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Health News on June 21, 2012

Women above 50 'as likely to suffer from eating disorders as teens'
Women over 50 are as likely to suffer from eating disorders like bulimia as are young girls, a new study has revealed. ANI

Teens eating more than 4 meals per day thinner
It is said that keeping up healthy eating habits is the key to preventing obesity. ANI

Omega-3 supplements lower inflammation in overweight older people
Researchers have found that omega-3 fatty acid supplements can lower inflammation in healthy, but overweight, middle-aged and older adults, suggesting that regular use of these supplements could help protect against and treat certain illnesses. ANI

Online weight loss programs with role models may help address obesity
Researchers say a web-based program featuring successful strategies of others who have lost weight may be an effective strategy for weight loss. ANI

Jogging in forest twice as good as gym workout for mental health
A jog through a forest can cut the risk of suffering from mental health problems and is twice as good as compared to a trip to the gym, a study has found. ANI

Apple peel compound boosts calorie burning, reduces obesity in mice: Study
A natural substance found in apple peel can partially protect mice from obesity and some of its harmful effects, according to a University of Iowa (UI) study published Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE. ANI

U.S. CDC develops new test for dengue fever
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that it has developed a new diagnostic test to detect the presence of dengue virus in people with symptoms of dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever. ANI

PTSD doubles heart patient's risk for future cardiac event and death
One in eight people who suffer a heart attack or other acute coronary event experience clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a meta-analysis of 24 studies has revealed. ANI

Traffic noise exposure may up heart attack risk
Exposure to traffic noise is significantly associated with heart attacks, a new study has revealed. ANI

Math model to study malaria transmission proposed
In a new study, researchers have proposed a mathematical model to study malaria transmission. ANI

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