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Exercise linked to reduced mortality in breast and colon cancer patients
A review of various studies has found an association between physical activity and reduced breast and colon cancer mortality. ANI

Compound in fruits and veggies may help prevent stroke and heart attack
Rutin, a compound commonly found in fruits and vegetables and sold over the counter as a dietary supplement, has been found to inhibit the formation of blood clots in an animal model of thrombosis. ANI

Losing weight 'best bet for obese women trying to conceive'
Obese women who are trying to conceive should try dieting before immediately turning to IVF treatment, as women who lost weight were three times more likely to fall pregnant, a new study has found. ANI

New cholesterol jab 'may help save millions from heart attack'
A new cholesterol-busting injection, which could save the lives of millions, is being hailed as a potential breakthrough in the battle against heart attacks and strokes. ANI

HIV pill 'may help prevent healthy people from contracting AIDS'
Federal drug regulators on Tuesday confirmed that a popular HIV-fighting pill could also thwart healthy people from becoming infected with the virus that leads to AIDS in the first place. ANI

An apple a day 'could help keep strokes away'
A new study into strokes and heart attacks has claimed that an apple a day really can keep the doctor away. ANI

Men lose more weight when slimming without girls
Men who go to slimming classes lose twice as much weight when there are no women around, a study has found. ANI

Testosterone supplements may help obese men lose weight
Taking testosterone supplements may help older obese men in cutting their excess weight, researchers have suggested. ANI

Unique physiology key to detecting and treating diabetes in Asians
As the diabetes epidemic spreads worldwide, there is a growing concern for Asian American populations, who are almost twice as likely to develop diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes. ANI

One in six cancers 'caused by preventable infections'
Largely preventable or treatable infections with viruses, bacteria and parasites cause about two million new cancer cases and 1.5 million cancer deaths each year, according to a new study. ANI

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