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Health News on June 24, 2012

Drinking during pregnancy not safe, experts warn
Experts from U.S have refuted claims that consumption of up to 8 alcoholic drinks a week or occasional binge drinking during pregnancy is generally safe for the developing baby. ANI

Declining testosterone levels in men 'not part of normal ageing'
A drop in testosterone levels over time is more likely to result from a man's behavioural and health changes than by aging, a new study has found. ANI

Wild almond tree oil 'may help combat obesity and diabetes'
Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found that a future weapon in the battle against obesity and diabetes could come in the form of an oil derived from the seeds of wild almond trees. ANI

Low steroid levels 'may up cardiovascular disease risk'
Low levels of a naturally occurring steroid are associated with an increased risk of heart and blood-vessel disease in elderly men, a new study has found. ANI

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