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Health News on May 21, 2012

High level of acid in fruit drinks 'may harm teeth enamel'
Many fruit drinks contain a high level of acid that could decompose teeth enamel, a new study has revealed. ANI

Prenatal exposure to pollution 'particularly dangerous for asthmatic kids'
The association between prenatal exposure to air pollution and childhood lung growth and respiratory disorders has been established by a number of studies in recent years. ANI

New type of prostate cancer discovered
Researchers have identified a distinct molecular subtype of prostate cancer, which appears to afflict 15 percent of patients with the disease. ANI

Simple checks could save thousands of lives from heart attacks
Experts says filling out a simple lifestyle checklist could prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks and strokes by identifying people who suffer from a "silent killer". ANI

Folic acid may help reduce some childhood cancers
Folic acid fortification of foods may lower the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumours in children. ANI

Sleep apnoea tied to higher cancer death risk
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), commonly known as sleep apnoea, may increase risk of cancer mortality, a new study has revealed. ANI

New target to battle rheumatoid arthritis identified
Researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which a cell signalling pathway contributes to the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ANI

Kids exposed to tobacco smoke may face long-term respiratory problems
Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) may pose respiratory problems in children, which can persist well beyond childhood, independent of whether or not those individuals end up becoming smokers later in life.or more than three decades, researchers have warned of the potential health risks associated with tobacco smoke exposure, especially among children whose parents smoke. ANI

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