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U.S. researchers identify anti-cancer component in pomegranate juice

LOS ANGELES: U.S. researchers have identified components in pomegranate juice that could stop cancer from spreading. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside applied pomegranate juice on laboratory-cultured prostate cancer cells that were resistant to testosterone, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) …

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Breast cancer among pregnant women on rise

London: Breast cancer rates among pregnant women are on the rise, warns an expert. The diagnosis of the disease in expectant mothers leads to a terrible dilemma as the treatment can be devastating for the unborn child. The chances of birth defects in children were …

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Mango combats some types of cancer

NEW DELHI: It’s definitely not that mango springs to mind the image of a medication. Rather it is the “king of fruits” and a darling of all! Mango comes as a respite in the sweltering heat and charms one and all. Besides tantalising the taste …

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Should you eat protein before exercise, or after?

NEW YORK: Eating protein after exercising may help rev up the body’s muscle-making machinery, in both young and older men alike, a small study suggests. The study of 48 men – half in their twenties and the other half in their seventies — found that …

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Many elderly have preventable eye problems

NEW YORK: A large fraction of elderly people have age-related degenerative changes in their eyes that put them on a path to blindness — but could be preventable – a new study finds. Eye exams given to more than 5,000 elderly Icelanders found that over …

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Green veggies reduce diabetes risk

LONDON: Tucking into more spinach and other green leafy vegetables can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) said. The research wades into a controversial area, and its authors caution more investigation is needed to confirm …

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Older US women stick to hormone pills: study

WASHINGTON: Prescriptions for hormone replacement therapy have fallen more than 50 percent in the United States since 2001, but doctors are still inexplicably giving women high-dose pills linked to strokes and cancer, researchers reported on Thursday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other groups …

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Party drug mephedrone banned across EU

The European Union on Friday banned suspected killer drug mephedrone, a popular ecstasy-like party drug sometimes known as “meow meow” that is sold on the Internet and available in 12 EU nations. Mephedrone, already illegal in 15 EU nations, has been linked to 37 deaths …

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Federal Health Budget 2010-2011 reduced by 46% : Minister

KARACH:Federal Minister for Health, Makhdoom Shahabuddin on Friday evening said budgetary allocation for health sector, for fiscal year 2010 2011, has been reduced by 46%.He attributed this cut to almost non existent tax culture in the country during the inaugural ceremony of 5th national symposium …

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Fish, olive oil help against skin cancer

BERLIN: It’s well documented that following a Mediterranean diet can have health benefits. The ingredients in Mediterranean recipes are full of heart-healthy nutrients. But new research now also links Mediterranean food with the prevention of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Because …

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