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Reducing TV time lowers bad food habits

By PressTV | 30 May 2012

People who reduce their coach habits such as TV time are more likely to make effortless healthy changes in their diet such as eating less junk food and saturated fats.


Curing diabetes via surgery, without weight loss

By Sharon Begley | Reuters | New York | 30 May 2012

Cristina Iaboni had the dubious distinction of being not quite obese enough. For all the pounds on her 5'5" frame, she did not meet the criteria for bariatric surgery to help control her type-2 diabetes.


Exercise, vitamin D may prevent falls: guidelines

By Kerry Grens | Reuters | New York | 29 May 2012

Older adults who are at high risk of falls should have physical therapy and take vitamin D supplements to reduce their chance of injury, according to new recommendations from a government-backed panel.


Study: Aspirin may protect against skin cancer

By PressTV | 29 May 2012

A new study suggests taking aspirin and other similar anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen can prevent from several major types of skin cancer.


Soy supplement shows no blood pressure benefit

Soy-rich diets have been linked to lower rates of heart disease, but soy supplements alone may not do anything for older women’s blood pressure, according to a US study.

The findings, reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, add to the mixed evidence on the health benefits of soy isoflavones — compounds that are thought to have weak estrogen-like effects in some body tissue.


Foods you shouldn't fear to eat

Are you shying away from bad foods that are actually good for you? With all the hoopla about healthful eating, it's hard to separate fact from fiction. As a nutrition consultant, I've come to realize there is no shortage of surprises and superstitions in the world of nutrition. Here are reasons to enjoy some of your favorites.

Gluten and wheat


Calcium pills may raise heart attack risk

By PressTV | 24 May 2012

People who consume calcium supplements are a at higher risk of developing a heart attack or a stroke, according to a study which questions taking unnecessary supplements.


Obesity not always tied to higher heart risk: study

By Aparna Narayanan | Reuters | New York | 24 May 2012

An obese person isn't inevitably at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death, a new U.K. study finds.


Exercise tied to lower risk of psoriasis: study

By Genevra Pittman | Reuters | New York | 22 May 2012

Results from a large U.S. study suggest women who regularly exercise vigorously, including runners and aerobics buffs, may be less likely to get psoriasis than less-active women.


Want to be a mum? Make sure you take care of your teeth!

While fate determines some fertility factors, a new study has suggested that oral issues may play a key role.

A recent Australian study compared rates of periodontal disease with the speed by which women conceived. Of 1,956 women (average age 31) seeking to become pregnant, 74 percent had healthy smiles, while the remaining fourth had cavities.


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