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Health News on June 6, 2012

60s generation adopt ostrich's 'burying head in sand' approach to health
A third of those in their 60s put off going to see their GP in the hope that a problem would just go away, a Government-commissioned survey has found. ANI

Waist circumference could help predict diabetes risk better than BMI
Waist circumference is associated with risk of type 2 diabetes, independently of body mass index (BMI), according to a new study. ANI

Low-dose aspirin use ups risk of major bleeding
In a new study, daily use of low-dose aspirin was found to be associated with an increased risk of major gastrointestinal or cerebral bleeding among nearly 200,000 individuals. ANI

IVF pregnancies carry higher risk of complications and multiple births
Experts have warned that there is a higher risk of complications and multiple births in pregnancies that result from IVF techniques. ANI

Air pollution ups risk of repeated heart attacks by 40pc
High pollution increases the risk of repeated heart attacks in cardiac patients by over 40 percent, a Tel Aviv University researcher has claimed. ANI

Milk ingredient may help you get slimmer waistline
A natural ingredient found in milk may help slash your extra kilos. ANI

Just one glass of wine can give you severe asthma attack
It takes just a single glass of wine to make some people ill, giving them a serious asthma attack, say experts. ANI

8 glasses of water per day busted as 'myth'
The common belief that people should drink eight glasses or two litres of water a day is a 'myth' that needs debunking, a Melbourne academic says. ANI

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