Even moderate drinking may be bad for your health as it could disrupt your sleep, say researchers. ANI

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