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Health News on March 3, 2012

Cheap acne antibiotic could help ease schizophrenia symptoms
A cheap antibiotic used to treat acne could alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia, international studies say. ANI

First influenza vaccine protecting against 4 strains approved by FDA
The FDA has approved a first of its kind flu vaccine that protects against four influenza strains. ANI

Dark chocolate may help keep heart disease at bay
Eating a few cubes of dark chocolate could help prevent heart disease, a new study has claimed. ANI

Vitamin A could help prevent skin cancer
Regular Vitamin A supplements can protect against melanoma skin cancer due to the presence of retinol, a new study has claimed. ANI

Sexual problems 'could be behind migraines and headaches'
There is a possible link between migraines, headaches and sexual issues, latest research suggests. ANI

Women likelier to develop diabetes by simply sitting around
Women who stay seated for long periods of time every day are more prone to developing type 2 diabetes, but a similar link isn't found in men, a new study has found. ANI

Exposure to diesel exhaust 'may increase death risk from lung cancer'
Heavy diesel exhaust (DE) exposure in humans may increase the risk of dying from lung cancer, two new papers have revealed. ANI

Childhood cancer survivors more vulnerable to infertility in later life
Survivors of cancer in childhood have a greater risk of infertility in later life, a new study has suggested. ANI

Healthy teens likelier to be happy
Teenagers who turn their backs on a healthy lifestyle and turn to drink, cigarettes and junk food are significantly unhappier than their healthier peers, a new study has found. ANI

Healthy lifestyle choices in youth 'can impact heart health in middle age'
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from young adulthood into your 40s is strongly associated with low cardiovascular disease risk in middle age, a new study has claimed. ANI

Peer pressure drives spread of 'socially transmitted' anorexia
Peer group pressure is one of the most significant influences on self-image and the development of anorexia, a new study has found. ANI

Gluten-free diet 'could benefit kids with autism'
A gluten and casein-free diet may lead to improvements in behaviour and physiological symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a new study has suggested. ANI

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