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Cord blood helps US girl recover from critical brain injury
A little girl in US was able to get out the vegetative state she was reduced to after a brain injury, thanks to cord blood stem cells. ANI

Art could help stroke survivors recover better
Stroke survivors who appreciate music, painting and theatre have a significantly higher quality of life than those who don't, according to a new research. ANI

Kids exposed to more antibiotics 'more prone to allergic asthma'
Antibiotics may heighten incidence and severity of allergic asthma in early life, says a new research. ANI

Womb environment may determine childhood obesity
Scientists have claimed that it is sometimes the environment in the womb of a mother that results in obesity. ANI

Googling symptoms affects our perceptions of health risk
Many people get their health information online, and decide whether to see a doctor based on what they find. ANI

Poor dental hygiene puts congenital heart disease patients at endocarditis risk
Patients with congenital heart disease floss, brush and visit the dentist less than their peers, and researchers say these poor dental hygiene behaviours could increase their risk of endocarditis. ANI

Meeting more recommended cardiovascular health factors cuts death risk
People who met more of seven recommended cardiovascular health behaviours or factors (such as not smoking, having normal cholesterol levels, eating a healthy diet), had a lower risk of death compared to those who met fewer factors, although only a low percentage of adults met all seven factors. ANI

New psoriasis treatment can cut risk of heart attack and stroke
A new treatment for psoriasis could be associated with a significant decrease in vascular inflammation, a major risk factor of cardiovascular disease, a new study has revealed. ANI

Checking off symptoms online affects our perceptions of health risk
Many people get their health information online, and decide whether to see a doctor based on what they find. ANI

Doubts cast over cell phone radiation risk to unborn babies
A recent study, which found evidence that mobile phones could harm unborn babies and make them prone to behavioural problems, may have been over-hyped. ANI

Oral sex blamed for sharp rise in mouth cancer cases
The number of mouth cancer cases in Britain went above 6000 last year, driven partly by oral sex, new figures suggest. ANI

Obesity nearly doubles death risk tied to sleeping pills
Researchers have warned that obesity appears to significantly increase the risk of death tied to sleeping pills, nearly doubling the rate of mortality even among those prescribed 18 or fewer pills in a year. ANI

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