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Health experts say you don't have to get fat during pregnancy

Pregnant women should be encouraged to eat a healthy diet instead of "eating for two" and do moderate exercise, according to a new health advice by NHS. The British experts say women do not even need to drink full fat milk or change the amount of ...

The Real Reasons Behind Why Men Hate Condoms

A recent study, published in the journal "Sexually Transmitted Infections", links poor fit to reduced usage of condoms. The study also hints that condoms often don't fit because men won't buy anything labeled "small" or "medium".


Child Obesity Risks Death at Early Age, Study Finds

RONI CARYN RABIN The New York Times 02/13/2010
Child Obesity Risks Death at Early Age, Study Finds

A rare study that tracked thousands of children through adulthood found the heaviest youngsters were more than twice as likely as the thinnest to die prematurely, before age 55, of illness or a self-inflicted injury.

Study links sugary soft drinks to pancreas cancer

People who drink two or more sweetened soft drinks a week have a much higher risk of pancreatic cancer, an unusual but deadly cancer, researchers reported on Monday.


Nine-year-old Chinese girl gives birth

Malcolm Moore Telegraph 02/03/2010
Nine-year-old Chinese girl gives birth

A nine-year-old schoolgirl has become one of the world's youngest mothers after giving birth to a 6lb baby by caesarian section.

Low Serotonin Levels May Be Key to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Lower levels of the hormone serotonin may help explain why some infants succumb to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a new study.


The capsules are rich in omega-3

Taking a daily fish oil capsule can stave off mental illness in those at highest risk, trial findings suggest.

Warning over herbal remedies interactions with heart drugs

Doctors have warned heart patients over the use of herbal remedies such as St John's Wort and ginkgo bioloba as they interact with medicines.


Rare Condition Leaves Newborn Without Eyes

LAUREN COX ABC News 01/30/2010
Rare Condition Leaves Newborn Without Eyes

When Taylor Garrison gave birth in October, she was astonished that doctors whisked her daughter, Brielle, out of the delivery room without much explanation.

Joint fight: Identical twins Megan and Gracie Garwood are both battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

A mother has told of her 'living nightmare' after both her identical twin daughters were diagnosed with leukaemia.


Radiation risk low with whole-body airport scanners

Julie Steenhuysen Reuters 01/07/2010
Radiation risk low with whole-body airport scanners

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The radiation risk from full-body scanners used to improve airport security is low and unlikely to raise an individual's risk of cancer, U.S. experts said on Wednesday.

Ban on trans fats to hit California restaurants

Victoria Colliver San Francisco Chronicle 12/31/2009
Ban on trans fats to hit California restaurants

Trans fat will become oil non grata in California restaurants on New Year's Day, when the state becomes the first in the country to ban the use of the artery-clogging, partially hydrogenated vegetable substance.


Christmas Miracle: Mom and Baby Die, Then Revive

A Colorado woman and her baby were brought back to life after apparently dying in labor, observers say.

May take a year to conquer H1N1 flu pandemic: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The H1N1 flu pandemic may not be conquered until 2011, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.


New Hampshire Investigates 1st US Case Of Digestive Anthrax

A campus ministry center that hosts monthly drum playing gatherings has been shut down as part of the investigation into how a New Hampshire woman contracted the nation's first known case of gastrointestinal anthrax.

New form of malaria threatens Thai-Cambodia border

MARGIE MASON and MARTHA MENDOZA The Washington Post 12/28/2009
New form of malaria threatens Thai-Cambodia border

PAILIN, Cambodia -- O'treng village doesn't look like the epicenter of anything. Just off a muddy rutted-out road, it is nothing more than a handful of Khmer-style bamboo huts perched crookedly on stilts, tucked among a tangle of cornfields once l...


Researchers Say One Dose Of H1N1 Vaccine May Be Enough For Kids

Miami, FL, United States (AHN) - Despite previous recommendations, Australian researchers say one dose of H1N1 vaccine may be enough protection for infants and children.

Conscious man 'in coma' for 23 years

Allan Hall Telegraph 11/23/2009
Conscious man 'in coma' for 23 years

A Belgian man diagnosed as being in a coma for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time. Rom Houbens was simply paralysed and had no way to let doctors caring for him what he was suffering.


The yellow spice gives curries their bright colour

An extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells, scientists have shown.

Aids vaccine 'breakthrough' hopes dashed

Sarah Boseley The Guardian 10/20/2009
Aids vaccine 'breakthrough' hopes dashed

The first Aids vaccine to show an encouraging result in clinical trials is only modestly effective and did not protect those at highest risk of HIV, it emerged today, as US and Thai researchers revealed their full results in Paris.



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