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Health News on June 7, 2012

Why hot, humid air triggers breathing difficulty in patients with mild asthma
A new study has shed light on why patients with mild asthma have such difficulty breathing during hot, humid weather. ANI

Party drug 'special K' may help relieve depression
Common anaesthetic Ketamine, which is also found in a recreational drug dubbed 'Special K,' could be the answer in the fight against depression. ANI

Eating lots of fruits and veggies may help smokers kick the butt
Smokers who consume plenty of fruits and vegetables are three times more likely to kick the habit and stay tobacco-free for longer, according to a new study. ANI

Hard-to-shift muffin-top 'may help regulate immune system'
A fatty membrane in the belly called the omentum, which until recently didn't seem to serve much purpose, appears to play an important role in regulating the immune system, according to a new study. ANI

Tomatoes may 'help keep skin young' and protect against sunburn
Ladies, no need to waste your money on buying expensive skin creams. ANI

Insomniacs at greater risk of developing hypertension
People with insomnia may now have one more thing to keep them up at night - an increased likelihood of developing hypertension, a new study has claimed. ANI

Modern kitchens `may have worse air pollution than city centre streets`
Slaving over a gas cooker in a stuffy modern kitchen could expose one to higher levels of toxic pollutants than walking through a smog-filled city centre, a new study has suggested. ANI

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