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Health News on March 26, 2012

Now, ovary transplants 'that can stop menopause'
Women worrying about their body clock ticking may be able to halt the menopause and preserve their fertility. ANI

Gene that protects you from flu identified
A key gene has been identified that helps people fight against the flu, say scientists. ANI

High fat diet 'may cause new brain cells to sprout'
A high-fat diet causes new cells to sprout in an area of the brain that seems to regulate eating, says a new study. ANI

Drugs best suited for treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome identified
Two prevalent drug therapies - rifaximin and lubiprostone - have been identified as having the fewest side effects for treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome, according to a study. ANI

Now, pond scum comes to aid of fight against cancer
Microbes found in pond scum could be used to develop a new test detecting the cells that spread cancer through the bloodstream from the original tumour to new sites in the body. ANI

Good cholesterol can help fight heart disease and save lives
A University of Amsterdam cardiologist has confirmed the role of high density lipoprotein (HDL) - the "good cholesterol" - in protecting against heart disease. ANI

Losing a loved one can really cause someone to die from a broken heart
The intense grief caused by losing a loved one can weaken the body's immune system leaving it more vulnerable to infections, says a new study. ANI

Diabetes may up stroke risk in men
Men with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin without a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) were at higher risk for major cardiovascular events (e.g., death, heart attack, stroke) compared with men who had a history of CVD, researchers have revealed. ANI

Dental plaque bacteria may trigger life-threatening heart disease
Scientists have discovered that oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream through bleeding gums are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. ANI

Popcorn has higher antioxidant levels than fruits and vegetables
Popcorn contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called "polyphenols" than fruits and vegetables, say scientists. ANI

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